In this course Dr. Hurst has written principles of truth that are relevant to today's issues and problems. May God make them real so that you are blessed and helped by them.

The quotes for this one start near the beginning, giving the rationale for the whole series.

"HEB 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from
death, and was heard in that he feared;
8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; (KJV)
These scriptures speak to and internal process or cry that came from the heart of Jesus. The former passage was an overview of the external expression of Jesus. This particular scripture speaks to what was going on in the realms were people could not see. There are other scriptures in both the Old Testament and the New that cause us to see behind the scenes. Here again we have a series of steps involved in the outworking of the Life of Christ, keeping Him on target with the purposes of God. One of the things that

God' s ministry must realize is the importance of the life of Jesus in ministerial expression, how He kept Himself within the boundaries that the Father had set out for His life from before the foundation of the world. Follow the process with me.

1. Offered up
    a) prayer
    b) supplications with
       1) strong crying (Loud moaning & groaning)
       2) And tears
           unto Him that was able to save Him from death

2. Was heard in that He feared (the Lord)
    a) Though He were a Son Yet:
 Learned He obedience by the things which He suffered (or allowed God to do in His life).
3. And being made perfect (this qualified Him to)
4. Become the author of Eternal Salvation to as many as obey Him.

These scriptures alone give us a tremendous context for this study. Briefly I want to confirm these with several quotes from the prophets speaking to both of the above. These will confirm what we have pointed out in the above.

A quick look at Jesus on the cross from the perspective of the Prophetic Psalmist in Psalm 22:

PSA 22:1-31

David, in the midst of a trial of his own caught a view of Jesus on the cross, prophetically. It is almost like it took that kind of pressure for him to be able to cry out to God in a great enough dimension to be able to see inside the emotions and mind of Jesus on the cross. 

One of the things that it is important to observe is how we arrive at knowing the timing of this insight into the life of Jesus. On the cross Jesus Himself quotes the opening lines of the psalm cluing us into when to apply it to the life of Jesus. Although it says ( ISA 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.) He opened not his mouth, David' s insight into the internal struggle going on in Jesus lets us learn of His humanity.