Mathew Chapter 27 Verse 46

September 12, 2014

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Yeshua was quoting Psalm chapter 22 verse 1. But it is only within the context of verses 1 through 9 that it can be understood that Israel offended the Lord God but not the Messiah. The Messiah Yeshua was clearly not sneering, neither jeering, nor mocking. No, it was Israel. It is at this moment that the Lord God becomes offended and leaves the seventh heaven. It is precisely at this moment that the Messiah Yeshua becomes the asham for Israel. The Messiah steps into the gap between the Lord God and his people. Yeshua the Messiah broke His silence but was submissive by all means, even saying “Father, forgive them.” Because Messianic scripture had to be fulfilled in the mouth of Him who speaks it, Yeshua said “my God, my God why hast thou forsaken me?” He became an asham. It is my belief beyond all doubt that Yeshua was “submissive” and “docile” unto death even though He broke His silence. He broke His silence only to quote Messianic scripture. If king David made his appeal to God, why could not Yeshua have cried out to His Holy Father and have made His appeal?

8 for You, O LORD, when You were pleased, made me firm as a mighty mountain. When You hid Your face, I was terrified.
9 I called to You, O LORD; to my LORD I made appeal, (Psa 30:8-9 TNK)

8 O LORD, by your will you prepared the mighty mountains; you removed your presence, I became afraid.
9 In your presence, O LORD, I will cry out;1 and to you, O my God, I will pray.
(Psa 30:8-9 Psalms Targum English) PST Notes (Psa 30:9) Notes:  (1) I will cry out: I cried out. 

Had He not broke His silence how then could He state that he was becoming the asham for Israel? How? There is nothing to fulfill if the Lord God Yeshua doesn’t speak or promise anything! If you force an interpretation of Isaiah chapter 53 verse 6 when it reads twice the suffering messiah was silent, taking it to mean the messiah goes silently to his grave, you are ridding yourself of the messiah. I say this because no man of flesh and blood can ever bear such an immense and colossal amount of pain without expressing the pain, not even being permitted to say ah nor oh! It also is of the utmost importance to not forget it is said in Daniel chapter 9 that the messiah was cut off. If that is what Yeshua was referring to then that is also scriptural and sound. Yeshua did not fail in His mission. The suffering messiah was prophesied to be cut off. Be astounded at yourself if you argue that the suffering messiah could fulfill absolutely all the messianic prophecies before his being cut off from the land of the living. According to foot note c, the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain. See below.

26 And after those sixty-two weeks, the anointed one will disappear and vanish. (Jewish Bible: Tanakh The Holy Scriptures; Daniel ch. 9 v. 26; Jewish Publication Society, Philidelphia Jerusalem, 1985; pp 1487)

15 You who have kept the promises You made to Your servant, my father David; You made a promise and have fulfilled it — as is now the case. (2Ch 6:15 TNK)

4 He said,”Blessed is the LORD God of Israel, who made a promise to my father David and fulfilled it. For He said, (2Ch 6:4 TNK)

24 You who have kept the promises You made to Your servant, my father David, fulfilling with deeds the promise You made — as is now the case. (1Ki 8:24 TNK)

15 He said: “Praised be the LORD, the God of Israel, who has fulfilled with deeds the promise He made to my father David. For He said, (1Ki 8:15 TNK)

46 At about three, Yeshua uttered a loud cry, “Eli! Eli! L’mah sh’vaktani? (My God! My God! Why have you deserted me?)” (Mat 27:46 CJB)

2 My God, my God, why have You abandoned me; why so far from delivering me and from my anguished roaring?
3 My God, I cry by day — You answer not; by night, and have no respite.
4 But You are the Holy One, enthroned, the Praise of Israel.
5 In You our fathers trusted; they trusted, and You rescued them.
6 To You they cried out and they escaped; in You they trusted and were not disappointed.
7 But I am a worm, less than human; scorned by men, despised by people.
8 All who see me mock me; they curl their lips, they shake their heads.
9 “Let him commit himself to the LORD; let Him rescue him, let Him save him, for He is pleased with him.”
(Psa 22:2-9 TNK)

6 We all went astray like sheep, Each going his own way; And the LORD visited upon him The guilt of all of us.”
7 He was maltreated, yet he was submissive, He did not open his mouth; Like a sheep being led to slaughter, Like a ewe, dumb before those who shear her, He did not open his mouth.
(Isa 53:6-7 TNK)

34 Jesus kept saying, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” By casting lots they distributed his clothes among themselves. (Luk 23:34 MIT)

14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. (Rom 13:14 KJV)

27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. (Gal 3:27 KJV)

19 For I was like a docile lamb Led to the slaughter; I did not realize That it was against me They fashioned their plots: “Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, Let us cut him off from the land of the living. That his name be remembered no more!” (Jer 11:19 TNK)

11 R. Dusthai b. R. Jehudah said: Do provoke the wicked (see Megilla, p. 13), as it is written [Prov. xxviii. 41]: “They that forsake the law praise the wicked, but such as observe the law contend with them”; but lest one say, is it not written [Ps. xxxvii. 1]: “Do not fret thyself because of the evil-doers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity”? say to him that this is the answer of him whose heart-beating prevents him from doing so (because of this passage), but the true interpretation of this passage is thus: “Do not fret thyself to be equal to the evil-doers, neither be thou envious to be like them of the workers of iniquity.”
12 There is no sitting above (in heaven), neither is there eating, drinking, sleep, multiplication, animosity, hatred, provocation, envy, nor stubbornness, weariness nor delay, and that is what David the King of Israel said [ibid. xviii. 12]: “He made darkness his hiding-place” (i.e., it is dark and hidden to all mortals). To what end did David say this? To none other than to praise of the Holy One, blessed be He, who is “Yah,” rules on high, whose unity is one, whose name is one, and who rests in three hundred and ninety heavens, and on each His name and mode of pronunciation are marked; and in each of them there are servants, seraphim, ophanim (wheels, Ezek. I.), cherubim, galgalim, and a throne of glory; and there is no wonder at that, for even as a mortal king has many palaces for the seasons of the year, so much the more the Everlasting, since all is His. And when Israel are doing His will, He rests in the seventh heaven, named Araboth, and does not keep distant from His world, as it is written [Numb. vii. 89]: “From between the two cherubim: and thus he spake unto him.” When offended He ascends to the highest heaven, and all cries and weeping are not listened to, and fasts are ordered, and they roll themselves in ashes, cover themselves with sacks, and shed tears (and all in vain, until He has mercy upon them). (Rab 2:11-12 ROD)

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