It’s Good Friday, the Friday in the year where we remember and reflect on the ultimate price our Lord Jesus paid for our sins. The ultimate sacrifice. His blood shed, for our sins.
Tetelestai, a greek word translates to “PAID IN FULL”.
I will add my favourite article on this GREEK translation of a GREAT word: read here
Here is a snippet:
As C H Spurgeon says TETELESTAI conveys
“an ocean of meaning in a drop of language, a mere drop. It would need all the other words that ever were spoken, or ever can be spoken, to explain this one word. It is altogether immeasurable. It is high; I cannot attain to it. It is deep; I cannot fathom it. IT IS FINISHED is the most charming note in all of Calvary’s music. The fire has passed upon the Lamb. He has borne the whole of the wrath that was due to His people. This is the royal dish of the feast of love.”
J C Ryle wrote that
“It is surely not too much to say, that of all the seven famous sayings of Christ on the cross, none is more remarkable than TETELESTAI.”
A C Gaebelein adds
“Never before and never after was ever spoken ONE WORD which contains and means so much. It is the shout of the mighty Victor. And who can measure the depths of this ONE WORD!”
A W Pink writes that
“Eternity will be needed to make manifest all that TETELESTAI contains.”
Matthew Henry described TETELESTAI as a “comprehensive word and a comfortable one.”
John 19:30 (NKJV) : 3So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
He paid for it all.
Dayna (The Graced Citizen)