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What were the seven last words of Jesus Christ on the cross and what do they mean?



    
    

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The seven statements that Jesus Christ made on the cross were (not in any particular order):(1) Matthew 27:46 tells us that about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, "Eloi, Eloi, ...

July 01 2013 2 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Image Thomas K M A retired Defence Scientist from Indian Defence R&D Orgn.
I would like to add my comments on the last words `It is finished ‘(John19:30). Among the seven words He spoken, this is the most significant one and this has got a wider, deeper,unfathomable meaning in it. 
Finished work of the Cross elevates to you to a new dimension. There is remedy when you are in Christ. Knowledge of revelation is essential when you face a problem. It is your duty to demonstrate the revelation. But those who wait on the LORD. Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint (Isiah40:31) You are an eagle. Faith without works is dead. Revelation without demonstration is dead. We are slaves under flesh. When you are spirit dominated, you will dominate in flesh. Let us see how we were before cross and how we were after cross
You have already risen in Christ. Act on the Cross has to be demonstrated. Our conscious is not upgrading to the level of being in Christ. All have been sinned fallen short of Glory. Believe what Christ has done on the Cross. He demonstrated faith by dying on the Cross. You are reconciled back to God. You and God as one by faith. Gal3:5-9 says 5 Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?— 6 just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 7 Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.
Everything is the finished work of the Cross. Offence (evil doing)/doubting) is the biggest form of stoppage of blessing. John3:16-17 says 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Demonstration by right believing God is essential. Invisible righteousness of Christ has to be revealed. At the cross Jesus did not just take way your sins. But He also gave you His righteousness but He gave also a divine exchange took place; your sins for His righteousness.
Everything is predestined. All authority has been given to you. Just believe in the finished work of the Cross. Do not get felony and demonstrate faith. You are the tree of life: an invisible thing. God came down to demonstrate His righteousness. People in Old Testament did not believe invisibility: A Gospel without practical demonstration. Christ proved himself on the cross, the practical demonstration: unconditional love. Love creates and hate destroys

June 09 2015 1 response Vote Up Share Report


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Mini James Kraft 74 year old retired pipeline worker
The last thing Jesus said was, "IT IS FINISHED". Than is an accounting term which means PAID IN FULL. He paid our sin debt in full so we could never be condemned again. Past, present, and future sins that we have not even thought of yet are all paid. That is why John 3:18 says, believers are no longer condemned. 

We have been completely delivered from the penalty of all sin forever. He paid our sin debt because we had nothing to pay with. Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:10 There is none righteous, no not one. 

One little lie would send us to hell forever and ever to pay for that one sin. God is a righteous Judge, and all sin is punished in hell forever. 

But Jesus paid for the sins of the whole world, First John 2:2, so that anyone who would believe it would be saved. Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the POWER of God unto salvation to EVERYONE THAT BELEIVETH. 

The gospel is given in First Corinthians 15:1-4 That Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures, that He was buried and rose again on the third day, according to the scriptures. 

The second we believe, He seals us with the Holy Spirit of promise unto the praise of His glory Ephesians 1:13-14. John 6:40 And this is the will of Him who sent me, that ALL that seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life, and I will raise him up on the last day.

John 10:28-29 Double eternal security. John 6:47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on me, HATH EVERLASTING LIFE. Present tense. 

That is GODS word. And God can not go back on HIS WORD. He never says one thing that is not true. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, that WHOSOEVER, BELIEVETH in Him, should not perish, but HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE. 

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, and we have already proved we have sinned. But the GIFT of God is ETERNAL LIFE, through Jesus Christ our Lord. But it has to be Jesus alone apart from any works. 

We have nothing to boast in. Romans 3:26-28 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? By the law of faith. Faith is not a work. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the Law. 

First John 1:8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the TRUTH is not in us. 

When Jesus died, we died with Him. Colossians 3:3 We are dead but made alive unto God through the Spirit of God who lives in all believers. 

So Jesus one blood sacrifice paid our sin debt in full so we can never be condemned again. 

We can be chastened by the Lord, and lose our rewards in heaven, First Corinthians 3:11-21,but not our salvation which was paid for by Jesus one blood sacrifice for all sin. 

And, we have to be as righteous as God to go to heaven. He imputes His perfect righteousness to us without works. Romans 4:6.

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace ye are saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the GIFT of God, not of works, what we do or do not do, lest any man should boast. You can not boast in free. And there is nothing left to do. The one payment covers us from all sin forever and ever and ever. 

The GIFT of God is eternal Life. It has to be free, because no sinner can pay his own sin debt. But Jesus, just because He loved us, John 3:16 died to set us free from the penalty of sin forever and ever and ever, 

All we have to do is believe it to be saved. Just accept His free gift that HE paid for with His own sinless blood for all our sins forever.

February 27 2020 1 response Vote Up Share Report


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