Seven Things Jesus Said on the Cross, Part V

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September 10, 2019 by directorfsm

cross of nails

list by Matt Slick / 11/02/09
  • Luke 23:34, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”
  •  Luke 23:43“And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” (NASB)
  • John 19:26-27, “He said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” 27 Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!”
  • Matt. 27:46 Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” 

5. John 19:28“After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill the Scripture, said, “I am thirsty.” (NASB)

Después de esto, sabiendo Jesús que ya todo estaba consumado, dijo, para que la Escritura se cumpliese: Tengo sed(RVR 1960)

Today we look at the FIFTH thing Jesus said on the cross;

This is another fulfillment of prophecy this time recorded in Psalm 69:21 They also gave me [a]gall [b]for my food And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. Gall is usually a bitter herb (sometimes poisonous or narcotic ) when mixed with food or drink makes it unpleasant or even unpalatable. In roman times it was not uncommon for local women to offer prisoners food or drink laced with the narcotic form of the herbs to lessen the pain of their punishment.  It was also common practice for the Romans to further torment prisoners especially “political” ones with such tactic of offering up the bitter wines. Keep in mind what is recorded here in Psalm 69 is gall the Hebrew word used here usually translates poison. 

Jesus announces “I am thirsty” and the roman guards immediately spring into action v.29 “A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth.” Note the description, tainted wine and not gall? It is likely the jar of this tainted wine just was of the soldiers own personal supply for the day they had added a little vinegar to kill of bacteria (another common practice) and it had spoiled in the sun. Also note what it DOES NOT say. No where does it say that Jesus drank of the wine and brought it up to His mouth. Is that significant? I think so, it shows that even till the end our Lord and Savior never caved, never relented never eased His personal suffering. It shows He was fully human and as such He suffered dealt with the full effects of our sins until the end. 

I Am Thirsty Sermon by Rev John Haverland  Christian reformed Churches of Australia 

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