The Seven Last Prayers of Jesus – by Eliezer Gonzalez
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- Dr Eliezer Gonzalez
Apr 12, 2016 5326
Each of Christ’s seven last words on the cross was a prayer. To whom was he speaking but to God? For whom did he speak but for all humanity?
“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” This was prayer for forgiveness for a sinful, ignorant world.
“Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” This was a prayer that spoke of Christ’s saving love for every sinner, no matter the depths to which they may have fallen.
“Jesus said to his mother: “Woman, this is your son.” Then he said to the disciple: “This is your mother.” This was a prayer for a new humanity, created through his own blood.
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” This was a prayer on behalf of all those who have ever felt abandoned by God.
“I thirst.” This was a prayer on behalf of all those who have suffered for the sake of the Kingdom of God.
“It is finished.” This was a prayer that announced a completed atonement for all who believe.
Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” This was a prayer of total trust in God.
In each of these seven perfect prayers of Christ, there is prefect assurance of salvation for everyone who believes.
– Eliezer Gonzalez