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Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? Holy And Great Friday

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 14, 2023

My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me? ✞ (Matthew 27:46)

Thus cried out the Lamb of God, the Lord Jesus, who was nailed to the cross for the sins of the world, and therefore for you and me, brothers and sisters. My God, My God! Why have You abandoned Me? He cried out according to His human nature, which has infirmities, not sins. But how could God the Father, who sent Him into the world to save the world, forsake His only begotten, His beloved Son? Divinity was inalienable and will forever remain inalienable from the human nature of Jesus Christ. This abandonment means, beloved brethren, that human nature in Jesus Christ was left to all the torment, to all the horror of the sufferings of the cross, to all the terrible, deadly sorrow that He experienced back in the garden of Gethsemane before His capture by a gang of villains led by Judas Iscariot.

He then began to be horrified, to grieve, and He said to the disciples: My soul is exceedingly sorrowful . . . tarry ye here and watch with me (Mt. 26:38).

Imagine, then, what were the torments of the body, what was the sorrow of the all-righteous and all-loving sensitive soul of the God-Man, who underwent execution for all human sins, for the sins of Adam and Eve and all their descendants without exception, and therefore for yours and mine! And you and I, brethren, are great sinners and are deserving of countless punishments for our innumerable iniquities. Judge, I say, judge, what was the sharpness, bitterness and burning of the sufferings of the cross, what was the spiritual sorrow of the Lamb of God, who took upon Himself the sins of the world; how hard it was for God to abandon Him, that is, to give His humanity all the burning suffering, to give His soul overwhelming, boundless, terrible sorrow. After that, you will understand in what state the soul of the God-Man was as He hung upon the cross, when He cried out: My God, why did You leave Me? Yes, the soul was together with His most pure body in a state of terrible, inconceivable and unimaginable suffering.

Know from here, O man, whoever you are, the bitterness, absurdity, ugliness, abomination, madness, hideousness, torment, and lethality of sin; know how it is unnatural to us, uncharacteristic of our divine nature, which was created in the image of God; and how the all-holy, all-perfect, all-good Deity abhors it. And after that, judge, everyone, how we should deal with sin, which seduces us and defiles and perverts our nature—corrupting her, plunging her into eternal dishonor, into eternal sorrow, into eternal torment, if we do not hate it—that is, sin—with all our soul; if we do not repent of iniquities, if we do not completely turn away from sin.

Imagine, imagine what would have happened to us if the only begotten Son of God had not suffered for our sins and had not satisfied the righteousness of God, and if God had withdrawn His grace from us forever? Oh, the mere imagination, the slightest idea of that chills the blood and terrifies the soul. Oh, if only I and all sinners would always remember this abandonment by God of unrepentant sinners, especially when sin tempts us. Then everyone would flee from sin more than from a snake or a bloodthirsty beast, more than from a cruel enemy! Oh, then there would be many more who would be saved. Then the earth would not be afflicted with terrible disasters for the sins of man: crop failures, floods, devastating earthquakes affecting thousands of human lives, widespread diseases, fruit damage, destructive fires. Then it would be the paradise of God, abounding in truth and all kinds of natural gifts of God. Then there would have been peace and security on earth; there would not have been these terrible atrocities, among which we have recently seen the most terrible of the terrible—the brazen and vicious murder of a peaceful and loving, meek tsar in broad daylight.1

Oh, how the world is now overflowing with lawless and iniquitous people! But how long will it still exist—this sinful world, this earth, the dwelling of sin, stained with the blood of guiltless and innocent victims, this accumulation of all kinds of abominations? Isn’t the time of the universal fiery purification already coming? Yes, it is of course already near at hand. If the apostles at one time spoke of its nearness, then we can speak all the more strongly about the nearness of the end of the age.

Brothers and sisters! As long as we still have time, let us approach the Savior of the world with fervent repentance and with love and tears kiss His wounds that He suffered for us. Let us love the truth, let us love mercy, so that we may have mercy. Amen.

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Psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson on the Crucifixion of Christ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 22, 2022

✞✞✞ Day 6: Trial, Crucifixion, Death, and Burial on Good Friday

Friday’s events are recorded in Matthew 27:1-62, Mark 15:1-47, Luke 22:63, Luke 23:56, and John 18:28, John 19:37.

In the early morning hours, as Jesus’ trial was getting underway, Peter denied knowing his Master three times before the rooster crowed.

Good Friday is the most difficult day of Passion Week. Christ’s journey turned treacherous and acutely painful in these final hours leading to his death.

According to Scripture, Judas Iscariot, the disciple who had betrayed Jesus, was overcome with remorse and hanged himself early Friday morning.

Meanwhile, before the third hour (9 a.m.), Jesus endured the shame of false accusations, condemnation, mockery, beatings, and abandonment. After multiple unlawful trials, He was sentenced to death by crucifixion, one of the most horrible and disgraceful methods of capital punishment known at the time.

Before Christ was led away, soldiers spit on him, tormented and mocked him, and pierced him with a crown of thorns. Then Jesus carried His cross part of the way to Calvary and then a man named Simon was compelled to carry it the rest of the way. At Calvary, Jesus was again mocked and insulted as Roman soldiers nailed Him to the wooden cross.

Jesus spoke seven powerful statements from the cross, including “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34, NIV), “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit” (Luke 23:46, NIV), and His last words were, “It is finished” (John 19:30).

Then, about the ninth hour (3 p.m.), Jesus breathed his last breath and died.

By 6 p.m. Friday evening, Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea took Jesus’ body down from the cross and lay it in a tomb.


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ጸሎተ ሐሙስ | “ይህ ሥጋዬ ነው፤ ይህ ደሜ ነው” | ወገኔ ሆይ! የዳንኸውና ልጅነትን ያገኘኸው በክርስቶስ ሞትና ደም ነው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 20, 2022

❖❖❖ ጌታችን በጸሎተ ሐሙስ | ሌባን እንደምትይዙ በሰይፍና በጎመድ ልትይዙኝ መጣችሁን? ❖❖❖

ከኅፅበተ እግር በኋላ ሊይዙት ወደ እርሱ የመጡትን የካህናት አለቆችን፣ የቤተ መቅደስ ሹሞችንና ሽማግሌዎችን ጌታችን እንዲህ ብሏቸዋል፤ ሌባን እንደምትይዙ በሰይፍና በጎመድ ልትይዙኝ መጣችሁን? ዘወትር ከእናንተ ጋር በቤተ መቅደስ ስኖር እጃችሁን እንኳ አልዘረጋችሁብኝም፤ ነገር ግን ጊዜያችሁ ይህ ነው፡፡ የጨለማው አበጋዝም ሥልጣኑ ይህ ነው፤” (ሉቃ. ፳፪፥፶፪፶፫)

👉 የሰሙነ ሕማማት ሐሙስ ፮ ስያሜዎች

  • ፩. ሕጽበተ እግር ይባላል
  • ፪. የጸሎት ሐሙስ ይባላል
  • ፫. የምስጢር ቀንም ይባላል
  • ፬. የሐዲስ ኪዳን ሐሙስ ይባላል
  • ፭. የነጻነት ሐሙስ ይባላል
  • ፮. አረንጓዴው ሐሙስ ይባላል


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From Holy Thursday / The Last Supper to Easter Sunday | The Jesus Film

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 20, 2022

❖❖❖ Holy Week – Day 5: Passover and Last Supper on Maundy Thursday ❖❖❖

Holy Week takes a somber turn on Thursday.

From Bethany, Jesus sent Peter and John ahead to the Upper Room in Jerusalem to make the preparations for the Passover Feast. That evening after sunset, Jesus washed the feet of his disciples as they prepared to share in the Passover. By performing this humble act of service, Jesus demonstrated by example how believers should love one another. Today, many churches practice foot-washing ceremonies as a part of their Maundy Thursday services.

Then, Jesus shared the feast of Passover with his disciples, saying:

“I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you before my suffering begins. For I tell you now that I won’t eat this meal again until its meaning is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.” (Luke 22:15-16, NLT)

As the Lamb of God, Jesus was about to fulfill the meaning of Passover by giving his body to be broken and his blood to be shed in sacrifice, freeing us from sin and death. During this Last Supper, Jesus established the Lord’s Supper, or Communion, instructing his followers to continually remember his sacrifice by sharing in the elements of bread and wine (Luke 22:19-20).

Later, Jesus and the disciples left the Upper Room and went to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed in agony to God the Father. Luke’s Gospel says that “his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground” (Luke 22:44, ESV).

Late that evening in Gethsemane, Jesus was betrayed with a kiss by Judas Iscariot and arrested by the Sanhedrin. He was taken to the home of Caiaphas, the High Priest, where the whole council had gathered to begin making their case against Jesus.

Meanwhile, in the early morning hours, as Jesus’ trial was getting underway, Peter denied knowing his Master three times before the rooster crowed.

Thursday’s events are recorded in Matthew 26:17–75, Mark 14:12-72, Luke 22:7-62, and John 13:1-38.


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