Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday, June 29, 2014

1. The first one was found in LUK 23:34 But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”

2. The second one was found in LUK 23:43  And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.”

3. The third one is in JOH 19:26-27,  When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He *said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!”

JOH 19:27  Then He *said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own {household.}
Caring for the apostle John and His mother revealed His message was Others.

4. The fourth one was found in MAT 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”

5. The fifth one, JOH 19:28  After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, *said, “I am thirsty.”
He was thirsty for others.

6. The sixth saying of the cross can be described by the word Tetelestai, translated it is finished.
When the Lord Jesus Christ uttered the words “It is finished”, He revealed the fact that not only salvation was totally complete but also the work of God and the will of God AFTER salvation was totally completed.

7.The seventh and final Saying on the cross which is found in LUK 23:46, where we read  And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into Thy hands I commit My spirit.” And having said this, He breathed His last.
When the Lord Jesus Christ died on the Cross, it was voluntary meaning that He did it for us Himself.

GEN 1:26  “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;
He gave Himself as the “Lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world” (JOH 1:29).
His physical death, our Lord’s human spirit went into the presence of God the Father.  I don’t understand why or how there was a trichotomous separation, all I can say it that the scriptures say there was.

The seventh cry or saying from the cross was the beginning of the end; and yet in reality the end was a new beginning.

For Jesus Christ would arise from the grave in a resurrection body, walk among men for a short time, then ascend into the presence of the Father to sit at His right hand as our great High Priest and make intercession for us forever (HEB 1:3; 7:25).

I say all of this to bring up an amazing subject, which is what we call the Victorious Proclamation.

Undoubtedly, the most startling event ever to be observed in the angelic realm was the creation of man.

Here was an inferior form of creation who, unlike angels, could not travel through space, who was limited in power and vision and who was confined to one small planet, yet this creature was made in the image and likeness of God (GEN 1:27).

In spite of the fact that angels seem to be a superior creation, we never read that they were made in the image of God, as we are.

JOH 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

JOH 1:14  And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.

In HEB 1:3 notice that we are told that God the Son, TLJC is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature.

The Message Bible says that this Son perfectly mirrors God, and is stamped with God’s nature.

The Amplified Bible says; HEB 1:3  He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light‑being, the radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God’s] nature,

HEB 1:3  And He [Jesus Christ] is the radiance [flashing forth–which is a reference to the humanity of Christ being the flashing forth] of His [God the Father’s] glory,
and the exact representation of His nature [deity of Christ]; and He upholds all things by the word of His power.  When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high

That’s when Jesus Christ received His third royal title, the King of kings and the Lord of lords, and that’s when the angelic conflict shifted gears into its intensified stage.

HEB 1:4 Having become [meaning Jesus Christ in His humanity] as much better than the angels, as He has inherited an excellent or superior title to theirs [third royal title].”

HEB 1:5, “For to which of the angels did He [God the Father] ever say, “You are My Son [deity of Christ], this day I have given birth to You [the humanity of Christ in hypostatic union]?’ And again [2SA 7:14], I will be His Father and He will be My Son.”

HEB 1:6, And when He again brings His First born into the world [Second Advent] He says, [PSA 97:7], let all the angels of God worship Him.”

Here we see the so-called higher creation, known as the angels, being told to worship a member of the lower creation, the humanity of Christ.

The point is that through TLJC finishing the work God had called Him to finish is better than the angels and therefore the angels are to worship Him.

In EPH 2:6, we are told that we have been raised up with Him, and seated with Him in the heavenly places,

We are also told in 2CO 5:17 that if any of us are in Christ, we are new creatures, the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

ROM 6:4  We have been buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.

Eternal life, 1JO 5:11‑12. b.  Perfect righteousness, 2CO 5:21. c.  Election, EPH 1:4. d.  Destiny, EPH 1:5.
Sonship, 2TI 2:1. f.  Heirship, ROM 8:16‑17. g.  Sanctification, 1CO 1:2. h.  Priesthood, HEB 10:10‑14. i.  Royalty (Kingship), 2PE 1:11.

HEB 1:12, “And You will roll them up like a robe [end of the Millennium]; like a garment they will be changed [new heavens and earth], but You will remain the same, and Your years will never end.”

HEB 1:13, “but to which of the angels has He [God the Father] ever said, [PSA 110:1] `sit down at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”

God could not say this to deity, and He never said this to an angel; He said this to the humanity of Christ, making the humanity of Christ superior to angels.

Perhaps this is just another reason why the Bible says; in MAT 20:16 “Thus the last shall be first, and the first last.”
That’s why I believe that death, which most individuals live in fear of, is actually not the desert of life but the dessert of life.

Because in HEB 2:14, we are told that through death our Lord  rendered powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil;

God’s word says in ECC 7:1 the day of one’s death is better than the day of one’s birth.

When our Lord dismissed His human spirit we are told that He went to Hades and in His victorious proclamation, He announced to the angels the victory that He won on the earth when He died on the Cross.

2PE 2:4  For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;

JUD 1:6  And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day.

The point is that the entire angelic creation had previously made their choice, as revealed by the two opposing categories of these super-creatures: elect and fallen (Mar 5; 8:38; 1TI 5:2).

When Satan exercised his volition and decided against God, he drew one-third of the angels with him (REV 12:4).

Perhaps millions of years before the advent of man, the conflict raged between those angels who followed Satan and those who chose for God.

We know that from the fact that the sentencing of Satan and his angels to the Lake of Fire (MAT 25:41) is not to be carried out until the end of time (Rev 20), which causes us to arrive at two conclusions.

First, Satan must have appealed his sentence.

You must remember that the titles “Satan” and “devil,” mean “the adversary, accuser, attorney” (someone who goes to court and appeals).

We can conclude because of the character and nature of God, that all the angels had been given an opportunity under grace to be saved but had rejected it.

God created man in order to demonstrate to them that His position in grace was just and that, in fact, love can express itself only through justice.

God created man to show Satan how a loving God can save a creature and still maintain His righteousness.

As soon as man was created, God displayed His infinite grace by providing everything that man would ever need and, surprisingly, by setting up a test to make it possible for man to exercise his volition (GEN 2:17).

It was to give man the opportunity of choosing for or against God.

That is what our Lord announced to the angels after He died and said Father into Your hands I commit My spirit.

GEN 3:15  And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

It shall bruise thy head is the Seed of the woman, the Lord Jesus Christ.

This predicts the ultimate defeat of Satan, which will take place at the Second Advent of Christ (MAT 25:41; REV 12:9: 20:10).
“Thou [Satan] shalt bruise his [Christ’s] heel.”

The depraved serpent reaches no higher than the man’s heel, yet when the venomous snake strikes this lower extremity, the poison spreads throughout the man’s entire body.

The bruising of the Lord’s heel is a reference to the Cross where Christ bore in His own body the judgment for every sin in the human race (2CO 5:21; 1PE 2:24).

They demonstrated their faith by offering animal sacrifices to God.

But the blood of bulls and goats could not save man from even one sin (HEB 10:4).

Every time a man offered an animal sacrifice, even if it was only a pigeon, he was saying, “I have believed Genesis 3:15.”

Today, when you accept Christ, you are saying, “I believe John 3:16.” As a result, anyone who puts his faith in Christ is eternally saved.

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