Forwarded message From: Ralph & BA
Date: 6 September 2014 23:59
Subject: Fw: Jesus

> Jesus’ Death –
> 60 seconds to understand
> 60 seconds with God…
> For the next 60 seconds,
> Set aside whatever you’re doing and
> Take this opportunity!
> 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.
> 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.
> 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 we can have free access
> to God.
> So that our sins could be "washed" away. All
> of them, with
> no exception!
> He died for us! It is easy to pass jokes and false witness
> statements by e-mail, but when it comes to God, Sometimes we
> feel ashamed to forward to others
> Because we are worried of what
> They may think about us.
> 60 seconds with God…
> All you have to do is:
> 1. Simply pray for the person who sent this message to
> you:
> 2. Then, send this message to 10 people… More if you
> wish.
> 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.
> 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.
> "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not
> as the World giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be
> troubled, neither let it be afraid".
> A
> friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and
> sings it to you when you’ve forgotten The
> words!