After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. John 19:28
In my quiet time, I pondered on how sometimes we try and manipulate God into doing stuff for us. The prayers that are spoken from God’s word are the prayers that God hears and answers. There are so many teachings that seem to believe that God’s hand can be twisted to perform certain things in our favour, regardless of our standing with him.
There are spiritual laws that apply in God’s Kingdom.
We see that through out the bible, God does answered prayer according to his will. So what is his will? That is what the christian believer must find and apply to their situation. Educate yourself by reading God’s stance on the situation you are facing. It’s all mapped out for us in his word.
So the answer to this question:
was it really finished at the cross?
The resounding answer is
Don’t let anyone make you believe that the cross was not complete. On the cross, He took upon himself all sin and destroyed the works on the devil.
Be blessed and encouraged to pray according to his word and he will answer.