IT WAS IN 1942
CAPT. Eddie Rickenbacher & his men went down in an airplane over the Pacific
Terrible 24 day ordeal
Trying to exist on rubber raft
Some went insane
Some drank salt water & died
Caught rain water in their clothes
Some drank their own waste
The Worst Thing Was The Thirst
Worst thing is thirst
Worse than gnawing pains of hunger
Begging for something to drink
E.G. Surgery Patient
Previous Word: Piercing Cry of Spiritual Anguish
MY GOD, MY GOD
NOW: QUIET SIGH OF PHYSICAL AGONY
He who offers the water of life to every person dies thirsty.
He thirsts so we would not have to.
JESUS OFFERED DRINK TWICE
1.MATT. 27:34 There they offered him wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.
A Narcotic. Refused
2.JN: 19:29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, (18-24") and lifted it to Jesus' lips.
With throat partially soothed, he could utter his triumphant message & his last statement.I. AN EXAMPLE OF
PSA. 69:21 "They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.
JN.19:28 Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, "I am thirsty."
SETTING: World was dark
Six hours on the cross
1.Prayed for pardon for his enemies
2.Extended pardon to a gangster, bandit
3.Made provision for his mother
4.Felt the weight & wrath of God against
NOW Mind searches scripture, like a computer
BETRAYAL of a friend - FULFILLED
FORSAKING of the disciples - FULFILLED
False ACCUSATIONS - FULFILLED
MOCKING of spectators - FULFILLED
GAMBLING for his garments - FULFILLED
SCOURGING - FULFILLED
GALL offered to drink - FULFILLED
PRAYER for his enemies - FULFILLED
FORSAKEN by God - FU ...
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