Recently I’ve been having amazing rhema from specific words of Jesus. I woke up this morning and while thinking on something, I had an image of Jesus in my head hanging on the cross and listening to Him shout “it is finished”.
I was still sleepy then but as soon as that dropped I reached out for my phone to write it down, and I just opened my notes and wrote ‘It is finished’. Rhema is a term used to refer to the direct revelation of God’s word to a person. When rhema comes to me, it’s usually just from a word or sentence and as I meditate on it and study and listen further, the Holy Spirit could open me up to a whole doctrine or message from it.
The bible tells us that Jesus, who is the Son of God came to do the will of His father on earth, it also tells us that Jesus was sinless, He lived a life completely free of sin. Do you know what that means? It means that every thought, word and action of Jesus was God-inspired and intended to bring the Father glory.
So in this journey of being conformed to the image of Jesus, it is important that we pay careful attention to His words while He was on earth, however short they were. And a very profound time was the point of His death, where He declares that “it is finished”.
I’ll back track to what I was thinking about before this image flashed in my head.
It was something that ought to make me anxious and give me a little panic attack, but as it came to mind, I said to myself “I refuse to be anxious or panic, because…” and then the image came, the Holy Spirit helped me complete that statement with the image of Jesus on the cross saying “it is finished”.
By that statement, He declared that His purpose here on the earth was finished, but to understand the gravity of this statement we’ll need to first understand what Jesus purpose was.
Isaiah further opens us to what every persecution He faced did for us, it said His wounds was for our transgression, His bruises was for our iniquity, the chastisement of our Peace was on Him and the stripes He received was for our healing (Isaiah 53:5).
This is what Jesus declared is finished!
We need to look at somethings in our lives and declare to them that it was finished on the cross, we need to reminisce and remind ourselves of the purpose of Jesus on the earth so that we can recount the things that He declared finished. When something finishes, ideally that’s the end of it isn’t it? But it’s funny that Jesus declared certain things finished but some of us are still not walking in that finished reality.
I pray that this finished reality becomes the testimony of our everyday, I pray we have the courage and boldness to look at the purposes of Jesus and declare to anything that stands contrary to it that “It is finished”.
Thank you Jesus! For finishing this, for putting an end to your purpose. May we not find ourselves substituting ourselves for You in saving ourselves or resurrecting new purposes to finish. In Jesus name, amen.