John 19:30 records the final words of Yeshua just before he died on that Roman crucifixion tree. In his final words, he said, “It is finished.” He then bowed his head and gave up his spirit. What exactly is going on here?
It appears to me that Paul had the answer in Colossians 2:13-14 saying, “He has made alive together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements (the certificate of indebtedness decree) that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.” In Rabbinic Jewish parlance, this certificate of indebtedness is called a “Shetar Hov” – a legal bond of obligation, which is based on Isaiah 50:1, Genesis 3:22, and Leviticus 25:25.
With Yeshua’s physical death on that Roman execution tree, he then entered into a lower-world courtroom judgment referred to as “Sheol” (see the parable of the rich man in Luke 16:22). From there, Yeshua was taken to a second death in the Lake of Fire – see Revelation 20:14; this is according to Genesis 2:17 in Hebrew. Through this process, he fulfilled the role of Israel’s promised Messianic Redeemer – a “Ga’al” – in Hebrew, Gimmel Aleph Lamed, which has a dual meaning depending on context: a) redeemer and b) defilement. The redemptive process through Yeshua is referred to as our salvation and it is theologically multi-faceted involving the roasting of a Passover lamb, a second death, a dramatic escape from a fire that destroys the body (man’s flesh) but saves the soul (man’s spirit or neshama) and so much more.
On this podcast of Real Israel Talk Radio, we are going to have another in-depth look at our salvation in Yeshua. This program is Real Israel Talk Radio Episode 61 titled Yeshua and Salvation PART 8, Program 210306.