My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Matthew 27:46 (KJV)
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

So here we have the translation within the verse, but it used to be a great distressful verse for me. I could not reconcile first, with the fact of Who Jesus is, and second, with why would God cry out like that to God? I’ve heard ALL the explanations – The Father cannot be in the presence of sin – but then Jesus and the Father wouldn’t be One as Jesus had said, John 10:30.

FINALLY! I have the answer and it’s so amazing – to me!

Up until 1551 (NT) and 1571 (OT) the scriptures did not have numbers associated with the verses. In Jesus’ day if they wanted a specific chapter to read, they’d quote the first verse (sentence) since those of the synagogues all knew by heart the OT from cover to cover. So on the cross Jesus yells out by this verse “Read Psalms 22!”

Psalms 22:1 (KJV)
To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? [why art thou so] far from helping me, [and from] the words of my roaring?

Jesus was proclaiming while it was happening that He was fulfilling Psalms 22! Jesus wasn’t yelling at the Father, as even those that heard Him believed, Matt 27:47-48! Now look at this verse in Psalms 22:

Psalms 22:6 (KJV)
But I [am] a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

This isn’t just any worm, but a tolaw (תּולע coccus ilics) which lays its eggs deposited under her on a tree where she fixed herself so strongly she’d never leave and die there for her eggs. Upon dying, a crimson fluid would stain her and the tree trunk around her. Here Jesus is saying I’m covered with crimson blood dying for you so you can be BORN AGAIN! OH WOW!!!

That’s the power of going to the originals. Usually, if something doesn’t sit well, it’s the Holy Spirit telling you to look into it deeper or reject the teaching.

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