Monday, March 30, 2015

The Seven Words of the Cross

The words spoken by Jesus Christ the promised Messiah. The only begotten Son of God sent into the world to save mankind from their sins forever. As Christ hung in agony on the cross being crucified to pay the penalty, once and for all, for the sins of mankind against Holy Almighty God, the Lord spoke from the cross. Here below are the last words of God Almighty in human form, before he died on The Cross at Mount Calvary.   

(Jesus Christ prays for forgiveness of the sins of mankind.)
 1st WORD - Luke 23:34  
And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide His garments.

(Jesus offers salvation to mankind.)
2nd WORD - Luke 23:43
And He said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.

(Jesus presents mankind with the gift of relationships.)
3rd WORD - John 19:26-27
When Jesus saw His mother and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

(Christ laments sufferings and the agonizing penalty of sin.)
4th WORD - Mark 15:34
And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

(Christ experiences abandonment and cries out in distress.)
5th WORD - John 19:28
After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.

(Jesus signifies oneness in reunion with God Almighty.)
6th WORD - Luke 23:46
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.

(Christ exclaims victory and triumph over sin and death.)
7th and Last WORD - John 19:29-30
A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to His mouth. When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished.” And he bowed His head and gave up His spirit.


Servant Hortense Grimes

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