60 Seconds with God...
For the next 60 seconds, set aside what ever you are doing and take this opportunity! Let's see if Satan can stop this
The Scientific Death of JesusAt the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to the death penalty.
At the time, crucifixion was the "worst" death. Only the wost criminals condemned to be crucified. Yet it was even more dreadful for Jesus, unlike other criminals condemned to death by crucifixion Jesus was nailed to the cross by His hands and feet.
Every nail was 6-8 inches long.
The nails were driven into His wrists. 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 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 and then using his legs just to continue to breathe. Imagine the struggle, the pain, the suffering, the courage.
Jesus endured this torture for over 3 hours.
Yes for 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 nails through His 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.
The human adult body contains about 3.5 liters (just less than on gallon) of blood.
Jesus poured all 3.5 liters of His blood; He had 3 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 crown spat in His face and threw stones (the cross was almost 30 kg of weight, only for it's higher part, where His hands were nailed).
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! It is easy to pass jokes, or foolish photo's 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!
For the next 60 seconds, set aside what you are doing and take this opportunity. Let's see if Satan can stop this!
1. Simply pray for the person that posted this message: Lord, You know the life of __________. I ask You to bless him/her all the things that 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 all evil.
In Jesus name, Amen!
2. Then notify others of this post. (You may copy and add this to your own blog if you wish, or link back to here, which ever is easiest).
3. Those that you notify will pray for you, and make that many people pray to God for other people.
4. Take time 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 acknowledge 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, pass this message on, but only if you believe in Christ Jesus is your Lord and Saviour.
Yes, I love God. He is my source of life and my saviour. 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 believe and trust in salvation through Christ Jesus, then pass this on to all whom you love.
Our Pastor's son, Pastor Krist had talked on this. He went into more depth and scientific aspects of it all. I felt this is such a good reminder of Jesus great love for us. Would you be willing to make that sacrifice for the world? May the Lord bless each and everyone of you.