To the praise of His glorious grace! Thanking God for the provision of brothers and sisters in Christ to faithfully watch for the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with. Brother Rohit and I had this most soul-touching conversation the other night (for me, anyways) and I would like to share it with you! In the raw, here’s a fly-on-the-wall perspective:
Rohit – Why have thou forsaken me? And at the ninth hour, Jesus shouted in a loud voice, “Eloi Eloi lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” It is the only saying that appears in more than one Gospel, and is a quote from Psalms 22:1. This saying is taken by some as an abandonment of the Son by the Father. What if.. The Triune God craves to be with himself.
Rohit – So that all comes to pass, And his kingdom come, His will be done
Steph – Still sitting here kinda stunned, digesting.
Steph – What the Holy Spirit wants. The Holy Spirit wants to go back to the Father. He was sent as a DEPOSIT. So we can be rescued.
Rohit – He was craving Himself when He prayed, so that all comes to pass and he can take his beloved home to be with him (triune).
Steph – I know the Holy Spirit is a person. But… it NEVER occurred to me that He wants to go back to God as much as we do. Thus… He prays WITH us “Come, Lord Jesus”. Sometimes with a groaning so deep that words cannot express.
Steph – Let’s see how to word this. It is God’s Spirit within us that cries “Come” in order to CALL Jesus. The Holy Spirit within us forms the Restrainer… the Spirit-Bride pair. So….one would do well to examine if one is crying “Come” would one not? Since the Holy Spirit is the one compelling us to cry “Come” to Jesus. Like if you aren’t crying come…. Maybe ya better examine your heart. Are you pair-bonded with the Spirit…
Rohit -Sadly rapture is not being taught. Born again don’t know rapture is close.
Steph – He brought me to His banqueting table, His banner over me is love.
Rohit – My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? [why art thou] far from my salvation, from the words of my groaning? Psalm 22:1 Darby Translation (DARBY) In the original Hebrew translation, read this… רָח֥וֹק why are You so] me? Far מִֽ֝ישׁוּעָתִ֗י from my deliverance Psalm 22.:1 Hebrew translation.
Rohit – I also think it means Jesus was craving, begging, crying out to The Father, His Beloved, hopelessly in love with Him…..how long more of this tribulation till we are together as one…..? The agony of separation from his LOVE. In everything, Love God, the most … no matter what tribulation one is going through. Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. Matthew 22:37-38 (KJV)
Rohit – Consider this. Imagine being totally in love with your beloved. You get separated for some reason. Won’t you be crying out, lamenting, craving to be with your beloved? Why aren’t we together? I’m suffering… Why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far away from me?
Steph -The cry of Christ on the cross, the cry of the Holy Spirit within us…. A deep anguished gutteral cry to be united with our beloved. I cannot fathom Christ’s suffering on the cross, at His separation from the Father. But I would agree that the feeling in my heart of hearts is a “grunts and groans that words cannot express” longing for deliverance…. How long, oh Lord (why are you so far from my deliverance)?
The Spirit-Bride pair says COME!!!!! Come Lord Jesus!!!!
Are you CERTAIN of your Salvation, beyond a shadow of a doubt? Do you KNOW that no matter when the rapture occurs, you will be counted worthy to escape? If not, please read What Must I do to Be Saved.
The Bible is infallible. I am not. I am merely challenging traditional models and testing them against Scripture. I believe that traditional pretribulation teachings provide a solid backbone upon which to lay the musculature of details. I encourage you to consider my thoughts as you also examine the scriptures to see if these things are so!