Luke 23:46 (The seventh Saying from the Cross)

"And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice (the 6th Saying-'It is finished' - John 19:30), He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’” Having said this, He breathed His last."

The 6th day (and 6th saying) is God's work completed. 
The 7th day (and 7th saying) is His entering into rest . 
At the moment of death we see Jesus in full control of the situation. 
He had enough breath in his lungs to utter a loud cry and say: 
"Father, into your hands I commit my spirit" (Luke 23:46; Ps 31:5).

When he knew he had completed his work he just yielded up his spirit and died.  He laid his own life down. (John 10:17,18). Jesus was a man with a mission from God. He had carried it out to the end. Having done all there was but one thing to do, which was to entrust himself and his cause to God.  As the terror and uncertainty of death stared him in the face he committed himself to his Father.

He gave us an example, that shows us how to pray. When we have done everything we can in a situation and there is nothing more to do,  and the way ahead seems uncertain then we should do what Jesus did. Knowing that God loves us and that He will see us through the time ahead we can pray:  Father, into your hands I commit my spirit. 

  We can deposit, and entrust ourselves-our life, future, destiny into God's hands.  Having done what we can, we can commit it all to Him and enter into rest from our works.  We can trust and cast ourselves upon our Father who cares for us, utterly depending on Him to see us through. As we enter a difficult situation with many dangers and unknowns we can feel powerless. But if we trust ourselves to the All-Powerful Onewe can go forward in confident faith that He will bring us through, up and out.  We will go over and not under.  There will be victory through apparent defeat.

Jesus faced the greatest unknown, the hardest challenge of all - death 
- with a confident faith and expectation that the loving God to whom he had entrusted himself,  would see him through the darkness and bring him out into the light. (1Peter 4:19, 2Timothy 1:12)

His faith was not misplaced. On the 3rd day God raised him from the dead. He brought him out.  He did not let him down. Neither will he let you down if you put yourself into His caring hands. He looks after what is deposited into His care. 

Jesus shows how we should face death. For a believer it should be a confident expectation of entering God's Presence  and finding oneself in the safety of the Father's hands, entering into rest from the storms of life.  Into thy hands - signifies looking forward to closer fellowship with the Father.

The 7th SALVATION Blessing flowing from the Cross is Eternal Security and Rest in close Union and Fellowship with the Father. 

Jesus was our Representative on the Cross.  We were 'in Christ' on the cross ('crucified with him')  and so by these words he entrusted all believers into the Father's eternal hands - the eternally safe haven for our souls, from the winds and storms of life. As he rose and entered heaven he took us with him into the Father's hands. On the Cross Jesus provided for our eternal security and fellowship in the Fathers Hands!No one is able to snatch them out of my Father's hands (John 10:29)



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