Jesus the Messiah suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, where God made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God, where the Father canceled the record of debt that stood against us with legal demands. This He set aside, nailing it to the cross” (1 Pet. 3:18; 2 Cor. 5:21; Col 2:14)~~ Jesus perfectly lived the life He had to live and perfectly died the death He had to die. It is finished! And there’s something else that we now understand. When He died, we died with Him, and we too have been raised in newness of life, considering ourselves dead to sin and alive to God (Rom. 6:6-12). We sinned, He died. We were guilty, He was punished. We deserved death, He gave his life. We rejected Him, He accepted us. We drove the nails in His hands, those nails saved our souls! Our sins have been dealt with once and for all at the cross, and we need never look for another sacrifice or offering for our guilt. When we fall short, we look back to the cross, and the same blood that saved us cleanses us afresh, and we go forward, free from condemnation and guilt, living lives in faith that please the Lord. Yes, it is finished! The divine mission has been accomplished! Jesus has done it! Every sin has been paid for, every evil deed judged, and the full and total price of our redemption purchased at the cross. That my friend is the power of the blood of Jesus. That is the glory of the Son of God. That is the depth of the Father’s love—and it was all for you and for me so that forever we could be with Him and share in His nature. And now, in Him, we have everything we need. Through Him, we can do the Father’s bidding. With Him, by Him and because of Him, we can go and change the world. His work was enough for all of eternity. Indeed it is Finished!