March 10. 2019

Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air. And a mighty shout came from the throne in the Temple, saying, “It is finished!” Then the thunder crashed and rolled, and lightning flashed. And a great earthquake struck—the worst since people were placed on the earth. – Revelation 16:17-18 NLT


The Bible has many hidden treasures in it! The more we seek and search, the more God’s WORD comes alive. Jesus said It is Finished 3 times in the Bible. The number 3 is used 467 times in the Bible. It pictures completeness, though to a lesser degree than 7. In the book of Colossians, we are told that Jesus is the CREATOR; For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. (Col 1:16) Jesus finished the work of HIS CREATION and in Gen 2:2 He stated; And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done (Gen 2:2)

Leader, When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19:30) Found only in the Gospel of John, the Greek word translated “it is finished” is tetelestai, an accounting term that means “paid in full.” When Jesus uttered those words, He was declaring the debt owed to His Father was wiped away completely and forever. Also completed was the fulfillment of all Old Testament prophecies, symbols, and foreshadowing’s of the coming Messiah. From Genesis to Malachi, there are approximately 353 specific prophecies detailing the coming of the Anointed One, all fulfilled by Jesus. ALL prophecies of Jesus’ life, ministry, and death were fulfilled and finished at the cross.

Conduit, Hebrews 12:2 tells us to fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith! He is the source and founder of our FAITH and HE is the ONE WHO IS DOING IT ALL! For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Eph 2:10) The epistle of 1 Peter is addressed to us: I am writing to God’s chosen people … God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ. See 1 Peter 1:1-2. Interestingly, in Genesis, He says this at the end of the sixth day and beginning of the seventh. On the Cross, it is the end of the sixth saying and the beginning of the seventh and in Revelation, it is at the end of the sixth bowl of wrath and the beginning of the seventh. Our GOD IS A GOD OF ORDER! Truly from Genesis (alpha) to Revelation (omega)- God wants us to know, “IT IS FINISHED” because of what Jesus did on the CROSS, did at CREATION and at the CULMINATION- and what that MEANS TO THE WORLD. Today, BE LIKE JESUS and ACT, AS IF- it is finished! He did it all- NO SHARED GLORY!

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