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Jesus was forsaken by His Father. The Father forsook His own Son so that you and I wouldn’t be forsaken. He totally rejected Him so that you and I wouldn’t be rejected.
Jesus took our sins into His own body on the cross.
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree.
(1 Peter 2:24)

He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him.
(Isa. 53:5)
Every sin, sickness, and disease of the entire human race— every deformity, tumor, and perversion—entered into the physical body of the Lord Jesus Christ. That’s why His face looked worse than any other person who has ever lived, and His form became so distorted that He didn’t even look human. God did this to His Son.

The film The Passion of the Christ showed only the physical beating. There’s no way they could fully depict our Lord’s emotional and spiritual suffering too. Who can imagine the agony that came upon Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane as He thought about becoming sin—the very thing He hated and from which He came to set us free? (See Matt. 26:36–39,42) He had to become that sin so that we could become the righteousness of God.

In a sense, our religious system today has diminished the atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. It says, “Even if you’re born again and have made Jesus your Lord, God is still mad at you every time you sin. He won’t answer your prayer if there’s unconfessed (therefore, unforgiven) sin in your life.” Basically, we’ve made Jesus just a part of the solution, but not the total solution. We’ve said, “Yes, you have to have the atonement of Christ. But you also have to repent, feel terrible over your sin, grovel in the dirt, and do all of these things.” People who say these kinds of statements don’t understand the totality of the price that Jesus paid for us.

Forsaken by His Father
While hanging on the cross, Jesus said:
My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
(Ps. 22:1, Mark 15:34)
After putting all of the sin, sickness, disease, and suffering of the entire world upon His Son, Father God turned His back on Him. God forsook His only Son because that was the price that you and I deserved.

By the Spirit of God, I have had just a tiny glimpse of what it’s like to be God forsaken. I tell you, that will be hell! Scripture reveals that hell will include physical things like suffering in flames. (See Luke 16:24.) There will be emotional torment too. But the worst part of hell will be the absence of anything good. Everything good—everything God—will be gone. Nothing but darkness, hatred, and strife will remain. Nothing good.

Some of us think we live in a bad world. Sure, there’s plenty of corruption in this world, but we don’t even have a clue. There is still so much good that is here. There are still people who are going out of their way to make this world a better place to live. As bad as things are, it’s nothing like hell. Whether there’s any physical suffering or not, total separation from God is hell itself.

There’s no hope, nothing!

Jesus bore that. He was forsaken by His Father. The Father forsook His own Son so that you and I wouldn’t be forsaken. He totally rejected Him so that you and I wouldn’t be rejected. All this and people say that Jesus paid for sin only up to a point. “When you sin, God is still upset with you. He turns away from you and won’t answer your prayer because of the sin in your life.” Wrong!

Some people think I’m making light of sin. The truth is that they’re making light of the sacrifice of Christ. Jesus paid such a great and awesome price for us that it forever satisfied the wrath of God. He’s not angry with you, regardless of what you’ve done. Now that’s good news.

Source: The War is Over by Andrew Wommack
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

Author Biography

Andrew Wommack
Web site: Andrew Wommack Ministries
March 23, 1968, was the day that Andrew Wommack's life changed forever. God showed him just what supernatural love was really about, and Andrew's theology transformed. God was a loving father that accepted him unconditionally and desired genuine fellowship with him. Ever since that day, Andrew has been taking the love of God as far and as deep as he can. He has written nearly forty books and hundreds of lessons. He began broadcasting the Gospel of grace and healing through his Gospel Truth television program and expanded in the digital age with his internet television network GospelTruth.TV and his website,

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