Genesis Chapter 1: God – The “Who” of Creation – The Revelation of God through His Son Part 6


A terrifying word
“My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”
Matthew 27:46-46


There was supernatural darkness all over the land from 12:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon
1) Supernatural darkness
2) Symbolic darkness


The crowd all around Jesus was viciously horrible
Jesus was visiting outer darkness on our behalf
The physical darkness was a demonstration of the agony of the Lord’s human soul
Jesus had remained silent for 3 hours


The lateness of the hour
Jesus was raised up on the cross at the time of the morning sacrifice (9:00 a.m.)
He remained there until the evening sacrifice (3:00 p.m.)

Elijah and the alter of Baal
1 Kings 18:20-40


From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. there was silence as the priests of Baal tried to get their god to answer them
At the ninth hour (3 p.m.) the evening sacrifice, God came and consumed Elijah’s sacrifice
Elijah was not forsaken, but Jesus was


Daniel and Gabriel
Daniel 9:20-21
Gabriel came at the time of the evening oblation to answer Daniel’s prayer
Daniel was not forsaken, but Jesus was


Ezra
Ezra 9:1-5
Ezra cried out to God at the ninth hour. His prayer was answered
Ezra was not forsaken, but Jesus was


Peter
Acts 3:1-11
Peter was on his way to the temple at the ninth hour when he meets a lame man
Peter heals the lame man in the name of Jesus Christ
Peter, as well as the lame man was not forsaken, but Jesus was


The strangeness of the hurt
The breaking of His fellowship
He always called Him “Father” when speaking directly to God
and He called Him God when speaking to others about Him


 The baffling of His mind
This indicates Jesus deep sorrow
Psalms 22
He that knew no sin was now taking on Himself all the iniquity of the world
The fact that He spoke in Aramaic is another sign of the extreme stress He was enduring
No human can fully understand the significance of the agony He went through
2 Corinthians 5:21
This was not a cry of defeat
It was alluding to the great victory that Psalms 22 describes
My God My God (Why?)
Jesus never asked God a question
He always responded with unquestioning obedience
What was happening was beyond all extremities of reason


The burdening of His soul
Forsaken
(compound word) “leaving in the lurch”
“to abandon”
defeat
helplessness
Why have You left Me here defeated in the midst so such a circumstance as this?
He is the Lamb of God
John 1:29-30
This orphaned cry helps to understand the distance Jesus went and gave for us
He went from the right hand of the Father to the far extreme of being forsaken by God for us


The hardness of the heart
(47-48)
They thought He was calling to Elijah
One man
ran and took Him a sponge with wine to drink
The rest said “Let Him alone” (49)
They wanted to see if Elijah would save Him
Did the Father hear His cry?
Psalms 22:24


The nearness of judgment
Believers are crucified with Christ

Galatians 2:20
Philippians 2:5-11
People who do not trust Jesus as Savior will face the agony and hell that Jesus went through
for us
They will have to experience the same darkness of being forsaken by God
2Peter 2:4-11

Hell is the place where:
A
place of utter darkness
Matthew 25:30
A place for the cursed, a place of everlasting fire and brimstone
Matthew 25:41
Revelation 21:8
A place of everlasting punishment
Matthew 25:46
A place of everlasting torment
Luke 16:19-31
Mark 9:43-48

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About Clint Rodgers

I am a father of 2 wonderful children and the husband of a beautiful woman who has taught me more about compassion for goofballs than I could have ever learned. I have know Jesus for many years but about 5 years ago I truly met Him and now I do my best to follow Him as I walk in this world
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