The {Scientific} Death of Jesus

(not for the faint-hearted.)

At  the age of 33,
 Jesus was condemned to the  death penalty.

 At the time crucifixion was
the "worst"  death.  Only the worst
criminals were  condemned to be crucified.
Yet it was even  more dreadful for Jesus,
unlike other  criminals condemned to death
by  crucifixion, Jesus was to be nailed to 
the cross by His hands (wrist) and feet.

 Each  nail was 6 to 8 inches long.

 The  nails were driven into His wrist.  Not 
into His palms as is commonly  portrayed.  There is
a tendon in  the wrist that extends to the shoulder.   The 
Roman guards knew that when  the nails were being
hammered into the wrist, the tendon would tear and
brake,  forcing Jesus to use His back muscles  to 
support himself so that He  could breath.  

 Both  of His feet were nailed together.  Thus  He
was  forced to support Himself on the single nail
that  impaled His feet to the cross.  Jesus  could 
not support himself with  His legs because of the
pain.  He was  forced to alternate between  arching 
His back, then using his  legs just to continue to 
breath.   Imagine the struggle, the pain, the 
suffering, the courage. 

 Jesus  endured this
reality for over 3  hours. 
Yes,  over 3 hours! Can you imagine this kind of 
suffering?  A few minutes before He  died,
Jesus stopped bleeding. He was simply  pouring water
from his wounds. 

 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  actually 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.  The whipping was  so severe that it tore the
flesh from His  body.  The beating so horrific that His 
face was torn and his beard ripped from His  face.  The
crown of thorns cut deeply  into His scalp.  Most men
would not  have survived this torture. 

 He  had no more blood to bleed out, only water  poured from His wounds.
The  human adult bodycontains about 3.5 liters
 (just  less than a gallon) of blood.

 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 side..

 All  these without mentioning the humiliation He  passed after carrying
His own cross for almost 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 experience, so that you can 
 have free access to God. 
 So  that your sins could be "washed" away.
All of  them, with no exception!
 Don't  ignore this situation.
 Do not believe  that He only died for others
 (those who go to  church or for pastors, bishops,  etc). 

  He  died for you!  
Accept  the reality, the truth that
God  has plans for you, show all your friends what He experienced to save you.Now think about this!Have you thanked Him recently for what He has done for YOU?
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HisPrincessWarrior said...

this brought tears to my eyes... how often i forget what an ugly death my SAVIOR died... for ME...yet how beautiful. Thank you for this post!