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Messiah 6

The study of God’s Word is for the purpose of growing in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

If you have never placed your faith in Christ as your Savior, that is your present need.

On the Cross, all sins were placed on the humanity of Christ and judged; full payment was made for the sins of mankind.

Salvation is offered freely to each person by simple faith in the finished work of Christ.

He did all the work to satisfy the Righteousness of God; ours is merely to receive it by faith.

That one act of faith, directed toward the Person and Work of Christ, brings eternal life, a permanent relationship with God as His child. John 3:16 John 1:12 Acts 16:31 Jn 3:16

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. NASB

Jn 1:12

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. KJV

Acts 16:31

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved … KJV

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As a believer in Christ, it is imperative that the Word of God be approached with no unconfessed sin in one’s life. This permits the filling of the Holy Spirit; thus He can fulfill His teaching ministry in us.

The filling of the Spirit is a grace provision that restores a believer to fellowship that had been broken because of sin.

Upon the confession of sin, the believer is now ready to study the Word of God and God the Holy Spirit can make it spiritually discernable.

Scripture reveals, specifically, this grace provision that places us in a posture to learn the Word of God and then apply it.

Only in the filling of the Spirit, is God able to work in us to His glory.

Psalm 32:5 l John 1:9 Ps 32:5

I acknowledged my sin to Thee, And my iniquity I did not hide; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD"; And Thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin. Selah. NASB

l Jn 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. NASB

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The Crucifixion  there are two phases to the Crucifixion - in the first three hours, He suffered at the hands of man all types of abuse as evil men motivated by Satan mocked, ridiculed, cursed, and blasphemed the Son of God  during that time He uttered not a word concerning His plight, thus fulfilling the prophecy given by Isaiah

Isaiah 53:7 53:7

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. KJV

 there is no self pity expressed or any concern shown for His own Person  on His way to the Cross He speaks to those who mourn His crucifixion

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 Dr. Luke records this account

Luke 23:27-31 23:27

A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him.

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Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.

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For the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!'

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Then "'they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!" ' For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"

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 to the crowd that mocks and ridicules Him, He says, Luke 23:34 23:34

“Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

KJV

 to the dying thief, who came to believe in the Messiah of Israel and asked to be remembered when Christ entered into His kingdom, Jesus replied -Luke 23:43 23:43

“this day thou shalt be with Me in paradise.” KJV (by four in the evening they were both in Paradise -- that very same day)

 to Mary, the mother of His humanity, and John, a disciple, He said -John 19:26b – 27a 19:26b 27a

He said to His mother, "Woman, behold your son!" Then He said to the disciple, "Behold your mother!“ NKJV

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the next three hours, from noon to three o’clock, God judges Christ on our behalf and He is silent He is silent toward men

the groaning, the agony of soul, and continual praying to God occurs in His soul, but there is no respite; there is no response from heaven; there is no relief from the wrath of God

Isaiah 53:10 53:10

Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. KJV

Psalm 22

in this Psalm we have one of the most complete descriptions of what occurred in the thinking of Christ while on the Cross from noon to three o’clock in the afternoon

it is the first and perhaps greatest of the “Passion Psalms,” and the Lord identified Himself as the subject of this Psalm while on the Cross

the gospels give us a vivid account of that which could be observed my man, but David reveals to us, under the ministry of God the Holy Spirit, the inward agony of soul experienced by the humanity of Christ

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Psalm 22 is simple in its format: verses 1-21 describe the Suffering One; verses 22-31 tell us of the glory which follows the Cross – the Millennial reign of Christ

this Psalm may be applied to some instances of David’s life, particularly, when Saul was pursing him and cornered David in the wilderness of Moab

however, the prophetic message of the Psalm fits no other human being except the Lord Jesus Christ

Psalm 22:1 (three translations – KJV, NIV, NASB) Ps 22:1

To the chief Musician upon Ai'-je-leth Sha'-har, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? KJV For the director of music. To [the tune of] "The Doe of the Morning." A psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning? NIV For the choir director; upon Aijeleth Hashshahar. A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning. NASB

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 the inscription is actually a part of the first verse since it identifies to what song this psalm would be sung  AIJELETH SHAHAR means “the hind of the dawn of morning”  Jewish tradition explains this phrase to mean the Glory cloud, the Shekinah glory, which was visibly present in Israel and shone between the wing tips of the cherubim in the Holy of Holies  according to Jewish Targum, at the morning sacrifice, a lamb was offered as soon as the watcher on the pinnacle of the temple saw the first rays of dawn  he would cry out “behold the first rays of the morning shine forth”  the dawn of morning can be compared with rays of light that look like antlers gleaming in the sun; therefore the words come to mean “the dawn of redemption”  the agony of His passion can best be characterized by the word “alone”  the key in understanding verses 1-21 is the phrase …“Thou dost not answer”  the key to understanding verses 22-31, after salvation is completed, is the phrase, … “Thou hast answered”

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Psalm 22:1 continued 22:1a

My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me ? KJV

before we study verses 1-21 in depth, note that verse one begins with the cry of being forsaken -“Eloi Eloi, Lama Sabachthani”

this cry is recorded, in the best manuscripts, in the Aramaic language which was the mother tongue of Jesus

in our Bibles, the closest spelling to the phrase is found in Mark 15:34

between verses 21a and 21b there is a change from a plea for deliverance to the fact that God now answers

spiritual death has been completed and there is an abrupt change from “Thou has not answered” to “Thou hast answered”

it is clear that the humanity of Christ knew that with the completion of salvation, God the Father had answered His prayer for deliverance

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the Psalm ends in verse 31 with just one Hebrew word ASAH – finished translated “He hath done this”)

in the record given to us in the gospels, Jesus’ cry of being forsaken, is repeated over and over, but when salvation is completed He cries out only one word -- TETELESTAI – finished

the Hebrew word ASAH and the Greek word TETELESTAI mean the same thing

(in English, it is

Psalm 22:1 continued 22:1a

… My God, My God why hast Thou forsaken Me? …

first, it should be noticed that Jesus did not cry out My Father, when on the Cross

in His humanity, He is being separated from the Father; God must turn His back on sin and that fellowship of Father and Son is broken

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ll Corinthians 5:21 l Peter 2:24 Il Cor 5:21 l Pe 2:24

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him KJV and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. NASB

an apparent paradox: He who is God is forsaken of God; He who had said that He and the Father are One, is now alone

Not a paradox at all: It is the humanity of Christ that is forsaken on the Cross -- in His Deity He has perfect Union with the Father and the Holy Spirit

it is His humanity that is bearing our sins, and in that extreme agony of soul, the Greek tense tells us that He continues to cry out

Psalm 22:1 22:1b

continued

… why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? KJV

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there is no help -- this cry for help goes unanswered because God can have nothing to do with sin

the groaning of the Sufferer in His soul is compared to the roar of a wounded lion

Psalm 32:3 32:3

When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long.

NASB

this verse has two meanings; first it is of David during the time that he sinned with Bathsheba, committed murder, and failed to confess his sin

second, the verse is also prophetic of Christ -- not that Christ committed sins, but that He was made sin for us; Jesus Christ did not become sinful -- He was made sin for us

in that state, He experiences the agony of soul as He declares that He is forgotten, forsaken of God

Psalm 38:8 38:8

I am benumbed and badly crushed; I groan because of the agitation of my heart. (thinking part of his soul -- the right lobe) NASB

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Psalm 22:2 22:2

O my God, I cry by day, but Thou dost not answer; And by night, but I have no rest. NASB

when God placed Calvary in darkness at midday and the humanity of Christ was made sin for us, He continued to cry out to God but to no avail

note that we have the word “but” in this verse

there is the despairing cry – “but” it is ignored -- unanswered

so that we may understand what is occurring -- God hears, for He hears everything and knows everything, but He does not hear in the sense that He refuses to hear because He can have nothing to do with sin

the holiness of God, made up of His Justice and Righteousness, must remain separate from sin

Justice requires that sin be paid – Justice must punish sin and exact the payment for sin; righteousness demands perfection, no sin

since the humanity of Christ is being judged for sin, because our sins were placed on Him, the Righteousness of God can have nothing to do with that which is sin

God cannot answer a prayer where sin forms a barrier

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the unbeliever has no access to God because access is found only through Christ (John 14:6)

the only prayer of the unbeliever that is heard, is that of expressing faith in Christ

the prayer of the carnal believer also goes unheard, because he has broken fellowship with God the Holy Spirit

Jesus’ prayer is unanswered because His humanity is bearing our sins

now we have a second “but”

He prays “but” there is no rest for his soul -Him out of this until sin is no longer an issue

sin will not be a barrier to relationship once the sins of the world have been paid for

until reconciliation is accomplished, the humanity of Christ on the Cross remains separated from the Father in spiritual death --- “the wages of sin” -- spiritual death

on the Cross the humanity of Christ experienced spiritual death, specifically, separation from God the Father, as He bore our sins

there is a difference in spiritual death and the second death; in the second death unsaved mankind is sentenced to the lake of fire

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He must bear this alone and God cannot deliver

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Hell and the lake of fire are the result of having rejected Jesus Christ as the Savior.

in spiritual death man is condemned, separated from God from the moment of physical birth

if there is no second birth from above, the individual remains separated from God in life and throughout eternity, still in a state of condemnation because of unbelief, and therefore experiences the second death

the humanity of Christ is separated from the Father while He is made sin for us; that separation occurs on the Cross; that is the payment, the penalty for sin

sins are not paid for in hell or the lake of fire; man does not pay for his sins in hell; Christ did not pay for our sins by going to hell

our sins and the sins of the whole world were paid for on the Cross

when Christ finished paying for our sins, He dismissed His spirit, the breath of life, and died physically

Christ’s soul goes to Paradise as He said He would, and not to hell (as the KJV unfortunately translates the word SHEOL in Psalm 16:10

it is the body that goes to the grave, SHEOL

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Psalm 16:10 16:10

For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; (SHEOL - grave) neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. KJV [SHEOL can refer to the grave, to Paradise, to Torments, or to Tartarus, dependent upon the subject, whether fallen angel or man, saved or unsaved; all parts of SHEOL are located down in the earth’s core]

sometime during those three days and nights that He was in the Paradise, He descended further into Sheol to a prison for fallen angels, called Tartarus

these were the fallen angels that infiltrated the human race in an attempt to pollute the seed of woman and thus stop the coming of Messiah to crush the head to the Serpent

it is to these imprisoned angels that He proclaims the victory of the Cross

both Peter and Jude tell us of these demonic angels and their present state

ll Peter 2:4 Jude 6 ll Pe 2:4 Jude 6

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell (Tartarus) and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment; NASB And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. KJV

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Paul speaks of both the humanity of Christ descending into SHEOL, and after resurrection, His ascension into heaven, forty days later

Ephesians 4:8-10 4:8

Therefore it says, "When He ascended on high, He led captive a host of captives, And He gave gifts to men."

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(Now this expression, "He ascended," what does it mean except that He also had descended into the lower parts of the earth?

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He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.) NASB

the captives mentioned are those in Paradise, in Abraham’s bosom – these are the souls of all believers prior to the resurrection of Christ and the birth of the Church on the day of Pentecost

Paul also announces something that was new with the ascension of Christ to the right hand of the Father -- The Church Age believers are given spiritual gifts to function in the Body

note that He gives the spiritual gifts; we don’t ask for certain gifts, nor should we seek them, nor think that they can be earned; spiritual gifts are bestowed by the Sovereignty of God as He chooses (1 Corinthians 12:11)

there is in Psalm 22 another “but” found in verse 3; also translated “yet”

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Psalm 22:3 22:3

Yet Thou art holy, O Thou who art enthroned upon the praises of Israel.

NASB

the humanity of Christ is forsaken by the Father, yet the Word of God which Jesus learned sustains Him on the Cross

Jesus groans in His soul, yet at the same time, He knows that God cannot and will not respond to His plea because God’s character will not allow Him to have anything to do with sin

on the Cross, Jesus acknowledges the character of God  God is pure, righteous, faithful, supremely exalted

the root word for holy in the Greek is HAGIOS, meaning separation

the same is true of the Hebrew word that is used here -- QADOSH (kaw-doshe) set apart -- the Righteousness of God sets Him apart from sin

in the agony of His soul, the humanity of Christ reflects back on the God of Israel (the preincarnate Christ) who delivered the Jews in times of great distress; in times past, they called on the Lord and He would rescue them

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Psalm 22:4-5 22:4

In you our fathers put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them. They cried to you and were saved; in you they trusted and were not disappointed.

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NIV

in His humanity, Christ had to learn the Scriptures, and knew full well of the deliverance that the Israelites received time and time again as the God of Israel (the pre-incarnate Christ) would answer their pleas

yet, on the Cross, now being made sin for mankind, He contemplates deliverance; yet, none is forthcoming, for the judgment of God on sin must be fully poured out on the humanity of Christ

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Messiah Lesson 06 - The Crucifixion  

Messiah Lesson 06 - The Crucifixion [Sharing His Word – Dr. Harry Martinez, Pastor­Teacher]