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The Crucifixion of the Lord Jesus 

In this text, I will highlight a few events, which took place before the Crucifixion, and also how the Crucifixion occurred. The Lord Jesus Messiah was crucified on Calvary for the sake of the sins of mankind, including your and my sins. Through the blood, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Messiah, our sins are forgiven, we are released from the slavery of sin, and we get a new life as children of God.

The majority of people here on earth have heard about the Crucifixion and death of the Lord Jesus Messiah, but only a minority of all the people here on earth have understood what the crucifixion and death of the Lord Jesus Messiah means. For many, the Crucifixion and death of the Lord Jesus Messiah is just a story among other stories.

When we study the suffering, crucifixion and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Messiah, we see the largest and most significant salvation throughout the entire history of the world, and an event through which we can receive eternal salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Messiah. You have the opportunity to have your sins forgiven and receive a new, eternal life in the Lord Jesus Messiah.

Through the suffering and love of the Lord Jesus Messiah, the beauty of Biblical salvation and the significance of the death of the Lord Jesus Messiah on the cross can open up to you in a new way, which can lead you into salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Messiah.

Contents:

Drops of blood
Judas the deceiver
Before the Sanhedrin
Pilate and Herod
Again before Pilate
Whipping
The crown of thorns
Carrying the cross
Crucifixion

 

Drops of blood

Luke 22:
39 And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.
40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, "Pray that ye enter not into temptation."
41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground."

The suffering of the Lord Jesus Messiah started from the Garden of Gethsemane. Luke says that when Jesus was in great pain, and when He was praying more and more fervently, His drops of sweat on the ground seemed like drops of blood.

In medicine, there is a phenomenon called hematidrosis (hematohidrosis) which is a very rare condition where people experience extremely powerful mental pain or immense fear when facing their death.

When a powerful expansion of blood vessels takes place in thin blood vessels under the skin, reaching contact with millions of sweat glands in the body, blood mixes with sweat (hematidrosis). This phenomenon causes drops of blood on the skin, and when sweating is extensive, the drops of blood fall off from the person's body onto the ground.

I do not believe that the Lord Jesus Messiah feared his death, which was near. Why did the Lord Jesus Messiah experience the hematidrosis phenomenon in Gethsemane?

Isaiah 53:
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

The Bible teaches us that the Lord Jesus Messiah had to suffer for the sins of the entire world. The Lord Jesus Messiah knew that he had to carry the punishment for the sins of the entire world. This is why Jesus sweated drops of blood in Gethsemane because He knew He would have to suffer and carry the sins of the entire world. The Lord Jesus Messiah knew what was expecting Him: suffering through crucifixion, and punishment for sins, the sins of the entire world, also for the sake of your sins. It is no wonder that He sweated drops of blood.

According to medicine, the "blood sweating" phenomenon indicates immense mental suffering and pain. Before the crucifixion, the Lord Jesus Messiah went through a very rare, mentally painful process, i.e. "blood sweating" because He loves you and carried the punishment for your sins.

Judas the deceiver

Judas Iscariot deceived the Lord Jesus Messiah for thirty pieces of silver. The deception took place with a kiss on the cheek because as the mark of his deception, Judas had agreed that he would kiss the person (Jesus) who should be captured.

The path of the Lord Jesus Messiah to the cross at Calvary started from the garden of Gethsemane where one of his disciples betrayed and deceived Him. The price of the deception was thirty pieces of silver. The betrayal by Judas shows the approach of many people towards Jesus: they love earthly mammon, pretend to believe in Him but do not believe in Him in their hearts, but deceive Him because of money, pride and fear of people.

Judas repented (metamelomai) and took the thirty pieces of silver back to the high priests and elders. After that, he went away and hung himself. Judas repented his deed, but the word in the original text, metamelomai, refers to sorrow for something you have done and you wish that you would not have done it. The word appears six times in the New Testament, but none of the instances refers to actual repentance, to turning to God, and to saving faith. The regret shown by Judas was sorrow and feeling hurt, but he did not repent, seeking God's forgiveness for his sins, and that is why he was not saved.

The hearts of many people focus on worldly mammon and pride. The same thing happens to them as happened to Judas (they are not saved) because the mammon of this world was of no use to the salvation of their soul: you cannot buy salvation through money.

Actual repentance always leads a person to contrition, repentance and, through faith in the Lord Jesus Messiah, to the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. In this text, I will next address the things the Lord Jesus Messiah had to experience so that you would be saved through repentance and through faith in the Lord Jesus Messiah.

Before the Sanhedrin

The Lord Jesus Messiah was taken to be interrogated by the Sanhedrin. The Sanhedrin comprised of the chief priest and other heads of the priests, the elders, Sadducees and scribes. The Sanhedrin interrogated the Lord Jesus Messiah three times. The Bible says that God calls for people and gives them two and three times of visitation so that people could find salvation in God.

Religious leaders did not recognise the Messiah Lord Jesus Messiah which is why they walked past the kingdom of God and past salvation given by God. The members of the Sanhedrin were theologians and Bible "experts" of the time, but they still failed to recognise salvation given by God, the Messiah Lord Jesus Messiah because they had invented traditional religious rules for themselves, through which they revoked the teaching of the Word of God (Bible) in their hearts.

In modern times, there exists the same situation that many theologians believe in and hold on to traditional religious rules, which is why they are outside the kingdom of God. That is why the theologians, through their false teachings, deceive people away from the truth of the Word of God (the Bible).

The Bible teaches us that faith in God is based on hearing the Word of God. People cannot be saved through traditional religious rules. People must be saved in person by believing in the Lord Jesus Messiah as the Bible teaches.

Pilate and Herodes

Pilate was the Prefect of the Roman province of Judaea, the Roman Caesar's governor. Jesus stood accused in front of Pilate. Jews blamed Jesus for inciting the crowd, for refusing to pay tax to the Caesar and for calling Himself the Messiah, the king. The Lord Jesus Messiah was and is the Messiah and the King of Kings. The other accusations were lies and falsification.

Pilate asked Jesus: "Are you the king of the Jews?" To that, Jesus replied: ”You have said so”, which means that the answer was affirmative. The question posed by Pilate was secular and political, and the reply by Jesus was spiritual from the perspective of the kingdom of God. Pilate had no idea that on the Great day of Judgment by God, the parts of himself and Jesus will be exchanged so that Jesus will be the Judge with His Father and Pilate will stand guilty before them because of sin. Pilate sent the Lord Jesus to King Herod.

Pilate was a high official of the State of Rome; he was in an important political and secular position in society. If you are involved in politics and operate responsibly when taking care of the business of people in society, you cannot reach the kingdom of God through politics despite the fact that you can achieve very important things through politics but you cannot be saved into the kingdom of God through politics.

The purpose of politics and taking care of secular matters is to provide citizens with good and fair conditions in society, but you cannot be saved into the kingdom of God through politics and secular matters, not even when you take good care of the matters of society. The only possible way of being saved into the kingdom of God is to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Messiah.

For a long time, Herod had wanted to see Jesus because he had heard of Him and of the miracles He had performed. When Herod got to meet with Jesus, he wanted to see Jesus perform a miracle. Herod also posed questions to Jesus, but He did not answer them.

When the Lord Jesus Messiah did not perform any miracles and did not answer the questions posed by Herod, Herod and others started to mock Jesus and sent Jesus back to Pilate. Many people only want to experience miracles and nice spiritual experiences. If a person only wants to experience miracles and does not want to repent their sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Messiah, the same thing will happen to the person as happened to Herod, who did not establish any kind of connection to Jesus.

The behaviour of Herod also shows one unfortunate aspect. When a person approaches Jesus through a false motive and does not get any response, the person, disappointed, may start to mock Jesus and matters of faith. You can really establish a connection with the Lord Jesus Messiah but that requires that you repent your sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Messiah.

Again before Pilate

During Passover, the tradition was that one prisoner was released. The Bible teaches us that Pilate knew that religious Jewish leaders gave Jesus to him because of envy. Pilate offered Jesus and Barabbas to the Jews, asking them whom they wanted to be released. The religious leaders incited the crowd to be against Jesus, demanding that Barabbas be released. Due to the incitement by the religious leaders, the crowd chose that Barabbas be released.

Pilate asked what he should do to Jesus, whom the Jews mocked by saying that he is the king of the Jews. As a result of the incitement by the religious leaders, the crowd yelled: Crucify him! Pilate asked them: Why? What evil has he done? The crowd yelled even harder: Crucify him!

Pilate also said that he did not find any fault in Jesus and asked the Jews to themselves crucify Jesus. Religious leaders replied to Pilate that according to the law, Jesus must die because he has made himself the Son of God. When the crowd yelled to Pilate that he is not the friend of the Caesar if he releases Jesus, Pilate said to this to the Jews concerning Jesus: Behold your King! The crowd yelled: Away with him, away with him, crucify him! Pilate asked them: Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered: We have no king but Caesar. Pilate was afraid and handed Jesus over to be whipped and then crucified.

Because the religious Jewish leaders had revoked the Word of God (Bible) in their hearts and believed in and adhered to traditional religious rules of people, they did not recognise the Messiah Lord Jesus, the Saviour. That is why they chose the Roman Caesar and human wisdom, to their damnation.

If you are now a religious leader, a highly educated theologian and have revoked the Word of God (truth) in your heart and chosen human wisdom and religious traditions instead, you cannot be saved into the kingdom of God. You need to repent, abandon the path of lies and believe unto the Lord Jesus Messiah as the Bible teaches, so that you can have your sins forgiven and you can be saved into the Kingdom of God.

If you are a person who has believed in the teachings of highly educated theologians on traditional religious rules and human wisdom, you cannot be saved into the Kingdom of God because you have been betrayed and deceived into believing lies and false doctrines. You need to repent, abandon the path of lies and believe in the Lord Jesus Messiah as the Bible teaches, so that you can have your sins forgiven and you can be saved into the Kingdom of God.

The crowd chose that Barabbas be released instead of the Lord Jesus Messiah due to the incitement by the religious leaders. The Lord Jesus Messiah, Holy, Sinless and Innocent Son of the True God was the object of the deepest insults and contempt because religious fervour and lies captured the hearts of people and they chose Barabbas, a rebel and a murderer as a better option than Jesus.

When lies betray the hearts of people, they have been deceived by sin and they choose the filth of sin over the love, grace, truth and holiness of the God of the Bible. The lies of sin bring pride and contempt in the hearts of people towards the Lord Jesus Messiah and the truth of the Word of God. Do not let sin and lies deceive you, but choose forgiveness of sins through faith in the Lord Jesus Messiah.

Whipping

The Lord Jesus Messiah had been captured in the garden of Gethsemane like a "criminal" even though He was sinless and innocent. The Lord Jesus Messiah was taken to be interrogated by the chief priest, the priests, elders and scribes, after which He was taken to Pilate.

Pilate had the Lord Jesus Messiah whipped. According to the Roman custom, Jesus was whipped on a pole or a pillar. The whipped person was often stripped naked and the person's hand was tied (on a pole). The whip had three (six or nine) or more branches with sharp bone and metal pieces and sometimes even pieces of glass. Due to the whipping, strips of flesh fell off the human skin, and sometimes the blood vessels and intestines appeared. Already the whipping was so horrible that some died during it and other even lost their sanity during it.

The Jewish law allowed for 39 whip strikes. It is not known for certain whether the number of strikes on Lord Jesus Messiah exceeded the limit. The back of the whipped person was at the person using the whip and when the whip cut the skin of the person, the leather lines on the whip, with bone or metal pieces, curled around the body of the whipped person. The whip was struck at full force onto the shoulders, back and feet of the whipped person. As the strikes continued, they tore and cut open the deeper tissue underneath the skin. As a consequence, there was serious bleeding through the blood vessels of the muscles.

The small pieces of metal or bone at the end of the whip resulted in larger, deeper wounds and bruises as they again and again protruded deeper into the body of the person at every strike. The result was horrifying because the whipping caused long pieces of skin to hang outside the body, and the muscle tissue was bleeding.

Blood ran down onto the ground from the whipped person's body, forming a pool of blood under the person. The energy of the whipped person are gone, and the person is extremely weak, dizzy and nauseous. After the whipping, the person's body is trembling and the person no longer remains on their feet. That is why whipped people were tied, or they would have fallen into their own pool of blood.

In this horrifying way, the Lord Jesus Messiah was whipped. Remember that the Lord Jesus Messiah was sinless, innocent and blameless and that He was whipped because of your sins. The Lord Jesus Messiah suffered immense pain caused by whipping because He loves you and wants to save you and release you from the slavery of sin.

The crown of thorns

After the Lord Jesus Messiah had been whipped, the soldiers took Him into the palace, to the praetorium of the Roman governor Pilate. They summoned more soldiers there, mocking Jesus by hailing Him as the King of the Jews in a sneering way. The soldiers clad Jesus in a purple robe. They made a crown of thorns (which mockingly illustrated the crown of a king) and placed it on the head of Jesus. The soldiers put a reed stick in the right hand of Jesus. The purpose of the stick was to mockingly illustrate the sceptre of a king.

The soldiers mocked Jesus and clad Him "in the king's clothes" because purple (flaming red) was the king's colour and the king wore a crown and had a sceptre in hand. The soldiers sneeringly knelt down before Jesus and mocked Him. They also spat on Jesus and hit Him on the head with the reed stick.

The long, sharp thorns dug bit into the head of Jesus, causing extensive bleeding. The insolence and pride of man against the God of the Bible made the soldiers perform this horrifying, violent mockery, which targeted the Lord Jesus Messiah.

When people are slaves of sin and deceived by lies, they can act as sneeringly as the soldiers did. When the heart of a person has been blinded by lies, they do not see the brightness, love, holiness and truth of the Lord Jesus Messiah. That is why the slaves of sin mock Jesus, the truth of the Word of God, and the disciples of the Lord Jesus.

If you are a mocker and despise the truth of the Bible, the Lord Jesus Messiah submitted to be mocked and cruficied so that your sins would be forgiven when you repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Messiah. On the Final Day of Judgment, mockers will stand before God the Almighty Father and the Lord Jesus Messiah where they no longer can mock but will be judged because of their sins. Therefore, humble yourself, repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Messiah so your sins are forgiven and you receive eternal life.

Carrying the cross

When the soldiers had mocked the Lord Jesus Messiah enough, they took Him to Calvary to crucify Him. The condemned person had to carry their cross themselves to the place of execution. The cross carried by the condemned was the cross-beam (patibulum) of the cross which was placed on the post, which was already waiting at the place of execution.

The oridinal text of the Bible uses two words for "cross", xulon for the post, and the cross stauros which the condemned person had to carry. According to the Bible and historic evidence, the condemned did not carry the long post, but the patibulim (stauros).

Jesus had to carry the cross (patibulum) for about 600 metres. The patibulum weighed almost 60 kilograms. After the whipping, the Lord Jesus Messiah was in a very poor, weak condition. Weakened by the horrible torment, He had to carry a weight of 60 kilos on His back, walking barefoot on the hard road, covered by rocks, up to the hill of Calvary. Jesus experienced incredibly intense pain and suffering due to the whipping and despite that, He had to continue, carrying an additional weight of 60 kilos, taking steps towards Calvary, the place where He would be crucified. Weakened by the torture, it was extremely difficult for Jesus to carry His cross. Jesus had been weakened by the cruel whipping. As a consequence, the soldiers forced Simon of Cyrene to carry the cross of Jesus.

The cross was carried publicly in front of the crowd because on the way to Calvary, the sides of the road was full of people. The person carrying the cross had been convicted to death and the person went on a journey from where there was no return anymore because the destination was death. The purpose of the cross was to bring death, that is, to kill the cross-bearer.

The Lord Jesus Messiah suffered because of your sins and mine. Every heavy, painful step towards the execution site at Calvary led closer to the place where the Lord Jesus Messiah atoned for sins through His blood, death and resurrection. The Lord Jesus Messiah loves you and me, and He submitted to be tortured and mocked so that people would have the opportunity to receive forgiveness of sins. The Lord Jesus Messiah voluntarily went to His death because He loves you, so that your sins would be forgiven when you repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Messiah.

Crucifixion

When Jesus reached the place of crucifixion, His clothes were removed. Blood was all over the body of Jesus and the strips of skin had clung to the fabric of His clothes. In accidents, where people have been seriously injured, so that their broken skin touches their clothes, the person is often anesthetized so that their clothes can be removed because in such cases, removing the clothes causes extreme pain to the seriously injured person. The Lord Jesus Messiah was not anesthetized. Instead, His pain and suffering continued when His clothes were torn off Him.

At Calvary, the soldiers offered Jesus wine mixed with a bitter liquid (myrrh), which Jesus did not drink. The custom was to give the condemned an intoxicating drink to alleviate the extremely difficult pain. The intoxicating drink was an anesthetic of the time. Jesus went to the cross without anesthesia and without any kind of alleviation. Consider how the Lord Jesus Messiah took the entire punishment onto him without any "alleviating pharmaceuticals". The Lord Jesus Messiah loves you, which is why He, because of your sins, He was ready to suffer the horrible, gruesome pain and suffering which led to His death.

The large and long post was lying ready on the ground. The cross-beam (patibulum) is fastened to the post. Romans crucified the condemned so that they were either naked or had a small loincloth on them. Jesus was placed lying on His back, with His hands outstretched on the cross-beam.

According to the studies by the French doctor Pierre Barbet, a hand-drilling machine was used to drill holes through the crucified person's wrists and feet. The holes were for striking nails through them to hang the condemned person on the cross.

There is also another view, according to which the nails were hit powerfully through the wrists and feet without any drilling. Regardless of which view is the truth in this matter, the nailing caused extreme pain to the crucified person.

The executioner took large, long nails which he hit, with one strike, at full force through the feet and hands of Jesus so that the nails bit deep into the wood, ensuring that the condemned would hang firmly on the cross.

The drilling and hitting the nails through the feet and hands, caused nerve damages in the feet and hands, which caused immense pain and suffering to Jesus. As the nerves damaged, He felt terribly agonizing pain because His nerve system had been severely damaged. According to medicine, the damaging of a person's nerve system causes them to experience the heaviest pain possible, and as a consequence, the person may lose their consciousness because the pain is so extremely unbearable, painful and agonizing.

The Bible teaches us that the Lord Jesus Messiah did not lose His consciousness but, in a conscious state, He had to experience the extremely heavy pain and suffering which were tearing all parts of His body.

The Lord Jesus Messiah had fastened to the cross and the cross was lifted up. The crucified had to support his body on the cross if he had the energy to do so after the horrifying torture. When the crucified no longer had any energy to support himself on the cross, and he started to move downwards, he died a slow death caused by asphyxiation.

When the crucified was supporting Himself on the cross, the nails hit through the feet and hands touched the nerves, causing immense, unbearable pain all the time. The Lord Jesus Messiah had to experience this kind of pain for about three hours before He died. The Lord Jesus Messiah suffered unbearable, horrible pains of death because of your sins so that you can be saved by believing in Him, and receive eternal life. The love of the Lord Jesus Messiah towards sinners is incomprehensible: it goes beyond the limits of human understanding.

The soldiers divided the clothes of Jesus among themselves, thus filling the prophecy on the details of the death of Jesus and of the atonement by Him. On the board above the head of Jesus on the cross, Pilate wrote: Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews. This was written in Hebrew, Latin and Greek. The text on the board illustrated and described the crime of which the crucified had been convicted.

The Bible says that the Lord Jesus Messiah is the King of Kings and the King of the Jews. The Lord Jesus Messiah was crucified, innocent, for a crime which Had not done because He is the mighty King of Kings. Because of the sins of all mankind, the Lord Jesus Messiah, innocent, was crucified to die a horrible death. This means that you and me and everyone else "crucified" the Lord Jesus Messiah because He was crucified because of our sins. Despite that He was crucified because of our sins, He wants to forgive our sins. Jesus' love towards people is immense. He does not look back at the horrible, immense pain and agony He suffered, which we have caused to Him, but in His great love, He wants to forgive our sins when we believe in Him.

The soldiers, the crowd and the chief priests and scribes mocked and blasphemed Jesus who was hanging on the cross, suffering enormous pain and suffering. How low can sinners be; they mocked and blasphemed the holy, innocent and blameless Son of God. Only He can release people from the ties and slavery of sin. Sin fully blinds the hearts of people, and because of the blindness, they, in their hearts, can mock and blaspheme the Lord Jesus Messiah who voluntarily agreed to suffer the horrible pain and agony and to die the absolutely most horrifying kind of way.

If you have mocked and blasphemed the Lord Jesus Messiah and the Bible, remember that the Lord Jesus Messiah also suffered and died for your sake, so that your sins would be forgiven and you would receive eternal life by believing in the Lord Jesus Messiah.

The Lord Jesus Messiah suffered and experienced immense pain when hanging on the cross for about three hours before He died. Before His death, the Lord Jesus Messiah shouted: It is finished (tetelestai in Greek). The words "it is finished" was a shout of victory and joy, shouted by soldiers when they returned home, victorious. When victorious soldiers were reaching their home city, they already shouted this shout of victory and joy from far away, and the people of the entire city heard it and rejoiced in the victory achieved by the soldiers.

During His last moments, amidst the horrible pain and agony, the Lord Jesus Messiah shouted a shout of joy and victory. He did not focus on His pain during his last moments because He rejoiced in that through His death, sin and satan had been defeated, and through eternal atonement, people can receive forgiveness of sins, and eternal life by believing in the Lord Jesus Messiah.

When hanging on the cross, the Lord Jesus Messiah felt great love towards you and in His heart, He focused on rejoicing and exulting in that you have the opportunity to receive eternal life because He died for your sake, in a horrifying way on the cross at Calvary.

The Lord Jesus Messiah took upon Himself the punishment for sins by dying on the cross for the sake of your sins. The Lord Jesus Messiah shed His blood for the forgiveness of your sins. Through His death and resurrection, you can have your sins forgiven when you repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Messiah.

The Lord Jesus Messiah was not abandoned to Hades and His body did not perish because God the Father raised Him from the dead and put Him at His right side. The cross of the Lord Jesus Messiah does not only proclaim death, but life through death. The Lord Jesus Messiah is risen so that your sins would be forgiven when you believe in Him.

Many people experience powerful rejection due to which they live their life as broken people, and this may cause different feelings in their hearts, such as bitterness, anger, unhappiness, anxiety, fears, powerlessness, the lack of approval, etc. The testimony of the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Messiah is convincing and powerful because everyone who puts their hope in the Lord Jesus Messiah and believes in Him is healed from their wounds of heart by the power of God's love, which never abandons those who want to live their lives as children of God.

The custom was to break the shinbones of the crucified, which brought a about a quicker death. According to the Jewish law, the condemned had to die before nightfall. Crucifixion was a Roman custom of executing people, but the custom of breaking the shinbones was Jewish. The Lord Jesus Messiah was crucified on the Great Sabbath (not the weekly Sabbath), which took place on the first and last day of the Passover week. Because of the Great Sabbath which was drawing near, the crucified people had to be taken down from their crosses and buried before the start of the Great Sabbath.

When soldiers reached the Lord Jesus Messiah and saw that He had already died, they did not break His bones. This is how Biblical prophecy was fulfilled: the Passover lamb, which the Jews had on their Passover meal, depicted the Messiah. The bones of the Passover lamb were not to be broken, which means that Biblical prophecy was also fulfilled here.

Because Jesus had already died, one of the soldiers pierced the left side (at the heart) of the Lord Jesus Messiah so that the allegories of the Lord Jesus Messiah were fulfilled. The pericardium contains a small amount of water and when the soldier pierced the heart of Jesus, blood and water bled from Him. Therefore, the flow of water and blood was a natural process.

Even though the flow of water and blood from the side of Jesus was a natural process after His heart had been torn, I believe that this also was a spiritual allegory.

The side of the Lord Jesus Messiah was bleeding because the blood of Jesus atones for sins. Water also came out of the side of the Lord Jesus Messiah because He is a spiritual rock. When a rock was hit in the desert, the people, who was about to be exhausted, received water to drink. When the Lord Jesus Messiah was executed on the cross, people who believe in the Lord Jesus Messiah are forgiven of their sins and receive living water in the Holy Spirit.

The bleeding of water also was a spiritual allegory of Jesus: He is the Rock which is bleeding water. Hitting the rock of Mount Horeb also was an allegory of the Lord Jesus Messiah's death on the cross, through which the people get living water. According to the God's plan, the soldier used the end of his spear to pierce the heart of Jesus so that it would bleed blood and water so that the allegories would be fulfilled.

The bleeding of water was not related to the church doctrine's water baptism even though some people argue so. If an allegorical teaching for water baptism is to be sought from the bleeding of water, it refers to the water baptism received after being saved.

The Good News in the Bible, the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Messiah advises people to repent and to believe in the Lord Jesus Messiah for the forgiveness of sins and for accepting salvation to receive eternal life. In Biblical language, "repentance" is regretting your sins, and the changing of your mind, and as a consequence, you no longer think like you did before, but in a new way, as God wants you to. In your heart, think about the Lord Jesus Messiah and the Gospel and the forgiveness of sins, and when you hear in your heart that God is calling you to receive salvation, say yes to Him so you will not end up in damnation, but your sins are forgiven and you receive eternal life.

2 Corinthians 6:2 For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

Mark 1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Luke 24:
45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

P.S. The film by Mel Gibson about the suffering of Jesus and the events preceding the Crucifixion is not based on the Bible but on non-Biblical visions of a nun and mystic called Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774–1824). Gibson admits himself that the film Passion of the Christ is based on the visions of Emmerich.

Recommended links:

Believe in the Lord Jesus

From Getshemane to Calvary

Biblical faith

 

Sources:

33/38 Raamattu

Biblia 1776

King James version 1611

columbia.edu/cu/augustine/arch/barbet


Petri Paavola from Finland

 

 

 

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