The Spirit of Prophecy
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Psalm 22:1 This Psalm was written more than a thousand years before Jesus cried those words from the cross as recorded in Matthew chapter 27: “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46 One can go back and forth from the Psalm to the New Testament passage of the crucifixion and it's very obvious how the details in the Psalm were so demonstrably fulfilled at the crucifixion of Christ. Look at some of those details: Psalm -vs 7-8: "All those who see me ridicule me, they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, 'he trusted in the Lord, let him rescue him, let him deliver him, since he delights in him!'” Then in the New Testament: "He trusted in God, let him deliver him now IF he will have him;" Matthew vs 42: Even to some very specific details: Psalm 22:7-8 "They divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots." Then in the New Testament: "Then they crucified him, and divided his garments, casting lots..." Matthew vs 35: Consider the fact that the author of the Psalm, King David, lived more than a thousand years before Christ was on the earth! How did he know the details that Christ would fulfill a thousand years away? The one thing that makes the Bible different from every other "holy" book, is prophecy. "For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, DECLARING THE END FROM THE BEGINNING, and from ancient times things that are not yet done..." Isaiah 46:9-10 No other religious book can include prophecy except in a very general way, because God alone knows the future. The Word of God, from Genesis to Revelation is filled with prophecy, and in great detail. Imagine knowing a thousand years before the crucifixion that those at the crucifixion would take the garments Jesus wore and cast lots to divide them among themselves? Only God, only God alone could put specific details of prophecy together so long before Jesus was even on the earth. "For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." Revelation 19:10 Why did Jesus hang on that cross? The Word of God explains it: “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:6 On that cross Jesus Christ bore in himself the judgment due on our sins. In his crucifixion and death he bore in himself our judgment, in our place ...for every sinner who will receive him. And in his resurrection he obtained eternal life for every believer. If you have a heart to search for truth, do not search among the many "religious" books outside of the Word of God. Satan is the author of them and they are deliberately filled with deception, anything to deceive and draw people away from truth. They cannot prophesy, they are limited to only what has already been revealed. In details they will show themselves liars unable to deliver. No, search the Word of God. Ask the Spirit of God to show you the truthfulness of the Scriptures in the prophecies contained therein. You will find there truth beyond all question. MORE: Who Is Jesus Christ?