The Second Statement Christ makes is one of INTERVENTION.
Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:45
Intervention can be defined as coming, appearing or lying between two things. In this case, Christ intervened for the criminal on the cross by coming between him and what he deserved and giving him something he didn't - eternity with Him in paradise. None of us deserve heaven, but Christ intervenes on our behalf so that we can have paradise too.