While hanging on the cross at Calvary, the Lord Jesus spoke seven times. These seven cries from the cross contain a clear presentation of the Christian Gospel. Seven, the number of perfection, teaches us that Jesus’ work on the Cross is a perfect and complete work of salvation.
Words are always important. That is why the last words uttered by the Lord Jesus as He hung upon the Cross deserve close attention. In these seven cries we see the real Jesus. His humanity is clearly evident. His last words are significant; in them He expresses His love and compassion for those He seeks to save. They reveal His humanity and identification with all people.
Solomon reminds us that God has set eternity in our hearts, and in these sayings of Jesus we are lifted from time into eternity where we see the heart of God. As these were our Lord’s last words before His death, words uttered under such pressure, these sayings from the pulpit of the cross reveal the heart of Jesus. In them He confirmed all that He had taught in His earthly ministry.
Other books in this series by Dr. Malcolm White:
Eight Signs of Power
Seven Words of Life