Salvation, The Bible

It is Finished, Debt Paid in Full, John 19:30 Tetelestai in Greek

It is Finished (John 19:30)

It is finished, in John 19:30 Jesus Christ cried out and said, tetelestai in Greek. The phrase It is Finished means to have a debt paid in full, which was done through the shed blood and death of Jesus Christ upon the cross. It is finished comes from the Greek word tetelestai, (Strong’s Greek Concordance #5055) which in the context of John 19:30 has the meaning of a debt of sin was paid in full, of which Jesus fulfilled and accomplished for salvation (Soteria) for those who would trust and follow Him. Another great Greek resource for It is Finished is the Lexical Aids to the New Testament by Dr. Spiros Zodhiates which states tetelestai has the meanings of: “to make an end or accomplishment”, “to to bring to perfection.” The Bible teaches that the gospel of Jesus Christ is that He is the Messiah, the Son of God who came to give His life as an atoning sacrifice upon the cross and through His resurrection offers the gift of salvation (Soteria, Strong’s Greek Concordance #4991) to anyone to receive.

28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said, “I am thirsty.” 29 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. 30 Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. (John 19:30 NASB)

Devotional Reading with John 19:30

It Is Written – Luke 24:46

44 Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, 47 and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. (Luke 24:44-47 NASB)

For God So Love The World – John 3:16

14 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; 15 so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.
16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:14-18 NASB)

WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED – Romans 10:13

9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; 13 for “WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.” (Romans 10:9-13 NASB)

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