Written by Bogdan the Exorcist
They spat upon Jesus
We must remember what the body of Jesus Christ actually endured during those hours of torture before and on the cross. This was and is probably the crudest and most humiliating form of punishment and eventual death. We must remember Jesus came to earth for the very purpose of offering his physical body to suffer crucifixion; death being the perfect atoning sacrifice for the sins of those he died for, so they could have the opportunity to return to fellowship with the eternal Godhead.
We must remember the first physical trauma that was inflicted on Jesus. A soldier struck Jesus face and told him to be silent, and then the palace guards blindfolded him and mockingly taunted him. They spat upon Jesus and he was bleeding at this point and the blood, blood just poured on the floor. When morning came, Jesus was battered and bruised, dehydrated and exhausted from a sleepless night. Next, Jesus was stripped of his clothing and his hands were tied to a post above his head. Then the whipping began 39 lashes in all.
The Blood just poured out of Jesus
The whip consisted of several heavy leather thongs with two balls of lead. This heavy whip was brought down with full force repeatedly across Jesus’ shoulders, back and legs. At first the thongs cut through Jesus’ skin, the blood, blood wept out and poured on the floor. As the blows continued, they cut deeper into the tissues bringing more blood, blood and it oozed from the veins of his skin and finally spurted arterial blood, producing large bruises and cuts.
Moreover, the skin on the back of Jesus was hanging in long ribbons and the entire area was an unrecognisable mass of torn, bleeding tissue and the blood, blood just poured out of Jesus. When this beating finally stopped, the half fainting Jesus was then untied and allowed to slump to the stone pavement, wet with his own precious blood. The roman soldiers still needed a crown to make their travesty complete; flexible branches covered with long thorns were plaited into a shape of a crown and this was then pressed into Jesus scalp.
This caused copious bleeding on Jesus’ scalp, blood amassed and poured out of his scalp. After mocking and striking Jesus, the soldiers took hold of the crown and pressed it even deeper into Jesus’ head and more bleeding and blood, blood just poured out of Jesus.
Jesus was at this point crucified
We must remember the clots of blood and serum that Jesus lost, the wounds he suffered and the excruciating pain he suffered. Jesus again was whipped and even more blood, blood just poured out of Jesus on the floor. Jesus tried to walk erect but the weight of the heavy beam, together with the shock produced by copious blood loss, made it difficult, Jesus still bleeding and sweating the cold clammy sweat of shock.
Simon was ordered to place the patibulum on the ground and Jesus was quickly thrown backward with his shoulders against the wood. The legionnaire felt for the depression at the front of the wrist and he drove a heavy square, wrought iron nail through the wrist and deep into the wood. Blood spirted and just poured out of Jesus’ wrist, and the legionnaire quickly moved to the other side and repeated the same action and more blood, blood pours out of Jesus’ wrist.
Then the left foot was pressed backwards against the right foot and with both feet extended toes down; a nail was driven through the arch of each, leaving the knees moderately flexed. Jesus was at this point crucified and his blood was everywhere, it was Jesus Christ’s blood.
Jesus said forgive them for they know not what they do
As Jesus slowly sagged down, with more weight on the nails in the wrists, excruciating pain shot along the fingers, up the arms and exploded into the brain and more blood just poured out. The nails in the wrists put pressure on the median nerves and as Jesus pushed himself upward, stretching, it was pure torment and as he placed his full weight on the nail through his feet, again searing agony tore through his nerves and bones of the feet and more blood, blood just poured out of Jesus.
At this point, his arms were fatigued, great waves of cramps swept over his muscles, knotting them in deep; relentless throbbing pain and more of his blood, blood just poured out. The pectoral muscles were paralysed. Jesus said, while trying to gain consciousness. Father forgive them for they know not what they do.
Moreover, Jesus, looking to his mother Mary, women behold thy son. My god, my god, why hast thou forsaken me? Hours of limitless pain, joints rending cramps, searing pain where tissue is torn, blood still pouring out of Jesus; it was an arena of Jesus Christ’s blood.
The great sequel in the infinite mercy of God towards man
Jesus said, I am poured out like water and all my bones are out of joint, my heart is like wax; it is melted into the midst of my bowels. Jesus said: it is now almost over. In addition, he said. my strength is dried up like potsherd, my tongue cleaveath to my jaws and thou have brought me to the dust of death. The body of Jesus was now in extreme pain, more blood poured out of him, and he felt the chill of death creeping through his tissues. Jesus said, it is finished, father into thy hands I commit my spirit.
The rest you know, apparently to make doubly sure of death, the Roman soldier drove his lance through the inter-space between the ribs, upwards and into the heart and immediately there came out blood and water.
This was post mortem evidence that Jesus was dead. Here we have had a glimpse of the epitome of evil that man has exhibited toward man and toward God. It has been a terrible sight and more, enough to leave us despondent and depressed, how grateful we can be that we have the great sequel in the infinite mercy of God towards man. AMEN.