THE CRUCIFIXION FORETOLD

PSALM 22

The fulfillment of the prophecies of this psalm in the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ prove its inspiration.

  1. HIS ABANDONMENT 1-11
    1. Hear His cry of abandonment. 1,2
    1. "My God, My God " Mk. 15:34. He was aware.
    2. A period of darkness v. 33 "by day by night "
    3. Some thought Elijah. V. 36
    1. Hear His awareness of Godís faithfulness 3-8
    1. Remembers the history of men of faith. 3-5
    2. But God was treating Him differently 6-8
    3. The very words of Mt. 27:42.43
    1. There were no grounds for abandonment in Himself. 9-11

From birth in fellowship. Isa. 59:1,2; 53:5; Ro. 5:17-21

  1. HIS EXECUTION 12-21
    1. His enemies surrounded Him. 12,13
    1. bulls powerful, seem to be strong. Lu. 22:53
    2. lions fierce, ravening, fangs dripping with anxiety.
    1. His own reaction - His exhaustion on the cross.14,15
    2. 5-6 hrs in hot sun nails bones out of joint fatigue-thirst

    3. His death 16-18
    1. "dogs are round about meÖ" Romans.
    2. The crowning indignity collusion was impossible.
  1. HIS VICTORY 22-31
    1. In the congregation of His brothers and sisters.
    1. A foretelling of Christís resurrection.
    2. He. 2:11,12 Christians are truly His brethren.
    3. Praise the Lord! 23,24 Why? "my vows will I payÖ" 25,26 What vows? 2Pe. 1:3; He. 7:25
    1. In all the world. 27-31
    1. The most uttered subject in al the world.
    2. At some time all will speak His name. Phil. 2:10

 

All is done. There is nothing more to do. What will you do?