The Scripture Jesus Fulfilled Naming Mary Mother To John Replaced Judas.

Jesus spoke to Mary and John from the cross. The Holy Spirit says that what Jesus said to Mary and John fulfilled scripture.

John 19:25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! 27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own [“home” does not appear in the original language; it’s a domestication inference of male translators they added in and noted as an add-in].
28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

The only scripture that remained to be fulfilled ~~ that was not already fulfilled ~~ was the scripture prophesying Jesus replacing Judas.

Psalm 109:8  Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

A disciple in the Jewish tradition of Rabbi/Teacher and disciple had to be chosen as a disciple directly by the Rabbi/Teacher himself. Therefore, it was necessary that Jesus Christ Himself choose His 12th disciple replacing Judas during His human lifetime ~~ during the time of His earthly ministry. Jesus Christ Himself had to fulfill the scripture to set another in the office of disciple of Judas.

Being Very Particular

A rabbi in the First Century would only choose a very elect few, highly promising young men from all the wannabes who asked to be his disciples. He selected only those who he thought could fully measure up to his standard and eventually become just like him. A rabbi did not want to invest in anyone who did not have this emulation potential. Jesus underscores this objective when He observed that a student is not above his teacher (rabbi), but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher (rabbi) Luke 6:40 (added). As part of the selection process, a rabbi would intensively test, examine, grill, and interrogate any may-Ibecome-your-disciple applicant in his understanding of the Tanach. What the rabbi was looking for was not just a detailed knowledge of the Tanach and the oral tradition, but the ability of this candidate to ask good questions in order to better understand the interpretive issues resident in that body of knowledge. Remember, the issue to an observant Jew in the First Century was never what God’s Word says. They all knew what it said. They had memorized it. Rather, the issue was: what does it mean – an interpretation question? Thus, the rabbi was most interested in choosing disciples who exhibited the mettle, intelligence, commitment, and persistence to become an interpreter of God’s Word just like him.

Excerpted from: The decision to request a rabbi to allow you to become his disciple, and to enter into religious training was not made lightly!

Jesus Christ made His address to Mary and John the Beloved. John the Beloved was already one of the 12. In addressing Mary and John the Beloved, Jesus Christ named Mary the replacement for Judas. This fulfilled all scripture of His Messianic earthly ministry. All things being fulfilled, Jesus took the vinegar and gave up the ghost.

John 19:25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! 27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own [“home” does not appear in the original language; it’s a domestication inference of male translators they added in and noted as an add-in].
28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. 29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

The Holy Spirit declared in John 19:28 that having addressed Mary and John in John 19:25-27, all scripture was fulfilled of the Messianic Rabbinical ministry of Jesus Christ. No business was left unfinished.

Jesus Christ, as a Rabbi/Teacher, did not fail to fulfill the scripture to replace Judas. The scripture was fulfilled.

Jesus Christ declared Mary, as mother to John the disciple, to be the 12th disciple and apostle replacing Judas. The Messianic scripture was fulfilled the only way it could be fulfilled: by the Rabbi Jesus Christ Himself choosing His own 12th disciple and apostle replacing Judas.

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