Old Testament Prophecy and the Crucifixion

It is true that countless people in history have suffered the horrific fate of crucifixion, but Christ’s crucifixion remains distinct among all the rest. Christ suffered more than any human being ever. In fact, he suffered the mounting sufferings of all mankind. On the cross he was the infinite Christ carrying the sin and suffering of all finite humanity. As death slowly gripped every muscle, tendon, and organ of his entire body, he cried out words spoken by the prophet David close to a thousand years earlier: “Eloi, Eloi, lama, sabachthani? – which means, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’” (Matthew 27:46; cf. Psalm 22:1). And then, with the sacrifice and sin having been paid for in full, Jesus gave up his spirit to the Father (John 19:30).
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The Master’s Prayer Part 2

I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.” John 17:6-12 NIV
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