The secret hidden meaning of the words "My God, My God, why have thou forsaken me?"
Some of the last words of Jesus on the cross according to the books of Matthew
and Mark are "My God, my God why have thou forsaken me?".
Now to the novice reader this may seem on the surface that Jesus was crying out that God the Father had abandoned him but in reality he was giving out the last and final proof that he was the Messiah. During those times the Psalms were not numbered like they are today, the way that you identified an individual Psalm was to quote the first line.
Now a days we would identify that
particular Psalms name by simply saying that it was "the 22nd Psalm". Back then
however they were not numbered at all so the traditional and only way to
identify that particular Psalm was to say the Psalm's first line of "My
God, my God, why have thou forsaken me?". (Psalm 22:1/2) Just exactly like Jesus did.
What Jesus really was doing was pointing out that all of the events that were happening around him as he hung there on the cross had already been prophesied and ordained a thousand years earlier in the old testament and were all documented by the 22nd Psalm of David which starts out with the exact same line that he spoke while on the cross of "My God, my God why have thou forsaken me?". (Psalm 22:1/2)
The Jesus Psalm (the 22nd Psalm) then further goes on to accurately describe the crucifixion scene by saying:
"all those that see me mock me" (Psalm 22:7)
"all of my bones are pulled out of joint" (Psalm 22:14)
"a company of evildoers encircle me" (Psalm 22:16)
"I can count all my bones. They look, they stare at me" (Psalm 22:17)
"they have pierced my hands and my feet" (Psalm 22:16)
"they divided my garments among them, and for my raiment they cast lots" (Psalm 22:18)
Note: All these exact things happened just that same exact way, a thousand years after the 22nd Psalm was written about the coming Messiah. As was the common tradition for a crucifixion, the garment that Jesus wore on the cross was given to the solders that executed him as a kind of a "perk" for them to sell. The hand weaving process for cloth was very hard and slow back then and because of that clothing had a great value. The garment Jesus wore was a simple one piece cloth however, it had no seams and therefore and it could not be properly divided without compromising its value. So the Roman soldiers then decided just to gamble for it with a dice game to see who could win the entire garment in one piece. This then fully fulfilled the very old prediction in Psalm 22:18/19 of "they divided my garments among them, and for my raiment they cast lots".
Now if just the prophecy of the 22nd
Psalm's prediction of "there would be gambling for the up coming Messiah's
clothes" was fulfilled in the Jesus crucifixion story, it would be a very rare thing to happen. But when you combine that with the
22nd Psalms additional prediction in verse 22:16/17 about the coming Messiah
stating that "they have pierced my
hands and my feet", you do not run into these types of wounds too often.
could only refer to the wounds of crucifixion. And it was predicted a
thousand years before the process of crucifixion was even invented. Then the
only person that they could possibly be referring to becomes all to clear. The
Jesus crucifixion story constitutes the exact fulfillment of all the predictions of the 22nd Psalm
a thousand years after the prophetic psalm was written down. And the exact matching and
corresponding details of the crucifixion are written of by all four authors of
the four gospels of
the new testament.
In the Gospel of John at 19:23-24: "Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His outer garments and made four parts, a part to every soldier and also the tunic; now the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece. 24 So they said to one another, Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, to decide whose it shall be".
In the Gospel of Matthew 27:35: "And when they had crucified Him, they divided up His garments among themselves by casting lots"
In the Gospel of Luke it is recorded at Luke 23:34: "But Jesus was saying, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing. And then they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves".
In the Gospel of Mark 15:24: "And they crucified Him, and divided up His garments among themselves, casting lots for them to decide what each man should take".
The exact fulfillment of all of the prophecies of the 22nd Psalm. And a rather hard one to fake. All of these events surrounding the coming Messiah were predicted and documented in the 22nd Psalm a thousand years before they actually took place.
Does any other person or any other entity of history accurately fill those descriptions to fulfill that particular Psalm?
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