“It is finished!” The victory cry of Jesus Christ spoke volumes as to what He accomplished to save His people from the divine wrath He endured as their substitute. The eternal Son of God paid the eternal sin debt that finite man could never pay. It was nailed to the cross (Col. 2:14). His perfect righteousness can now be offered as a gift to those who repent and believe the Gospel (Rom. 5:17). The veil that separated sinful man from our holy God was torn open. There was no longer any need for priests to offer sacrifices for sins because by a single offering He (Jesus) has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified (Heb. 10:14). The perfect High Priest offered Himself, the perfect sacrifice, to a perfect God who demands perfection. Salvation and the forgiveness of sins was secured three days later when our Lord was raised from the dead. What great news we have to share about man’s perfect God and God’s perfect man!