It is written that in Matthew 27:46:
“Around the ninth hour, Jesus shouted in a loud voice, saying "Eli Eli lema sabachthani?" which is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
Jesus was surrounded by a multitude. Then, just a few. No matter the number around Him, at the ninth hour or 3:00, He was as lonely as any living or dead person could ever be and ever will be.
God, the Almighty Father turned away from His only Son, who was covered, bathed, in the sin of all mankind-past present and future.
He knew why God turned His back, but it affected Him so that He cried out in anguish. The torment He endured at the whipping post, the jeers, the spit in His face-He endured. It was torture. It was overwhelming. It was excruciating. So great was the pain and horrific punishment inflicted upon Him that when the word was first used it was to conjure up the image of a broken and battered Christ.
Excruciating describes what He felt on the tree of pain...the cross. The pain from the crucified one.
It was meant to be for our salvation. No other offering, no other prayer, no other choice would suffice.
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -at·ed; -at·ing
Etymology: Latin excruciatus, past participle of excruciare, from ex- + cruciare to crucify, from cruc-, crux cross
1 : to inflict intense pain on : T o r t u r e
2 : to subject to intense mental distress
A NEW word was invented to describe His pain!
But through it all He prevailed. He conquered death. The sky parted. The enemy wept in defeat. The angels rejoiced…and the history of the world was forever changed.
Jesus, what have you done for ME?
He refused to give in. To give up. To take the shame. To bear the shame. For me. For you. For any and all who believe. The cost was too great for us to ever forget.
Then Jesus said, 'It is finished.' With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit."
Nothing we could ever do or pray will be greater than when He said: IT IS ACCOMPLISHED. The saving of many through My blood is complete.
Because You l o v e d Us all. He gave every fiber of His being. Thank you, Christ for enduring and paying the price You did. Enjoy today and live tomorrow -
He will return.
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