At the age of 33, Jesus was sentenced to death.
At the time of The Crucifixion, it was the "worst" death.
Only the worst criminals were sentenced to be crucified. However, it was even more terrible for Jesus, unlike other criminals sentenced to death by crucifixion, Jesus would be nailed on the Cross by his hands and feet.
Each nail: Was 6 to 8 inches long.
The nails were hammered into his wrist,
Not on his palms as is commonly depicted.
There is a tendon in the wrist that extends to the shoulder. Roman guards knew that, when the nails were being inserted into the wrist, the tendon would tear and break, forcing Jesus to use his ribs for support, so he could breathe.
His two feet, they were inserted together, that's how he was forced to lean on the only nail that tied his feet to the cross.
Jesus could not support himself with his legs because of the pain.
So he was forced to alternate arching his back.
He wore out his legs just to continue breathing. Imagine the struggle, the pain, the suffering, the courage that endured it.
Jesus endured that reality for more than 3 hours.
Yes, more than 3 hours!
Can you imagine this kind of Suffering?
A few minutes before he died, Jesus stopped bleeding, water just flowed from his wounds.
From common images we see wounds on his hands and feet and even the spear wound at his side ...
But we find out that his wounds were actually made all over his body by a mallet driving large nails through the wrist, the feet overlapping 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 because the lashes were so severe they tore flesh off his body.
The beating so horrible he received on his face that it was ripped off and his beard ripped from his face.
The crown of thorns embedded deep into his scalp.
Most men would not have survived this torture.
He had no more blood to bleed, only the water gushed out if their wounds.
The adult human body contains about 4.5 liters (a little over a gallon) of blood.
Jesus shed all 4.5 liters of his blood; had three nails inserted into His members; a crown of thorns on his head and, in addition, a Roman soldier buried a spear in his chest.
All this not to mention the humiliation he suffered after carrying the cross for almost 2 km, while the crowd spat in his face and threw stones at him.
The cross was almost 30 kg in weight at its highest part, where your hands were.
Jesus had to endure this experience, to open the Gates of heaven, so that you can have access to God.
So that your sins may be "washed" and carried away. All of them, without exception!
Jesus Christ died for you!
When it comes to God, sometimes you feel ashamed to pass on to others because you care about what they might think about you.
God has plans for you.
God bless you!
He said (Matthew 10, 32 and 33): "Therefore, whoever recognizes me to others, I will also recognize him in front of my father in heaven; but whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my father in heaven."
Confess Jesus as your only and sufficient Savior.
The Bible says: "The word is with you, in your mouth and in your heart; this is the word of faith, what to preach, namely:
If with your mouth you confess the Lord Jesus, and in your heart you believe that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the father except through me."