Why have you forsaken me?

Mark 15:33-34, “At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. At the ninth hour, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani” – which means, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”

Jesus cried out at the ninth hour, “My God, My God why have you forsaken me?” The one who has all the answers, who claims that I have the keys to death and hades, I am the alpha and Omega, I am the great shepherd. The greatest teacher sent by God same was  questioning his God why has he forsaken him?”

The Son of most High God emptied himself of Godly wisdom and brought himself down to the status of fallen mankind who struggle for answers  so that in Jesus we might receive the answer to all our questions with the fullness of Godly wisdom and understanding.

Please notice that Jesus didn’t say “Father why have you forsaken me but my God my God, why have you forsaken me?” During His ministry Jesus addressed God as his father. “Father, if this is your will that I should drink this cup then let your will be done.” When he brought Lazarus back to life, He said, “Father I thank you that you have heard me.”  When Jesus turned five loaves and two fish for food for 5000, He said, “Father, I thank you.” The night before the crucifixion, He said , “Father the time has come to glorify your son.” Then why did he had to say “My God My God why have you forsaken me?” instead of “My father, My father why have you forsaken me?”

God, the father can never leave us. Its his divine love that made him sent his son down to the earth to redeem mankind from their sins. He is always with us.  Father as a loving father never left Jesus alone. But father as God left Jesus alone to bear the consequences of sin of mankind. Its like that a father who is a judge. When his son commits a sin, he has to punish the son despite being a loving father. Likewise, God had to let Jesus fulfill the prophesy that was spoken by David in Psalm  22, “My God, my God why have you forsaken me?”

By forfeiting his right to say “father” at that moment on cross, Jesus has given all of us greatest right to call God our father all the time.

God’s kingdom is built on revelation and prophesies. And there is a set time to fulfill those prophesies. Jesus was in intense pain for three hours but he had to wait for the appointed time for the fulfilment of the prophesy which was revealed to David by God.

God has revelations and prophesies for all of us and he has set an appointed time for their fulfillment. We need to wait for the appointed time and be careful that we don’t try to go ahead or after God’s timing.

How can we know what prophesies have been made for us? Revelation comes by digging deeper into the word of God by spending time in his presence. The more time we spend in God’s presence, the more we know how he speaks, and what he means when he says something. Spend time by focussing on Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith. Don’t think that you will know about God’s plan for your life if you rush in his presence. Give ten percent of your time to the Lord and he will reveal the things of his heart that will be too much for you to keep. Not just that He will fill you with wisdom, understanding and patience to wait upon his timing so that you may find your destiny in Christ.


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