Jesus on the Cross: The Seven Things that Jesus Said
Pictures of Jesus on the Cross
These pictures and quotes of Jesus on the cross can bring about the transformation that we need, if we let them. They depict the biggest act of love and sacrifice in history - the moment when God gave it all for our sake.
This article showcases the seven things that Jesus said on the cross. I encourage you to meditate on these things and apply them to your own life.
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The seven things that Jesus said on the Cross
This section displays the 7 things that Jesus said on the cross. Meditating on these words can reveal so much about not only God's heart towards us, but how our hearts should be towards God.
Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do. Luke 23:34
It is truly astonishing to see that Jesus prays to forgive the people that put Him through so much pain - pain that we deserved.
I have found this prayer to help me keep a clean heart when I am tempted to hold onto anger from what other people are doing in my own life.
"Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise." Luke 23:43
Jesus is busy turning history as we know it upside down. Yet, He still uses every opportunity He has to save one more.
Do you still proclaim goodness to others - even when you are 'busy' or going through your own pain?
"Jesus said to his mother: "Woman, this is your son." Then he said to the disciple: "This is your mother." John 19:26-27
God values family. So much so, that this is one of the seven things that Jesus sais on the cross. Jesus is a prime example of how we should treat our family. It's not always about us, but the people we are connected to.
Do you look after your family regardless of the pain or hassle that you are going through?
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34
At first glance, you might be wondering why anybody would want to share this word from Jesus on the cross. As one of the seven sayings of Jesus, it is massively important.
Firstly, note how Jesus cries out as soon as there He senses separation between Him and His Father. When we feel separated from God, do we cry out or do we hide from Him? Let us cry out to God as soon as possible. This is the heart of relationship with God.
Secondly, Jesus was forsaken so that we might never be. Whenever you feel like God would forsake you for something that you've done, know that Jesus was forsaken so that you would never be. He took your punishment for you on your behalf.
"I thirst." John 19:28
This is another verse that (should) make us uncomfortable.
Jesus did this to fulfill prophesy (They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst - Psalm 69:21).
This is the only human expression about Himself and of how He feels physically. It was always about others (us).
“Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life" (John 4:13-14).
This implies that Jesus was in a state of lack as punishment for the sin that we committed. We do not have to thirst anymore, as Jesus took it all on Himself for our sake. We can be fulfilled because of what was done on the cross.
When Jesus had received the wine, he said, "It is finished;" and he bowed his head and handed over the spirit. John 19:30
It is finished
I love the definiteness of this quote. It is done. It is over. It is paid for. What must die has died. What must come has come. We can now move on.
Are there things that you are currently struggling with that have already been taken care of on the cross? It is finished. Not because of how good you are, but because of God's grace alone.
Don't try to do what Jesus has already finished on the cross.
Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit." Luke 23:46
The last thing said by Jesus on the cross is a powerful prayer indeed.
After being beaten, carrying the shame of the world, living as man instead of God, doing for us what we could never do for ourselves; Jesus returns to His Father.
After all that we go through, we can come to the Father. He is the place of rest, restoration, grace, refreshment, peace, joy.
Let us be careful to commend our spirit to God alone. You know who you serve by where you run after trials and errors.
I hope that these words are as inspirational to you as they were to me. Share this article with someone who needs it.
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