From Crucifixion to Resurrection
The last seven "words" of Jesus represent a healing and resurrecting prayer process that we must enter into as a part of the regeneration in consciousness necessary to awaken to Christ consciousness. These words are the keys to resurrection and eternal life in Christ.
1. "I thirst."
(John 19:28) While it would not have been unusual for Jesus to have been thirsty at that time, He was also giving to the world the metaphysical message that the beginning of forgiveness is to "thirst" for the "living waters" of Spirit, the "living waters" being conscious awareness of the continuous flow of our oneness with the love of God. (FOR AWARENESS OF MY ONENESS WITH THE LOVE OF GOD, I THIRST.)
2. "Woman, behold, your son! ... Behold, your mother!"
(John 19:26-27) These words represent the uniting of the masculine and feminine aspects of consciousness represented by the conscious and subconscious or thinking and feeling natures. Our thinking and feeling natures must be united in the desire to forgive and move from pain and suffering to resurrection, healing, and wholeness. (THY WILL IS MY WILL.)
3. "my God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"
(Matt. 27:46) Scholars believe that Jesus is referring to Psalm 22, which begins as a cry of desperation and ends by praising and glorifying the power of God to deliver us from affliction. George Lamsa, in his Bible, gives this translation from the Aramaic, "My God, my God, why hast thou let me to live?" (Psalms 22:1) The words of Jesus found in Matthew are given: "My God, my God, for this I was spared!" with a footnote that reads: "This was my destiny." It is our destiny to know our oneness with the love of God and in that awareness to forgive or give the truth for every error. (MY GOD, MY GOD, THIS IS MY DESTINY!)
4. "Today you will be with me in paradise."
(Luke 23:43) Jesus told the criminals being crucified beside Him that no matter what they had done in the past, they would be with Him TODAY ... NOW! They needed to do nothing more than ask in faith, believing. The criminals are any thoughts within us that have broken spiritual law and robbed us of the forgiving love of Christ. We bring these thoughts to the Christ NOW, asking in faith, believing they will be RESURRECTED into CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS, having eternal life through the forgiving love of Christ mind.
(I BELIEVE IN THE HEALING, FORGIVING, RESURRECTING LOVE OF CHRIST WITHIN ME.)
5. "Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!"
(Luke 23:46) This is ultimate surrender of the self to God. I of my little self can do nothing, only the Father (God, Christ) within can do this forgiving, healing, resurrecting work. I LET GOD BE GOD IN ME! (INTO THY HANDS I COMMIT MY SPIRIT, MY SOUL, MY MIND, MY BODY, ANY UNFORGIVEN STATES, AND SO ON.)
6. "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."
(Luke 23:34) Those who have done something against us do not know what they are doing, for they do not know their oneness with God as love. When we hold something against someone, we do not know what we are doing, for we have forgotten our oneness with God as love. Let us now entrust all forgiveness to the healing, forgiving, resurrecting love of God within. (FATHER, REVEAL THAT WHICH NEEDS TO BE REVEALED AND HEAL THAT WHICH NEEDS TO BE HEALED ... HEAL ME AT DEPTH.)
7. "It is finished."
(John 19:30) I am now free from all unforgiving thought vibrations. Forgiveness is complete. I am the LOVE of God. It is finished! (I AM THE LOVE OF GOD ... IT IS FINISHED.)