As we continue to look at Jesus – we realize that He accomplished WAY more than you and I can every imagine on the cross! He expressed one final phrase: “It is finished.” That friends, was a declaration of victory. The Gospel of John makes explicit what all the gospels declare—the cross, the ultimate symbol of defeat got flipped that day and is now the ultimate symbol of God’s victory! “Tetelestai” is the greek term that means ‘it is finished’ and was used in the 1st century as a term to finalize sales = ‘paid in full’. That’s the gospel = Jesus paid a debt we couldn’t pay and he made a way, when we had no chance to find our way back to God.