After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, “I thirst”. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to His mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, “IT IS FINISHED”: and He bowed His head, and gave up the ghost (John 19:28-30)~ It is finished; that is, 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; the ceremonial law is abolished; the substance is now come, and all the shadows are done away. It is finished; an end is made of transgression by bringing in an everlasting righteousness. His sufferings were now finished, both those of His soul, and those of His body. There is no more sacrifice for sins! All that is required in reconciling mankind with God…It is finished! Thank you Jesus – with death, we would assume that it is over, but through YOUR death…It Is FINISHED!! The work of man’s redemption and salvation IS now completed. Blessed be the name of The Lord!