Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wednesday's Word - Tetelestai.....

This is a re post from April 20, 2010, 
with a few amendments.

Have you ever heard the word "tetelestai"? 

A few years ago, Pappy and I went to a Good Friday service at a local church where 7 different pastors spoke on the last 7 phrases that Jesus spoke from the cross.

My favorite message out of the seven was the one about "it is finished". 

The word "tetelestai" (tuh-tell-is-tie) is actually an accounting term.  When someone would borrow money, and the loan was paid off, the paper work would be stamped with this word, meaning that the debt had been paid in full.

A lot of people want to think that when Jesus spoke the words "it is finished" it meant His life was finished, but that wasn't the meaning behind the statement at all.  He was really saying that the debt that I owed had been paid in full......
that His death had paid the penalty for my sins.....
and yours.

1 Timothy 2:5-6  
 For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus.  He gave His life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.

Breathing in Grace,

Just a reminder to check out Holy Week for a day-to-day account of Jesus' final week before His death, burial and RESURRECTION!


  1. I love this post and though I am sure somewhere along the way I have heard that word spoken! But I love at how you have explained it, MY DEBT WAS PAID when He paid my DEBT on the cross! Signed and sealed! Thank you Jesus! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. This was a beautiful post, Deb and I learned a new word. Happy Easter to you... :)

  3. Great post. I have never heard that word. Hope you have a very Blessed Easter!


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