Mat 27:46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).
This is a very familiar verse specially read during the remembrance of the crucifixion. Good Friday and Easter is the resemblance of the Passover which was observed by the People of Israel.
The people of Israel were under severe bondage and trial in Egypt, God heard their prayer and delivered them through the man named Moses. The blood of atonement upon the door brings salvation as the death angel passes overhead. It is the eve of the Passover. The Exodus that follows sees God’s covenant people delivered from the bondage of Egypt. This was the Old Covenant fulfillment of Passover for salvation of mankind.
Again on the 14th day of Nisan, on the eve of Passover, Jesus is crucified. The blood of the promised Sacrifice Lamb is shed. This is the redemption God has provided. It brings salvation to His covenant people, delivering them from the bondage of sin and death.
This is the New Covenant fulfillment of Passover for human salvation.
What Jesus says the verse in Mathew 27:46, King David before hundreds of years had prophetically written about the crucifixion of the Messiah and the suffering he was bound to face in Psalm 22:1. And the same verse My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?
Isaiah tells us that “he bore our griefs and carried our sorrows; that he was wounded for our transgressions, and bruised for our iniquities; that the chastisement of our peace was laid upon him; that by his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:4-5).
Jesus was made the Passover Lamb for as the sin-offering, and He died in our place, on our account, that He might bring us near to God. It was this, doubtless, which caused His intense sufferings. It was the manifestation of God’s hatred of sin, in some way which He has not explained, that Jesus experienced in that terrible hour. It was suffering endured by Him that was due to us, and suffering by which, and by which alone, we can be saved from eternal death.
In those awful moments, Jesus was expressing His feelings of abandonment as God placed the sins of the world on Him – and because of that had to “turn away” from Jesus. As Jesus was feeling that weight of sin, He was experiencing separation from God for the only time in all of eternity.” Jesus became sin for us, so He felt the loneliness and abandonment that sin always produces, except that in His case, it was not His sin – it was ours.
The reason we can be excited is that the death of Christ was not a disaster but it lead to victory. He forever defeated Satan, Sin and Death. And therefore we have victory over the works of the enemy, over Sin and Death.
In Psalm 22:27 David prophetically says that in the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you. What a joy it would be to see the fulfillment of this prophetical word, where in the end days the Nations will Worship the Lord and bow down before the throne of Grace, For the kingdom is the Lords and he rules over the nations.