Let us listen to the shout of Jesus at the cross when he "puts his spirit" into the hands of his Father.
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Jesus looked towards heaven and prayed: "Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. John 17, 1 & 4
"It is fulfilled"
He proclaims to the world that his work is finished. God's will, his everlasting plans of grace and justice have been executed. The work which leads to God being glorified and the sinner being saved is led to its end.
For the first time since the creation God can declare that everything is very good and that the work is perfect. The man who is tested had always shown up to this moment his total incapacity to do the will of God. All his works, efforts and offerings to God were revealed useless. Which contrast with Jesus of whom is said: "But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God. Because by one sacrifice he has made perfect for ever those who are being made holy (Hebrews 10, 12 & 14)!
Jesus has fulfilled a perfect work. This is a work which is done once for all and does not need to be repeated. We cannot and must not add anything to this work.
"It is fulfilled!" These words were heard like a shout of triumph in the silence of Calvary. On Calvary the worst battle took place in the history of eternity.
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