My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?

The Old Testament Reference
It is generally accepted that in Matthew 27:46 Jesus was quoting Psalm 22:1.
This verse is written below as the King James Version and seven other versions record it.

Psalm 22: 1
KJV My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from
the words of my roaring?
CEV My God, my God, why have you deserted me?
Why are you so far away?
Won’t you listen to my groans
and come to my rescue?
GW My God, my God,
why have you abandoned me?
Why are you so far away from helping me,
so far away from the words of my groaning?
NCV My God, my God, why have you rejected me?
You seem far from saving me,
far from the words of my groaning.
NLV My God, my God, why have you left me alone? Why are You so far from helping me, and from the

words I cry inside myself?
NWT My God, my God, why have you left me?
[Why are you] far from saving me,[From]
the words of my roaring?
SNB My El, my El, why hast Thou forsaken me? Far from saving me, the words of my loud lamentation.
Footnote: A prophetic reference to Yashua, Son of the MOST HIGH Yahvah.
TEV My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
I have cried desperately for help,
but still it does not come.

Many have pondered these scriptures, and there are a number of thoughts on it, all valid to the degree that
one understands the revelation here, yes, revelation because it has always been a puzzle why Jesus who knew the
full and total truth of what was to befall him seemed at the very end to not understand what was happening to
him and why the Father did not come to his rescue. . Did he not sweat blood? Did he not ask the Father if it were
possible to let this cup pass from him? Evidently Jesus knew full well what was to happen and what finally did
happen to him.
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The revelation that many have not understood is that Jesus, carrying the full load of the sin of mankind, was no longer ‘clean’ and could not be in the presence of God the Father. He was now, as he had so often called himself,
‘the son of man’ and as the ‘son of man’ with the full, cruel and hideous load of sin was as far from God the
Father as any ordinary mortal man could be. This was Jesus’ humanity crying out as any mortal would have.
As such, he felt the pain, not just of the wounds he carried, but of the loss of the relationship he once had with his loving Father. Jesus was alone and separated from God, as all sinners are, but just for a very brief period of time.
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His loving Father looking down at the bruised, broken and battered bloody body of His beloved son, reached down
and raised Jesus from the dead. I can imagine the Father clasping the Lord Jesus to His bosom as a loving Father. The loving eternal relationship that they have always had was now restored.
Jesus faced the cruelest of trials possible and allowed death to touch him. The clutches of death could not hold
nor imprison Jesus and he defeated death and rose again to take his rightful place at the right hand of the Father.
This victory, Jesus shares with us and allows us to be with him and the father for the rest of eternity. So for just a brief moment in time, Jesus as the ‘son of man’ felt all the fear, pain, sin and anguish of mortal man.
Yes, Jesus can relate to our time of sorrow because he has carried our grief and pain.

And that is,
As I See It

Roy A. Lamont
09-15-2013

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When I was growing up in a big city in a mixed ethnic neighbor it was the norm for us to use profanity with one another. I doubt that many used this kind of language at home unless their parents also used profanity. In the military it is also in common usage. Language profanity is easier to get rid of than many other kinds of addiction. I remember hearing or reading that

“Profanity is the effort of a feeble mind trying to forcefully express itself.”

I can’t claim any religious or moral reason for stopping the use of profanity, but I did stop. I disliked the idea that some outside force was using my brain and mind to express itself apart from me. I refused to be controlled.

When I began to understand the deeper truth behind this thought I began to look elsewhere in my life where I might actually be influenced by forces beyond myself. I was amazed to see that there were influences all around me.

The friends I had, the books and magazines I read, the radio and television programs I listen to and watched. Everywhere around me, I realized, I was being bombarded on a daily basis by thoughts and opinions of others. Who and which ones could I trust? Often there was opposing opinions and thoughts from all sides. If I was looking for medical advice I would seek out reputable sources from the field of science; if I was looking for answers for social matters I would seek other trusted sources. Eventually I discovered that often those who offered advice on social matters might be having medical or addictive problems of their own and those who had no medical problems might have social problems. No one, anywhere, seemed to have the final solution. Some advice helped, some didn’t. If you are fortunate to find good medical counsel obviously you must follow the advice given you and as well in finding someone gifted with wisdom in social matters you, again, must follow their advice. Library shelves are filled with thousands of books on advice. All the books in the library and all the medical prescriptions you fill will do you no good unless you apply it to your life.

If you wanted to go to one source for the best and most trusted and accurate advice and counsel, that source would be the Holy Bible. You may even read the bible and you may even fill the prescription but just opening the book or opening the bottle of medicine and sniffing its contents will do you no good.

You need to apply the truths of the bible to your life and take your medicine.

Recovery of your life begins with you being in control. You can not walk across the battlefield of this world strewn with landmines blindfolded. You need to see the truth and you must have the help of the only one who can give it to you. If you have already tried it your way and failed, again and again, why repeat your mistakes? If there is one who not only controlled his earthly desires but was even able to raise himself from the dead, then I think you have found the only one who can raise you out of your painful existence.

His name is Jesus, the Christ and you will find Him as close as your Holy Bible. Please visit Him as soon as possible. No appointment necessary

For As I See It,

I am,

Roy Lamont

09-08-2013