We follow Jesus as He enters the last week of His life, and we discover that the plan of God is sure, certain & fixed, as He comes to save His people. So sure and certain is His cross-atoning-work of the IT IS FINISHED, that Jesus even says it is finished...get this...before it is finished.
Jesus prayed this: "I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do." (Jn 17:4). As He sees it, He has finished the work, even before He goes to the cross.
We can rest that our lives in the Lord's hands, so much so, that His love and help are certain, of a truth!
I love how Jared Wilson highlights the best three words in the scriptures: It is Finished
"The utter uniqueness of the Christian message — the heart of the gospel — is found in the three words of Christ from the cross, ‘It is finished’ (John 19:30). The message of every other religious system, without exception, is predicated on some variation of another three words, which stand starkly opposed to the gospel’s three words. Religion’s three words are: ‘Get to work.’ And this is the heart of the bad news behind every approach to spirituality, enlightenment, or salvation that is not Christian."
— Jared C. Wilson. Gospel Wakefulness (Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway Books, 2011), 131
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