At the other side of that cross there is an eternal grave, and the only obstruction to that eternal grave is the finished work of the Lord Jesus. You see, it is finished, the law and the prophets they’ve no… at least the Old Testament economy, as we say, has no power. Sin, if we obey God, has no dominion over us. Death has no dominion over us. The power of Satan has been broken. Heaven has received Him. And the next thing is not only “It is finished,” but “He is Risen” which will be superseded with “I will come again.”
We shouldn’t put our tongue in our cheek and say this in a whisper. We ought to shout this from the house top. To a world that is groping in darkness we ought to proclaim with a trumpet voice, “It is FINISHED,
you can’t buy salvation,
you can’t crawl on your knees through the holy city,
you can’t go on a pilgrimage,
you can’t offer your righteousness,
there is nothing you can do, but bow in humility and confess and accept it.”
…There will be people in hell today and people in hell a billion years from now. No messenger will come from another world and say, “It is finished. Your judgment is passed. You’ve no more suffering for your sin. The wrath of God doesn’t abide in you anymore.” No. If we are going to escape that eternal judgment, if we are going to enter that eternal rest, it must happen now. Isn’t it amazing that people withhold their petty little lives from Him? That they love their sin enough to get the anger and wrath of God? Rather than repent, and believe, and be saved?
Christ’s love is, “so amazing and so divine,”
That He bore our sins in His body,
That He took the curse and the wrath of God upon Him.
That He took our sins and His heart was broken that ours might be healed.
He was an outcast that we might be brought in.
He suffered without the gate that we might enter into heaven and said,.
IT IS FINISHED!