Just before He gave up the ghost, Christ declared: IT IS FINISHED! Father had painfully looked away from Christ’s pains as Christ singlehandedly carried the heavy load of sins for men to the cross, till death. Heaven thundered in reaction to His demise, and the earth shook to its foundation at the death of the only begotten Son of God.

The veil of the temple was torn into two and access was granted unto everyone into the Holy of Holies. The enemy rejoiced at His death, thinking he won. Little did he know “that the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment? Job 20:5.


The glory of the Lord filled the earth, and men were redeemed from the hand of their taskmaster. Joy was brought into the congregation of the righteous while confusion was thrown into the camps of the enemies. The moment of a temporary feeling of victory by Satan eroded forever as the new era of salvation, deliverance, grace and faith was established. That short-lived rejoicing of the hypocrites was flushed down the drain at the resurrection of Christ.

When Christ arose, He “spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it”, Colossians 2:15. He set the captive free and gave the power to the weak. Snares were broken, and the souls of men were liberated. Christ ascended on high, led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men, Ephesians 4:8. As the ancient of days, He once revealed Himself “clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. 14His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; 15His feet were like fine brass as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; 16He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. Revelation 1:13-16.

At the resurrection, Christ’s work was done, salvation was given, deliverance awarded, hope renewed, and victory established. The way to true freedom and life was set and freely open to all. He said in His revelation:

“I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore”, Revelation 1:18a.

Yes! Alive Forevermore! If Christ arose, so will we always.

All we’ve got to say is:


Why is “Good Friday” good?

Of the 4200 religions in the world, only One died for the sins of the world. Jesus never fought to be recognized, yet He is known all over. He never physically touched every corner of the world, yet His Name is known, recognized, and accepted almost everywhere. He was not conquering people or lands by force so they could follow Him by force, yet many hearts, lives, and lands willingly accepted Him as they felt the impact of His sacrificial love.

This day of Christ’s crucifixion was a day of sacrifice, shame, humiliation, rejection, pain, and loneliness amidst the multitude. It was a day of death. As a lamb to be sacrificed, He did not struggle but offered Himself willingly.

Jesus knew it beforehand and still surrendered Himself to it.

Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again. Matthew 20:18-19

History was made to date that Christ went through all these for the redemption of the souls of men. That is why Jesus Christ doesn’t cast anyone who comes to Him away but gives them the power to become transformed people; daughters and sons of God.

“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:4.

The door of mercy and salvation is still open to all.

“And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left”. Luke 23:33

When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, IT IS FINISHED: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. John 19:30

Thus the reason for the “Good Friday”; Jesus sacrificial death to buy us salvation from the eternal judgement.