Here’s my paraphrase, my Ralph-a-phrase of John 19:30. By the way, you should know that I figure, “Why say in ten words what you can say in 100?” But here it is, updated for Easter, 2019:

“‘It is finished.’ did not mean ‘until you sin some more, and then you’ve got to re-start the heavy burden, accountability and apology lifestyle all over again to make sure everything is cool between you and me. You understand that, right? It meant that ‘After THIS, you’re going to live out of what I’ve done and given to you, because there’s nothing MORE. Okay? You’ve got it all, and it’s all really and perfectly good!

“And I’m giving you the Spirit—He’s really good with all of this—to remind you and convince you that I meant what I did and said, on purpose. That’s what We call ‘THE PLAN.’

“So say it with me: ‘It is finished!’ And with a southern drawl: ‘It’s dun, y’all!’ How about in spit-filled German: ‘Es ist vollbracht!’ In Spanish: ‘¡Consumado es!’ In Greek: ‘Tetelestai!’ In French: ‘Il est terminé!’ In Croatian: ‘Svršeno je!’ How about Dutch? ‘Het is volbracht!’ In Swedish: ‘Det är fullbordat!’ And in Afrikaans: ‘Dit is volbring!’

John 19:30 When He had received the drink, Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’ With that, He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.

In other words, “BOOM!” It’s all done and it’s all yours!

Happy Easter!

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