Messianic Prophecy – They Parted my Garments
Have you ever wondered how many Messianic Prophecies are in the Bible? I’m hoping to ascertain the true figure for all Messianic prophecies before the return of our Savior Jesus Christ. Yesterday, we scrutinize the first Messianic Prophecy in Psalm 22, namely verse 16, Jesus’ hands and feet were pierced. We have also studied the first Messianic Prophecy in the Bible, Jesus the Seed of a Woman.
Today, let’s focus our attention on another Messianic Prophecy from the same Scripture, Psalm 22:18.
The Messianic Prophecy
“They parted my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.” This Messianic Prophecy has two parts: what they did and how.
The Fulfillment – Messianic Prophecy
The Spirit of Christ spoke, by King David as he prayed, “They parted my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.” King David did not live long enough to see it happen.
Hundreds of years later, at Jesus’ crucifixion, while he was on the cross the Roman soldiers fulfilled David’s prophecy. Four soldiers apportioned Jesus’ “garments” among themselves. However, Jesus had a unique coat, “the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.” The soldier did not want to destroy the coat so they refused to rip it into four parts, one part for each soldier. Therefore, they ”cast lots” to decide objectively which soldier should receive it. Their efforts fulfilled David prophecy, Matthew 27:35; Mark15:24; Luke 23:33 and John19:23-24.
God’s Word is sure. We may not know when or how but we know His Word must come to pass. Never, never take the Word of the Lord lightly for He will honor His Word above all His names. Moreover, the name of the Lord is no frivolous matter. Apostle Paul was made a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for His name’s sake; because he persecuted the Church or Jesus he was made to suffer all his experiences at the hands of the Jews for the Name of Jesus’ sake.