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Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani!

Matthew 27:46

“My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”

For decades I had thought that God was never to leave us or forsake us and yet here it is, where He does just that to the most important of us. It was not until just a few years ago that I realized what the Messiah was actually saying in this scripture. For thirty-three years our Messiah walked with God, and the one and only time in the Messiah’s life He felt the absence of God’s presence in His life was while He hung on the cross with all of our sins attached. God does not interject with sin, and when our Messiah took on all our sins to pay our cost God was not in the Lord’s heart for that period of time.

In all that the Messiah had experienced and lived through this was the most difficult time in His life on earth. Just think about that for one moment; He was beaten to a pulp, ridiculed and spit upon, His own brothers and sisters mocked Him, a trusted friend betrayed Him and one denied Him three times, He spent forty days and nights alone in the desert without provisions, He saw a friend die and a contemporary get beheaded, and through it all only when He felt the presence of God leave His heart did our Messiah despair!

God will never leave us, but we leave Him every time we sin. That may not seem like a great revelation unless you begin to realize that sin is not limited to murder and rape, but it also includes lying, selfishness, greed, and hate. Once you place sin into the perspective it belongs we can quickly see how important our surrendering ourselves completely to our God becomes in this life.


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