“It is finished,” Jesus said, or more accurately in the Greek, “It has been completed.” The perfect life, the perfect humility, the perfect submission even to the point of death, and therefore, the perfect offering on behalf of guilty sinners had been offered so that the work to obtain eternal salvation was now completed.
Paul put it this way in Romans 4:25 “He who was delivered over because of our transgressions was raised because of our justification.”
Did you catch the wording of that verse? He was delivered over to the cross because of our transgressions but He was raised because of our justification. Because His work on the cross was sufficient to pay the price for our sins, God could raise Him from the dead. No more suffering was needed. No more sacrifice needed to be made. The work of Christ was enough for a just God to justify the ungodly.
The resurrection of Jesus proves that nothing more has to be done for our sins.Paul put it this way in Romans 6:8-10.
Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.
Did you catch that phrase in verse 10? He died to sin once for all. Once for all – one time for all people in all times.The writer of Hebrews also used this “once-for-all” terminology.
7:27 – [Christ] does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.
9:12 – And not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
10:10 – By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Let us shout this truth in the halls of every church and from our rooftops for the world to hear – what Jesus did on the cross was sufficient to destroy the barrier that kept mankind separated from God’s love and eternal purpose.
His resurrection proves it!
I hope you will obtain a copy of Resurrection Vision for your life and for your church, and learn the ten meanings of the resurrection of Jesus.