When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished,” and He bowed His head and gave up His spirit (John 19:30)~~ It is finished; that is, the fate of man under the wages of sin and the counsels of the Father concerning his sufferings were now fulfilled. It is finished; all the types and prophecies of the Old Testament, which pointed at the sufferings of the Messiah, were accomplished. It is finished; an end is made of transgression by bringing in an everlasting righteousness. Ceremonial laws are now abolished – there is no need nor significance to ritualistic sacrifice in exchange for man’s impropriety. His sufferings were now finished, both those of his soul, and those of his body. It is finished; the work of man’s redemption and salvation is now completed. You are now before the sight of God, in Christ, blameless, guiltless, without stain or blemish.. A friend rather than a foe to God. All that needed to be done for your forgiveness, your salvation, your eternal fate, is FINISHED. The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning…yesterday is finished, and the work for eternity is finished! Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of His glory with great joy… All that was required for these things to happen is FINISHED!!! And He’s glad to have you…won’t you have Him?