Eli, Eli, Lama
Greetings in the precious name of Jesus,
God has given me this today and I pray it will bless and give us a better perspective on the simplicity of God’s Word. Often harsh and unforgiving and many will be as the followers of Christ who said; This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
John 6; 58, 69
58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
And now for the message which the Holy Spirit has given me… These are the words which awoke me this morning.
Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?
Mathew 27: 45, 54
45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the
46 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
47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.
48 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.
49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.
50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
51 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;
52And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept
53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?
Have you ever from the heart, really and truly considered the ramifications of these four words? I awoke around 3am and these words kept coming to my mind, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? To even repeat them should tear the hearts right out from our chest… For to even say them means an absence of God. God is no longer there! Hell or the part of hell with all of its pain, the fire, the torments, where the worm dieth not, does not even come close to the absence of God. And this is the part which will make hell unbearable but a must to endure real live place… Yea, for all who inter in will know that absence of God. Complete and utter darkness for the Light shall have fleeted away. It will be the most hideous place and a place beyond our wildest and horrifying imagination… A place where, as the Bible says, will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Do you realize that Our Precious Saviour has known the pangs of God absence. Think about it. Jesus suffered all the beating where His flesh and muscle were ripped and torn, His beard being ripped out by the handful, the punching, the slapping, the spitting, the being ridiculed, the hatred in the eyes of the people cursing Him as He carried that old rugged cross up Golgotha’s hill. The nails piercing His hands and feet and the final excruciating pain, ripping thru His body as the cross was lifted and dropped into its hole… And upon it hung innocence, guiltless of any wrong doing, and sinless. And instead of calling angels to come to His rescue; Instead of coming into full glory and taking on the being of God in the flesh full force, he said; Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.
Yes, my Jesus suffered all of that without feelings of animosity against anyone. Yes, He endured the suffering, that is, until He felt something unbearable… And that was? The absence of God, His Father. And this, Jesus could not take nor bear. For He cried with a loud voice; Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?, and a few moments later He again cries; Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? And then yielded up the ghost. His assignment here on earth was completed. He had accomplished what He and the Father had arranged so many years prior. The ultimate sacrifice had been paid for you and me… And now comes the hard part.
As I laid in bed with these words; Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani running thru my head I began to feel that pangs of my dear Saviour and then I had to question why. Why would God, the creator of all things allow His Son to go thru this? And even more incomprehensible, why for me? There is no way I can even begin to fathom this love God has for us. I can not speak for you or anyone else but as for me, why me Lord?
All I know is that God looked down thru time and said I’ll make Jim Keeling come out of loving parents. He is going to be head strong, sinful, wretched and blind. But after dealing with him for several years I am going to bring him to his knees at the age of 35 in a little country church. I will removed the scales from his eyes and allow him to see a glimpse of heaven. I’ll allow him to feel the joys of salvation. I’ll allow him to feel the pangs of hell… He shall remain headstrong, though not for the world but for Me. I may have to chasten him and punish him for his disobedience at times but Jim Keeling is going to be my servant… This hardheadedness will keep him from knuckling under from the influences of the world. And this is my self evaluation…
Listen folks, when I awoke this morning with these words, Eli, Eli lama sabachthani running thru my head I couldn’t help but feel how inadequate and unworthy I am for this honor of being one of God’s ministers. His messenger of good news passed on to all who will listen. I may not be that educated in mans theology of God’s word but God has given me something very precious and that is an unction of the Holy Spirit and placed very simply in understanding the word of God... Why man wants to try and look for underlying finds which make everything controversial and difficult to grasp is beyond me. Why can’t folks see the simplicity of God’s word…
Matthew 11; 28, 30
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
What is hard about these verses? God wants you to come to Him and learn of Him and you'll find rest and rest unto your souls. The key words are; come to Him.
Matthew 7; 13, 15
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
And what is hard about these verses? If you are truly saved this morning and not play acting then look around you. What do you see? The majority of folks I see are lost as a goose in a snow storm and are headed straight to hell. It's a fact. Simple, even harsh perhaps, but true. Will they listen to the truth when you try and tell them? Not likely. I must say, a well camouflaged fact because of all of these false religions and folks not knowing any better... Only a few are going to find that narrow path which leads to life. I pray that you are one of these but the simple fact is, many of you, even in my little flock are lost. Perhaps searching, but lost just the same. That narrow path has eluded your findings and hell is your final destination, UNLESS you find Jesus as your Lord and Saviour... It’s a narrow path but keep searching…
And what about the ravening wolves claiming to be prophets? I had a 'pastorette' write and try to tell me she is to usurp authority over the man. She was sweet and used Joyce Meyers and several other. 'so called lady ministers' of God's word as her reference but the simple truth is God doesn't call women for that role, He calls men. If she doesn’t know her role in life, I question she knows the Saviour… Perhaps she does but then again; Verse 13... Instead of setting some women as her role model she needs Christ in that position and follow His word... It isn't difficult. Older women are to teach the younger women and the children. And to learn in silence... I have to give my Connie girl a gold star right here because when one of those ‘pastorettes’ come on TV she hits the off switch. Connie says if they don’t even know their place in life how can they teach someone else? Good question.
And the one which really rips my gourd is the queer preacher... The Bible is very simple and plain concerning homosexuality... God hates it. So how does this homo preacher preach. From what Bible does he find it's OK to be a queer? All I can say is, their bible must be pretty dog gone skimpy... It's simple, God hates queers, period. I know you’re going to tell me the God hates homosexuality but loves the person. Well my friend, are you in for a rude awakening. Read this closely.
Romans 1; 21 , 32
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
And getting away from the queers for a moment, please allow me to be blunt but simply put here. Although I’m a simple man with a lack of the knowledge of universities or a title of Dr. preceding my name, I am God called. And please don’t take this wrong, I in myself am nothing and I am humbled to be Gods servant but we still have the Caiaphas high priest of today, The Pontius Pilates. They have worldly knowledge and demand respect from all who follow them. They have their beautiful cathedrals with their idol statutes, their highly noted credentials, their fancy purple robes, their high pointed hats, and clothing to show who they are. They perform all the religious acts in their churches and have a form of godliness, just as their predecessors of Christ’s day had. But sadly they have led millions down the wide road and into the pits of hell and they too fall into the category of verse 21 and 22. Their hearts have been darkened…
And please don’t get me wrong here. I’m not against education as long as
it doesn’t conflict with the simple truths of the Bible… I’ve thrown the
above paragraph in at no extra charge for I’ve known some well educated
men of God who have used their education as a tool to help them better
explain the word of God. And for that I praise Him. I was just never
afforded that opportunity. But are all people lost who attend these false
churches and religions? I don’t believe so. There are some (few) who have
found Christ in spite of the physical location they found Him in.
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Now if you think God loves queers then you explain why He gave them over to a reprobate mind. They have no hope at this point… God hates what they are doing and He hates them for doing it and when God gives up and turns a person loose they can kiss it good bye…
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
So the next time you see one of the queer demonstrations on TV and the thousands of marching, sign carrying, men hugging and kissing, women hugging and kissing, openly and boldly in front of the world you can be assured that God has turned them loose and hell is waiting for them… I don’t see anywhere in my Bible where even the Holy Spirit will strive with those whom God has let go…
And most all the facets on TBN and other such religious programming, the rock and roll music with Godly words is no more than a slap across the face of God. And all the money begging, the slick smooth talking preachers, the fake healings, the pastorettes who have duped folks into a false sense of safety when in actually they fit right into verse 13... Not all but most are headed straight to hell in a hand basket and dragging folks right along with them... I do believe many on TBN are sincere but then a person can be sincerely wrong…
Eli, Eli lama sabachthani… Have you ever felt that God had forsaken you? It seemed as though you pray and pray but your prayers fall of deft ears? You feel alone and deserted and no one seems to even care? Well there can only be a couple of answers. One is that you’re lost and God is listening for you to repent of your sins and call upon Him for your salvation so that He might intercede your prayers. Or possibly you’re living away from God and in a carnal state and He is waiting for you to get things right with Him. Now let me jump in with both feet here. God is aware of all things. He is omnipotent, omnipresence, omniscience, all in all, everything past, present, future. But the first prayer He reacts on is the sinner’s prayer… That is when a lost sinner, truly from the heart, repents of his sins, believes in and accepts all aspects of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and then calls upon God, thru the Pure Sacrificial Blood of His Son, Jesus Christ, to save his soul…
At this point this lost soul becomes saved and born again and is sealed by the Holy Spirit. You then become an adopted child of God and the words; Eli, Eli lama sabachthani will never apply to you because Jesus took all of your sins upon Himself and paid your sin debt in full. And it is that Pure Blood covering and sealing of your soul that Christ has given you which God now sees and the sins you’ve done, past, present, and future have all been washed away and remembered no more... Can you go and sin now that you’re covered? Yes, and you will everyday in this life… But there is a punishment, a chastisement in store when you do and believe me when God spanks one of His children they surely do know it…
Romans 6: 14, 18
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
And so in conclusion, dear child of God; When you think on these words, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani, remember that they were the last cries of Our Lord and Saviour as the sins of the world were placed upon Him and blocked the view of God the Father as he turned His back upon sin. We may not understand the workings of God in our lives. We may not like the answers we get when we pray but we must never forget that God is always there with us and He will never leave us nor will God ever forsake us… And in this knowledge we can rejoice and praise God in the highest… For only God is worthy of such praise. Well Glory!
Hebrews 13: 5, 6
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such
things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear
what man shall do unto me.
Do you know where you will spend eternity today? Can you positively say that; I am a child of God, saved and born again, and when I close my eyes in death and take that last breath, the next breath will be in heaven? If you can, I praise God. If you can’t then you are in need of a Saviour and you need to reach out to Jesus, repent and believing the gospel, call upon Him to save you. Just pray in your own words right where you are but if you do, pray it from the heart and mean it. This is no time to be playing games… Game time is over. And then get ready for the greatest load to be lifted from your chest and a peace and joy like you’ve never known to flood your soul as the Holy Spirit comes and washes away your sin and seals you with the Pure Sacrificial Blood of Christ… And then you can shout and sing knowing that you are truly a child of God…. Well Glory!
This below letter was sent to me from Margaret who is one of my little flock who living in Ayrshire, Scotland. The words to this song are very uplifting and I wish I could hear it being sung. What a thrill to see how dear children of God in different parts of the world praise Our Lord and Risen Saviour, Jesus Christ...
BEHOLD -BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD BEHOLD HIS ARMS EXTENDED WIDE BY FAITH WE SEE HIM LIFTED UP AND NOW THE MIGHTY DEED IS DONE
BEHOLD -BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD
BEHOLD HIS ARMS EXTENDED WIDE
BY FAITH WE SEE HIM LIFTED UP
AND NOW THE MIGHTY DEED IS DONE