A good friend of mine sent me the following email. This “scientific explanation” is related to human anatomy and physiology, a subject which I have studied. As such, I had no trouble empathizing with what Jesus went through as depicted herein. While reading through it, I felt pure torture of having to imagine what Jesus went through and, most significantly, what He felt while enduring His suffering. After reading this scientific outlook, I was teary-eyed…
THE SCIENTIFIC DEATH OF JESUS
At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to the death penalty.
At that 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.
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 a nail were to be 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.
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 on His hands and feet, and even the spear wound to His side. But do we realize that His wounds were actually made in his body? A hammer driving large nails through the wrist, the feet overlapped and an a larger 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 two kilometers, while the crowd spat in his face and threw stones. The cross was almost 30 kilograms in weight.
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! Do not ignore this situation.
JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOU!
For you, who now read this email blog post, do not believe that HE died only for others—those who go to church or for pastors, bishops, etc.
HE died for you! It is easy to pass jokes or foolish photos by email, 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:
- Simply pray for the person who sent this message to you: LORD, you know the life of ______. I ask YOU to bless him/her in all things and make him/her prosperous. Take care of his/her family, his/her health, his/her work and all his/her future plans. Lead him/her not into temptation, but deliver him/her from evil. In JESUS’ name, Amen.
- Then, send this message to ten people. More if you wish.
- Ten people will pray for you, and you will make that many people pray to GOD for other people.
- 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 that CHRIST JESUS is 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”.
This is the simple proof. If you love GOD and you are a believer and trust in salvation through Christ Jesus, send this to all those you love.
WHEN GOD TAKES SOMETHING FROM YOUR GRASP, HE’S NOT PUNISHING YOU, BUT MERELY OPENING YOUR HANDS TO RECEIVE SOMETHING BETTER. TO GET SOMETHING YOU NEVER HAD, YOU MUST DO SOMETHING YOU NEVER DID.