KEY SCRIPTURE: Matt 27:35 KJV “And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.”
The life of Jesus was a constant stream of fulfilled scriptures. He said, I came to do your will, oh God. Heb 10:7 KJV” Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. “In our key scripture, the events that took place during His crucifixion, were all prophesied. We can find our key scripture as a quotation from Psalm 22:18, which says ” They parted my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.” Why was the Lord so successful in bringing the scriptures to pass in his various life encounters? The answer is that He was totally yielded to the Holy Spirit.
Every child of God is born of the Spirit and the word (John 3;3-5). His life should be a manifestation of the word continuously. Eph 2:10 KJV “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Just as the life of Jesus was under the control of the Holy Spirit, your life must be controlled by the Holy Spirit. This is achieved by doing what the word says. God’s word are the intents and acts of the Holy Spirit.
Our Lord Jesus lived to please the Father. The Father testified of Him and said ‘this my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased’. Our essence of living must be to please the Lord. A life that fulfills the word of God is the highest order of living. Creation is a product or proceeds from God’s spoken word. There is nothing, condition or problem that is superior to the word of God. Every contrary power in this universe is subjected to God’s word. Heb 3:3 says God upholds all things by the word of His power. It does not matter how the word appeals to your reason, just act in line with what God’s word says. Your life would be a stream of fulfilled prophecies as well as a life of living above the negative forces in this life.
THOUGHT: IT IS NOT WHAT APPEARS REASONABLE THAT MATTERS BUT SCRIPTURAL RESULTS.
Prov 3:5 ,6 KJV” Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”.
John 1:3 KJV All things were made by him (the word); and without him( the word) was not any thing made that was made.