Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. 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? Matthew 27:45-46
One of the final phrases Jesus proclaimed from the cross was, My God My God why have you forsaken me? Now at first glance we wonder what could have Jesus meant by this, however if you know the Bible you know Jesus is quoting Psalm 22
I believe Jesus wanted the Jews to look back at this Messianic Prophecy of Psalm 22 so they could understand what Jesus was during for them. Also so they understood that Jesus is the Messiah. Secondly we need to understand that Jesus is taking the wrath of God for all of us as the Passover Lamb.
Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias. And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him. Matthew 27:47-49
Many thought that Jesus was calling Elijah, however what they didn’t understand at the time, that John the Baptist was the fulfillment of Elijah. In the Old Testament Malachi Chapters 3 and 4 prophesied that Elijah must come before the Messiah
Jesus revealed at the Transfiguration (Matthew 17) that John the Baptist was the fulfillment of Elijah. So those standing at the cross, didn’t realize that their Messiah had just been crucified by them!
Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; Matthew 27:50-51
At this moment a very significant even happened, the veil was torn! What does this mean? Well to understand this you need to understand the Temple of God. The Veil separated people from the Spirit of God, only the High Priest , if they were clean, could go in Gods presence.
However since Christ sacrifice on the cross for us, we can now be filled with the Holy Spirit and our bodies are now the Temple of God. We are now reconciled back to our Heavenly Father, because Jesus paid the penalty for our sins!
Behold The Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, who took away our sins Amen!