What were the last two words spoken by Jesus on earth, as recorded in the Bible?
In fact, Jesus said the two last words not once, by twice!
If you already know the answer, I confess you have me beat.
I was surprised by the answer.
The Promise of Paradise to the Criminal on the Cross?
Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.”
Jesus’ Separation from his Father?
When Jesus took on the sins of the world, he felt spiritual separation from God for the first time:
“At the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
The Great Commission?
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
(Matthew 28: 19-20)
The Promise of the Holy Spirit?
“I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”
(Luke 24: 49)
All of those verses are life transforming for us all.
Arguably though, Jesus’ last words are in the Gospel of John.
(Go to the very last page of the Gospels, right before the Book of Acts)
And Jesus repeated these two words twice.
To Peter after his resurrection.
Then he said to him, “Follow me!”
(John 21: 19)
Moments later, as Peter noticed that John was following them, John records these final words of Christ:
Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.”
(John 21: 22)
What do Jesus’ last two words mean to you?
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