Word Four - my God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?
And yet for all of this physical suffering, Jesus Christ did not cry out. Jesus Christ said not one word. But now he's on the cross and suddenly cries out and he says he screams out and he says God, why have you forsaken me? Not because of the physical agony. It was the spiritual suffering of his heart that caused him to cry out this most pitiful cry. And the reason for it is because at this point, Jesus Christ came into contact with your sin and my sin. The thing that caused him to scream was every sin that you and I have ever committed. Jesus Christ died for the sin of every person. And at this point, he was bearing the sins of the world.
And when Jesus Christ screamed these words, my God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me? He actually died spiritually. All we like sheep have turned a stray, we have turned everyone to his own way, and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Biola Hour; Jesus Christ--Seven last words; Hell;
Friederichsen, Douglas, "Word Four - my God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?" (1970). 1970-1979. mp3 67.