This post is Day 15 in a series of studies about “Separation”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.
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Separation – Day 15
When Jesus said My God, why have you forsaken me, He was sensing the separation from God that resulted from the sins of the world. Yours and mine, not His own. If you are feeling far from God ask Him to show you if there is sin in your life.
But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.
This verse speaks of the most serious separation! When you feel as though God is far away, and the Heavens are like brass, and there seems to be no way of getting in contact with the Heavenly power that you need, what do you do?
The whole of mankind has felt like that. Isaiah describes the state of fallen man and his separation from God, but later in the chapter he gives us the solution. It’s Jesus!
He saw that there was no one, He was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so His own arm achieved salvation for Him, and His own righteousness sustained Him. He put on righteousness as his breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on His head (Isaiah 59:16-17).
When Jesus said “My God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46), He was sensing the separation from God that resulted from the sins of the world. Yours and mine, not His own. Most of us don’t realise that sin has such a “separating” effect on our lives, until we sort out the problem and get close to our Heavenly Father again.
If you are feeling far from God today ask Him to show you if there is sin in your life. Confess it, and thank Him that Jesus took it to the cross. Choose to walk away from that sin and live in the freedom Jesus gives.
Praise Him today that He is always there when we need Him.
For all He accomplished on the cross and in His resurrection, praise Jesus. Praise Him that we need never again be separated from God.
Pray for those you know who are weighed down because of their wrong doings. Pray for them to find freedom in Jesus.
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