He said, “It is finished” – John 19:30
Despite its context, this verse is one of the most hopeful verses in Scripture! This is that crucial point in all of time where the focus of all eternity rest on the cross, and what was taking place between Jesus, the Christ, and God.
The one Greek word ‘tetelestai’ which is usually translated as ‘it is finished’ embodies all our hope: it has been accomplished. This is not ‘I’m finished, done for’, but ‘I have completed the very thing for which I came into the world!’ – what a difference!
Jesus is in control, and with this statement our salvation is purchased, our destiny is secured, the bride is betrothed. With this ‘accomplished’ heaven is assured for all who hope and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ!