Reflecting on the Seven Last Words of Christ
During this time of reflection on Christ’s sacrifice on Good Friday, the Seven Last Words of Jesus provide us with tremendous insight into His thinking as He took on all of mankind’s sins in one act. By uttering these words, He forgives His adversaries as well as the contrite thief. He also calls out to God, announcing the conclusion of His earthly existence. I hope that this quick contemplation may be of use to you as you observe Good Friday.
The First Word
“Father, pardon them, for they are completely unaware of what they are doing.” 23:34 (Luke 23:34) The Father already knows what the Son is thinking, but via these words, the Father and Son allow us to share in their thoughts as well as their understanding. They draw our attention to the fact that forgiveness is made available to us through this sacrifice, and that it is through forgiveness that we are set free from the sin and falsehoods that have entrapped us.
The Second Word
“Amen, I say to you, today you shall be with me in paradise,” the narrator says. Luke 23:43 (NIV) When the contrite thief admitted his sin and evil, Christ accepted him and welcomed him into his kingdom. Our redemption is also possible if we recognize our own depravity.
The Third Word
“Woman, have a look at your son. “Son, take a look at your mother.” John 19:26–27 (KJV) When we hear this term, our attention is drawn away from the drama of the crucifixion and onto those who stand at its foot. She is established as John’s mother as well as our mother in the faith as a result of this event.
The Fourth Word
“My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46 Mark 15:34 Jesus is quoting Psalm 22– He embraces His suffering by speaking to the Father with the Word. That Psalm resolves in triumph and hope, as will Christ’s suffering. The Father doesn’t abandon Christ; rather, Christ abandons himself to the Father.
The Fifth Word
“I have a thirst.” John 19:28 (NIV) Mother Teresa’s ministry began when Jesus appeared to her and instructed her to build a community that would fulfill His need for souls. This was the beginning of her ministry. As an analogy, we witness Jesus’ thirst at the cross, not only on a bodily level, but also on a spiritual level, indicating His desire for us to know and love Him.
The Sixth Word
“It has been completed.” Matthew 27:46 (KJV) Mark 15:34 is a biblical passage. Creation is being healed as a result of the words we have just read. The Father’s wrath has been appeased. We are given freedom, cleanliness, and grace as a result of His compassion being conveyed to the people of God.
The Seventh Word
Father, I entrust my spirit into Your care. ” Luke 23:46 (NIV) For the sake of all of us, Jesus bends His head and hands up His spirit to His Father. This historic and wonderful moment indicates that the past has come to an end, and that a bright future awaits everyone who choose to embrace it.
When Jesus was crucified, it pointed the way forward to a road of hope that would lead the saved to an unending future with Jesus, His Father, and the Holy Spirit. The following is an adaptation of the Basilica’s 2018 Lenten Reflection Series.
The Seven Last Words of Jesus from the Cross Explained
Christian’s pause on Good Friday to reflect on the magnitude of Jesus’ sacrifice for us in suffering a humiliating and gruesome death by crucifixion is an annual tradition. In this season, we should take time to reflect on what Jesus went through for us, in all of its agony and intensity, rather than racing headlong into the good news of Easter, resurrection, and new life.
The Last Words of Jesus
Christians have historically thought on Good Friday by reading and pondering on the seven final words of Jesus as he hung on the cross, which have been a part of their tradition for centuries. The following are the last words spoken by Jesus before he died on the cross, according to Luke: At this point, it was around the sixth hour, and there was complete darkness over all of the area until nearly nine hours later, when the sun’s light vanished. And the temple’s curtain was split in two by the earthquake.
(See also Luke 23:44)
Significance of Jesus Last Words
In this text, Jesus’ final words are recounted in a poignant manner. All things considered, Jesus’ labor on the crucifixion had almost been completed when he cried out, “Father, into your hands I submit my spirit!” This statement effectively completed the job. A conversation Jesus had with religious leaders regarding his position in God’s grand plan is where the meaning of Jesus’ remark comes from: “I am the good shepherd,” he said. The sheep know who I am, and I know who they are, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I am willing to lay down my life for them.
- I’ll have to bring them along as well, and perhaps they’ll pay attention to my voice.
- Since of this, the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in the hope that I will be able to pick it up again.
- I have the authority to put it down and I also have the authority to pick it up and put it down again.
- He had been assigned a specific job by God.
- As it was Jesus’ God-given job to lay down his life, it was also Jesus’ decision whether or not to do so.
- According to Luke 22:39, Jesus spends a stressful evening in prayer, dealing with the gravity of the mission that lies before of him.
The Seven Last Statements of Jesus
1. According to Matthew 27:46, at around the ninth hour, Jesus cried out, “My God, my God, why have you deserted me?” 2. 2. “Father, please forgive them since they are completely unaware of what they are doing” (Luke 23:34). ‘By interceding on their behalf through this prayer, Jesus fulfilled an Old Testament prophesy that had been prophesied hundreds of years before by the prophet Isaiah.’ This prayer, particularly from the cross, would have served as a confirmation of His identity to people who had been looking forward to the coming of their beloved messiah, as predicted by the prophets of God.” Author Amy Swanson explains why Jesus said “Father Forgive Them” in her book Why Did Jesus Say “Father Forgive Them.” 3.
- I swear to you that from this day forward, you’ll be with me in paradise (Luke 23:43).
- Jesus was blameless, without sin, and was not the perpetrator of such a heinous killing.
- As a result, Jesus’ response to the criminal was deep, as He assured this sinner that he, too, would enter the gates of Heaven and dwell in Paradise that same day!
- “Dear Woman, here is your kid!” and “Here is your mother!” are both phrases that are heard.
- (See also John 19:26–27.) It was through Jesus that His loving mother and His beloved disciple were able to form a new friendship.
- “I’m a little thirsty” (John 19:28).
- Yet another possible connection would be to draw a relationship between this remark and Christ’s invitation to those who are thirsty to come and drink from the fountain of life (Revelation 22:17).
Jesus’ declaration of thirst comes from a point of bodily fatigue on the part of the disciples.
Jesus speaks of his own thirst as a way of expressing a genuine human desire for nutrition and comfort.
Kyle Norman, What is the Meaning and Significance of Jesus Saying “I Thirst?” 6.
” (See John 19:30.) The mission that His Father had given Him to carry out, which included teaching the Gospel, performing miracles, and bringing His people back together, was successfully completed.
With the words “it is finished,” Jesus is stating that not only does He take away man’s sin, but that He has now removed it as far as the east is from the west, because it has been completed, completed, signed, and sealed because of the blood of Jesus.
(Luke 23:46)Jesus gladly offered his life for the sake of others.
He made the decision not to do so.
This statement is a straight quotation from the passage of Scripture in which it is found.
“I surrender my spirit into your hands; you have redeemed me, O LORD, trustworthy God,” I commit my spirit into your hands, and you have redeemed me, O LORD, loyal God.” (Excerpt from “Father, into your hands I surrender my spirit,” by Bethany Verrett, from Beautiful Meaning Behind “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit”).
- This was a terrible and difficult assignment, yet Jesus volunteered to take on the challenge.
- In the hands of those who crucified him, Jesus was not helpless; he was the only one who had the authority to put an end to his life.
- (Revelation 13:8).
- It is still a heinous crime against humanity.
Despite the fact that Jesus yielded, this does not imply that all was well. Death was visited upon the creator of life by nefarious men (Acts 2:23). Jesus, on the other hand, submitted to wickedness and injustice because he understood who was actually in power.
Saved by the Blood of Christ
The tale does not end here; there is still hope, which we commemorate on Easter Sunday. But for the time being, let us take a minute to remember the agonizing sacrifice of our Lord and Savior. You can express your gratitude to Jesus for his unwavering love and loyalty, which prompted him to lay down his life as a ransom for your sins. According to the website Crosswalk.com, “In Christianity, Easter is celebrated on the third day following the crucifixion as the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection from the grave.
- Remembering the resurrection of Jesus is a powerful way to reaffirm our everyday optimism that we have won the battle against sin.
- Justin Holcomb is an Episcopal priest who also serves as a theology professor at Reformed Theological Seminary and Knox Theological Seminary in Knoxville, Tennessee.
- Besides that, he is the editor of the book Christian Theologies of Scripture.
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- At Easter, the Son of God took on the sins of the world and beat the devil, death, and the grave in a single battle.
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Jesus’ Final Sayings From the Cross • EFCA
I say “I love you” at the end of every conversation I have with my family members. It is my hope that my final words as a spouse, father or grandfather would be those of love if something happens to me. These are deliberate words, not a slap on the wrist. Words uttered to others are important, and the last or final words spoken appear to have even more significance. It has the feel of a final will and testament, despite the fact that it is expressed in the context of love rather than a contract.
- God’s promises were reaffirmed by Jacob (Gen.
- When Jesus gave his farewell address to his followers in the Upper Room, on the way up to the Mount of Olives, on the way to the crucifixion, he followed a similar pattern (Jn.
- What came before this was Jesus washing the feet of his followers, an acted parable that conveyed truth in both speech and deed, and the declaration of his betrayal (Jn.
- The Scriptures also include the real last words said by Jesus from the crucifixion, which are recorded in the Gospels.
- “These seven pre-death sayings do not establish a unity, but rather address seven quite diverse situations,” writes Murray J.
- They are unlike any other final remarks delivered by a leader that has ever been recorded in the history of the world.
- Despite the fact that these sayings are not delivered in a single last goodbye address, they are not ad hoc.
Everything about Jesus’ person, life, and mission was planned and orchestrated with great care.
In this way, God’s anger against all people would be laid on God the Son, propitiation would be completed, and expiation, or the eradication of sins, would be possible.
Throughout history, Jesus has/has been the perfect representation and replacement.
Acts 3:13-17; 4:27-28).
“He loved them to the end,” John said of Jesus’ love for his disciples, which could also be said of his love for the Father, who he delighted to do his will (Heb.
10:5-7; see also Ps. 40:8) and who he submitted to on his way to the cross, which is seen supremely in the Garden of Gethsemane on his way to the cross (Matt. 26:39, 42). All of this must be taken into consideration while reading and understanding Jesus’ remarks.
- Luke 23:34: And Jesus replied to the Father, “Father, forgive them, because they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided his clothing by lot. According to the Scriptures, Jesus told him that day he would be with him in Paradise. Luke 23:43: “Truly, I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” “Woman, behold, your son!” Jesus exclaimed to his mother, and then he exclaimed to the disciple whom he cherished, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour on, the disciple took her into his own house
- John 19:26-27 Matthew 27:45-46: Now, from the sixth hour to the ninth hour, there was complete darkness over the entire country. In the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying “Eli, Eli,” which translates as “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Mark 15:33-34: And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the entire land until the ninth hour
- And when the ninth hour had come, there was darkness over the entire land until the ninth hour. After nine hours of fasting, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which translates as “My God, my God, why have you left me? “)
- John 19:28: After this, Jesus, seeing that all had been completed, declared (in fulfillment of the Scripture), “I thirst.” John 19:30a: After receiving the sour wine, Jesus said, “It is finished,” and he bent his head and surrendered his spirit. And the curtain of the temple was ripped in two, as recorded in Luke 23:45b-46. As he delivered these words, Jesus exhaled his last breath, screaming out in a loud voice, “Father! I submit my spirit into your hands!”
What is it about these sayings that we find interesting? Harris, who is 89 years old, emphasizes a number of significant points. The first three statements were spoken by Jesus during daylight hours, between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., and his attention was directed toward others. In the first saying, Jesus prays for his executioners, pleading with his Father to accept their repentance (Lk. 23:34). When Jesus takes on the role of the Suffering Servant, he not only fulfills that promise by dying on the death, but he also fulfills Scripture by “making intercession for the transgressors” while on the crucifixion (Isa.
- In his second saying, he makes a commitment to a fellow-sufferer who confessed that he deserved to be crucified, although Jesus did not deserve to be killed.
- 19:26-27; cf.
- Jesus addresses his spiritual agony, his experience of abandonment, and his sense of abandonment in the fourth statement (Matt.
- 15:33-34; cf.
In this statement, the Trinity’s inseparable actions are affirmed.
This comes from the concept that the nature of God’s free activities outside of himself (ad intra) is determined by the nature of God’s free actions inside himself (ad extra).
The three individuals do not just ‘cooperate’ in their exterior works, as if each person’s particular contribution to a wider operational whole were solely a byproduct of their collaboration.
All of God’s external works, from creation to consummation, are the works of the three divine persons “) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) The Last Words of Jesus: Some Observations Harris’s outstanding book, The Seven Sayings of Jesus on the Cross, comes to a close with a series of “final notes on the sayings,” which I will quote in full (pages 87-88):
- It was 9 a.m. (“the third hour”) when Jesus was crucified, and it was noon (“the sixth hour”) when the darkness began to fall, which continued until 3 p.m. (“the ninth hour”) when the sun came up (Matt 27:45
- Mark 15:25, 33
- Luke 23:44). After speaking at indeterminate times throughout the first three-hour period, Jesus then gave his fourth “message,” which was referred to as “the scream of dereliction,” at the conclusion of the second three-hour period. Following that, it appears that the final three statements were delivered in rapid succession, with the only pause being the time required for Jesus to receive the sour wine in answer to his request, “I am thirsty.” As a result, the final four words were most likely delivered within five to ten minutes. There are contributions from all four Gospel authors to the recorded words of Jesus uttered on the cross: The fourth is recorded by Matthew and Mark
- The first, second, and seventh are recorded by Luke
- The third, fifth, and sixth are recorded by John. Only the fourth and sixth phrases were said “in a loud voice,” with the former indicating the sorrow of abandoning and the latter expressing the joy of triumph
- The others were delivered “in hushed tones.” The three addresses in the sayings – “Father,” “my God,” and “Father” – suggest that Jesus was obsessed on the crucifixion, as he had been throughout his life, with his connection with God, his Father, and that this preoccupation continued on the cross. Every one of the seven words was cradled by God’s fatherly care and Jesus’ filial trust
- Each of the seven words narrows in on Jesus’ attention in an ever-narrowing fashion. First and foremost, his executioners (1), then a fellow suffering (2), then his mother and cousin (3a and b), and ultimately himself (3) are mentioned (4-7). It was only after the needs of others had been met that Jesus considered his own predicament. As seen by the last four sentences of the passage, which cite or allude to the Psalms, Jesus’ intellect was clearly steeped with Scripture. We can draw parallels between Jesus’ repeated use of Deuteronomy during his wilderness temptation (Matt 4:4, 7, and 10)
- Jesus was fully aware of both his physical and spiritual needs (“I am thirsty!”), and addressed them both (“Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit”)
- Jesus was fully aware of his physical and spiritual needs (“I am thirsty!”)
- And Jesus was fully aware of his physical and spiritual needs (“I am thirsty!”). When compared to the fourth cry (“My God.”), which depicts a painfully sad low point in Jesus’ suffering on the crucifixion, the sixth scream (“It is finished!”) indicates a climactic high moment, as well as the only statement in which no one is specifically addressed. The earthquake (Matt 27:51b), the resurrection of many saints (Matt 27:52-53), the confession of the centurion (Matt 27:54
- Mark 15:39
- Luke 23:47), and the burial of Jesus were all direct consequences of Jesus’ seven sayings and death (Matt 27:57-61
- Mark 15:42-47
- Luke 23:50-56
- John 19:31, 38-42). The resurrection of Jesus, his appearances, and his ascension into heaven served as the ultimate conclusion to the story.
It has been completed. May peace be with you! As Christians who have lived after the death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, we are unable to remember the crucifixion apart from the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Although we remember and reflect on each of Jesus’ experiences during the week of his crucifixion, and we make an effort not to move too quickly through them, we cannot separate the parts from the whole during this time. We learn a great lot about Jesus by concentrating on his last sayings which were given while on the cross.
- As Jesus pointed out, “I promise you that you will weep and lament, but the rest of the world will rejoice.
- We linger on this day for a moment, reflecting on the gravity of what Jesus accomplished on our behalf by dying on the cross.
- 24:12; Jn.
- 1:4) and our justification (Rom.
Our grief transforms to gladness because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
They are related.
2:16-17) and his anger is propitiated (Rom.
Faith is the means by which this completed, finished work of Christ is received in our lives.
The peace pronounced and accomplished by Jesus in the New Testament is the fulfillment of the shalom promised in the Old Testament.
Never had that ‘common word’ been so filled with meaning as when Jesus uttered it on Easter evening.
“His ‘Shalom!’ on Easter evening is the completion of ‘It is finished’ on the cross, for the peace of reconciliation and life from God is now imparted.
‘Shalom!’ accordingly is supremely the Easter greeting. Not surprisingly it is included, along with ‘grace,’ in the greeting of every epistle of Paul in the NT. Dear brothers and sisters, It is finished. Peace be with you!
What were the seven last words of Jesus Christ on the cross and what do they mean?
QuestionAnswer Following are the seven remarks that Jesus Christ made while hanging on the cross (in no particular order): “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” Jesus cried out with a loud voice about the ninth hour in Matthew 27:46, which translates as “My God, my God, why have you left me?” in English. God had to “turn away” from Jesus due to the sins of the entire world being thrown on Him, and as a result, God had to communicate His sentiments of abandonment by saying, “I feel abandoned.” While Jesus was bearing the weight of sin on His shoulders, He was also experiencing the single time in all of eternity that He would be separated from God.
- It is possible that those who executed Jesus were not fully aware of the gravity of what they were doing since they did not recognize Him as the Messiah.
- (3) “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise,” the narrator states (Luke 23:43).
- This was given because the offender had shown his trust in Jesus, recognizing Him for who He truly was, even at the hour of his execution, and the court ruled in his favor (Luke 23:42).
- Christ’s ready surrender of His soul into the Father’s care indicates that He was going to die – and that God had accepted His offering of Himself.
- (5) “Dear Lady, please accept this as your son!” “Here is your mother!” says the other.
- And it was at that point that John accepted her into his own house (John 19:26-27).
- (6) ” I’m a little thirsty ” (John 19:28).
- Having shown thirst, He encouraged the Roman soldiers to administer vinegar, which was usual at the crucifixion, therefore fulfilling the prophesy of the elders of Israel.
(See John 19:30.) Jesus’ final remarks indicated that His suffering had come to an end and that the whole task His Father had assigned Him to do, which included preaching the Gospel, performing miracles, and obtaining eternal salvation for His people, had been completed, achieved, and fulfilled.
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What were Jesus’ last words?
The Seven Last Words of Christ provide food for thought throughout Lent. Last words that are well-known. We’ve all heard them at some point. They even produce cartoons about them, such as “This appears to be simple” printed on a piece of paper.
The Seven Last Words of Christ offer Lenten reflection
Last words that are well-known. We’ve all heard them at some point. They even draw cartoons about them, such as the phrase “This appears to be simple” printed on a gravestone. There are some encouraging last words, such as “Drink to me,” which is ascribed to Pablo Picasso, among others. Some of them are prayerful, such as the “Amen” of Pope John Paul II. The execution of St. Thomas More’s beard from the executioner’s block, stating, “This has not displeased the monarch,” is one example of a comical execution.
The Seven Last Words
“Father, pardon them; they are completely unaware of what they are doing” (Lk 23:34). “Woman, see, there’s your son” (Jn 19:26). “I have a thirst” (Jn 19:28). “Amen, I say to you, you will be with me in Paradise today,” the Lord says (Lk 23:43). “My God, my God, why have you deserted me?” says the narrator. (Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34.) “It has been completed.” (See also John 19:30.) The spirit of “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit” (Lk 23:46). “The Seven Last Words” of Christ are a Lenten meditation that is traditionally done during the last few days of Lent, but can be done at any time.
- hands.” The “seven words” were actually seven sentences, and they were from the Passion stories in each of the four Gospels, which I only realized after they had been repeated again and over.
- “There has never been a sermon like the Seven Last Words,” says the author.
- As a result, even when the words are sorrowful, serious, and even terrifying, we must remember that they are conveying this uplifting message.
A quotation from Matthew and Mark is included among the “Seven Last Words”: “My God, My God, why have you left me?” ‘Eli Eli lama sabachthani?’ is the only one of the seven final words of Jesus before his death that has survived in the original Aramaic, the common language in which he would have spoken: “Eli Eli lama sabachthani?’ (Mt 27:46 and Mk 15:34, which has “Eloi, Eloi.” In addition, these are the first words of Psalm 22, which is considered as one of the Psalms of Lament in the Bible.
- The psalm is divided into three sections, the first two of which are filled with anguish.
- This is one of the most comforting psalms in the Bible, with the opening line “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not lack.” According to the vast majority of biblical experts, Jesus meant for us to think about Psalm 23 when we heard Psalm 22.
- This could be most obvious in the second of the Seven Last Words, delivered to the repentant thief: “This day you shall be with me in Paradise,” which many believe to be the most poignant of all (Lk 23:43).
- Several scholars believe that Jesus’ citation from Psalm 22 (v.
- This verse, however, has a significant significance for Archbishop Sheen as well.
- for love!” The archbishop explained that because Christ died for us out of love for us, he was also desiring our love in return for his death on the cross.
And it’s the final word that actually counts in this conversation.
The Seven Last Words of Christ provide food for thought throughout Lent.
We’ve all heard them at some point.
There are some encouraging last words, such as “Drink to me,” which is ascribed to Pablo Picasso, among others.
The execution of St.
However, there are no more beautiful final words than those said by Jesus on the cross.
When I was a youngster, I remember sitting in church on Palm Sunday and again on Good Friday, listening to the reading of the Passion and attempting to figure out which of the “seven” last words were actually spoken: “Father.
In his book on the subject, Archbishop Fulton Sheen writes, “There has never been a preacher like the dying Christ in history.” There has never been a congregation quite like the one that assembled around the pulpit of the Cross on that day.
The final words of Jesus must be considered in the context of the Gospels, which serve as a recounting of “the Good News” of redemption.
To paraphrase Archbishop Sheen, they are all lessons in one way or another.
The psalm is divided into three sections, the first two of which are filled with anguish.
This is one of the most comforting psalms in the Bible, with the opening line “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not lack.” According to the vast majority of biblical experts, Jesus meant for us to think about Psalm 23 when we heard Psalm 22.
This could be most obvious in the second of the Seven Last Words, delivered to the repentant thief: “This day you shall be with me in Paradise,” which many believe to be the most poignant of all (Lk 23:43).
Several scholars believe that Jesus’ citation from Psalm 22 (v.
This verse, however, has a significant significance for Archbishop Sheen as well.
It meant, according to the archbishop, that, just as Christ died for us out of love for us, he was equally desirous of receiving our love in return.
And it’s the final word that actually counts in this conversation. The Collegeville Biblical Commentary; Psalms for All Seasons; The Seven Last Words; and The New American Bible are some of the resources used in this study.
What Were the Last Words of Jesus and Why Are They so Powerful?
The final lines are quite strong. Anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one understands the significance of their final words. Words spoken in anger might linger in your mind for years, but words spoken in love are something that those who are left behind will remember for the rest of their lives. While a family member, I’ve sat at the bedsides of loved ones as they took their final breath on this planet. It’s painful, yet those last few minutes spent together are precious memories. If you knew your time on this planet was coming to an end, what words would you like to leave for your family and friends before you passed away?
To what extent are the final words of Jesus more important and powerful than our own?
He was deliberate in his preparation of His followers and associates for His death and resurrection, and they responded positively.
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What Were the Last Words of Jesus?
The last seven words of Jesus are really seven phrases, as opposed to seven words. Look at the accounts of Jesus’ final remarks from each of the four Gospels while He hung on the cross. “ Then, at about the ninth hour, Jesus called out in a hushed voice, saying,”Eli, Eli, lema sabachthan?” (Eli, Eli, what do you want me to do? that is to say, “”My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” I cried out. Matthew 27:46 is an example of a parable. “And Jesus cried out with a loud voice once more, and his spirit was delivered up.” Matthew 27:50 (KJV) “And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which translates as “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” “”My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” I cried out.
- “Luke 23:34,” says the Bible.
- “Luke 23:43,” says the Bible.
- “When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he adored standing close, he said to his mother, “Woman, see!
- It’s your son!” Then he turned to the disciple and said, “Look, here’s your mother!” As a result, the disciple moved her to his own house from that point on.” John 19:26-27 is a passage of scripture.
- In John 19:30, Jesus says I like how the many Gospel stories help us gain a more complete understanding of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
- It’s possible that they were standing in various places and so observed things differently, or that one of them heard something that the others did not.
Each of these testimonies is included in the Bible for a specific reason, and when taken together, they provide us with the final words said by Jesus before His death.
What Happened before the Last Words of Jesus?
It’s strange to have a favorite Gospel, but John is the one I’m most fond of. This is the first place that comes to me when I think about Jesus’ last remarks. “Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus saw that the time had come for him to go from this world to the Father, he loved his own who were in the world to the point of death, and he loved them to the end,” says John 13:1 (ESV), “he loved them to the end.” As Jesus realized that His time on this planet was dwindling, he did something extraordinary.
- The events and words of Jesus’ last days are recounted in these chapters.
- A short picture of Jesus’ final days before His death is provided below: Jesus washed the disciples’ feet in order to demonstrate to them what it means to serve others, according to John 13:4-17.
- The Lord informed them that He would be departing and that they would not be able to follow Him, John 13:31-33.
- He informed Peter that he would deny Him three times before the rooster crows if he didn’t repent immediately.
- He also taught them to pray.
- John 14:11 says that Jesus is in the Father and the Father is in Jesus.
- In John 14:19, Jesus says that the disciples will live because He lives, which is a clue to His resurrection.
John 14:20 paints a wonderful image of oneness.
John 14:27 says that Jesus imparts His peace to the disciples and tells them not to be scared.
In John 15:1-11, He expresses His affection for the disciples and instructs them to remain in His love and be filled with pleasure as a result.
In John 15:12-17, he refers to them as “selected companions.” Jesus tells His disciples that the world despised Him and that it will despised them as well.
In John 16:4-15, Jesus goes into further detail regarding the Holy Spirit and His role in their lives.
Jesus declares once more that His time on earth is limited, that the disciples will soon be scattered, and that He will be left all by himself.
Finally, in the most beautiful and powerful prayer, Jesus intercedes for his followers and for all of us.
Ultimately, Jesus prayed that this cup be taken away from Him, but he also requested that the Father’s will be done.
As a result of his pain, as He was praying, His perspiration turned like blood, according to Luke 22:39-44.
One of the disciples chopped off the ear of one of the servants of those who had come to capture Jesus, and he died as a result.
Following that, there will be a trial before the Jewish Council.
Pilate, the ruler of Judea, receives Jesus from the Romans.
A betrayal by the Jewish people, who scream “Crucify Him” as a result (Mark 15:13). Pilate decides to wash his hands of the situation and orders Jesus to be severely beaten before handing Him over to be crucified. The time is drawing close for Jesus to speak His last words before His death.
What Can We Learn from the Last Words of Jesus?
“It is done,” or “Father, into your hands I submit my soul,” were the very final words said by Jesus. It’s conceivable that these remarks were spoken at the same moment as one another, one after another. Although there is no indication of the tone of voice in Scripture, I believe these statements were said with immense excitement. We generally think of Jesus’ last words as being solemn since He was about to die a horrible death on a crucifixion. But this is not the case. Nonetheless, this was the conclusion.
- He was making his way back to the Father, putting his spirit in His capable hands.
- The medical tests and procedures that have been performed on me have been extremely painful, and as we come to the finish line, no matter how horrible I feel, how weary I am, or how horrific that final bit of agony is, I’m joyful because it’s nearly over.
- I might be completely incorrect, but I believe those few seconds were a small taste of the peace and joy Jesus had during His final minutes of inconceivable terrible pain and suffering.
- As a result of Jesus’ death on the cross and his resurrection, the curse of sin was lifted, the power of death was diminished, the way to redemption was established, and mankind were given the ability to approach God personally and have an intimate relationship with Him.
- God is primarily concerned about relationships.
- It is for this reason that Jesus’ agony was so tremendous when He realized that the Father had abandoned Him at the end of the story.
- It was for this reason that He pleaded with God to pardon those who were crucifying Him.
In addition to what Jesus said in the end, what more can we take away from his final words?
Jesus was able to celebrate because He had remained faithful to the Father, despite the fact that it had cost Him everything.
Jesus placed His life and death in the hands of the Father, and He placed His spirit in the loving hands of the Father.
Jesus is a tremendous role model for us to follow in our lives.
However, some of you may be thinking, “But they aren’t actually the last words of Jesus!” I understand.
Following his resurrection from the grave, Jesus appeared to a large number of people and said many more last statements.
They are also impactful and unforgettable in their own right.
“However, when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will gain authority, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and throughout Judea and Samaria, as well as to the ends of the earth.” And when he had spoken these things, while they were looking on, he was snatched up and carried away by a cloud, and while they were looking into heaven as he went, behold, two men in white robes approached them and said, “Men of Galilee, why are you standing here looking into heaven?” As you seen him ascend into heaven, this Jesus, who was carried up from you into heaven, will return in the same manner in which you witnessed him ascend into heaven.” Acts 1:6-11 is an example of a parable.
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7 Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross
Christians all across the world are concentrating their attention during this season of Lent on the gift of salvation. What an incredible experience it is to remember the suffering that Jesus went through during His death on the Cross at the hands of the Roman soldiers, isn’t it? Seven statements were made by Jesus during His final hours on earth, as He hung on the Cross. Each statement revealed something new about Jesus and His character to those who heard it. These are taken from four different Gospel accounts and are referred to as Jesus’ “seven last words.” Allow me to suggest that we spend some time today reading (and listening to) these seven final words spoken by Jesus from the Cross.
Jesus’ 7 Last Sayings in Scripture
“Father, pardon them, for they are completely unaware of what they are doing.” In Luke 23:34, the Bible says “Today, thou shalt be with Me in paradise,” the Lord says. In Luke 23:43, the Bible says “Woman, have a look at thy Son.” —Jesus Christ, John 19:26 “My God, my God, why have You left Me?” says the prophet. —Matthew 15:34 “I have a thirst.” —Jesus Christ, John 19:28 “It has been completed.” —Joshua 19:29 “Father, I commit My spirit into Thy hands,” I say. —Luke 23:46 (NASB) The season of Lent is an excellent time to re-read the entire account of Christ’s crucifixion if you haven’t done so recently.
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Is it important to you what Jesus’ seven final words from the Cross mean? Share your opinions with us by leaving a comment in the section below. Let’s take a step forward and read the complete tale as told in the Gospel accounts:
- Matthew 26:14-27:66, Mark 14:12-15:47, Luke 22-23, and John 18-19 are some of the passages to consider.
On Good Friday, we remember and contemplate in ways that our body is incapable of comprehending. Our holy God was impaled on a human torture and death weapon for his sins. His divinity remained intact, and yet He was also entirely human on that particular day. As a result, His words of forgiveness, promise, protection, provision, anguish, human need, fulfillment, and consecration are all the more impactful because of this. Which of Jesus’ final comments has the greatest impact on you? Is it His pardoning of the repentant criminal, or something else?
What is the source of his anguish?