Sunday, April 04, 2010

Was it Finished?

Christians all over the world are celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus. As he was dying on the cross, Jesus said, “It is finished”, but most of his followers do not believe this. They believe that Jesus had not finished the job. They believe that he died on the cross for our sins, but he did not do enough to get rid of sin and totally destroy the power of the devil. He did not do enough for the Kingdom of God to be established. Most Christians believe that Jesus will return at the end of the age to complete the job that he has not finished. His first effort did not the trick, so he will have to come back and finish it properly.

When Jesus said, “It is finished”, he was not speaking idle words. He was declaring that he had completed the task assigned to him and that he had done it properly.

The New Testament teaches that Jesus totally dealt with sin. He destroyed the power of the devil. He ascended into heaven and sent the Holy Spirit to live in every believer. He had done everything necessary to roll back the damage that had been done by the fall and bring in the Kingdom of God.

When Jesus ascended into heaven, he sat down at the right hand of God, who seemed to be pleased with what he had done. The common idea that Jesus has to return to complete his work is a lie of the enemy.

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