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Daily Devotion - Episode 23 - It Is Finished

By Devotable

After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, *said, “I am thirsty.” A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth. Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. John 19:28-30 NASBSatan RejoicedThe day was shrouded in darkness. All evil had been placed upon Jesus and He hung, pierced, on the cross. The Father, the Holy One, God of Israel - could not bear to look upon His Beloved Son; He had to turn away, and as He left the Temple those many years ago, so He left again.The Blood SacrificeThe Father, after turning from Jesus, rent His garment - the veil in the Temple tore from top to bottom. The buildings shook; the pain of what His Son had willingly endured pierced His heart. He and the Son were no longer One. The sin that Jesus willingly took upon Himself insured that. Jesus willingly agreed to this torture. Who else, but a loving, adoring Son, would leave His throne in Heaven to fight the most fearsome battle of the ages. It started with the blood, the pure blood of an innocent sacrifice who willingly took the shame and pain and very darkness itself upon Himself.The Father Knew It Is FinishedThe Father smiled to Himself. The usurper had forgotten He knew everything. And as He smiled, the Father thought, "he will doubt. When I receive My Son back, he will doubt, he will fear, and he will be more dangerous in his tactics." Then the Father looked from the hill of Calvary into eternity future, to the final end of this one-dimension of time, the one that held humanity, the one holding His Son captive, and He smiled. He and His Son, along with all the children His Son gained because of the Great Sacrifice, would soon be united.

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