After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, "I thirst!" …… So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. John 19:28-30
“Sour wine” can be used as a symbolic picture of sin, troubles of this world and everything that is not pleasing to God. Jesus received the sour wine. He was pierced and wounded for our sins. Jesus has destroyed all the works of the devil for us! It cost Him His life for our salvation and entrance into the Kingdom of God.
The prophet Isaiah writes this in chapter 61, “He gave us beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that we would be trees of righteousness planted by God, that He might be glorified.”
After Jesus received the “sour wine”, He bowed his head and died. Before doing so He cried out “it is finished” tetelestai in Greek. The Greek word tetelestai was written on business documents or receipts in New Testament times to show that a bill had been paid in full.
Give your “sour wine” to Jesus. Allow the resurrection power of the Blood of Jesus to cleanse you and set you free from everything life throws at you. Shake it off! Cry out telestai, it is finished. The Psalmist said “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thou sight oh Lord, my strength and my redeemer. He lives!” He lives in our hearts by faith and will never leave us nor forsake us.
I close with this passage of scripture from Romans 8, “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (38,39)”
Write down your “sour wine” on a piece of paper. After writing it down ball it up saying these words “Lord Jesus, I give you my “sour wine,” “I cast all my concerns on you.” Throw the ball of paper into the trash. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you and walk in victory.