4 Life Transforming Sayings Of Jesus On The Cross

The last words of Jesus on the cross go a long way to reveal the humility in His life. Although He suffered so much and bled in pain on the cross, He still looked at those who crucified Him and said Father forgive them for they know not what they are doing. This is the depth of the love that He has for us.

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The heart of God was to save us through His Son, and Jesus came to fulfill and accomplish the will of God here on earth. He endured the bloody intensive death in other to save us from our sins.

These are 4 life-transforming words that Jesus spoke on the cross:

1). “Father Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit.”

There was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands, I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. (Luke 23:44)

These words indicate the completion of the finished work of Jesus to redeem humanity. The curtain that was torn into two signifies that we have been set free from our sins and now we can enter into the throne of God and obtain grace to live an effective life.

2). “Today You Will Be With Me In Paradise”

We read about these words in Luke 23:43 where Jesus who was blameless, without sin, and not guilty had to die with two men who were guilty of their crimes that fateful day. Both men spoke to Jesus, but only the one who acknowledge his sin would die to be greeted into the promise of Heaven.

The response of Jesus in this instance was profound to the criminal, as He promised this sinner that he too would enter the gates of Heaven to live in paradise, not later but that day. When we acknowledge and confess our sins, He is faithful to forgive us of all our sins.

3). “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?”

Matthew 27:46 tells us that about the ninth hour when Jesus cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” When the sin of the world was laid upon Him, God turned His face away from the Son because He is a holy God and will not behold sin. Also, it was His will that Jesus would die to save us all.

He has never lived without the presence of His Father, at that moment He felt the absence of His father and cried out. This helps us understand that it is sin that takes us away from the presence of the father.

4). “It is finished!”

John 19:30 speaks about this saying in the Bible. The work that the Father had sent Jesus to do was to teach the Gospel, perform miracles, and achieve reconciliation for His people, and all that was fulfilled.

“Jesus is saying in “It is finished” that the debt owed by man to his Creator on account of Adam’s sin is finally and forever dealt with. “It is finished,” means that not only does the blood of Jesus take away man’s sin, but now He removes it as far as the east is to the west, for is finished, done, signed, and sealed because of the blood of Jesus.

When Jesus said, “It is finished” (John 19:30) He brought about the completion of all the Old Testament prophecies, symbols, and foreshadowing about Himself.”

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