- “I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.” (Isaiah 43:25)
- “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked.” (Ephesians 2:1)
- “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.” (Ephesians 2:4-5)
- “And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This He set aside, nailing it to the cross.” (Colossians 2:13-14)
“It is finished.” Every word spoken by Jesus on this earth was intentional and significant, but these words resound distinctly triumphant through history, and will for all time. Unlike the repeated sacrifices of the priests, Jesus’ work on the cross was effective, never to be repeated. There is no longer any debt owed for those that believe – it is cancelled! Life exchanged for life, death conquered. Forgiveness is guaranteed and complete. He did not leave us to guess or wonder but called out the decree for all to hear. The cost was high, but it has been paid completely by the perfect Lamb!