It Is Finished

After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” 29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. 30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. — John 19:28-30.

After committing His mother to John’s care, Jesus, knowing that He has accomplished all the Father’s will as set forth in the Scriptures, says, “I thirst!” A sponge filled with vinegar is put on hyssop and put to His mouth. After receiving the vinegar, Jesus says, “It is finished!” He then bows His head and gives up His spirit (dies).

Knowing that He has fulfilled Scripture, Jesus proclaims, ‘It is finished.’ These words are the triumphant cry of a victorious gladiator in the arena. He then bows His head and gives up His spirit. His suffering on the cross, to take the punishment for our sins, is complete. [Bible Panorama.]

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


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