The Messianic Prophetic Harbinger Found in Psalms 22
If someone today wants to go to a passage in the Scripture they simply direct you to the book and then direct you to the chapter and the verse. This was not the case during the time of the ministry of Jesus.
How would you direct someone to a particular passage in Ancient Prophetic Scriptures given that there were no chapters and verses? The answer is actually pretty simple and amazing. Amazing because it pre-supposes a knowledge of Scripture that simply does not exist today.
Let me explain how it was done.
During the time when Jesus walked the shores of Galilee if He wanted to clue the listener into the passage He wanted them to consider He would simply quote a couple of words from that Scripture. For example, if you wanted to teach from the 23rd Psalm He would simply say “The Lord is my Shepherd” and everyone would know that Jesus was making reference to that passage. With that in mind consider the following:
On the Cross of Calvary Yeshua Ha-Mashiach in the ninth hour, after 3 hours of darkness cries out His fourth words from the cross. What are those words? Jesus cries out “My God, My God why hast thou forsaken me?”
These are words dripping with anguish yet spoken sincerely from the broken heart of our Savior. These words signify loneliness and isolation? Our Savior has borne our grief and carried our sorrow as predicted by Isaiah the prophet, and he has done it alone.
The incarnate Word of God, the only begotten Son of our Heavenly Father is experiencing what all men must experience because of the fall of Adam. Death! But His is no ordinary death, Yeshua did not go quietly into the night. Jesus died an extraordinary death that was not only excruciatingly painful but one that still festers to this day with humiliation, scorn, ridicule and rejection.
Is that it? Certainly, it is enough. Who could even think of requiring more of our Savior, or would dare even suggest it? But as with all things concerning Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, there is more than meets the eye.
Could the fourth words of Jesus from the cross be a sign to those that are truly seeking after Him?
Could there be a lesson in those words that need to be investigated?
The answer is YES.
I am not the first one to discover that Psalms 22 is a Messianic prophetic harbinger, but I may be among a small handful of people who have discovered the hidden connection between the “I am a worm” revelation found in the 6th verse of Psalm 22 and the “I am the true bread” revelation found in John 6.
Don’t see the connection between the worm and the bread? Keep reading and you will.
But first let’s consider the prophetic disclosure of Psalm 22 as evidence that Jesus was not only expressing the anguish of His soul when he cried out “My God my God why hast thou forsaken me,” but was also sending His disciples on a search that would encourage and strengthen their confidence in His Word while building up their faith.
Consider the following revelations found in Psalm 22 that can be directly linked to the Cross of Calvary:
- Reference to the crucifixion before it actually existed
- The Piercing of the Messiah’s hands and feet
- Not a bone broken
- Messiah’s garments divided up
- Casting lots for His robe
- Taunting Yeshua to take Himself off the Cross if He is the Lord
- The water gushing from His side
The prophetic words revealed in Psalm 22 are both heartbreaking and encouraging. Encouraging because they are a prophecy that has been fulfilled, giving us confidence that God’s Word can be trusted down to the small detail. And greatly encouraging because the prophecy that has been fulfilled is the foundation of our hope of salvation and eternal life.
Is there another Messianic Message Hidden in Plain Site?
The answer is YES!
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