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

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Sermon shared by Eric Bland

April 2003
Summary: The fourth of the seven last words of Christ on the cross.
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults
Him? I mean this is the Christ that was loved by the Father before the creation of the world, the Christ that was glorified before the creation of the world. And not only was this the Christ glorified, honored, and loved all before the creation of the world but this is also the Christ that walked the Earth and while He was here God said twice, once when Christ was baptized and the other on the Mount of Transfiguration, ?this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased.?

As a matter of fact Christ even fulfilled the scripture from Isaiah which says, ?Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased?(Matthew 12:18). Why was there this separation between the Father and the Beloved Son?

Because of the sin! Because of the sin that we talked about in the first point. And because God is unable to even look upon sin God had to turn His back to His son. You see this is where we are rescued this is the part of history that we should be shouting about because we need to remember that without the shedding of blood there can be no remission of sin.

So you see Christ crying out to the Father, ?Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is to say My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken?? was because the sins of the entire world had just been placed on the cross with our Savior. These were the sins of the world, past, present, and future.

Every lie ever told, every murder, every adulterer, every adulteress, every bit of unbelief, every bit of envy, pride, and hatred was laid upon the Savior of the world. The separation that would have endured for an eternity for us was replaced with the separation between the Father and the Beloved Son for but a moment in time, all for us. We were separated by sin but rescued by Christ.

His cry my liberation.
His cry my sanctification.
His cry my consecration.
His cry my adoration.
His cry my restoration.
His cry my salvation.

Christ cried out to the Father why hast thou forsaken me so that we would not have to cry for an eternity. Christ took the weight of sin all upon Himself to pay the debt off for you and I. And because He was willing to do this you and I can have a chance to enter into Heaven to live with the one that was willing to trade places with you.
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