Those Last 7 Words On Cross - Good Friday Special. - World's Showcase


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Those Last 7 Words On Cross - Good Friday Special.

When the world starved for salvation and the sin began to cover the face of mankind. Then, heavenly Father sent his one and only begotten son to the earth, to save the life and make people to walk in the light.
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His unconditional love and his patience made him The Prince Of Peace.

His death is considered as good in the sight of the Lord God, because He is our ransom.

God kept me safe from last year's Good Friday to this year's Good Friday. I rejoice in it.
I remember the last year's post via Dolorosa and it's still in my heart.

I thought to edit that post and remake a new one,  but something prevented me from doing so. Via Dolorosa is the historical post. It dealt with the history and the points related to Calvary and cross.
In that post of last year's, i did mention the last seven words of Jesus Christ on cross, but I didn't elaborated them. This year, am not going to touch the history. Not even a single section. Am going to discuss the inner meaning of those last seven words from Jesus Christ.

If I might say,  these 7 words are the basics of Christianity. I'll explain that why in this post.

Today is a Holy Friday and a Good Friday. 2000 years ago, one person,  son of God, in human form. Took all the sins on him, walked to the suffering from rejoicing and submitted his soul to the Father by fulfilling the task.
Good Friday message

One can see the responsibility and commitment here in this act. Even it involved such a brutal and death. Jesus never asked God to remove it from His jobs. Though He prayed to Father to remove by visualization that pain, He really didn't mean to run away.

A relationship between a Father and son, humans and God, sin and good, death and living is seen in these 7 words.

What these 7 words will represent is as follows :
  • Forgivenes
  • Salvation
  • Relationship
  • Abandonment
  • Distress
  • Triumphant
  • Reunion

We are going to see all the above in the 7 words.
Before we discuss about the 7 words, below is a a chapter from the book of Isaiah,  which will portrait Jesus Christ.

"Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?

2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.

11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors."
                                    Isaiah 53

Word 1 :

"Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do"
             Luke 23 : 34

When the Roman soldiers keep on hurting Jesus who was on the cross, He prayed to Father that they didn't know what they are doing and to forgive them.

They didn't know what they are doing because it's all part of the God's will. It is his own will to hurt the innocent son for the sake of the world.
Good Friday message

Love thy neighbor as thyself is fulfilled here, those are enemy soldiers, hurting him so badly and torturing him. Still he prayed to the Lord to forgive them. This is an act of forgiveness.

Word 2 :

"Today shalt thou be with me in paradise "
     Luke 23 : 43

This is the salvation for a thief, who is ready to accept his sins.
Many of us draw back to apologize for the mistake we did, we never try to confess. It may be with a friend or a family member. But, here the Bible clearly speaks that, by confessing, there's a big gift waiting for you. It is the kingdom of God. The paradise welcomes you, if you confess.

In that last moment, that thief, because of his honesty, was saved and he received the salvation.

Being genuine is what real salvation means.

Word 3 :

"Behold thy son! Behold thy mother! "
          John 19 : 26-27

The value of relationship is seen in this word. We've seen many children abandon their parents at their elder age. They never even try to keep them at home, rather they join their parents in old age homes and orphanages. This is what we can see still today.

Here, mother and son's relationship is shown. A son, who is going to stop breathing in few minutes, showing his love for his mother and caring her.
Thinking about her safety and her life after his death.

This is his responsibility as she is his mother, begotten mother. Abandoning parents is a sin, no religion will encourage this.

Word 4 :

"Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? "
           Mark 15 : 31-35

This word means, " My God, My God why hast thou forsaken me? "

Here abandoned son's cry is seen in this 4th word. Jesus felt like he is abandoned by the Heavenly Father. This literally means that God can save the sinners, but he won't forgive the one who is still dwelling in the sin.
Good Friday message

Jesus Christ felt like abandoned because now he is bearing all the sins. That power of sin tearing his heart and barely he can feel the touch of the Father.

Word 5 :

" I thirst "
   John 19 : 28

Jesus Christ is son of God, but he is in a human form now. He can feel the pain and everything else like we do.
Here, his thirsty is about the physical body and also about those people who are still sinners. This is his distress heart and body in need of water.

Word 6 :

"It is finished "
      John 19 : 30

This is the fulfillment of the task. Jesus has completed the job put forth before him, taking all the suffering and restoring the relationship between the Lord and his people.

That barrier is broken down into pieces with the shedding of the innocent blood. Jesus's blood delivered people from all his sins.

Word 7 :

"Father, into your hands I commend my spirit "
    Luke 23 : 44 - 46

This single word proclaim the power of Jesus Christ and His control over his own spirit. Nothing killed him, but his own word made his spirit and body seperated. Here, his command and control over the life is seen.

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Jesus Christ never taught any religion. He is the central theme for faith and love.
On this Good Friday, am honoured to write these few words. I thank God for His guidance.

May God bless you all abundantly, in Jesus name, Amen!

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