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Why did Jesus say to His Father, "Into your hands I commit my spirit."?



      

Luke 23:46

NKJV - 46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, "Father, 'into Your hands I commit My spirit.' " Having said this, He breathed His last.

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Mini Rotimi EWEDEMI Very keen Bible Researcher
Jesus was simply sort of telling God not to forget to resurrect him from the dead.

He was expressing faith in God that his future prospects is in God's hands, and that God should act in line with the assurance that God gave him.

His expectations were fulfilled. According to the Bible, god did resurrect Jesus from the dead! 

" This Jesus, when delivered up according to the definite and fixed purpose and settled plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and put out of the way [killing Him] by the hands of lawless and wicked men. [But] God raised Him up, liberating Him from the pangs of death, seeing that it was not possible for Him to continue to be controlled or retained by it" (Acts 2:23 - 2:24 AMP).

"For David says in regard to Him, I saw the Lord constantly before me, for He is at my right hand that I may not be shaken or overthrown or cast down [from my secure and happy state]. Therefore my heart rejoiced and my tongue exulted exceedingly; moreover, my flesh also will dwell in hope [will encamp, pitch its tent, and dwell in hope in anticipation of the resurrection]. For You will not abandon my soul, leaving it helpless in Hades (the state of departed spirits), nor let Your Holy One know decay or see destruction [of the body after death]. You have made known to me the ways of life; You will enrapture me [diffusing my soul with joy] with and in Your presence" (Acts 2:25 - 2:28 AMP).

"He foreseeing this, spoke [by foreknowledge] of the resurrection of the Christ (the Messiah) that He was not deserted [in death] and left in Hades (the state of departed spirits), nor did His body know decay or see destruction. This Jesus God raised up, and of that all we [His disciples] are witnesses. Being therefore lifted high by and to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promised [blessing which is the] Holy Spirit, He has made this outpouring which you yourselves both see and hear (Acts 2:31 - 2:33 AMP).

God did not leave Jesus in the grave to see corruption. He acted in line with his promise.

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