Look at these obvious references to the crucifixion of Christ.
- "My God, my God, why have your forsaken me?" v.1
- But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people. v.6
- All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads. v.7
- “He trusts in the LORD,” they say, “let the LORD rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him.” v.8
- I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart has turned to wax; it has melted within me. v.14
- My mouth is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death. v.15
- Dogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they pierce my hands and my feet. v.16
- All my bones are on display; people stare and gloat over me. v.17
- They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment. v.18
Those are the obvious Messianic references/prophecies that were fulfilled through our Lord Jesus Messiah ("Christ" is Greek for "Messiah") What's really cool to see is that Jesus fulfilled prophecies, not only by things He said (which a clever man might be able to do) but He also fulfilled all kinds of prophecies by things that were done to him by others. Amazing.
I'm sure I'm not the first to think this, but I think the last few verses are also Messianic. What do you think?
Psalm 22 and it's depiction of the crucifixion shows that Christ's death was part of God's plan - not an accident.
When we see obvious fulfillment of prophecies concerning Christ's first advent we can be certain of the fulfillment of prophecies concerning His second coming.
We need to be telling others about Jesus.