Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34 both record Jesus response on the Cross to Gods
apparent response to sin (turning from Him). The footnote in the Spirit-Filled Life Bible
(over which Pastor Hayford served as General Editor) says:
"The cry of dereliction from Jesus, quoting Psalm 22:1, reflects
the burden of humanitys sin, complete identification with sinners, and a real
abandonment by His Father."
The study notes from Psalm 22:1 read:
"...But perhaps the most significant statement in the entire Psalm
is v. 1, which Jesus quoted from the Cross (Matthew 27:46). In that word we see God
Himself turning away from His beloved Son who is bearing the sin of the world. Jesus is
bearing mans judgment, not only the judgment of death but also the judgment of
separation from God. At that moment Jesus is experiencing the darkest moment of His life,
and He bore it -- for us."
Habakkuk 1:13 is talking about God when it says, "You are of
purer eyes than to behold evil, and cannot look on wickedness..." The footnotes
under this portion of scripture read:
"Gods very nature cannot allow Him to behold evil
without punishing the guilty ones."
Romans 8:34 and Hebrews 7:25 both speak of Christ making "intercession" for
us before God the Father. So obviously He can look upon our sin; and through the atonement
of Christs blood we are made clean, so we may have a relationship with our Father
God. Arent you thankful for this? Praise God!