The Finished Work

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The Perfect Finished Work of Christ on the Cross

When Jesus came to earth as a Man, the last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45), He came to fulfil the law of the old covenant and to pay the price for humanity’s transgressions, which have their root in the first Adam. Jesus came to establish the new covenant based on grace.

At the start of His earthly ministry, Jesus revealed this when He entered a synagogue in Nazareth and read the following verses from the book of Isaiah.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because he has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.   Luke 4:18–19

Jesus stopped there and closed the scroll, leaving out the last line of Isaiah’s original words: “And the day of vengeance of our God”. Isaiah 61:2

He did so because He came to demonstrate God’s grace and lovingkindness, not His wrath and justice. The Bible says that the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came in the person of Jesus. (John 1:17) He did not come to condemn the world, but to save it. (John 3:17)

The glory of Jesus’ finished work is in what took place on the cross of Calvary. Through His pain and suffering, He took upon Himself all our sin, our curse, our sicknesses and diseases. He bore on our behalf the full wrath and judgment of God Almighty.

The Bible tells us that when He took all that for us, He became so hideous and deformed that God in His mercy covered the face of the earth with darkness for three hours to hide Him from sight. Yet Jesus held on until all of God’s fiery judgment for sins had been exhausted.

What Jesus did at the cross effected the divine exchange on our behalf — He took all our blame and was punished in our place, while we take His place. He did not just take away the bad things from us, but also gave us every good thing that He had in His position as the beloved Son of God. Isaiah 53 describes all that Jesus suffered, so that the very opposite might become ours.

The Divine Exchange

At the cross, Jesus

became ugly

so that we might

have His beauty

was rejected

be accepted

suffered pain and sorrow

have joy and be happy

was despised

be esteemed

carried all sicknesses and diseases

have healing and health

suffered anguish and despair

have peace and hope

was judged and punished

be forgiven and justified

had no one to speak on His behalf

forever have a perfect High Priest who speaks on our behalf in heaven

The moment Jesus had fully paid for our sins and died, God tore the veil in the temple that hid the Holy of Holies from top to bottom. The veil was there to separate sinful man from God, so by tearing it, God demonstrated that there was no longer anything to stop us from coming into His presence.

On the cross, Jesus exhausted God’s wrath and justice. His body was broken and His blood was shed as our substitute and He settled the sin issue with God once and for all. And because Jesus is also God, He was not consumed by the judgment, but instead rose from the dead and sat down at the right hand of God the Father in heaven.

Today, our right standing with and access to God is perfect and complete, because Jesus’ work on the cross is perfect and complete. We come to God based on what Jesus has done, and not what we have or have not done.

Through His sacrifice, Jesus has also made us children of God. Our Father in heaven hears our every prayer and answers our every request because of the finished work of His beloved Son, Christ Jesus.

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Comments
  1. SOKEMAWU AMAKOE MESSAN says:

    I AM FROM TOGO I BEGANE A NEW CHURCH AND WANT TO HAVE THE CONTACT AND TO NO MORE.GOD BLESS YOU
    PASTOR MESSAN

  2. henry zaake says:

    Hi servants of God, praise God, am Apostle henry zaake the senior pastor and afounder of world possessors ministries in kampala uganda ,the church is now 4 years with the attende of 230 members and serving God as an evenglist and missionary to nations like kenya, rwanda, burundi, tanzania congo and malawi.
    Am married to Agnes and blessed with 3 girls mercy of 12, faith of 4 and esther of 3 years.

    when i came across your website i was touched with how God is using your ministry to touch many lives worldwide, therefore i would like to make arelationship with you in ministry please. we love your ministry in Uganda and if possible come to our nation please.
    i believe in relationship in ministry .to gether we can reach far in ministry here in africa.
    for more information of our ministry and photos of what we are doing please visit our site,
    thanks
    henry zaake uganda
    http://www.freewebs.com/worldpossessorsministries

  3. King David says:

    Great servants of the Lord! I am honored and grateful to be part of His Commission and people. I hope this blog can be a little channel to spread His message of love.

    Please see the link if you need more sources:
    http://www.newcreation.org.sg/

  4. Hi my brother,
    great to see someone spreading the good news of what HE did…not what we have to do hey?
    Have a great day my brother!
    Dennis Rhodes

  5. Anna says:

    Thank you for this post. I needed this today.

  6. Pastor Thomas says:

    Dear friends and Bethren,

    Greetings,

    My name is Pastor Gwaro Thomas from Kenya. I had been using your teachings to equip needy spiritualy and i have found it a blessing worthy the harvest.

    We would like you to pray for us to be fully anchored to what you teach so that we may be favored to enter the rest of God.

    In our walk, we miss spiritual materials and Bibles as they are the first hand tools in searching the scriptures. Please pray for us.

    We would be happy to partiner with you through God’s help.

    Hopping to hear from you.

    Pastor Gwaro.

  7. mary says:

    thank you for studying for us. i thank God for & you & your family, just what i needed thrusday 3:30 AM, i will share this with others.

  8. ——————————————————————————–

    Dear brother in Christ.

    I have visited your website and i received blessing .and feel joy that you and your team is working the lord jesus.
    we are selfsupport ministry in sialkot Pakistan
    looking for preachers to have huge crusades, saminars in pakistan. so for detail
    plz reply me as soon as possible

    your brother in christ
    Pastor Nadeem Ghouri
    Director SMS Foundation
    Sialkot Pakistan

    http://www.sms-foundation .com.org+92-321-6174900

  9. I really like servant of God who preach the true Gospel thats the Cross & blood of Jesus Christ… God Bless U all….

  10. http://www.allowchristtosave.com come to this site and tell others too… A Rivival meeting is going to happen here, catch all the work God is doing in that meeting, pray that God to use bro. Evans Francis during this Revival Crusade… http://www.allowchristtosave.com

  11. topnicher says:

    Ey! so cool!

    I am amazed to see this page, I thought for a second it’s one of mine…
    http://themindblind.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/religious-mind-wrecker/

    I’ll put a link of this page, I hope you’re okey with that. 😀

  12. topnicher says:

    I first saw the Aleph Tav in google today… I preached on it yesterday and I thought I should see more of Aleph Tav. And then I came here too.

  13. patricia says:

    Beautiful teaching!

  14. happy indeed for the work of the vineyard is in progress
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