Jesus describes what He is experiencing on the Cross in Psalm 22
In Psalm 22, written by King David, has a double meaning as does most scriptures where the Holy Spirit influences the writer. One of the well known examples of so many is the Ezekiel 28 where in verses 11-19 the scripture is referring to the King of Tyre but goes past the reference to the King to describe Satan.
Ezekiel 28:12-13 "(12) You were the signet of perfection,1 full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. (13) You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, emerald, and carbuncle; and crafted in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created they were prepared." The King of Tyre was never in Eden, the garden of God and we read further
Ezekiel 28:14-19 "14 You were an anointed guardian cherub. I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; in the midst of the stones of fire you walked. 15 You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, till unrighteousness was found in you. 16 In the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence in your midst, and you sinned; so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and I destroyed you,5 O guardian cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 17 Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings, to feast their eyes on you. 18 By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your trade you profaned your sanctuaries; so pI brought fire out from your midst; it consumed you, and I turned you to ashes on the earth in the sight of all who saw you. 19 All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you; you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever."
Returning to the Death on the Cross notices the description and details. Psalm 22:16-18 "16 Dogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they pierce my hands and my feet. 17All my bones are on display; people stare and gloat over me. 18 They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment."
In Psalm 22:1 we see that "my God" is references twice and also the writer says God has forsaken him. When Jesus was on the cross He was taken our place where God did pour out the wrath we deserved on Him which we will never truly understand in this side of eternity. The reason why "my God" is referenced twice is because it is directed to God the Father and God the Holy Spirit.
In Mathew 27:46 "About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" (which means "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Notice that Jesus is saying "my God" twice which is parallel to Psalm 22:1.
In Isaiah 52:14 "Just as there were many who were appalled at him (future Lamb slain for the world)— his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being and his form marred beyond human likeness." Continue reading Isaiah 53 which describes the future Savior which is incredibly beautiful and accurate of the life of Jesus the Christ: "no beauty or majesty", "despised and rejected", "man of suffering", "familiar with pain", "despised", "took up our pain and bore our suffering yet we considered him punished by God", "he was pierced for transgressions", "crushed for our iniquities", "punishment that brought us peace was on him", "by his wounds we are healed", "the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all" ... so much more.
In Isaiah 50:6 "I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting." This is a reference that is not discussed or heard that often. This would have caused swelling from the facial skin and would have added to the disfigurement from the fists hitting his face also. After the resurrection, Jesus was not recognized because of the scars and most likely his beard missing. For example look at the instance when the two disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) did not recognize Jesus until He broke bread.
Editors Note: In Psalms 22:12 "Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me." appears to point to the Satanic Realm that were there watching the even whom were also geographically ruled or dwelled in the area of Bashan. In Joshua 13:12 "and all the territory of King Og of Bashan, who had reigned in Ashtaroth and Edrei. King Og was the last of the Rephaites, for Moses had attacked them and driven them out." which points to the probable inhabitants who were Rephaim, Children of Fallen Angels which is why God instructed Moses and Joshua to wipe out every man, woman and child of the Promise Land.
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