• David Lee Brown

Jesus Fulfilled Prophesy from the Cross


“My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Psalm 22:1)

"…My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46) & (Mark 15:34)

Approximately 1,000 years before Jesus was crucified King David prophesied Jesus’ crucifixion. There is prophesy in many of the Psalms, but this one is truly astonishing. From the cross, Rabbi Jesus was quoting from Psalms. In the beginning of biblical history the chapters and verses were not delineated by numbers. When a Rabbi stood to read from the Word he asked for the scroll from the scribe, (i.e. give me the book of Psalm and turn to where it reads, “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?”) and then the rabbi would read from that scripture. Jesus was quoting Psalm 22 from the cross, asking those mocking him to read that prophesy written 1,000 years prior to His crucifixion.

The prophesy in Psalm 22 describes Jesus being despised by those mocking him, who were saying if He is Him (the Christ) let Him deliver Himself, and they were like roaring lions as they mocked Him. Psalm 22 describes the crucifixion, how His bones were pulled out of joint, He was horribly thirsty and dried up, and how they pierced His hands and feet, and that they gambled for His clothes. It also goes on to share that all will one day bow down before the one who was mocked and crucified. This prophesy from a Psalm, written 1,000 years before the crucifixion event, is astonishing and proves the Bible to truly be the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God.

Those that question the accuracy, validity and historicity of the Bible, have not read the Bible. God reveals Himself in His written Word.