Jesus finished the work at the cross.
We all know that Jesus came and took away the sins of the world at the cross and that He made us the righteousness of Him.
But, do we all understand that Jesus did much more than that at the cross?
While He hung on the cross, with His beaten and busted body, with His unbroken legs, with His pierced side, and blood running down His face from the crown of thorns placed on His head. He proclaimed, “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
He cried out in a loud voice, “E’li, E’li,la-ma’ sa-bach’tha-ni? Which translated, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?
And finally He said, “Father into your hands I commit My spirit.”
After they offered Him sour wine, He said “It is finished!”
Jesus’ disciples tell of the crucifixion, and each one describes a different part that stands out for them.
Matthew tells that after Jesus, cried out in a loud voice “E’li, E’li,la-ma’ sa-bach’tha-ni? Which translated to: My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?
Then immediately one ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and offered it to Jesus.
Then Jesus cried out again and yielded up His spirit. Then, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and earth quaked, and rocks were split, and graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen a sleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many. And the centurion, after seeing what had happen said, “Truly this was the Son of God.”
Mark said that after Jesus cried out in a loud voice “E’li, E’li,la-ma’ sa-bach’tha-ni? Which translated to: My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Then someone ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and offered it to Jesus.
Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed His last breath. The veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom.
And centurion said after seeing this said, “Truly this Man was the Son of God.”
Luke the Doctor, tells us that Jesus said, “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”
The soldiers also mocked Him coming and offering Him sour wine.
One criminal that was hanging beside side him said, “If You are Christ, save Yourself and us.” The second criminal answered and rebuked him, saying “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive, but this Man has done nothing wrong.”
Then second criminal then said, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”
Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father into Your hands I commit My spirit. Having said this, He breathed His last.
John, Jesus’ beloved, tells us That He bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Gol’go-tha, where they crucified Him.
At the cross was Jesus’ mother and a disciple whom Jesus loved standing by. And Jesus said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!”
After this, Jesus knowing all things had been accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!”
So when Jesus received the sour wine, He said “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
The one thing that they all remembered to say was “the sour wine” and it was not just the sour wine but what happened afterwards. Jesus said, “It is finished.”
What’s the importance of the sour wine?
I think the sour wine represents all our sins.
After all our grievances, sorrows, transgressions, and iniquities, Jesus placed on Himself all our sins and He dies.
Look at the order in which it all happened.
First: they accused Him, second: they spat on Him and He did not say a word. Third: they put the crown of thrones on His Head.
He took our guilt, He took our sorrow, He took our transgressions (to break the law or commandments), and iniquities (lack of righteousness or our wickedness).
Fourth: He was beaten. Let’s look at this closely. An innocent man beaten, and He did not say a thing.
For every stripe He took, He took away every disease we may ever have today.
Fifth: He put Himself on the cross and as He hung there, God was looking down on Him.
This is why He said the things He said:
He said, “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”
“E’li, E’li,la-ma’ sa-bach’tha-ni? Which translates, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?
At this time, God had turned His back on Jesus; Jesus was taking on all our sins.
Look at each time a disciple said this someone offered Jesus sour wine.
Could it be that the sour wine was to break the generational curse of men? Jeremiah 31:27-34
And He took the sour wine so that scriptures would be fulfilled.
Then He said “Father, into your hands I commit My spirit.”
In John, Jesus says, “that He has glorified the Father here on earth and finished the work that the Father has given Him to do”.
“And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.”
“IT IS FINISHED”
Walk in the finished work of Christ Jesus.
God Bless You
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