The Word That Shook & Shocked The Entire World!
Dear Visionary Leader,
We have the God-given ability to see things before they exist and to see what is coming into the future before they actually exist.
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On July 14, 2017, Mr. Wayne Lawhorn and Dr. James O. Davis, Cofounder of the Billion Soul Network spent the afternoon together with Fellowship Travel International’s Directors and entire team. Dr. Davis brought a challenging presentation entitled, “Life’s Greatest Challenge.” FTI is the exclusive travel partner for the Billion Soul Network. At the present time, FTI is arranging flights, hotels and tours for the upcoming historic Wittenberg 2017 Congress (www.Luther2017.tv). From the founding of the Billion Soul Network, the spine of the network has been built on relationships, reports, research, recommendations and results.
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In John 19:30, we read, “When Jesus, therefore, had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished.” Now, the ancient Greeks long ago used to boast in being able to say so much with so few words. They claimed that they could give an ocean of meaning in a drop of language. Well, truly, surely, that’s what the Lord Jesus Christ did when He cried from the cross this one word, “it is finished.”
You will remember that this took place when the Lord Jesus Christ was hanging there upon Calvary’s cross, when darkness veiled the glowing face of the sun, and when the earth shook and trembled, and when the mountains rocked and reeled, and when Satan and all of the dark forces of hell were battering at the very gates of glory. And when Jesus Christwas dying in agony and blood, He bowed His head and said, “tetelestai.” And I say, that shook the very foundations of hell, and that had reverberations that echoed throughout heaven. And it was a word that shook the world: “It is finished.”
Now, Jesus did not say, “I am finished.” All of the demons in hell were howling in glee, and saying, “Ha, ha, He’s gone. He’s finished.” But Jesus didn’t say, “I am finished.” The disciples were mournful and brokenhearted because their leader, their Sovereign, their King, was dying ignominiously upon a cross. It was not that Jesus was finished. Jesus said “it” was finished. What was He talking about?
The Prophecies concerning Christ’s Death were Completed
I believe that Jesus meant that the prophecies concerning his death were completed. You see, all of the Old Testament prophecies had two threads. One was the red thread of blood redemption. The other was the golden thread of the second coming of Jesus Christ. And I believe that Jesus Christ is thinking about those prophecies that talked about His suffering, His bleeding, His dying upon the cross. And when Jesus said, “It is finished,” He meant these prophecies had been fulfilled. They’d been completed.
The Suffering Of Christ was Finished
I believe that’s something else that Jesus meant when He said, “It is finished.” I believe He’s saying, the anguish, the heartbreak, of the cross has been finished. I don’t believe that you and I, in our fondest, wildest imagination, can understand what Jesus Christ suffered upon that cross. I believe only the band in hell can begin to know what Jesus Christ paid upon the cross.
Don’t you understand that upon the cross of Calvary Jesus Christ paid for all of the sin, for all of the world, for all of time, for all of eternity, that any man, any woman, any boy, and girl, would ever have to pay for sin? What I am trying to say is this: that, if you and I were to die outside the Lord Jesus Christ, the just and righteous penalty that we would pay would be an eternity of separation from God, an eternity in hell. But Jesus Christ, in six hours upon the cross, suffered all the hell that you and I would suffer for eternity.
God’s Way of Salvation was Finished
God’s way of salvation was finished. God’s mighty work of redemption was finished. When Jesus died, all that was necessary for you to be forgiven and to be saved was done. There’s nothing for you to do but to receive what Jesus Christ as already done; for it is finished. You see, that’s why He came. Jesus said, in Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” And that’s what He came for. Jesus didn’t come as the great teacher. He didn’t come as the great example. Jesus didn’t come as the great healer. He came as the Redeemer. He came that your sins might be forgiven.
The Power of Satan was Finished
The power of Satan was finished. The power of Satan was finished. It is finished, the power of Satan. You see, Jesus Christ, anticipating the cross, said, in John chapter 12, verse 31, “Now shall the prince of this world be cast out.” Who is the prince of this world? The devil. “Now is the judgment of this world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out.” (John 12:31)
When was Satan cast out? At Calvary. When did Satan lose his dominion? At Calvary. Let me give you a good verse: Hebrews chapter 2, verse 14. The Bible speaks of Christ, “that through death destroyed him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.” Jesus, when He died, destroyed the one who had the power of death, that is, the devil. Jesus destroyed the devil at Calvary.
Many Christians let the devil beat them up. Do you know it’s time you stopped it? Some of you, the devil has whipped you so long, you’re just like that cat who had his tail stepped on so many times that, when anybody would walk in the room, he’d just turn around and wait. Don’t you know that Jesus has given you victory? Don’t you know that? I mean, He has given you victory. He said, “I give you authority over all the power of the enemy.”
Some Christians say, “Well, I’d be glad enough to have a Mexican stand-off. Satan, you leave me alone, I’ll leave you alone.” No, either you get him or he gets you. The Bible says, “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you … Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” The power of Satan is finished. “That through death Jesus made of none effect him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.”
They put Samson in the great arena, that great temple there, to make sport of Samson. In the pagan temple, poor Samson, blinded, fettered, chained. They put him between two pillars. Samson said, “If you don’t mind, just put me between these two pillars right here.” And then, Samson bowed himself, as God gave him his strength back, and he pushed those two pillars out, and the whole temple fell in upon his head, and upon their heads. And while they thought they were making sport of Samson, actually, Samson, through death, destroyed them that had the power of death.
There are two mighty pillars in the temple of sin: one is sin, the other is death. And Jesus, upon the cross, pulled down the pillars of sin and death, and pulled the whole thing in upon the heads of the kingdom of Satan and the kingdom of sin. But up from the rubble on the resurrection, Jesus came. On the third day, he was raised from the dead. Hallelujah, what a Savior!
Until The Last Person Has Heard,
Dr. James. O. Davis
Cofounder / Billion Soul Network
Cochair / Global Networking