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I will Cling to the Old Rugged Cross... and Exchange it someday for a Crown.

I don't think many of us realize what Christ Jesus did for us on that old rugged cross.

This is a posting that I found to be absolutely the best description of all he went through.

We say, yes Christ died for my sins, and think no more about how much he went through to pay our debt and penalty for our sins, that would make us able to stand before him on judgment day and have him say, " I find NO CONDEMATION in you. Romans 8:1 My blood has washed away ALL your sins. Do you realize how rewarding that will be?

Then to get a crown of glory. AMAZING GRACE!

This is the description of medical, or scientifically how his body was disfigured beyond our imagination.

Please read and then if you have Christ as your own personal Savior, fall to your knees and thank him like you never have before.

The description:

Scientific Death of Jesus

For the next 60 seconds, set aside whatever you're doing and take this opportunity! Let's see if Satan can stop this.

At the age of 33, Jesus was condemned to death.

At the time, crucifixion was the "worst" death. Only the worst criminals were condemned to be crucified. Yet it was even more dreadful for Jesus. Unlike other criminals condemned to death by crucifixion, 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 and 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 drove large nails through the wrist, the feet overlapped and an even larger nail hammered through the arches, then a Roman guard pierced 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 was 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 suffered 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, to open the gates of Heaven 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.


Do you know Him today? No other would go through this kind of death to wash away our sins. THANK YOU, LORD JESUS. I will cling to this old rugged cross and get to exchange it someday for a crown. Hallelujah to the King of Glory.

For the King and His Kingdom

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