IT’S DONE AND IT LASTS FOREVER ~by Paul Gray @ God Is For Me
Jesus did what the Father sent Him to do, then He finished everything! He ended it all!
In John 19:28 and 30 Jesus' words, "It is finished," appear at the cross – thus we get the phrase “Jesus’s Finished Work at the Cross.”
John 19:28-30 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), 'I thirst.' A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to His mouth. When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, 'It is finished,' and He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.
"It is finished," one of Jesus's most important statements, is translated from the single Greek word tetelestai. The grammatical structure of the Greek word, perfect passive indicative, is very important.
The perfect tense indicates that the progress of an action has been completed and the result of that action is ongoing and with full effect. The passive voice indicates that the subject of the sentence is being acted upon, and the indicative mood indicates a statement of fact or an actual occurrence from the writer's or speaker's perspective.
Jesus began everything, and He finished everything. The New Testament was originally written in Greek, and the first letter of the Greek alphabet, the beginning, is alpha. The last, the end is omega.
Revelation 21:6 And He also said, ‘It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega— the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely (without cost) from the springs of the water of life.’
Revelation 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.