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Summary: Everytime something to do with SEVEN arises in the Bible, we immediately think of the first seven - the seven days mentioned in Genesis Chapter 1.

SEVEN SAYING - SEVEN DAYS

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1) Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. (Luke 23:34)

2) Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. (Luke 23:43)

3) Woman, behold thy son! [And to the disciple] behold thy mother! (John 19:26-27)

4) My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? (Matthew 27:46)

5) I thirst. (John 19:28)

6) It is finished. (John 19:30)

7) Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. (Luke 23:46)

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1) Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. (Luke 23:34)

Everytime something to do with SEVEN arises in the Bible, we immediately think of the first seven - the seven days mentioned in Genesis Chapter 1.

this is because there is a principle of Bible study which helps us understand things called the principle of first mention.

when a thing, like the series of events numbering seven, is first mentioned, we find that every following mention of it in the Bible has parallels with that first mention and the circumstances surrounding it.

this helps us interpret the truths that are mentioned throughout the Bible.

we find that the sayings from the Cross number as 7

and looking at the Genesis chapter 1, we see that there is a sequence of thought in those seven sayings.

when Jesus was on the cross, paying the price for our sins, certainly the words He chose to speak would be those which carry a wonderful truth, for dying on the cross was the most vital event Jesus ever accomplished for us.

So let us take Genesis’ seven days and compare them with the seven sayings from the cross.

I. DAY ONE OF GENESIS AND THE FIRST SAYING

DAY ONE

Gene 1:3-5 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

FIRST SAYING

FATHER FORGIVE THEM for they know not what they do.

When we compare the thought of creation in Genesis and the sayings of Jesus, notcing the first parallel especially, we see that A new creation began when Jesus was dying on the cross.

God began creation by commanding light to exist.

This is exactly what occurs in a sinner’s heart who comes to make a step towards God.

Jesus was dying so that we could be redeemed from sin and made new creatures in Him

the first step in becoming a new creature and getting involved in this new creation is to repent

we seek forgiveness

we did not know what we were doing for we were born in sin

we were thrown in here not by our own will

Adam cast us all into sin

At repentance light and darkness are separated from one another in our lives.

The earth was covered in a depth and darkness was all over it

the earth is man

God takes our lives when we repent and He shines light and separates us from the darkness of our old lives and we are removed from darkness into the world of light

our sins are removed from us

Colo 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated [us] into the kingdom of his dear Son:

Jesus has a kingdom

He is the second Adam

As Adam was given the created world to dominate and rule over, Jesus is the Head of a new creation

1Pet 2:9-11 But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past [were] not a people, but [are] now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. Dearly beloved, I beseech [you] as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

in this verse above, we read that salvation takes us from the world of DARKNESS, as the world was immersed in darkness before God commanded light to appear, and brings us into HIS KINGDOM of LIGHT.

in Egypt when God separated Israel from the Egyptians...

Exod 14:20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness [to them], but it gave light by night [to these]: so that the one came not near the other all the night.

II. DAY TWO OF GENESIS AND THE SECOND SAYING

Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. (Luke 23:43)

After we receive forgiveness, Jesus assures us that we will be in PARADISE - EDEN.

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