“It is finished” were the last words of our Lord before His death at Calvary. Found only in the Gospel of John, this Greek word “tetelestai” means “paid in full.” It is an accounting term. When Jesus uttered those words, He was declaring the debt owed by mankind – the debt of sin to be completely paid for – once and for all.
In just 3½ years, Jesus accomplished the work He came into the world to do – to die for the sins of the whole world. He finished the work. He died on Calvary. He shed His blood. On the third day, He rose again. He defeated the devil and won the victory. And thus, He made a way of salvation for every human being to be saved.
And to think that he didn’t have a mobile phone, no internet, no vehicle, no computer, no office, no social media, nothing on TV or radio and yet he fulfilled His Mission - in just 3½ years. How could our Lord fulfill all of this in such a short span of time? If you carefully study His life, you’ll notice the following…
Thus, in John 17:4, He was able to tell His Father “I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.”
All of us have ONE LIFE and we must do our best for the Lord. God has graciously given us abilities, talents, opportunities and anointing. Some of us have so much time and we don’t know what to do with it. Jesus is urging us to “Occupy till I come” Get busy. We should not get to the last day of our lives with our life’s purpose - unfulfilled. I pray we would learn to connect with our Father, be focussed on our Mission and never lose an opportunity to make a difference for His Kingdom.
Some day we will all look back and see how our life has unfolded. Would you look back with REGRET at a life completely wasted or would you REJOICE for the privilege of investing your life to further His Kingdom?