Psalm 22

So when my students ask me so why don’t you think Jesus was the Messiah it’s very simple. Jesus himself at the end of his life when he’s being crucified by the Romans on the cross he doesn’t scream out touchdown mission accomplished. He on the cross cries out my God my God why have you forsaken me. He understands that he didn’t accomplish what the Messiah was supposed to accomplish.

Talk about twisting of scripture. Jesus did finish his mission.

[Jhn 17:4 KJV] 4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

[Jhn 19:30 KJV] 30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

When Jesus said “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”, this was not some sort of statement of defeat, but Jesus was simply referring to Psalm 22.

[Mat 27:46 KJV] 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

[Psa 22:1 KJV] 1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? [why art thou so] far from helping me, [and from] the words of my roaring?

Why did he point to Psalm 22? Because he was stating he was fulfilling the prophecies in Psalm 22.

[Psa 22:15-18 KJV] 15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. 16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. 17 I may tell all my bones: they look [and] stare upon me. 18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.