In Jesus’ days, the Jews spoke the Aramaic language and were therefore not very familiar with Hebrew. Because of this, the common people did not understand Jesus when He proclaimed the beginning of the 22nd Psalm in Hebrew on the cross.
(Other Aramaic words can be found in Mark 5:41; 7:34; and 14:36.)
Mark 15: 34-35 NASB
At the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice,
“Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?”
which is translated,
“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
When some of the bystanders heard it,
they began saying,
“Behold, He’s calling for Elijah.”
This tells us that at three o’clock in the afternoon, Jesus shouted loudly, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” Which means, “My God, my God, why have you left me alone?”
Some people who were standing nearby heard him, and said to each other, “Look! He’s calling for Elijah. “
How completely the Holy Spirit can change a character is evident from John.
He, “the son of thunder,” later became “the beloved apostle of love,” meek and tender.
In this way, in rebirth, God can pluck out every root of pride, drive, and selfishness, and make us new creatures in Christ.
By obeying the commandment of the Lord and believing in the redemption through Jesus’ blood, we can live completely free and blameless.
Colossians 3:3 NASB
For you have died
and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
2 Corinthians 5:17 NASB
Therefore if anyone is in Christ,
he is a new creature;
the old things passed away;
behold, new things have come.
The old heart (the old man) must die and God gives us a new heart (the new man in Christ). We must propagate this. Our life must be a walk in the Spirit and no longer after the flesh
Galatians 5:16, 24-25 NASB
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
Our precious Savior had a hard battle, not only with His enemies, the Pharisees and scribes, but also with His family.
John 7:5 NASB
For not even His brothers were believing in Him.
In addition, the entire family seemed ashamed of His openness.
Isaiah 53:3 NASB
He was despised and forsaken of men,
A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief;
And like one from whom men hide their face
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
He was a Man of sorrows. His life was full of disappointment and sadness.
Yet He was the great Conqueror of hell and death.
He has defied everything to be able to win for us.
And how did people react to Him?
They said “He is possessed by Beelzebul, the prince of the evil spirits”!
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