John 19: Prophecy Fulfilled

Remember this, keep it in mind, take it to heart, you rebels.
Remember the former things, those of long ago;
    I am God, and there is no other;
    I am God, and there is none like me.
I make known the end from the beginning,
    from ancient times, what is still to come.
— Isaiah 46:8-10

Isaiah tells us that one of the realities about God is that He is able to tell us the future, to prophecy about things that have not yet happened.  As one looks through scripture we see incredible testimony about Jesus through prophecies made about Him. Let’s look at a few of these prophecies that are fulfilled in John 19.

Prophecy

They divide my clothes among them
    and cast lots for my garment.
— Psalm 22:18

Fulfillment

When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom. “Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.” This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled that said, “They divided my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.” So this is what the soldiers did.
— John 19:23-24

Prophecy

It must be eaten inside the house; take none of the meat outside the house. Do not break any of the bones.
— Exodus 12:46
he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.
— Psalm 34:20

Fulfillment

But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.
— John 19:36

Prophecy

And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.
— Zechariah 12:10

Fulfillment

The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe... And, as another scripture says, “They will look on the one they have pierced.”
— John 19:35,37
 

These three prophecies are only a few of the hundreds (yes Jesus fulfilled hundreds of prophecies in his life, death, and resurrection!)

Let us rejoice that Jesus Christ is the savior of the world! He is the only one qualified and able to save the entire world from sin, death, and destruction. Let us praise Jesus that we can know this truth and be saved from our sins! Let us be thankful that we have the Holy Spirit living in us, actively guiding us to become more like Christ.

Have a wonderful week and share with someone the wonderful truth about Jesus Christ!