Pamphlet 1540 John kc 57-2
is a shame our teachers and ministers don't teach
the full story of the miracle on the cross to our people
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, "I thirst".
They continue to see only human flesh and so teach that He was merely thinking of Himself, His physical pain, when He said "I thirst".
But I assure you He was NOT!
He was thinking of the reason He came to dwell in the flesh, which was to pay the price as the sacrificial Passover Lamb and redeem the lost sinners.
Yes, He was as ALWAYS unselfishly thinking of the children, which includes you and me!
You see, the Roman soldiers have finished casting lots for His coat (Ps. 22) and Jesus now knew that all of the scriptures pertaining to others have now been accomplished, exactly as they are written.
So the time has finally come for the scriptures of the 69th Psalm to be fulfilled concerning the "Redeemer", for having now made provision for the woman, [See #1539 to be published tomorrow] the time has now come to "redeem" her.
So just as Jesus quoted and taught the 22nd Psalm beginning with verse 1, "My God, My God, why has Thou forsaken Me.", He now quotes and teaches from the 69th Psalm, the "Psalm of Israel's Redemption", saying "I thirst" (Ps. 69:1, 21).
You should now pause and turn to the 69th Psalm and read it in its entirety.
If you are fortunate to have a Companion Bible you will aided by the structures beginning on page 759.
Here is a "cut" from the outline:
H | K Psalm 69 - THE KING WAITS FOR DELIVERANCE (v. 14) FROM SUFFERINGS, SHAME, AND SORROW. (THE TRESPASS OFFERING). pg. 759.
K | vs. 1-21 Prayer
vs. 22-29 Imprecation
vs. 30-36 Praise pg. 784
When you read the final verses of Praise (Ps. 69:30-36) you will find that just like Psalms 22 it ends with a prophecy concerning the "seed", who after having "served Him" in this final generation (Ps. 22) by declaring His Word, they shall inherit the glorious City of God (Ps. 69):
A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.
Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.
 For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.
 The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love His name shall dwell therein.
Read again John 19:28 "After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, "I thirst".
It clearly says He said, "I thirst", in order to fulfill the scripture, the Word of God, NOT because He was thirsty!
Do you see?
I hope you do, for it is so beautiful and perfect, as He is!
Of course those who crucified Him "knew not" the Word of God, and so they suppose He cries for mere H2O. How sad, how truly sad indeed!
And so Psalm 69:21 is fulfilled, letting you know that the Redeemer is indeed Jesus Christ:John 19:29
Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.
And finally:Psalm 69:21
They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, "It is finished": and He bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
Notice that the Savior, our Redeemer, did NOT die and then His head dropped forward.
(Please read slowly:) He willingly.... and unselfishly.... and lovingly...."bowed His head".... and laid down His life for you and me.
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