“It is finished” is a statement you would often hear from a master at work, very likely a master of art. It could be a piece of handmade furniture, a painting, a cake, a building, a space rocket, a surgery, etc..
When it comes to project management, the one thing that may keep the project from ever delivering is the everchanging of requirements. Years after years, everyone looks for the opportunity to finally say, “It is finished.”
After all is said and done, Jesus the Creator said, “It is finished.”
“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
The wild animals honor me,
the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
the people I formed for myself
that they may proclaim my praise.”
Jesus the High Priest said, “It is Finished.”
All the work to get the new covenant initiated, finished.
The one sacrifice for all our sins, finished.
The new thing, finished.
The way in the wilderness, finished.
The path to God, finished.
The new creation, finished.
The work of God in Christ Jesus, finished.
“And every priest stands daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.” (Hebrews 10:11-18)
It is finished.
“After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.” (John 19:28-30)
Praised be the name of our Creator, Jesus. It is finished. The new covenant now in full effect to never be replaced. Amen.