Carolyn Spring-Baker








    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 (2 - 3 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 2 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!





    Accept the reality, the truth, that



    God has special plans for YOU!

    Share this with all your friends...

    about what He went through to save you.

    Really think about it!

  • hanook Ghouri
    hanook Ghouri God bless you mam. and thankyou for giving us such a wonderful message.I hope you will give us more
    February 14, 2013
  • Lorraine Castaneda
    Lorraine Castaneda Thank you Father! My Heart is soooo full Lord, because of your unending Love, Faithfulness, Mercy and Grace I am here now standing before you Lord.
    March 27, 2013
  • Patricia  Louise
    Patricia Louise Jesus surely had suffered for us. Thank you Jesus for repaying our sins!
    April 18, 2013
  • Lhei Feehily
    Lhei Feehily He loves us like nobody can.. Lord God.. I may not be worthy of even a single drop of Your blood but because of Your love for me,for us,You endure all of these.. My heart is aching as i read every single word but i know that the pain that i feel is nothin...  more
    July 23, 2013