Summary: the seventh word of Jesus
THE GREAT REUNION
Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.
As I pondered this scripture I looked at it this way “It’s 11:59 and 59 seconds and Jesus is ready to commit unto his Father in Heaven, so all mankind can have the Great Reunion with God. Therefore, addressing the Seventh Word of Jesus this evening is a presentation of completion for the number 7 is complete to perfection. It is important to define the two key words in this message which are COMMIT and REUNION.
The first word is Commit - Transfer something to a state or place where it can be kept or preserved. Psalm 31:5
The second word is Reunion - The action of being brought together again as a unified whole. Eph 2:8-10
Let’s just take a moment and think about the definition of these two words. I will expound within the word of God how they are connected by the Luke 23:46, Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit.
Look at it this way Jesus is not the prodigal son that went astray but he was the son that respectfully obeyed the order given unto him by his Father in Heaven. For as we look at just the seventh word in this statement he displayed his obligation. For at that minute is when he released his spirit unto the Lord. Understand that each of the statements that is recorded in the bible are important for this final statement completely fulfill the word of God. For in Psalms 31:5 Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth. See in this passage is where we see the “The Lord a Fortress in Adversity”. For it is in the journey to Calvary that fulfilled the prophecies in the Bible.
Being devoted unto someone or something is having faithfulness, fulfilling a promise and considered honoring a Vow. Jesus held to his faithfulness, his fulfilled the promise and he honored his Vow unto all mankind. For it is while we are yet still sinners the son of God is steadfast to fulfilling the word of God. For he willing faced adversity for us all to display a true example of how to lay down your life for someone else. This form of adversity displays unto us all the absolute trust in God for it was Jesus’s darkest hour and he still prevailed through it. Adam Hamilton wrote “When darkness seems to prevail in life, it takes faith even to talk to God, even if it is to complain to him. Again, I repeat it was 11:59 and 59 seconds is when he stated Father into thy hands I commit my Spirit which brought forth the Great Reunion.
As we look at Ephesians 2:8-10; For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. The key word in this scripture regarding the seventh word is GIFT. For Jesus was the most precious gift given unto mankind to rescue us from ourselves yet we still walk within the world and not by the Word. Furthermore, when we walk in the Word of God is when we become included in the Great Reunion with God. And in this reunion, we receive our salvation for Jesus loves us so much he willingly carried the cross for our sins.
Nevertheless, it is clear to commit is important but we also need to face that many of us need to establish a reunion unto the Lord. Not just from the sins within this world but for the fact the act of Love was given. The reunion brings about One Love, One Blood, One Heart, One Drum, One Rhythm, One Tribe, One Child, One Life, One Time, One Jesus, One Holy Ghost, One Father in Heaven and all humans singing. Furthermore, we must realize that Jesus journey from the manager to Calvary is important. For in that journey the hill called Calvary is the crucifixion that transformed into a Mountain of Difference for all our eternity. Let me put it this way in the illustration;
An old man took his small grandson on a trip to what was called home. As they traveled the little boy was fascinated with the beautiful highway with the colorful cars and signs and even begin to count the lines. But when grandpa took a turn from the smooth road onto a rugged road which was an old dirt road that was not easy to travel. This rugged road weighed you down it even made you stumbled for the obstacles in the road. So, the little boy looked up to his grandpa and asked why are we traveling on this old dirt road that is not the nice pretty road. The man looked up on the hill and on the top of that hill stood all forgiveness, salvation, relationships, abandonments, distresses, triumphs and The Great Reunion for all mankind for on that hill was where our Jesus was crucified.