Psalms

Psalm 22

Psalm 22- an amazingly accurate prophetic account of the crucifixion from 1,000 BC (hundreds of years before crucifixion was invented). This was Jesus' prayer from the Cross (He quoted the first and last verses out loud.  This reveals the Cross from His viewpoint.

1 My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? (Mark15:34, 2Corinth 5:21)
Why are You so far from helping Me, and from the words of My groaning?
2 O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear;
And in the night season, and am not silent. (Matthew 27:45)
3 But You are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel.

4 Our fathers trusted in You; they trusted, and You delivered them.
5 They cried to You, and were delivered;
They trusted in You, and were not ashamed.

6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised by the people.
7 All those who see Me ridicule Me;
They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, (Matthew 27:39)
8 “He trusted in the LORD, let Him rescue Him;
Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!” (Matthew 27:43)

9 But You are He who took Me out of the womb;
You made Me trust while on My mother’s breasts.
10 I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother’s womb You have been My God. (holy from birth, no mention of a human father, Luke 2:7, 20, 49)
11 Be not far from Me, for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
12 Many bulls have surrounded Me; strong bulls of Bashan have encircled Me.
13 They gape at Me with their mouths, like a raging and roaring lion.
         
14 I am poured out like water, and all My bones are out of joint;
My heart is like wax; it has melted within Me. (Broken heart - John 19:34).
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and My tongue clings to My jaws (dehydration); You have brought Me to the dust of death. (John 19:28).
         
16 For dogs have surrounded Me; the congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me They pierced My hands and My feet; (John 19:18; 20:27).
17 I can count all My bones. They look and stare at Me. (Luke 23:34-35)
18 They divide My garments among them,
and for My clothing they cast lots (John 19:23-24).        
19 But You, O Lord, do not be far from Me; O My Strength, hasten to help Me!
20 Deliver Me from the sword, My precious life from the power of the dog.
21 Save Me from the lion’s mouth and from the horns of the wild oxen! (Luke 23:46)
         
Resurrected Christ: 21b,22 You have answered Me! I will declare Your Name (‘Father’) to My brethren (those born from the same womb; John 17:26, 20:17).
In the midst of the assembly (church) I will praise You. (Hebrews 2:11-12).
23 You who fear the LORD, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob,
glorify Him, and fear Him, all you offspring of Israel!
24 For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;
Nor has He hidden His face from Him; but when He cried to Him, He heard.
25 My praise shall be of You in the great assembly; I will pay My vows before those who fear Him (sending the Spirit- Lk 24:49, Acts 1:4,5; Jn 20:21,22, Acts2)
26 The poor (meek) shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek Him will praise the LORD. Let your heart live forever! (eternal life, John 10:10)
27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and
all the families of the nations shall worship before You. (Gentile Salvation).
28 For the kingdom is the Lord’s and He rules over the nations (Matt 28:18)
29 All the prosperous of the earth shall eat and worship; all those who go down to the dust shall bow before Him, even he who cannot keep himself alive.

30 A posterity (SEED) shall serve Him. It will be recounted of the Lord
to the next generation, (Evangelism, Mark 16:15-18, Matthew 28:18-20).
31 They (in turn) will come and declare His righteousness to a people
who will be born, that: “He has done it.” (‘It is Finished’- John 19:30).

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