Do You Want Your Receipt?


John 19:30 “When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, It is finished; and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost”.

I’ve noticed lately that instead of automatically handing me my receipt after a purchase, the cashier asks me if I want a receipt. Possibly more and more people are not taking their receipt? Maybe they rely on their bank app, online banking, or memory to keep a record of their purchase. Me? I want my receipt. When I filled the gas tank in my car (I look forward to not having to pump my own gas when I get back to New Jersey!), a woman’s voice came over the speaker on the pump and asked, “Would you like a receipt?” My answer, “Yes”.

In John 19:30, when Jesus said “It is finished”, He was saying that “It is paid”. This is powerful. The penalty for all sin, past, present, and future? Paid. Healing? Paid at the whipping post when Jesus was scourged and beaten unrecognizably. The curse of poverty? Paid. Condemnation, guilt and shame? It was nailed to the cross with Jesus. What did He pay with? His precious blood, He exchanged His life for ours. What did He pay for? Our righteousness, our healing, our victory, deliverance, redemption, peace, joy, and so much more. Don’t believe me? Take a look at your receipt. What receipt? You Bible, it’s a record of the payment Jesus made on your behalf. Paid in full!