30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
Those few words that shook the foundations of heaven. Those few words that set the captive free. Those few words that made the enemy tremble. Those few words were, It is finished. When those words were spoken, he declared that the war was over. When he spoke, It is finished, we were set free and awarded our path to heaven. Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice. He was tortured and mocked by the very people he had come to set free. However, the freedom he offered was not as the King that they wanted. He knew that he had to set the soul free from bondage. He knew that he had to pay a price that none of us was worthy enough for it to be paid. As they beat him, he looked at the finish line. With each step up Golgotha, he thought of each and every one of us. He took each step as a mighty battle. When they took his hands and drove the spikes to him, he ignored the pain for us. He hung there in
defiance of the excruciating pain. He hung there knowing that the battle was almost won. Then he spoke those final words that ended it all, It is Finished. At that very moment he opened the door to paradise and paid our debt. I thank God that it is finished.