Re: Varughese Hey Varughese,
I will forward your question to Paul Washer. I did send you a longer response to your email address, but the short answer is that the O.T. believers looked forward to the cross (Genesis 3:15,21; Isaiah 53; Hebrews 9:15, Luke 24:44) and we look back to the cross.
This is the 2nd half of a really long sermon. See the other sermon in this series called, "The Presence of God and the Power of God" and read the description for sermon:
Reply to Gp. Hey Gp. Thanks... I heard a clip from this sermon on YouTube and I asked the poster if he could point me to the full sermon (sense I hadn't heard it before) and he gave me a link to the SoundClick website with the music file which was really just a sermon and it was called "Paul Washer Preaching to Pastors" and sense that title sounded vague, I renamed it. This series is on SermonAudio after all... at least this sermon is unique in that it is 32 kbps (Hi-Fi) and broken into 2 parts.
reply to CA Psalm 22:1, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" is a prophecy that Christ fulfilled (Matthew 27:46). Verse 10 seems unlikely to apply fully to David (or any man), "On you was I cast from my birth, and from my mother‚Äôs womb you have been my God." Consider verse 16 and the cross, "they have pierced my hands and feet" (that never actually happened to David, David said it metaphorically, but Christ experienced it literally).
From what I have heard, in Christ's day, they didn't have Bible references with chapters and verses, so if a rabbi wanted to draw your attention to a certain Psalm, he would do so by quoting the 1st verse. So Jesus in quoting this verse, could have been drawing our attention to the fact that He was the fulfillment of this entire Psalm (not just v.1)
Often in O.T. prophecy, it is fulfilled in a minimalistic way historically, soon after the prophecy is made (thus prophecies about David's kingdom), but those same prophecies were ultimately and spiritually fullfilled in Christ. So David said it and fulfilled it on a lower level, but Christ fulfilled it on a higher level.
See Charles Spurgeon's "The Treasury of David" on Ps.22 for men that believe Ps.22 is all about Christ:
Great Sermon! Cairns (whos ministry I love) said people refer to a text that is not in the Bible that says, "Call no man reverend", but there is a very similar text that he did not address in Matthew 23:6-11, "and they [the Pharisees] love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues 7and greetings in the marketplaces and being called rabbi by others. 8But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers. 9And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. 10Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ. 11The greatest among you shall be your servant."
Uncommonly Powerful Preaching! Uncommonly Powerful Preaching! Probably the most powerful sermon I have heard brother Jeff preach. That is why I added it to my podcast (after getting permission of course)
May this sermon be spread far and wide to the glory of Christ. I have posted the video to it on GodTube, Google Video, HisHolySpace and MySpace with links back to Anchored in Truth and Jeff's church.
Good Treatment of a Hard Text! I heard this series (6 messages) after it was given out at the last HeartCry Conference and it is a very good, honest and faithful treatment of the passage. For anyone struggling with the meaning of this passage, I would recommend this series.