when Jesus asked God why he had "foresaken him".
I realize that this is a bit off-topic and apologize in advance to the OP (peace to you, dear Terry!), but I wanted to respond to dear PSacto (the greatest of love and peace to you, dear one!) on it.
Our Lord said this in response to the removal of the "hedge" that had been placed around him all this time. God's spirit DID leave him, but only for that momentus time. The Adverary's ACCUSATION against our Lord.... against ALL of mankind, in fact... is "skin in behalf of skin and ALL a man has he WILL give on behalf of his soul (the body of flesh)." The initial accusation was made as to Job (because Adham had shown the accusation to be true), but it is our Lord who had to respond... to negate Adham's "reply." Thus, the Most Holy One of Israel's plea: "Be wise, my SON, and make my heart glad, that I may give a REPLY to the one who is taunting me."
That taunter is the one called "Satan" and "Devil," who was hurled OUT of the spiritual "temple" shortly after our Lord was "caught away" to the Father's throne to offer his sacrifice... which was PERFECT and therefore acceptable... because he showed the "taunt" of Satan to be a LIE:
"A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.
Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
“Now have comethe salvation and the power andthe kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death." Revelation 12:1-11
The Most Holy One of Israel HAD to remove His spirit to ensure that our Lord's "reply" was argument-proof. So that the Accuser wouldn't... couldn't... say, as he did with Job:
“Does [he] fear God for nothing? Have you not put a hedge around him... and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands..."
That acknowledgment was followed by the TAUNT to the Most Holy One of Israel, which taunt we are ALL challenged to respond to:
“A man will give all he has for his own life. But now stretch out your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse you to your face.”
The Adversary was not allowed to take Job's life. He could touch everything Job owned... and loved... but not Job himself. So, Job didn't provide the FULL reply to that taunt. Our Lord, however, did. And, praise JAH, that he did so can "cover" for those of US... who cannot.
I hope this helps and, again, I bid you peace!
YOUR servant, sister, and fellow slave of Christ, the Lamb who was slaughtered for OUR sins,