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Jesus` Last Words, Final Hours on Cross and Jesus` Death
Home > History and Time Line of the Life of Jesus > Jesus` Final Hours of Execution
Notable Aspects
  • Final words of Jesus indicated completion of personal mission
  • Words of witnesses emphasized prominence of Jesus
  • Death (from asphyxiation) was conclusive
  • Simultaneous external events intensified the drama

Words / EventSignificance (Traditional Spiritual Interpretation)
Words: "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing." Jesus prays for the executioners who do not understand or believe that Jesus is God.
Words: "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Jesus (quoting a line from the Jewish scriptures) cries out at a moment in time when he is not just physically punished, but spiritually separated from God, his Father. God separates Himself from Jesus because all of the evils of mankind are placed on Jesus. This spiritual separation is the heaviest sacrifice which Jesus pays of behalf of mankind, so that mankand does not need to suffer spiritual separation from God.
Words: "It is finished." Once Jesus felt he had borne the penalty for the evils of mankind, he declared his mission as accomplished. This relates to Jesus' earlier mission statement to sacrifice himself for others: "The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Jesus quoted by Matthew 20:28)
Words: "Assuredly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise." These words, spoken to a thief also being executed with Jesus, indicates Jesus' belief that Jesus would continue to live in paradise (heaven) and that Jesus can choose who will be there with him.
Words: "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." Jesus believes his spirit, not body, now goes to heaven with God.
Event: Earthquake (recorded in Matthew 27:52) Highlights severity of the moment.
Event: Skies Darken (recorded in Matthew 27:45 and Luke 23:44) Highlights severity of the moment.
Event: Temple veil splits in half (recorded in Matthew 27:51, Mark 15:38, Luke 23:44) This event signified that there is no more division between man and God. In the Jewish temple, a veil blocked the area known as the "holy of holies." It was recognized as a place where God might be present. Only once a year was the chief priest able to enter the area to offer a sacrifice for the sins of the people. The symbolism of the veil being torn in two is that with Jesus paying the penalty for mankind's sins, sacrifices were no longer necessary, and everyone can enter the presence of God.
Event: Spear thrust into Jesus' side (recorded in John 19:34) Roman soldier confirms Jesus is dead.
Statement by witnessing Roman soldier: "Certainly this was a righteous man!" (recorded in Luke 23:47) Jesus' innocence is recognized.
Statement by witnessing Roman soldier: "Truly this was the Son of God." (recorded in Matthew 27:54 and Mark 15:38) Jesus' prominence is recognized.


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Why did Jesus` penalty for sin need to include physical and emotional pain - why not just spiritual separation from God?
I think it was to show us how much he loved us.



By: Tress Faith
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Final Hours of Execution
I am wondering how a spike that passes through the foot does not break a bone. The Psalm 22 implies that such was done to Yeshuah. Can anyone help with this? Thank you.



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Why did Jesus` penalty for sin need to include physical and emotional pain - why not just spiritual separation from God?
Jesus had to suffer physical and emotion pain as it was the one way of carrying the sin of mankind which could have separated GOD from mankind.The moment Jesus died , meant that our our sins ended there and there is no separation between us from GOD.


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By: Sayken Gondwe
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Why did Jesus` penalty for sin need to include physical and emotional pain - why not just spiritual separation from God?
So, that we the sinner people on earth should know him that he suffered for us spiritualyy as wel as physically. withot any guild he did.



By: phungkha basumatary
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Why did Jesus` penalty for sin need to include physical and emotional pain - why not just spiritual separation from God?
because he came as a human being there had to under go the pain to show the world his love for us and how far he could go just to cleanse us from unrighteousness



By: GILBERT COFIE
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Why did Jesus` penalty for sin need to include physical and emotional pain - why not just spiritual separation from God?
Jesus knew all that we would suffer and go through in this life so he suffered it all and made his self the example to follow so no matter what we face we can be assured of Jesus because he has already suffered it for us. Jesus realized that sin separated us from God and that the wages of sin is death.



By: Tearria Johnson
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Why did Jesus` penalty for sin need to include physical and emotional pain - why not just spiritual separation from God?
He took on all the things we would.



By: Evelyn Nelson
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According to the sripture other people believed the Jesus was real the son of God. But their favour was focused on local authorities. Although they knew,they were forced not to believe in his words. Is this statement sound better for understanding



By: Francisco Segredo Rocha
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Why did Jesus` penalty for sin need to include physical and emotional pain - why not just spiritual separation from God?
in order for God to forgive our sins.



By: irma godinez
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Why did Jesus have to die?

The answer is to look in the Book of Genisis, chapters 2 and 3.  Read about the Fall of Man.  Why Jesus had to die is tied directly to this event.

Jews.  God could have picked South Africa, China, or Central America for the events of the Bible to take place.  The Jews are simply representative of Man.  To be angry with them is dumb.  You wouldn't do any better.  God picked them to be the high priests for the entire world.  Don't be like one of Joseph's brothers and hate him for it.  



By: Matthew Huey
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