Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday, June 22, 2014

1. The first one is found in LUK 23:34 But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”

2. The second one LUK 23:43  And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.”

3. The third one JOH 19:26-27,  When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He *said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!”
JOH 19:27  Then He *said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own {household.}

4. The fourth one MAT 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”

5. The fifth one, JOH 19:28  After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, *said, “I am thirsty.”

Oppressed  is nagas which means to be harassed and abused.

Afflicted is anah meaning to be humiliated.

He did not open His mouth, but on the cross He did say some things and they were not complaints.

In LUK 23:34 He uttered “Father forgive them”, under great pain He asked for forgiveness for those who were giving Him the pain.

In LUK 23:43, He gives a promise to the dying thief.

In JOH 19:26-27, He wanted to take care of His mother.

Under ordinary circumstances these things are noble, but He did this in the most extreme time of suffering in all of the human race.

Taken is laqach which means to be violently be seized by the authorities.

No one protested or complained about the way He was treated.

Think about it, 600 years BC, Isaiah prophesied that Jesus would be with the thieves.
Two of the richest men in the country were Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathaea, JOH 19:38-42; MAT 27:60.

This simply means that it was the Father’s plan in eternity past to crush the Son with our sins, REV 13:8.

This simply means that in 1PE 3:18  For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;
Or that in 2CO 5:21  He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

The sixth saying of the cross can be described by the word victory.

When the Lord Jesus Christ uttered the words “it is finished He evidenced the fact that salvation was totally complete.

Nothing could be taken away from it and above all, nothing could be added to it.

No one has ever deserved this salvation, and there never will be any member of the human race who deserves something as wonderful and as marvelous and as precious as the blood of Jesus Christ,

Which blood, as a representative analogy of His spiritual death, cleanses from all sin.

Consequently, when He said, “It is finished, He made it very clear that to add anything to the finished work of salvation is sheer blasphemy!

That is why the Scripture reiterates over and over, “He that BELIEVETH on the Son has eternal life.”
“It is finished” is a single word in the original, Tetelestai!   Principle 1: All things had been done which the law of God required.

2. All things established which prophecy predicted.

3. All things brought to pass which the types foreshadowed.

4. All things accomplished which the Father had given Him to do.

5. All things performed which were needed for our redemption.

The costly ransom was given, the great con­flict bad been endured, sin’s wages had been paid for, and divine justice satisfied.

There was His resurrection, ascension, and session on high, but these are the fruit and reward of that work which He com­pleted.

Nothing more remained for Him to do; nothing more awaited its fulfillment; His work on earth was consummated.

“It is finished” was not the despairing cry of a help­less martyr.    It was the declaration on the part of the Divine Redeemer that all for
which He came from heaven to earth to do, was now done.

a. That all which was needful to reveal the glorious character of God had now been accomplished.

b. That everything necessary for the putting away of the sins of His people, providing for them a perfect standing before God, securing for them an eternal inheritance and fitting them for it, had all been done.

Because the work is finished we are now said to be made complete in COL 2:10  and in Him you have been made complete,

Because the work is finished in COL 1:22  yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach‑‑

Because the work is finished ROM 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Because the work is finished ROM 4:7 says “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds have been forgiven, And whose sins have been covered.”

Because the work is finished ROM 4:8 says “Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will not take into account.”

Because the work is finished ROM 5:1 Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Because the work is finished in EPH 5:27 He will present us to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy and blameless.

Because the work is finished 1TH 5:24  Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.

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