Normally the last words that someone has spoken to us are the most important or are the ones that we tend to remember. This is true of the last words that were spoken by our Lord Jesus. What were His last words on earth?
Many would say it was, "It is finished". Those were the last words at the cross but not His last words to His disciples. He was resurrected and after His resurrection He had more to say to them, and us. Before He was taken up into heaven to sit down at the right hand of the Father, His very last words were, "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."
What was He telling us? Why were these important words? In these words He said many things.
1) He said that He had finished His work, but we still have a work to do. He accomplished the Father's will while He was on earth, but we are to continue to do the Father's will.
2) He said that our work involves the whole world-- starting at home and then being witnesses everywhere we go.
3) He said He was going to send the Holy Ghost to be with us, therefore, we will not be on our own in fulfilling our assignment. He would be with us.
4) He said that He would empower us to be witnesses so that we could accomplish the commission He has given us.
So, to sum it up, the last words Jesus spoke on earth were-- Your work is not finished, I still have a work for you to do. You are to be My witnesses everywhere. You won't be by yourself in doing it. You will have the power of My Holy Spirit with you.
Have a great day. Are you fulfilling His "last words"? Do you consider them important enough to do them?
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