31 Days of Questions: Day 28

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“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

Boom.

“It is finished!”

How else could the scriptures be fulfilled?

No other way.