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Saturday, April 19, 2003

Edifier du Jour-Mark 15:33-39(NASB)
33 When the sixth hour came, darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34 At the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, "ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?" which is translated, "MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?" 35 When some of the bystanders heard it, they began saying, "Behold, He is calling for Elijah." 36 Someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink, saying, "Let us see whether Elijah will come to take Him down." 37 And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed His last. 38 And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39 When the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, "Truly this man was the Son of God!"
Jesus' question in verse 34 was answered in verse 38. He was forsaken so that God could dump the sins of the world onto him and end the seperation between God and man. Prior to this, He only showed himself once a year to the high priest in the Holy of Holies. With Jesus' sacrifice, the Holy of Holies has been made wireless, accessable in the hearts of those who believe.

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