The words “it is finished” come form one Greek word “teleo”. In the days of Jesus, a servant would use it when reporting to his master: “I have completed the work assigned to me”. Jesus had this prognosis in : John 17:4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. The word means :”it is finished, it stands finished and it will always be finished”. Perhaps the most significant meaning of “teleo” is how it is used by merchants of the days: “the debt is paid in full !” When Jesus gave Himself on the cross, He met fully the righteous demands of the law. He paid our debts in full (past sins, present sins and future sins).
Nothing you can do to make Jesus’ finished work more finished than it is already finished. We live in the world that “brain washes” us to believe that we must do something or else nothing will be done. Our mind has been seasoned to think that we must know a lot of things to be able to survive in this world, therefore the first thing we do when we wake up in the morning is to watch TV news, what is going on in Afganistan, in Irak, in the stock market, etc, and those news don’t actually add any values to our well being, instead it is only to instill more fear into our weary soul, in the world which is already flooded with fears every second and minutes. No, my friends, Jesus wants us to have peace (John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid) , by looking at the cross daily, with daily consciousness that He had done all, He had paid all in full, when He cried out “it is finished”, He really meant it that you will have peace, and do not need to add anymore works to His finished work. In fact, Jesus spoke it so clearly in John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Today, it is not our works that will bring us the blessings. It is Christ’s finished work. Christian living is not about doing, but believing in His finished work. Under the old covenant of law, we must do. Under grace, it is done!
Maybe you are faced with overwhelming odds today. Jesus promises, “It is finished!” You are not going to be delivered because you have already been delivered. You are not going to be healed because you are already the healed! God healed you 2,000 years ago! Isaiah 53:5 declares, “By His stripes you are healed!” You are already pregnant with healing. Keep resting in His finished work and it will manifest!
My friend, just receive the finished work, the work is finished. The victory is won. Our blessings have been bought by His blood! Live life knowing that there is nothing for you to do — only believe! It is finished!