“But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?” Matthew 26:54
By the time Jesus was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane, he had fulfilled hundreds of Old Testament prophesies. There were only a few left to complete, but they were going to be the hardest ones. His death on the cross would fulfill twenty-eight prophesies and He knew it.
Maybe that’s why he cried out in a loud voice, “It is finished!”
Because all 353 were crossed off.
Prophesy #350 —
“In My thirst they gave Me vinegar to drink” Psalm 69:21 — check
Prophesy #351 —
“My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?” Psalm 22:1 — check
Prophesy #352 —
“They divide My clothes among them and cast lots for My garment.” Psalm 22:18 — check
Prophesy #353 —
“Into your hands I commit my spirit.” Psalm 31:5 — check
“It is finished!”
How else could the scriptures be fulfilled?
No other way.