Christ's 7 Final Statements

Christ's 7 Final Statements -Rich with Meaning

Take time today to reflect on the dying words of our Savior:

1. “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do” (Luke 23:34).

Even the soldiers who nailed Him to the cross could find forgiveness if they desired it! (More about this statement: God Does Not Save Unrepentant Men.)

2. “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:43).

Jesus assures this dying criminal he will be in heaven that very day! There are many layers of truth in that statement! (More about this statement: What Christ's Promise to the Thief Revealed.)

3. “Woman, here is your son,” (John 19:26-27).

Jesus uses one of his last statements to emphasize honor for parents.
(More about this statement: Honoring Parents.)

4. “"Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" (which means "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?").” (Matthew 27:46; prophesied in Psalm 22:1).

The worst pain Jesus suffered for us – when the Father looked away as He bore the full punishment for our sins.
(More about this statement: God Forsaking God.)

5. “I thirst!” (John 19:28; prophesied in Psalm 69:21).

Fully human, Christ suffered physically, emotionally, and spiritually for our sins.
(More about this statement: Merciful and Faithful is Our Jesus.)

6. “It is finished!” (John 19:30).

Death met its match! Christ accomplished what no man could. (More about this statement: No More Whispering.)

7. “Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit” (Luke 23:46).

This statement gives us a glimpse into the mystery and beauty of Christ's relationship with the Father.
(More on this statement: 25 Things Christ Revealed About His Father.)
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Christ's 7 Final Statements -Rich with Meaning

1 comment:

  1. May every believer of God and non-believer come to know and understand the beautiful gift God so lavished us with through the death of His son Jesus Christ: Salvation. How considerate God is of His creation that He looked beyond our sin and knew our need to be saved? Father, Thank You!

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