I love this!! …
“Therefore, we as believers are to lay down the things that hinder. Why pick up the burden of condemnation when Jesus said “IT IS FINISHED!” Why pick up the sorrows of hopelessness when Jesus said “IT IS FINISHED!” Why pick up the guilt of past and present mistakes when Jesus said “IT IS FINISHED!” ”
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29 A vessel (jar) full of sour wine (vinegar) was placed there, so they put a sponge soaked in the sour wine on [a stalk, reed of] hyssop, and held it to [His] mouth.
30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, It is finished! And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.
In this passage of scripture we see Jesus is about to die. Before Jesus takes his last breath, He proclaims in resounding victory that “IT IS FINISHED!”
Now I would imagine that those standing around the cross did not grasp the significance of Jesus’ last words. Let’s take into account that the last words you speak before you die are considered very important. The last words Jesus spoke before He died ushered in more…
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