The Seven Statements From The Cross
"Father forgive them for they know not what
He did not pray, in that dark hour, for His
loved ones first or for His friends. He prayed
for His enemies. He modeled exactly what He
was taught. Do you realize
that you are in need of the Father's
"Today you will be with me in Paradise".
His second statement was in answer to a
prayer. His second statement was an answer to
that criminals prayer
for forgiveness. Have you realized and
confessed Jesus as
your personal Savior?
"Woman, behold your son".
The Lord was thinking about the needs of His
mother and her
is concerned and provides for
all of us.
"My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?"
Jesus was forsaken so we don't have to be. It
was at this
moment that I believe Jesus bore all the sins
of the world.
Every wicked thing ever done by every person
on Jesus at that very moment. In my opinion,
it was God's
most painful moment.
This personal statement reminds us that Jesus
is not only God, but He also was man. Jesus identifies with our
"I thirst". was the first
words from the lips of our Lord of a
This was not merely just a casual thirst. This
was a thirst
produced by a tremendous loss of blood. This
very One who
created water was crying out for just a few
drops to quench this insatiable thirst.
"It is finished".
Our sin is paid for and sin's control over our
lives is broken! It
is all paid - no more debts left. Jesus has
done all this for you
and for me. Finished was our salvation. All
our sins were
transferred to Jesus when He hung on the
righteousness was transferred to our account.
stronghold on humanity was finished. Because
of what Jesus did
on the cross, we no longer have to be under
the power of Satan.
"Into your hands I commit My spirit".
You can entrust your life into God's hands".
Although Satan played a part in tempting both
Judas Iscariot and Peter in the Passion of the Christ (see Luke
22:3; Luke 22:31), the
crucifixion was not the result of Satan's
doing. It was Jesus Christ's
intended purpose to die on the cross for the
sins of the world, (John 3:16).
Here are the reasons Christ died on the cross
To bring us into a right relationship with
God. Our sin has separated
us from God. In order to restore our
relationship with God, He sent
His Son to pay the penalty of our sins. That
penalty was the cross.
To forgive us of our sins and the guilt that
accompanied them. The
Bible makes it clear that without this
shedding of blood, we cannot
be forgiven of our sins. Jesus then came to
die as a once-and-for-all
sacrifice to forgive us of our sins and free
us from it's guilt.
To satisfy the radical requirement of the
holiness of God. God's
holiness made a penalty for sin necessary.
Jesus paid that penalty by
experiencing God's wrath and separation from
Him on the cross. He was forsaken of God so we didn't have to be.
He was forsaken for a time
that we might enjoy God's presence forever.
To perform the righteous requirements of the
law. Jesus lived the perfect
life we were required to live and took the
punishment that we deserved.
These are some of the reasons Jesus Christ
died. Our sins put Him on that
cross two thousand years ago. The ending of
the Passion of the Christ is the
beginning of the happiest story ever told. It
is the story of how God became
a man so He could die for our sins and so we
could be friends with Him once
again. He did it for you and for me.