On the cross, Jesus cried out, “It is finished” (John 19:30)! The 3 English words are actually only 1 word in the Greek—tetelestai. Tetelestai means “accomplished, completed, done, concluded, finished.” And this word is in the perfect tense. The perfect tense indicates action completed in the past, but with existing results. Thus, when Jesus cried out, “It is finished,” He meant, “it was finished yesterday, it is still finished today, and it will stay finished tomorrow.”
There was once a rather eccentric evangelist named Alexander Wooten, who was approached by a flippant young man who asked, “What must I do to be saved?”
“It’s too late!” Wooten replied, and went about his work.
The young man became alarmed. “Do you mean that it’s too late for me to be saved?” he asked. “Is there nothing I can do?”
“Too late!” said Wooten. Its already been done! The only thing you can do is believe.” (Wiersbe, The Bible Exposition Commentary)
His death covered your sin in the past, it still covered in the present, and it remains covered in the future! His blood calms the wrath of God in the past, it still calm in the present, and it remains calmed in the future! His sacrifice carries away the guilt of your sin yesterday, it still carried away today, and it remains carried away tomorrow!
Come to Christ today! Turn from your sin and trust Christ as your personal Lord and Savior! Call on Christ and you will be saved!
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