Seven Last Words Of Jesus Christ

Seven Last Words Of Jesus Christ

 

According to Walter M. Chandler was a lawyer and elected to Congress. AlsoHe served as member of the faculty and lecturer at the American Expeditionary Force University at Beaune, France, during World War I. Wrote the following What happened to Jesus is the greatest travesty of justice the world will ever see.  “The pages of human history present no stronger case of judicial murder than the trial and crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, for the simple reason that all forms of law were outraged and trampled under foot in the proceedings instituted against Him. 

No legal basis existed for Jesus’ arrest. There were no formal charges registered against him. The trial was held at night instead during the day.  

The High Priest’s charge of blasphemy (cursing God or assuming to oneself the rights and qualities of God), which was used to justify sentencing Jesus to death, found in    Mark14:60-63 .They all condemned him as worthy of death  Mark 14:64 . Jewish law forbid the sentencing of death in any location. Also Jewish law expressly forbids a person from judging a case if they are already negatively biased either against the accused or the accuser                                     

  • The final sentence was pronounced in the High Priest’s palace (house) see Mark 14:53. It was illegal to sentence someone to die in any location other than the court’s Great Sanhedrin’s appointed place, which was a chamber in Jerusalem’s temple known as the chamber of hewn stones. 

The Jewish method executing the  guilty party is stoning found in Exodus 21:28. Only the Romans had authority to execute criminals; however, they could not use blasphemy. Under Roman law, the Jewish leaders could not put anyone to death.Since Pilate alone had the power to enforce the death penalty, The Roman method of execution is crucifixion.  Jesus predicted what kind of death he would die. As “Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up.”

Jesus uttered these words to the Sanhedrin , the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the Power of God. And  also said “You say that I am.

According to Jewish Law, however, it deserved death Lv 24:16, this also included false claims to be the Messiah. To the Jews, this was blasphemy and should be punished by death.

Accordingly Roman laws punishment by death included extreme criminals, political or religious agitators, pirates, or those who had no civil  rights. Only the Goverment the district had the authority executed 

 

 

Crucifixion was for slaves and extreme criminals, political or religious agitators, pirates, or those who had no civil  rights. The condemned wore a stone tablet around the their neck, and was nail to the top cross. Declaring the nature of the crime they have committed a warning to onlooking not to defy the Roman government.

So the chief priests and the Pharisees brought Jesus to Pilate who was the Government of Judah . Pilate said, “What charges are you bringing against this man?” They responded, “If he were not a criminal, we would not have handed him over to you.” So Pilate told them, “Take Him yourselves and judge Him according to your law.”It’s not legal for us to put anyone to death. 

The chief priests and the Pharisees said to Pilate  If he were not a criminal, we would not have handed him over to you.  So Pilate told them, “Take Him yourselves and judge Him according to your law.”It’s not legal for us to put anyone to death. The Jews admitted rhe real reason, why they brought Jesus to Pilate   according Lv 24:16  He  must die, because He made Himself the Son of God or the Messiah

They later accused Jesus of subverting the nation, opposing payment of taxes to Caesar ,to Caesar, and saying that He Himself is the Messiah, a King.

Remember Pilate heard about Jesus, and  knew about large crowds to see Jesus and  report written about Him   and saw that it was quite clear that He wasn’t leading a military revolution or revolt. There was simply no evidence to support the Jewish leaders charges.

 In Luke 23:13 “You have brought me this man as one who subverts the people. But in fact, after examining Him in your presence, I have found no grounds( to charge this man with those things you accuse Him of.  Neither has Herod, because he sent Him back to us. Clearly, He has done nothing to deserve death. 

In Mark 15:6 At the festival it was Pilate’s custom to release for the people a prisoner they requested. There was one named Barabbas, who was in prison with rebels who had committed murder. So Pilate ask them, “Do you want me to release the King of the Jews or Barabbas,

But, the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to asked to release Barabbas, and crucify Jesus. 

“Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate. But, they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!” When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting; he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!” All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our  children!  Then, he released Barabbas even thou he was  guilty of rebellion and murder,and Pilate found Jesus not guilty and sent Him to be still executed.   Jesus took Barabbas placed and mankind as well. NKJV Study Bible wrote Jesus never did anything wrong. Yet He died for our sins, so that we could be declared righteous before a His Father    

Even thou Jesus committed no sin but He was treated as if He was worst of sinner John MacArthur wrote God treated Him as if He committed believers’ sins, and treats believers as if they did only the righteous deeds of the sinless Son of God. As scripture declares,” He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

A case for Christ wrote, “A summary of the gospel. Christ, the only entirely righteous one, at Calvary took our sin upon himself and endured the punishment we deserved , namely, death and separation from God.”  As scriptures declares, “He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

 

  • Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing. Luke 23:34 :  Between the crowds .Jewish leader and the two thieves mocking Him.  Instead cursing themJesus pray for them. Believer Bible Commentary wrote,”Who knows what a Niagara of divine wrath was averted by this prayer! Morgan comments on the Savior’s loveIn the soul of Jesus there was no resentment; no anger, no lurking desire for punishment upon the men who were maltreating Him. Men have spoken in admiration of the mailed fist. When I hear Jesus thus pray, I know that the only place for the mailed fist is in hell                     Since they were unaware  of the full scope of their wickedness. They did not recognize Him as the true Messiah. Orthodox Study Bible wrote,”This intercession is not only for those who sentenced and crucified Jesus, but for all of humanity—a people who have no insight into the profound                                              mystery of God’s salvation. As scripture declares,Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Jesus declared furthermore scribe declares,”7Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice. Jesus did not sin during time

 

  • “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise Luke 23:43 The thief who asked Christ for salvation received it The thief and who mock  Christ will be with Jesus in paradise. He asked Christ for salvation received it

Charles R. Erdman writes:”This story reveals the truth to us that salvation is conditioned upon repentance and faith. However, it contains other important messages also. It declares that salvtion is independent of sacraments. The thief had never been baptized, nor had he partaken of the Lord’s Supper…. He did in fact boldly profess his faith in the presence of a hostile crowd and amid the taunts and jeers of rulers and soldiers, yet he was saved without any formal rites. It is further evident that salvation is independent of good works…. It is also seen that there is no “sleep of the soul.” The body may sleep, but consciousness exists after death. Again it is evident that there is no “purgatory.” Out of a life of sin and shame, the penitent robber passed immediately into a state of blessedness. Again it may be remarked that salvation is not universal. There were two robbers; only one was saved. Last of all it may be noted that the very essence of the joy which lies beyond death consists in personal communion with Christ. The heart of the promise to the dying thief was this: “Thou shalt be with me.” This is our blessed assurance, that to depart is “to be with Christ” which is “very far better.”“My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? 

 

  • “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” Mark 15;3Matt. 27:46) .;  Mark D Roberson wrote, “This side of heaven, we will never fully know what Jesus was experiencing in this moment. I can write these words. I can say, truly, that the Father abandoned the Son for our sake, for the salvation of the world. But can I really grasp the mystery and the majesty of this truth? Hardly. As Martin Luther once said, “God forsaking God. Who can understand it?” Yet even my minuscule grasp of this reality calls me to confession, to humility, to worship, to adoration.

Believer Bible Commentary wrote God had forsaken Him because in His holiness He must dissociate Himself from sin. The Lord Jesus had identified Himself with our sins and was paying the penalty in full. Resulting from God’s wrath being poured out on Him as the substitute for sinners.

Case for Christ Study Bible wrote A summary of the gospel. Christ, the only entirely righteous one, at Calvary took our sin upon himself and endured the punishment we deserved (see NIV text note), namely, death and separation from God. Thus, by a marvelous exchange, he made it possible for us to receive his righteousness and thereby be reconciled to God 

Christ love mankind where He willingly went to the cross and sacrifice Himself on it and took our sins and His Father wrath to bridge the gap between His Father and mankind

Holman Commentary wrote  God’s holiness and justice made the cross an absolute necessity. Events at the crucifixion happened as they did so “the scripture might be fulfilled”

 

  • “I am thirsty.” John 19:28 After that, when Jesus perceived that all things were performed, so that the scripture would be fulfilled in Ps 69:21  They also gave me gall for my food and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. Also Ps 22.15 My strength is dried up like baked clay; my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth    Reformation Study Bible wrote The worst ordeal, that of bearing in the place of His people the wrath of God against sin (Matt. 27:46; Mark 15:34), appears to be over. Believer Commentary wrote“I thirst!” indicated real, physical thirst, which was intensified by crucifixion. But it also reminds us that, greater than His physical thirst was His spiritual thirst for the salvation of the souls of men.

 

  • “It is finished! “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” John 19;30   Jesus died as a victor and had “finished and possible the redeemed enter heaven gate. John 17:4 Jesus stated,”I have glorified You on the earth by completing the work You gave Me to do.                       Believer Bible Commentary wrote,”He had glorified the Father by His sinless life, by His miracles, by His suffering and death, and by His resurrection. He had finished the work of salvation the Father had given Him to do”. 

JC Rdyle wrote,”The crucifixion brought glory to the Father. It glorified His wisdom, faithfulness, holiness, and love. It showed Him wise, in providing a plan whereby He could be just, and yet the justifier of the ungodly.—It showed Him faithful in keeping His promise, that the seed of the woman should bruise the serpent’s head.—It showed Him holy, in requiring His law’s demands to be satisfied by our great Substitute.—It showed Him loving, in providing such a Mediator, such a Redeemer, and such a Friend for sinful man as His co-eternal Son. 

NKJV Study Bible wrote “Having fulfilled every command of the Father and every prophecy of Scripture, Jesus voluntarily died. This was not a cry of exhaustion, but of completion. Jesus had done what He had agreed to do.” Than He gave up His spirit

 In Luke 23.38, Matthew 27:37  John 19:19  Mark 15:26 it stated,  “THIS IS JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.” The inscription was written in three languages, Greek and Latin and Hebrew. Indeed a fitting title for Jesus our Messiah. As scripture declares, “ His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns, and he had a name written that no one knew but he himself. 

 

  • “Dear woman, here is your son   John  19; 26 Since Jesus as the eldest son was responsible for his mother’s care, entrusting this responsibility to another before he died was important.

 

Jesus here instructed John to care for Mary as if she were his own mother. John obeyed and took Mary to his own home.

Boice wrote The real meaning of this episode is that Jesus was caring for his mother and thus fulfilling the Old Testament commandment to “honor thy father and thy mother”   Exodus 20:12 

  Peter John and James were predominate disciple in Jesus circle on personal note would I being honour if Jesus chose me tend Jesus mother needs  As John was honour as well. As scripture declares, “Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever. 

The first three chapter of Luke was likely told by Mary  as Luke stated  just as the original eyewitnesses and servants of the word handed them down to us. On personal I would love to be fly on the wall while Mary was relating the account about Jesus to  John Luke and others.  

Mary was there when Jesus was crucify on the account her sins and all of mankind as well. As scripture declares “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

 

http://www.jesuschristsavior.net/Words.html 

http://www.graspinggod.com/seven-last-words-of-christ.html

 

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/markdroberts/series/the-seven-last-words-of-christ-reflections-for-holy-week/

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