Wednesday, July 22, 2009

At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to death penalty. That was then the "worst" death. Only the worst criminals could die like Jesus. And with Jesus things were worst, because not all the criminals condemned to death could receive nails on their hands and feet. Of course, nails... Big nails! Each was 15 a 20 cm long, with a point of 6 cm. Another point was sharp. The nails were craved into the pulses, and not into the palms, as we are used to hear. In the pulse, there's a tendon which extends to the shoulder, and when the nails were being hammered, that tendon broke, obliging Jesus to reinforce all the muscles of his back, so that he could breath as He was losing all the air from his lungs. In this way, He was forced to support Himself onto the nail craved in his feet, which was bigger than those craved into his pulses, for both feet were craved together. And, as his feet could not endure for long time without tearing, Jesus was forced to alternate that "cycle" so that He could breath. Jesus endured that reality for over 3 hours. Yes, over 3 hours! Long time, isn't it? Few minutes before He died, Jesus was not bleeding anymore. He was simply pouring water from his cuts and holes. When we imagine Him injured, we only picture Him with injuries, but it is not enough; His wounds were true holes, made in his body. He had no more blood to bleed, He only poured water. Human body is composed of nearly 3.5 litres of blood (for adult). Jesus poured all 3.5 litres 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 nailed a spear into his chest. All these without mentioning the humiliation He passed after carrying his own cross for almost 2 kilometres, 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 pass all this experience, so that you can have free access to God. So that your sins could be "washed" away. All of them, with no exception! Don't ignore this situation. HE DIED FOR YOU! For you, who now read this. Do not believe that He only died for others (those who go to the church or for pastors, bishops, etc).

All you have to do to be released from the chains that bind you is: Simply pray this prayer: Lord, you know the life I have been living. I ask You to come into my heart and save me from the chains that bind me. I need you Lord, I want you Lord, I will forever serve you. Please forgive me of my sins and wash me clean so that I can better serve you. Amen.

Now if you prayed this prayer and you truely believe in your heart and soul, then you have been saved. You will always have trials and things that come up in your life that will make you wonder about your salvation, just remember that is not of God. It's is the devil placing doubt in your mind and not your heart. You cast that out and keep your faith and trust in Jesus Christ.
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