In my heart, I see my Saviour through swollen pained lips saying the seven most profound sayings ever spoken by the God-man. Sayings He made while He hung on His nails on that old Rugged Cross. The wicked mob said these words as they circled the crosses continually there on Mount Calvary.
And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, Matthew 27:39
And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. Matthew 27:40
Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, Matthew 27:41
He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. Matthew 27:42
He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. Matthew 27:43
The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth. Matthew 27:44
First Saying From the Cross
“Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”
When our Lord spoke these words, I believe it silenced the entire mob as they circled the crosses continually there on Mount Calvary. Remember as He spoke these words. He was hanging from His Cross and blood was pouring out of His wounds from His hands and feet. Blood was also pouring from the crown of thorns placed upon His scared head by the heathen mob. When in the Garden “He cried I am He” they fell backwards this time when He cried out they stayed upright showing that He was in complete control. No doubt when Peter preached in the book of Acts many of these who had cried out to “Crucify Him” no doubt cried out what do we have to do to be saved from hell. The apostles said repent of your sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. The first account was 3000 souls were added unto to the church and then it spread like wildfire clear around the world according to: Colossians 1:23
If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
Second Saying From The Cross To The Repentant Thief
His tears of Saving Grace for those who are hopeless lost in sin and they know it. It is that old Rugged Cross that divides all of mankind for the repentant thief said unto Jesus after he had rebuked the other malefactor for they had received their just due. Our Lord Jesus set the first example of soul winning, may we follow Him. Remember He did it while He was hanging on His Cross. May our excuses be valid excuses? May we ever be conscious of witnessing to everyone that crosses our path.
And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. Luke 23:42
And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise. Luke 23:43
Third Saying from the cross
Woman, behold thy son Behold thy mother!
The words the Lord Jesus spoke as Apostle John stood with his arm around Mary and stood close to the cross looking straight into the swollen marred face of the Lord Jesus, tears of compassionate love for those who are His own through the blood of His Cross. Oh! What love for His own through His blood of His Cross? Then Jesus said these words to John who was the closest to His Cross. Mary the women who bore Him in her virgin womb, with her tear stained face, her heart pierced with the sword of anguish, heard these words of compassion from the lips of her Saviour. The word woman that Jesus used was a very endearing word when He addressed His mother. Throughout the Gospels Jesus never called Mary mother for He was the God-Man and conceived by the Holy Ghost, therefore it was not a human relationship. Because it would have broken the virgin birth if He had, yet He could address her as John’s mother, which He did. Yes, this was a very heart touching scene there at the Cross-of our Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ. So were the first and second sayings from the Cross.
Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. John 19:25
When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! John 19:26
Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.” John 19:27
Yes, Jesus took care of His own even from His Cross. Why? Because John stood by His Saviour’s Cross. The rest of the Apostles were in hiding, because they feared the religious leaders. May we learn a lesson from this truth? How close are we to Jesus so He can use us?
Fourth Saying From the Cross
My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying,
Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?
My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? Psalm 22:1
O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. Psalm 22:2
But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. Psalm 22:3
Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. Psalm 22:4
They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. Psalm 22:5
But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. Psalm 22:6
All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, Psalm 22:7
He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.
For He said My God, my God, Yes, God’s Son the Lord Jesus Christ was forsaken so that we might not be forsaken in hell. Yes, He was forsaken by His Heavenly Father because He was transformed into sin by His Heavenly Father. We say again, our Saviour Gods Son the Lord Jesus was forsaken by His Heavenly Father so that we might not be forsaken in HELL. His anguished soul cried out because He had lost His most cherished possession, His relationship with His Heavenly Father. God is a Holy God and cannot look upon Sin. God turned His back upon His only begotten son because He had become sin. It must have been a horrible sight when God placed all the sins of world on His only Son. Christian, may our soul be sorely troubled and exceedingly sorrowful when we sin against our Heavenly Father. When He hides His face from us, do we fall upon our face and ask for forgiveness?
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Corinthians 5:21
And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily. Ps 69:17
And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities. Isaiah 64:7
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:10
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah-53:6
Fifth Saying From the Cross
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. 19:28
Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. John 19:29
Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: John 4:13
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. John 4:14
The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. John 4:15
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. John 6:35
Yes, Jesus said all things were now accomplished, Meaning all Prophetic Scriptures had
been fulfilled of His being thirsty so that we will never be thirsty of the true living waters that is, His Holy Preserved Word. He left a legacy for us to feast upon daily. David loved the Word of God and these excerpts reveal this marvelous truth. May we love the book of Psalms as David did and feast on it daily for it will satisfy our thirst for the word of God. Man can only give bitter waters to ease the pain of those dying in pain. The Lord Jesus Christ gives to those that are His by the blood of His Cross those sweet living waters flowing from the throne of Grace of everlasting life.
“I will praise thee with uprightness of heart”
“I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments”
“I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart”
“I will meditate in thy precepts”
“I will never forget thy precepts”
“I will consider thy testimonies”
“I will keep thy righteous judgments”
“I will keep the commandments of my God”
“I will have respect unto thy statutes continually”
“I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways”
“I will delight myself in thy statutes”
“I will not forget thy word”
Sixth Saying From the Cross
He said It is finished
His cries of victory when He cried “It is finished “were cries of accomplishment that God incarnate in Christ had redeemed all of mankind from the clutches of Satan. That all man had to do was to accept Gods work on the Cross of Calvary. Nothing could be added to it nor anything taken from it. God had redeemed fallen man from the slave market of sin. For when God said it is finished it is finished. For God says what He means and means what He says. Ever since God said it is finished man has tried in vain to change what God has said. Man is a fool and will face an angry God at the great white throne judgment there he will realize he was dead wrong and will be cast into the lake fire. I say again man is such a fool if he thinks he can change the wording of the author of this book Human authors are sued if someone changes the wording of their works, does not God have the same right?
For our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:29
There is no fear of God before their eyes. Ro 3:18
For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book. Revelations 22:18
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Revelations 22:19
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. Revelations 21:8
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. Isaiah 55:8
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts: Isaiah 55:9
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isaiah 55:11
Seventh Saying From the Cross
“Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit:”
And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. Luke 23:46
Again, Gods Son called God His Heavenly Father. Oh! The sweetest Words ever spoken, it is a cry of reconciliation to all who will cry out from the depths of their heart. And say I repent of my sins and accept your Son as my Saviour. It was the blood of God’s Son that washed away my sins and reconciled me back to my Heavenly Father again.
And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself;
by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. Colossians 1:20
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 2 Corinthians 5:18
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:19