The Fourth Cry from the Cross (2)
- Jesus Christ came to set us prisoners free.
- What has bound us -- our sin, the world and Satan -- is so powerful no one -- not even an Arch-Angel as Michael or Gabriel could set us free.
- Only Jesus Christ could release us from our bondage.
- This fourth cry - the agonizing cry of dereliction - reveals the very nature of our sin and its power -- sin separates us from God. Sin has driven an eternal wedge between the True and Living God and each of us. That wedge, that bondage could only be broken by the One Whose cry of agony we now hear: My God, My God Why Has Thou Forsaken Me?