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3rd and 2nd Last words to the last words of Jesus

“After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst” (John 19:28).

“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost” (John 1930).

The essentials of life includes food, clothing, and shelter all of which had been denied from the King of kings, Jesus. His body was ripped and bloody clothing torn to pieces. He was also denied food and water.

Jesus said “I Thirst” and then he was given vinegar. Let’s take a closer look. During crucifixion, the victim would be offered vinegar mixed with gall (a bitter substance) to help with the pain of being nailed to the cross. Jesus however passed on the vinegar for the nailing process because he had already undergone much pain and suffering. Nevertheless, he asked for vinegar right before he gave up the ghost.

It was more painful for him to give up the ghost than it was for him to be nailed to the cross.

Why: Because now his followers would be forced to remember his teaching, avoid false teaching, and resist temptation.

Too often we give up the ghost for simple things like; lying on tax returns, making a one-time unfaithful connection, robbing God with tithes and offering.

Giving up the ghost is a one-time event!

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