Matthew 27:46 – Forsaken

Matthew 27:46
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?

-Jesus endured a punishment that no human body should ever endure; beatings, scourging, and ultimately crucifixion.  Things that simply cannot be fully explained by the words we use to describe them.  Yet nowhere in scripture do we find evidence of the Lord crying out until the moment His Father had forsaken Him- the same separation that awaits all of those who die without Christ.  Be not deceived, Hell is more than just fire and harsh treatment of the body (although those would certainly be bad enough), it is also the agony of living out eternity separated from God’s love and light.  “And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.”  (Luke 12:4-5)

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