Saturday, April 7, 2012



At the  age of 33, Jesus was condemned to the death penalty.
At the time crucifixion was the "worst" death. Only the worst criminals condemned to be crucified. Yet it was even more dreadful for Jesus, for unlike other criminals condemned to death by crucifixion, Jesus was nailed to the cross by His hands and feet, rather than tied...

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 for long because of the pain, so He was forced to alternate between arching His Back and using his legs just to continue to Breath. 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 remember the many wounds Made to his body. A hammer  Driving large nails through the wrists, the feet overlapped  And a nail hammered through the arches, then a  Roman guard piercing His side with a spear. And...  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 (two to three inch 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 beam was almost 30 kg of weight, to which His hands were nailed).

Jesus had to endure this experience, so that you may have free access to God.

So that your sins can be "washed" away. All  of them, with no exception! 


Do not believe that He only died for others (those who go to church or for pastors, bishops, etc).

He died for you!
But when it comes to God, accept the reality, the truth, that JESUS IS THE ONLY SALVATION FOR THE WORLD.

God has special plans for YOU!
Really think about what He went through to save you.

May God bless you!

Take a moment to appreciate the power of God in your life, as you do what pleases Him.

If you are not ashamed to do this, please, follow Jesus' instructions. 

"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".  Matthew 10:32 & 33

And after the Cross, THE RESURRECTION!

Ron Dicianni Resurrection Mural


When I think of Good Friday and Easter I think of the first time I understood what love is. I think of the first time I ever felt that I mattered and that I was worth something. When I see an image of Christ on that Cross I know that my whole life of thinking I was just a loser was a lie and that I had value. When I think of Christ rising from the tomb, I understand what Forgiveness is and realized how to conquer all the garbage I let into my life. When I think of Easter I realize that I was never truly lost, but that Christ was there for me all along.
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