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 and feet.
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. The nails were driven into His wrist, each nail was 6 to 8 inches long, 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 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. 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.
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. (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. He had no more blood to bleed out, only water poured from His wounds.
All this without mentioning the humiliation He suffered 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 … 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 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!
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.
This is the simple proof. If you love God and you are a believer and trust in salvation through Jesus Christ, send this to all those you love.