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16 August 2017

John 19 - Part III
The Sayings of Jesus while on the Cross

All the words recorded of what Jesus said are significant, as he stated, as My Father taught Me, these things I
speak, John 8:28. I am inclined to think that, even on the cross he spoke things the Father taught him, and the
things recorded are for our benefit to study and learn. The first three statements Jesus made on the cross were
covered in the last study. The last four are covered below.

Fourth saying: Jesus said: Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? Matthew & Mark translated: My God, my God, why have
you forsaken me? Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34; Psalms 22:1

1. Did the Father forsake Jesus on the cross that day? 2Corinthians 4:7-10, 13; Hebrews 13:5
{(Love) keeps no record of wrongs, 1Corinthians 15:5; And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love.
Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them, 1John 4:16 NIV. There is no doubt that Jesus lived a life of
love - right to the end. If God does not keep a record of man’s sins, then contrary to traditional beliefs, God laid
not even one person’s sins on Jesus while the cross. While Jesus may have died the death of a sinner, he was the
spotless lamb of God, 1Peter 1:19. He no doubt FELT deserted and alone on that cross, but he died sinless.}

    1a. Any thoughts as to why Matthew & Mark recorded the original language Jesus used when he spoke?
{Eli,G2241 Eli,G2241 lama G2982 sabachthani G4518? This quote is from Psalms 22:1 with one difference. The Hebrew
                 Hebrew                           Aramaic
word in Psalms for forsaken is azab h5800, which in the Hebrew qpf means to loosen, let loose from a burden. So
forsaken is a mistranslation. Only when the word is in the Hebrew niphal does it mean to be left, forsaken, Nehemiah
13:11. Jesus used Aramaic, transliterated into Greek is shebag h7662 and means to leave, to forsake, Daniel 4:26.

Read Luke 23:44-45:
2. What was significant about the darkness being over all the land from the 6th hour (noon) until the 9th hour (3:00
pm)? Luke 22:53 (religious leaders); Amos 8:9-11 (the people)
{Metaphorically, the literal darkness can be compared to Jesus as the light of the world, John 8:12. That light was
being snuffed out from the people that day, but would become even brighter after the cross. Nine is a number
of finality or judgment, - Jesus felt forsaken as will the unrepentant sinner in the judgment. Judgment - Haggai 1:11:
nine particulars on which judgment comes; Finality - 1Corinthians 12:8-10: nine gifts of the spirit; Galatians 5:22-23: nine
fruits of the spirit, which when manifested, indicates that the body of Christ has reached spiritual completion.}

   2a. What lessons can be learned from the veil of the temple being rent? Hebrews 6:13-20; 2Corinthians 3:12-18
{Paul figuratively applies the veil on Moses face as that covering the heart of the people reading the Bible & not
understanding it. There is a definite distinction made between flesh & spirit, John 3:6; 6:63. The spirit of life in
Christ sets us free from the mind of the flesh, Romans 8:1-8. God gives us a new spirit & a heart of flesh, Ezekiel 36:26
- the heart of Christ, Philippians 2:5. The renting of the temple veil indicates: (1) a change in the law & priesthood, Hebrews
7:12; (2) the actual tabernacle services cease & are now viewed as a parable, Hebrews 9:24 YLT; (3) Now we can
see the veil on our own hearts being removed (rent) as Jesus brings us to the full understanding of the cross &
the love of God. cf Proverbs 4:18}

Fifth Saying: I thirst. Read John 19:28-29 (Jesus thirsted for water & was given vinegar)
3. What might the vinegar signify? Psalms 69:21; Mark 15:28-32 (Isaiah 53:12)
{Was Jesus only thirsty physically, or could he also have desired someone to speak in his behalf, Ps 42:1-3? No
doubt he had physical thirst; however, used also figuratively, as did Jesus often when speaking, the spiritual water
he received were words spoken out of proud hearts.}

Sixth Saying: Father, into your hands I commit my spirit. Luke 23:41-49; Psalms 31:5
4. What did Jesus mean by, I commit my spirit?
{The Hebrew word in Psalms 31:5 rendered “commit” also carries the meaning of trust, commit to one’s care. It is
an example of how we should die to self & commit our spirits to God daily. By doing this we are committing
our thoughts & words so that nothing spoken from us is more than yes or no, Mt 5: 37, except what Jesus would
say to another. By committing his spirit to the Father, Jesus was committing his mind, all of who he was, into
the care of his heavenly Father. The dead know not anything, Ecclesiastes 9:5. So it has to be that the mind, committed
to the care of the Father that is restored at resurrection.}

Seventh Saying: It is finished. John 19:30
5. What was finished? John 19:28; 17:4
{An overview of the work of Jesus - Luke 4:18; Galatians 4:4-5. By studying the cross & living what we learn it is
possible to be set free from the bondage of sin. Jesus came to be from a woman (not speaking of a normal birth,
as the word “born” implies), governed by the law. But when he began his ministry, Jesus applied & explained
the spirituality of the law in order to deliver man from the letter of it, or his own opinions of the law.}
5a. Was the work of salvation finished at the cross, as many teach? John 17:6-8, 18-21; Acts 26:12-18
{The foundation was laid, but man had to be added to the house, EphesiansEphesians 2:18-22. The Apostolic church is our
example, John 1:16, of how we are to be brought into the fullness of Christ, Ephesians 4:11-15.}


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