Wisdom For The Day Devotional 4 November 2023 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – It Is Finished
TOPIC: It Is Finished (TREM Devotional 4 November 2023)
“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, it is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.” John 19:30 (KJV)
One of the most powerful statements in the Bible is the words used by Jesus Christ on the cross, “IT IS FINISHED”. It is finishe has some spiritual implications. In the Greek translation, the original word used is tetelestai. What does it mean? It means completely complete and perfectly perfect. You see, in the business world of commerce, the same word is used to mean no more debt owed on the goods. Just like you can place an order for some goods to be delivered to your warehouse, and then because you still owe, the goods are not delivered. But when everything has been paid for; no more debt on it, that is tetelestai. No more debt! It is fully paid! And what does that connote? That means the goods can be released.
Therefore, goods that belong to you that the enemy is still holding shall be released. The price has been fully paid. The enemy has no right to hold on to what belongs to you. Jesus Christ has paid for it when He said: It is finished.
Another implication of the word tetelestai is in legal terms. This is when somebody has been sentenced for an offense and has served the full terms of the sentence. Then what happens? He is released and cannot pay for it again. He can no more be arrested for that offense. He has been discharged, and acquitted, the case is closed and there will be no appeal.
Through Christ, you have been discharged from every claim of justice. You have been released, discharged, acquitted, the case is closed and there is no appeal. No one can appeal it. The devil cannot appeal it! The world cannot appeal it! Nowhere can it be appealed. Why? Jesus Christ has fully paid and fully satisfied the requirements of justice. He has served all the sentence on our behalf. And so, you have been set free. Whosoever the Son sets free is free indeed!
DAILY BIBLE READING
Morning – Jeremiah 32-33; Evening – Hebrews 1
Wisdom For The Day Devotional was Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.