Grace Bible Church
Robert R.
March 4, 2020
Inspirational thoughts Jesus Christ had on the Cross. From the Bible see life story behind God’s thinking.

Psa 22 is known as “The Psalm of The Crucifixion”  = it reveals to us the thoughts that our Lord was thinking while on the Cross.

The Old Testament is where we find out the intimate details concerning the mental attitude of our Lord during those three hours of darkness while He hung upon the cross.

My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me (first cries from our Lord from the cross) and then the last phrase in verse 31,“kiy asah” meaning “He has performed it” or “it is finished.”

David takes us deep into the horrors of the cross while at the same time we are made to see the fruits of TLJC and His passion in the establish­ment of His kingdom among men.

This in no way invalidates the claim that this was to be a prophecy of Jehovah Elohim or the Lord God upon the Cross.

* There is no more accurate expression of our Lord’s thoughts and feelings during the awful six hours on the cross (9 AM to 3:00 PM) in all of the Scriptures than what we have in Psalm 22.

The Jews to mock; Mat 27:41  In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking Him, and it caused the elect angels to rejoice; Luk 15:10.

Psa 22:2 = “O my God, I cry out by day [9 AM ‑ 12 PM] and then by night [12 PM to 3 PM] there is no silence for Me when He was being judged for our sins].”

God the Father was imputing our sins to Christ and judging them from His Holiness, and He cannot have anything to do with sin or evil; Hab 1:13.

HAB 1:13  {Thine} eyes are too pure to approve evil, And Thou canst not look on wickedness {with favor.} Why dost Thou look with favor on those who deal treacherously? Why art Thou silent when the wicked swallow up Those more righteous than they?

However things may look, there is no injustice and unfairness with God or compromising with sin and evil.

Many people speak evil of God when they are under His afflicting hand but not so with our Lord Jesus Christ.

In Psa 22:4‑5, He had previously delivered Israel under stringent conditions.  “Our fathers trusted in You [faith‑rest]; they trusted, and You delivered them [You answered their prayers].

Their faith brought them out of it by calling God to the rescue but, in the case of our Lord, His perfect faith brought no assistance from Heaven.

God could not answer Him because He was paying the payment of spiritual death which means separation from God and death from the experience of the old sin nature trying to control the soul.

Think about it:  Of all the ones who ever trusted in God throughout their lifetime, He would be the only one forsaken by God.

Heb 13:5 “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”

Heb 13:5 which states “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you” is a quotation of Mal 3:6 which says “For I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

GEN 28:15  “And behold, I am with you, and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

Tolah worm = a worm whose blood was known for royalty since the time that the Roman emperors wore a Tyrian purple which has been the color most associated with power and royalty.

In the context of Psa 22, our Lord was being crushed for our sins, so that you and I, as royal family of God, could wear the crimson robe of the royal family forever.

Our Lord felt Himself to be comparable to a helpless, powerless, down-trodden worm, passive while crushed and unnoticed and despised by those who walk upon Him.

“and not a man” means “I no longer even appear human.”

He was “A reproach of men and despised by the people” who would have crowned Him and condemned Him if they had their way.

Psa 22:7 says our Lord was being ridiculed by gesture.

Man made faces at Him before Whom angels veil their faces and adore. This was fulfilled in MAT 27:39‑40.

MAT 27:39  And those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads,

MAT 27:40  and saying, “You who {are going to} destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”

Priest and people, Jews and Gentiles, soldiers and civilians, all united together to hurl abuse at Him, mock Him while He was dying for those very sins.

Which makes you wonder the most, the cruelty of man or the love of the Savior?

Our Lord’s prayer was heard by all who were there, and they saw that it couldn’t be answered!

He was being judged for our sins; He was our substitute; He was taking our place.

This was fulfilled in MAT 27:41  In the same way the chief priests also, along with the scribes and elders, were mocking {Him,} and saying,

MAT 27:42  “He saved others; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we shall believe in Him.

MAT 27:43  “He trusts in God; let Him deliver {Him} now, if He takes pleasure in Him; for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.'”

HEB 12:3  For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you may not grow weary and lose heart.

His great sorrow was that God had forsaken Him; His great prayer is that He would be near Him.

This was fulfilled in MAT 27:1  Now when morning had come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put Him to death;

This was fulfilled in MAT 26:59  Now the chief priests and the whole Council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus, in order that they might put Him to death;

MAT 26:60  and they did not find {any,} even though many false witnesses came forward. But later on, two came forward,

In PSA 22:14, turning from His enemies, our Lord describes His own personal condition,  I am poured out like water,

This took place in LUK 22:44  And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.

His bones were out of joint but not broken, JOH 19:36 For these things came to pass, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, “Not a bone of Him shall be broken.”

MAR 14:33-34, And He took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be very distressed and troubled. And He said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death;”

In LUK 23:10  And the chief priests and the scribes were standing there, accusing Him vehemently.


LUK 23:11  And Herod with his soldiers, after treating Him with contempt and mocking Him, dressed Him in a gorgeous robe and sent Him back to Pilate.

They pierced my hands and my feet. This was a fulfillment of Zec 12:10 and another reason why this Psalm does not ultimately refer to David but to our Lord.

ZEC 12:10   “And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced;

This is a prophecy of what will happen at the Second Advent or the Second Coming of our Lord seven years after the Rapture; Rev 1:4-8.

PSA 22:17  I can count all my bones =  fulfillment of ISA 52:14  Just as many were astonished at you, My people, So His appearance was marred more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men.

MAT 27:36  And when they had crucified Him, they sat down and they began to keep watch over Him there.

MAT 27:35  And when they had crucified Him, they divided up His garments among themselves, casting lots;

ZEC 13:7  “Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, and against the man, My Associate,” Declares the Lord of hosts. “Strike the Shepherd that the sheep may be scattered;

The power of the dog represents the Romans who were Gentiles.

The Lion’s mouth is a reference to Satan in 1PE 5:8 Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

ACT 4:27 “For truly in this city there were gathered together against Thy holy servant Jesus, whom Thou didst anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,”

TLJC said that this was the hour of the power of darkness, and that Satan would come but would find nothing in Him; Luk 22:53.

LUK 22:53  “While I was with you daily in the temple, you did not lay hands on Me; but this hour and the power of darkness are yours.”

The truth of the matter is that here where Satan did his worst, our Lord Jesus Christ did His best.

The cross is where the adversary was stripped of his authority; Col 2:13-15.

REV 12:10  And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come,

for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night.

REV 12:11 “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even to death.

The name Jacob means chiseler. That indicates the condition of every human when they come to the decision about salvation – hopeless and useless.

Those of you who have respect for the Lord, join in this praise,” the piel imperative of halel meaning intensive praise.

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