Psalm 22

This is one of a set of 3 Psalms, known in theological circles as the ‘Messianic Trilogy’, depicting Christ the Messiah and it contains several instantly recognizable phrases, most notably, it portrays the crucifixion of Christ. That means none of its contents refers to David, he is merely a vessel prophesying 1000 years into the future ‘as Christ in the first person’ – i.e. as if here were Christ. As a prophet, he actually ‘saw’ the event depicted in the Psalm and subsequently penned the vision for our benefit. So, we accept that at the time of writing it, none of the events contained had come to pass. This concept is not a new doctrine since both Peter and Paul taught this very same concept in Acts 2 & 13, see my other posts in this regard.

The Bones

Definitely, beyond any doubt, the various phrases are directly as they were uttered while Christ was on the cross. I like this one in particular because it portrays a side of Christ that is largely ignored in its entirety by orthodoxy.

“My GOD, My GOD, why have you forsaken me” – verse 1a

He praises GOD & refers to himself as a ‘worm’!

“You are Holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel…I am a worm” – verse 3 & 6

These next words should be a real eye opener for you.

“For You are He who took Me out of the womb, causing Me to trust while on My mother’s breasts. I was cast on You from the womb; You are My God from My mother’s belly.” – verses 9 & 10

Why on earth would the second member of the trinity refer to the first member in such a manner? They are after all, both GOD and co-equal are they not? Even according to the orthodox doctrine of the dual nature of Christ, homoosia, means that even as a man hanging on the cross he would have had to have been co-equal with GOD – typical circular reasoning by these Nicolatians, complete nonsense. However, in direct opposition to orthodoxy, Christ  himself declares emphatically that he had a GOD since the very moment he was came from his mothers womb.

It’s not enough to just ‘read’ the word without letting it change your thinking, and surely the spoken word of Christ carries some weight with you. These are his own words plainly written, count how many man-made insinuation and obstacles come between your current position and the meaning and the intention of the understanding being communicated to us here.

We are All of One

This is where things get really interesting because this particular verse is referred to in one of the most powerful books in scripture.

“I will declare Your name to My brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will praise You.” – verse 22

In case you still had doubts, this Psalm is not referring to David, the writer of Hebrews has no such qualms. In fact, the writer was under the impression it was Christ himself praising GOD and declaring his intention of carry out his priestly duty of declaring the name of GOD to his brothers.

“For both He who sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of One, for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying, ‘I will declare Your name to My brothers; in the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You.’” – Hebrews 2:11-12

The ‘assembly’ Christ is referring to is a reference to the congregation of the righteous – those who would one day be baptised by the ‘High Priest’ himself who is the same one who would baptise with fire after receiving the Spirit at his resurrection and pouring out “what you now see and hear” on the day of pentacost. As an aside, Christ was referring to exactly this baptism by the ‘High Priest’ as the only means to effect the worship of GOD in ‘Spirit and in Truth’ that he spoke of to the woman at the well in the book of John. That’s how its supposed to be –  get it! Incidentally, this notion of ‘declaring the name of the LORD’ is exactly like the ‘Song of Moses and of the Lamb’ mentioned in the book of Revelation – so its a resurrected Christ, who is still singing the ‘Song of Moses’. You should definitely check it out, its not something that GOD would sing to himself as would have to be the case if Christ never really needed a resurrection and was merely returning to take up his previous position of an ‘Eternal GOD’, as orthodoxy would have us believe – all nonsense really.

The high priest worshipping GOD in our midst! Imagine that for a moment – Christ standing ‘amongst’ his brothers ‘singing praises to GOD’. This notion is utterly foreign to orthodoxy, who cannot even fathom the truth about Christ. Its written plain enough, and if your position is fixed, then you need to seriously examine the light within you. Listen to the words of Christ;

My praise shall be of You in the great congregation; I will pay My vows before the ones who fear Him.” – verse 25

What vows would ‘GOD The Son’ make to GOD? It cannot happen I tell you, but the ‘Holy One’, his very title indicating he bows to the One True GOD, indeed has vows to fulfil.

In Worship

As for me and mine? I welcome the Christ who would embrace me in worship of GOD among the very people of GOD. To stand in his presence and hear him sing forth the praises of GOD must be an experience second to none…his voice, worshipping GOD in Spirit and in Truth – that’s true worship and I long for it.

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