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             John 3:16
For GOD so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have
Everlasting Life                  
   



For the next 60 seconds, set aside whatever 
you're doing and take this opportunity!

Let's see if Satan can stop this...

THE DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST
 
At the age of 33,
Jesus was condemned to the death penalty.
 
 
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, 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 the 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, and 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 5 liters
(just over a gallon) of blood.
 
 
Jesus poured all 5 liters of his blood;
He had three nails hammered into His
body; 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, as White as Snow!


(Don't ignore this !) 
 
He died for those who believe that
JESUS IS THE ONLY SALVATION FOR THE WORLD.
 
God has special plans for YOU!
Share this with all your friends...
about what He went through to save all.
If you are not ashamed of Him , please, follow Jesus' instructions.
He said in (Matthew 10:32 & 33): "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".

 
 
The Birds

This is a pretty awesome comparison to what Easter is all about…
 
God's Grace:
There once was a man named George Thomas, preacher in a small Texas town. One Sunday morning he came to the Church building carrying a rusty old bird cage, and set it by the pulpit. Eyebrows were raised and, as if in response, the Preacher began to speak. . . .
"I was walking through town yesterday when I saw a young boy coming toward me swinging this bird cage. On the bottom of the cage were three little wild birds, shivering with cold and fright.
I stopped the lad and asked, "What do you have there, son?"
"Just some old birds," came the reply.
"What are you going to do with them?" I asked.
"Take 'em home and have fun with 'em," he answered. "I'm gonna tease 'em and pull out their feathers to make 'em fight. I'm gonna have a real good time."
"But you'll get tired of those birds sooner or later. What will you do then?"
"Oh, I got some cats," said the little boy. "They like birds. I'll take 'em to them."
The preacher was silent for a moment. "How much do you want for those birds, son?"
"Huh?? !!! Why, you don't want them birds, mister. They’re just plain old field birds. They don't sing. They ain't even pretty!"
"How much?" the preacher asked again.
The boy sized up the preacher as if he were crazy and said, "$10?"
The preacher reached in his pocket and took out a ten dollar bill. He placed it in the boy's hand. In a flash, the boy was gone. The preacher picked up the cage and gently carried it to the end of the alley where there was a tree and a grassy spot. Setting the cage down, he opened the door, and by softly tapping the bars persuaded the birds out, setting them free. Well, that explained the empty bird cage on the pulpit, and then the preacher began to tell this story:

One day Satan and Jesus were having a conversation. Satan had just come from the Garden of Eden, and he was gloating and boasting. "Yes, sir, I just caught a world full of people down there. Set me a trap, used bait I knew they couldn't resist. Got 'em all!"
"What are you going to do with them?" Jesus asked.
Satan replied, "Oh, I'm gonna have fun! I'm gonna teach them how to marry and divorce each other, how to hate and abuse each other, how to drink and smoke and curse. I'm gonna teach them how to invent guns and bombs and kill each other. I'm really gonna have fun!"
"And what will you do when you are done with them?"
Jesus asked.. "Oh, I'll kill 'em," Satan glared proudly.
"How much do you want for them?" Jesus asked.
"Oh, you don't want those people. They ain't no good. Why, you'll take them and they'll just hate you. They'll spit on you, curse you and kill you. You don't want those people!!"
"How much? He asked again.
Satan looked at Jesus and sneered, "All your blood, tears and your life."
Jesus said, "DONE!" Then He paid the price.
The preacher picked up the cage and walked from the pulpit.





 

Read this story, and Follow the recommendation at The end...
As I was walking Down life's highway Many years ago
I came upon a Sign that read
Heavens Grocery Store..
 

When I got a Little closer
The doors swung Open wide
And when I came To myself I was  standing Inside..
 

I saw a host of Angels.
They were Standing everywhere
One handed me a Basket
And said 'My Child, shop with care..
 

Everything a Human needed Was in that Grocery store
And what you Could not carry You could come Back for more
First I got some Patience. Love was in that Same row.
 

Further down was Understanding, You need that Everywhere you go.. I got a box or Two of Wisdom And Faith a bag Or two.
 

And Charity of Course I would need some Of that too..
 

I couldn't miss The Holy Ghost It was all over The place.
And then some Strength And Courage to Help me run this race.
 

My basket was Getting full But I remembered I needed Grace,
And then I chose Salvation for Salvation was for Free.
 

I tried to get Enough of that to do For you and me.
Then I started to The counter To pay my grocery Bill,
For I thought I Had everything To do the Masters Will.
 

As I went up the Aisle I saw Prayer and Put that in,
For I knew when I Stepped outside I would run into Sin.
 

Peace and Joy Were plentiful, The last things On the shelf.
Song and Praise Were hanging near So I just helped Myself.
 

Then I said to The angel Now how much  do I owe?'
He smiled and Said Just take them Everywhere you go.'
Again I asked 'Really now, How much do I Owe?'
 

'My child'  he Said, 'Jesus paid your bill A long, long time Ago.'
 

This poem has Been sent to you With love and for Blessings.
It originated in The Netherlands And has been Around the world 9 times.
 

The blessing has now Come to you. Do not keep them to your self, But tell it to Someone else who may need to know.
 

  Have A BLESSED Day