Jesus hung on the cross and then He said, “it is finished.” Well, now what? When Jesus said it was finished, He simply meant His earthly ministry was finished. He walked the earth and fulfilled the moral aspect of the Law of Moses (which we know as the Ten Commandments). Jesus kept every single one of the commandments; He never violated any of them. But He still had some work to be done that you don’t see with the natural eyes. There was a spiritual side to it and it is known as the ‘Ceremonial Law’ and the Ceremonial Law had not yet been brought to completion.
Acts 2:29-31 says, “Men and brethren, let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne he foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption.” We know that His flesh did not see corruption; therefore, it was raised from the dead. However, there is another part to that verse, though His body was left in the grave for three days and nights, His soul was not left in Hell. The word of God says, God did not leave His soul in Hell. So for that verse to even to be in the scriptures it automatically implies His soul was in Hell.
But why did Jesus’ soul go into Hell? It’s because Jesus became a substitute for us. He didn’t just forgive our sin; the word of God says that He was made to be sin. When He hung on the cross, God made Him to be sin in our place. He became what we were, and He had to pay the penalty for what we were. He was made sin and Father God departed from Him and satanic spirits began to take over. Then there came a point in time when the penalty was paid and the Supreme Judge of the universe said, “it is done,” and He conquered every demon of Hell, arose with all authority, with the keys of darkness! That’s what happened and it was all for me and for you!
He died as a substitutionary lamb, but He arose from the dead as a High Priest. Under the Old Testament they had the Priesthood and Aaron was the High Priest. The Priesthood went throughout entire generations, one after the other. One would die and then another son would take that office. When Jesus hung on that cross, died, and was made sin, God Almighty reached down out of heaven and the curtain that separated mankind from the presence of God into the Holy of Holies, where only the High Priest could go, was torn and ripped from the top to the bottom. There was no Priesthood now; anybody could go in and see in there. But there was a void because there was no Priesthood at all, but when Jesus rose from the dead it says that He entered not into the sanctuary on earth, but the one that’s in heaven. Now we have a new High Priest and He enters into the Holy Place in heaven and He brings His own blood and He sprinkled it upon the mercy seat of heaven and obtained an eternal redemption.
Now, He is the High Priest of our confession and over in Philemon 6 it tells us that our faith becomes effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing that is in us in Christ Jesus. Learn to say what God says about you. Child of God, we now have the Spirit of God on the inside of us and that Spirit is in us to do the work of our Father everyday of our life, all we have to do is just believe it. Most Christians won’t lay hands on the sick because they are already in unbelief by being afraid that the person won’t get healed. He never told you that you were going to see people get healed. He told you to just go lay hands on them. All we need to do is just learn to stay in tune with the Spirit of God, listen, and be sensitive to what’s on the inside of you.