For the next 60 seconds, set aside whatever you’re doing and take this opportunity!
THE (SCIENTIFIC) DEATH OF JESUS
At the age of 33, Jesus was con-demned to the death penalty.
At the time crucifixion was the “worst” death. Only the worst criminals were condemned to be crucified. Jesus was to be nailed to the cross by His hands and feet.
The nails were driven into His wrist. Not into His palms as is commonly portrayed. There’s a tendon in the wrist that extends to the shoulder. The Roman guards knew that when the nails were being hammered into the wrist,
that tendon would tear and break, forcing Jesus to use His back muscles to support himself so that He could breathe.
Both of His feet were nailed to-gether. Thus He was forced to sup-port Himself on the single nail
that impaled His feet to the cross.
Jesus endured this reality for over 3 hours. Yes, over 3 hours!
Can you imagine this kind of suf-fering?
From common images, we see wounds to His hands and feet and even the spear wound to His side… But do we realize His wounds were actual-ly made in his body. A hammer driving large nails through the wrist, the feet overlapped and an even large nail hammered through the arches, then a Roman guard piercing His side with a spear.
But before the nails and the spear, Jesus was whipped and beaten.
He had no more blood to bleed out, only water poured from His wounds.
Jesus poured all 3.5 liters of his blood; He had three nails hammered into His members; a crown of thorns on His head and, beyond that, a Roman soldier who stabbed a spear into His chest.
2 kilometers, while the crowd spat in his face and threw stones (the cross was almost 30 kg of weight, only for its higher part, where His hands were nailed).
Jesus had to endure this experi-ence, so that we can have free access to God.
So that our sins could be “washed” away. All of them, with no except-ion!
JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR US!
He died for us! It is easy to pass jokes and false witness statements by e-mail, but when it comes to God, sometimes we feel ashamed to forward to others because we are worried of what they may think about us.
60 seconds with God…
For the next 60 seconds, set aside what you’re doing and take this opportunity!
All you have to do is:
1. Simply pray for the person who sent this message to you:
2. Then, send this message on.
4. Take a moment to appreciate the power of God in your life, for doing what pleases Him.
If you believe, send this mess-age… But send it only if you believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
Yes, I love God. He is my source of life and my Savior. He keeps me alive day and night.
Without Him, I am nothing, but with Him “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”
Send this to all those you love.