Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Would Yeshua really ask his Father, "Why have you forsaken me?"

Did you know that Yeshua, in his final death throes, never said, "Why have you forsaken me?" He said, "Why have you spared me?"  YHWH NEVER, EVER "forsook" His Son!  Why would He?  Yeshua's death was prophesied! It HAD to come to pass, or else Yeshua could not have been our Redemption.

Here's a look at the Aramaic translation:

Matthew 27: 46. And about the ninth hour, Y’shua cried out with a loud voice and said, My El! My El! [Lemana shabakthani] Why have you spared me? (AENT)


Y’shua was not necessarily quoting Psalm 22, although the imagery of the Psalm is certainly intended by Matthew. Greek is transliterated Eli, Eli lama sabacthani, but Peshitta and Psalm 22 read: Eli, Eli lama azbatani.

Many Bibles read "forsaken" from which came a false teaching that the Father left Y’shua destitute (Marcionite thinking). Isaiah 53:4 indicates that "we" reckoned him smitten of Elohim, but it is not YHWH who tortured His own son, but men motivated by religious tradition. Psalm 22 references those who scorned Y’shua for his Faith in YHWH and called him a worm (detested), but Father YHWH does not forsake the righteous, nor does He at any time "forsake" His own Son – see Psalm 9:9, 10; 37:25; 71:11; Isaiah 49:14-16.

Y'shua says "Eli" (my El). He is in great physical pain after being brutally tortured; those around him were confused about whether he was saying "Eli-yah" or "Eliyahu". If Hebrew eyewitnesses were not sure of what he was saying, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Greek transliteration was also wrong, putting "lama sabacthani" rather than "lemana shabakthani."

Perhaps the reason Y’shua says "why are you sparing me" is because he has proven his commitment by laying down his life and has already endured about six hours of the execution! So, it’s not a matter of being "forsaken" but that he literally means, "Father, I'm ready, why can’t we finish this?" In a matter of moments from saying this, he dies, which fully supports this interpretation.


  1. Thank you for posting this valuable clarification! I've been aware of the true saying for years but many others arent. Thoroughly enjoying the truth on this website!

    1. Thank you, Jeff, for the kudos. Our knowledge comes from 20+ years of diligent, daily study constantly learning and, using plenty of discernment, discarding those things that we discover were off the mark, and then updating our knowledge with the help of the Ruach (Holy Spirit) and scholars we trust (of which there are VERY FEW)…

      Way too many people tend to do one of several things:

      (1) They simply accept the Scripture translations as they are; never questioning anything, and consequently, never really learning or growing.

      (2) They don't bother to read the Bible at all. Ever. They simply pick up snippets in church or from Facebook or wherever, and pretend they know enough about it to fool God into thinking they're holy. (Most of the 700+ people in my Facebook group admit they have NOT read “the whole Bible”; while others admit they’ve only either “read the New Testament” or “picked their way through” and read only certain passages.)

      (3) And then we have those who go to the other extreme of accepting absolutely nothing, or very little of what they read; and simply formulate their own opinions which they then view as “truth” … and then pass onto others who thrive on “ear tickling” nonsense and conspiracy theories.

      (4) And then we also have those who have found their way to the Truth of YHWH/Yeshua/Torah, who believe they now have ALL the answers and immediately view themselves as qualified "teachers" ... teaching, of course, personal opinions formulated from what they "now know" coupled with certain dragged-in dogmas from the past, mixed into half-truths gleaned from other self-proclaimed "teachers"...

      It is therefore no wonder that there is a "great falling away" in progress! We've communicated with people who decided to become atheists or agnostics because “they were so disappointed at having been duped all their life”; while others are on a perpetual merry-go-round of “religion hopping” because they’re looking for something that “feels right” to them.

      One of the most serious, IMHO, is a trend to “reject” Paul … which then leads to rejecting Yeshua, which of course means one has to reject the entire New Testament.

      And then what? Well, they start following Jewish counter-missionary rabbis who make their living taking Christians and Messianics away from the WHOLE Truth, and drawing them into Judaism … for the purpose of “using” those people against those of us who are into YHWH/Yeshua/Torah….

      The thing is, PEOPLE are their own worst enemies. Instead of seeking the Ruach and asking God to please help them learn and grow and constantly update their knowledge, they mostly tend to jump straight from one end of the pendulum to the other, totally missing the “middle” yet eagerly accepting what they found “way over on the other side.”

      Scripture says this would happen. All we can is to remember that Matthew 7:13-14 tells us that MOST will NOT be taking that “narrow gate that leads to life.”


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