60 seconds with God…
For the next 60 seconds,
Set aside whatever you’re doing and
take this opportunity!
Let’s see if Satan can stop this.
THE (SCIENTIFIC) DEATH OF JESUS
At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to the death penalty.
At the time crucifixion was the “worst” death. Only the worst criminals 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 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’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.
Jesus in John 20:19-29: “On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
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, so He was forced to alternate
between arching His back then using his legs
just to continue to breathe.
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 body contains 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 chest.
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.
JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOU!
For you, who now read this e-mail.
Do not believe that He only died for others
(those who go to church or for pastors, bishops, etc).
He died for you! It is easy to pass jokes
and false witness statements by e-mail,
but when it comes to God, sometimes you feel ashamed to forward to others
because you are worried of what they may think about you.
Accept the reality, the truth that
JESUS IS THE ONLY SALVATION FOR THE WORLD.
God has plans for you, show all your friends what
He experienced to save you.
Now think about this!May God bless your life!
60 seconds with God…
For the next 60 seconds, set aside what you’re doing
and take this opportunity!
Let’s see if Satan can stop this.
All you have to do is:
1. Simply pray for the person who published this on prayersfire.com message to you:
2. Then, copy and send this message to at least 10 people in your address book…
3. 10 people will pray for you and you will make that many people pray to God for other people.
4. Take a moment to appreciate the power of God in your life, for doing what pleases Him.
If you are not ashamed to do this, please, follow Jesus’ instructions. He said (Matthew 10:32 & 33):
“Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before My Father in heaven; but whosoever denies Me before others, I also will deny before My Father in heaven.”
If you believe, send this message..
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.” Philippians 4:13.