Notes: It is Finished
Pastor Greg Laurie
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NKJV)
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.
God completes whatever he starts.
Seven statements at the cross.
1. Father forgive them they know not what they do.
2. Today you will be with Me in paradise.
3. Woman behold your son. Son behold your mother.
4. Matthew 27:46 (NKJV)
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"
5. I thirst.
6. It is finished.
7. Into your hands I commit my spirit.
"God treated Jesus as if he had lived your life, so He could treat you as if you had lived his life."
Jesus never did a miracle for his own benefit.
Jesus Christ was fully God and fully man.
It is great to know we have a God that knows what we are going through.
1 Peter 5:7 (NKJV)
casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
Jesus does not focus on his pain, but on the pain of others.
"Don't waste your pain."
2 Corinthians 1:8-9 (NKJV)
For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life.  Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead,
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (NKJV)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,  who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.  For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.
It is finished is one Greek word, Tetelestai.
He finished the job that He came to do.
2. Finished was satan's stronghold on humanity Hebrews 2:14 (NKJV)
Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
3. Finished was our salvation
Statement 7. Into Your hands I commit My Spirit.
Matthew 27:51-54 (NKJV)
Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split,  and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;  and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.  So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, "Truly this was the Son of God!"
Hebrews 10:19-20 (NKJV)
Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus,  by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh,
Hebrews 4:16 (NKJV)
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Because of the death of Jesus I can approach God at any time.
Matthew 27:51 (NKJV)
Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split,
Mortal enemies can become friends at the foot of the cross.
Luke 23:48 (NKJV)
And the whole crowd who came together to that sight, seeing what had been done, beat their breasts and returned.
Isaiah 45:22 (NKJV)
" Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.
1. Jesus suffered and died to show his love for us.
Ephesians 5:25 (NKJV)
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,
John 3:16 (NKJV)
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
2. Jesus suffered and died to absorb the wrath of God.
3. To cancel the legal demands against us.
Colossians 2:13-14 (NKJV)
And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,  having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
4. Also to provide our forgiveness and justification
Romans 5:9 (NKJV)
Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.