(Matthew 27:46, Psalm 22:1, Isaiah 49:4, explained)


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Why did Christ say;
‘…my God my God, why have you forsaken me…’?

(Matthew 27:46, Psalm 22:1, Isaiah 49:4, explained)

When the risen King Messiah (Christ) was crucified, some of his very last words were;

‘…”My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”…’
(Matthew 27:46 NIV)

These words are actually a reciting of part Psalm 22:1, and this verse has sadly been incorrectly interpreted by some who say ‘this shows us the Lord Christ (Messiah) is publicly admitting that he had failed in his mission on earth’, and thus these people in turn mistakenly conclude that the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach) thus cannot be the Messiah.

The fuller scope of Scripture actually shows that such an interpretation is not correct, and has been submitted out of context.

Isaiah 49:4 is key here, and assists in shedding light on the context of these last words that the King Messiah had spoken whilst in a body of flesh, prior to dying there, and later being resurrected – it says;

‘…But I said, “I have labored in vain;
I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity…’
(Isaiah 49:4 ESV)

This assists us greatly with understanding the context of the famous reciting of part Psalm 22:1, which is found in Matthew 27:46.

This means that the risen King Messiah was amazed that, despite his sinless life, observing Torah Law faithfully and diligently without error, and despite his love for the people, and the miracles that he had performed in front of their very eyes – many still did not believe that he was the Messiah that G-d had sent, at that time.

It says,

‘…it was out of envy that they had delivered him up.’
(Matthew 27:18 ESV)

Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said, “Let him be crucified!” 23 And he said, “Why? What evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Let him be crucified!”
Matthew 27:22-23 ESV

‘He was amazed at their lack of faith….’
(Mark 6:6 NIV)

 In brief summary, the saying found in Matthew 27:46 (‘…why have You forsaken me?…’), is by no means failure of fulfilling Scripture and prophecy – quite the opposite, Isaiah 49:4 is thus confirmed fulfilled, as this is a deep yearning for all his people be saved;

‘Jesus wept…’
(John 11:35 KJV)

May the 

‘…few…’
(Matthew 7:14 NASB)

be

‘…many…’
(Isaiah 53:11 ESV)

May the Holy G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; bless you, with a beyond maximum increase – in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Omayn (Amen).

 
 
 

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