“Into Your Hands”

By Rev. Dr. Sergio E. ArevaloWesley Divinity School is Remembered. Read more ... », Jr.

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April 18, 2014 (GoodWhich Do You Prefer? Old Practices or New Practices?. Read more ... » Friday, 6th of the 7 Last WordsHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... »)

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TEXT: (LukeGlory to God in the Highest. Read more ... » 23:46, ISV) Then JesusGlory to God in the Highest. Read more ... » cried out with a loud voiceHow to Ascertain God's Will?. Read more ... » and said, FatherJesus is Missing!. Read more ... », into your hands I entrust my spiritProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... ».” After he said this, he breathed his last.

Introduction

After a long struggle in lifeWhat is Life?. Read more ... », and after his long agony on the crossBear Jesus’ Yoke to Unburden Your Yoke. Read more ... », Jesus gave up his spirit to his Father. What’s observable here is that Jesus used the words of KingWhy the King Killed Those Who Did Not Attend His Son’s Wedding?. Read more ... » David in PsalmPGF the Lord!. Read more ... » 31:5.

“Into your hands I commit my spirit; for you have redeemedThe Greatest Act of God. Read more ... » me, LORDIsaiah’s Prophecy on the Coming of the Savior. Read more ... » GodThe Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds. Read more ... » of truthHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... »” (ISV).

I deduce that he used David’s words to show that it was ChristGlory to God in the Highest. Read more ... »’s Spirit that testifiedJesus is Missing!. Read more ... » in the Old TestamentThe Messiah as The Lamb of God. Read more ... » prophetsHis Master Asks This Man, His Answer Triggers the Opening of Big Secret. Read more ... », and that he came to fulfill the Scripture. Jesus ChristThe Messiah as The Lamb of God. Read more ... » died with Scripture in his mindI Doubt, Ergo, I Believe. Read more ... » and his mouth.

I observe three things in the 6th last saying of Jesus Christ:

 I. “Father”

Jesus used “Father.” In GreekThe Cost of Following Jesus. Read more ... » it is pater (pater) from the wordProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... » pa (pa) which means “nourisher” (one who sustains), “protector,” or “upholder” (supporter).

The father in the Hebrew familyJesus is Missing!. Read more ... », as in the Roman, had supreme rights over his childrenJesus is Missing!. Read more ... ».

He could arrange his sonWhy the King Killed Those Who Did Not Attend His Son’s Wedding?. Read more ... »’s marriage (Gen 24). He could dispose of his daughter in marriage (Gen 29). He could sell his children (Exo.21:7), he had powerMary Praises the Greatness of God. Read more ... » of life and deathLazarus’ Raising as a Proof of Resurrection. Read more ... », as in the case of Isaac (Gen 22), in the case of Jephthah’s daughter (Jdg 11:34), the sacrificing of his children to Molech (Lev.18:21; Lev.20:3-5), etc.

Reverence, affection and respect, for fathers (equally for mothersMother’s Value Far Exceeds the Finest Jewels. Read more ... ») is most tenderly, explicitly and sternly prescribed from the earliest times (Exo.20:12; Lev.19:3; Deut.5:16; Mic.7:6; Ezek.22:7, etc. (ISBE).

For Jesus, his Father was not just a titular head, his Father has authorityLeaders Question This Man on What Authority He is Doing Those Benevolence, They Could Not Reason Out When He Responds. Read more ... » over him since he is the begotten SonThe Greatest Act of God. Read more ... ». His Father is the nourisher (sustainer), his Father is the protector, and his Father is the supporter.

Jesus felt and experienced that when he was struggling for the salvationThe Man Who Prepares Freeway for His Master. Read more ... » of mankind. Now once again his Father was there willing to protectMy Prayer During the 2014 National Day of Prayer Celebration . Read more ... » him, to nourish his soul in times of death, and to supportJesus Prays for Glory and His Disciples’ Protection. Read more ... » him.

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 II. “Into Your Hands.”

The Greek word, εις (eis) which is translated “into” indicates the point reached or entered. Greek χείρ (cheir), “hands,” literally or figuratively means “power.” This can be translated “into your power.” Here Jesus is committing his spirit to the One who is omnipotent, the God who is all-powerful. Jesus is committing his spirit to his Father who is powerful enough to loveThey Complain to the Landowner Simply Because He is Generous and Fair to All His Laborers. Read more ... » him.

III. “I entrust my spirit.”

Different BibleThe Man with Unclean Lips Sends by the King of the Armies. Read more ... » versions are using different words for   παρατίθημι   (paratithēmi). For example International Standard Version uses “entrust” (ISV), the Literal Translation of the Holy Bible and the Modern KJV use “commit.” “Commend” is used by Jubilee Bible, King JamesThe Transfiguration of Jesus. Read more ... », Revised Version, and Webster Version.

They are all right, but let me use here the word “entrust” since it is more meaningful for me. “TrustHow to Ascertain God's Will?. Read more ... »” may mean or nearest to “faithThe Two Disciples’ Heart Burning Experience. Read more ... »,” thus, Jesus, with all his faith in God, yielded up his spirit. Two things I see“I was Blind, Now I See”. Read more ... » here: (1) Jesus yields up his spirit to the One who is trustful, who is his Father, (2) Jesus yields up his spirit voluntarily. The JewsWhy the King Killed Those Who Did Not Attend His Son’s Wedding?. Read more ... » and Romans put him to death, but still he had his power to yield his spirit.

The Aramaic Bible in Plain English says,jesus_cross_crucifixion

“No manYou Have No Right to Keep it!. Read more ... » takes it (life) from me; I am laying it down of my own will, for I am authorized to lay it down, and I am authorized to receiveThe Eternal Reward of Giving a Cup of Cold Water. Read more ... » it again; this commandmentThree Important Teachings of Jesus. Read more ... » I have received from my Father”(JohnPeople Were Hungry, Look What the Boy Did to Feed Them All. Read more ... » 10:18).

 Conclusion

One night a houseHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » caught fire and a young boyPeople Were Hungry, Look What the Boy Did to Feed Them All. Read more ... » was forced to flee to the roof. The father stood on the ground below with outstretched arms, callingGod Calls the Boy Rather than the Priest. Read more ... » to his son, “Jump! I’ll catch you.”

He knew the boy had to jump to saveJesus is Missing!. Read more ... » his life. All the boy could see, however, was flame, smoke, and blackness. As can be imagined, he was afraid to leave the roof. His father kept yelling: “Jump! I will catch you.” But the boy protested, “Daddy, I can’t see you.” The father replied, “Don’t worry, I can see you, and that’s all that matters” and the boy jumped (sermonillustrations.comThe Greatest Act of God. Read more ... »).

The ChristianThe Obedience of Joseph. Read more ... » faith enables us to boldly face life or meet death, not because we can see, but with the certainty that we are seen by God, our Father. Our Father who will protect us, who will support us, and who will sustain us. Let us imitate Jesus when he said, “Father, into your hands I entrust my spirit.”

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