Total Surrender :: Father, into thy hands, I commend my spirit


Jesus’ seventh saying from the Cross is recorded in the gospel according to apostle Luke in chapter 23 verse 46. It reads, “And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

Jesus’ body and blood was given for mankind (1 Corinthians 11:24-25). Jesus’ Holy Spirit was presented to God for approval (which is what commend means) and upon God’s acceptance and approval of Jesus’ sacrifice, of which the Holy Spirit who was surrendered is a witness (Hebrews 10:14-15), God could now send the Holy Spirit of Jesus to dwell within men for we are now the temple of the living God (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

Points to ponder:
Jesus totally surrendered his life and spirit for you and me. He totally surrendered his living Spirit to God so that the living Spirit of God could be sent to dwell within our lives, when we totally surrender ourselves to God. Have you told God, “Father, into your hands, I commend my spirit” as I totally surrender? Have you totally surrendered?

Luke 23:46 (KJV)
46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (KJV)
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of [received from] God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

The other side of Grace …


When apostle Paul addresses the church at Colosse, he starts by calling them saints (Holy) and faithful, and blesses them by asking for Grace and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:2). Grace and peace go hand in hand. In fact without Grace one cannot have true peace. In other words, without coming under the saving Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, by simply believing in Him, as God’s acceptable sacrifice for mankind, one cannot have the peace of God that passeth all understanding. Grace and peace are like two sides of a coin. The other side of Grace is peace!

Point(s) to ponder:
1. Have you come under the saving Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ?
2. Without Christ, one cannot expect to have peace; any peace! Ask Jesus to be your God today, Believe in Him, Confess your sins and experience and enjoy the God of peace who gives eternal peace; a peace that passeth all understanding.

Colossians 1:2 (KJV)
2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.