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Theology => The Cross => Topic started by: restoretruth on August 13, 2018, 10:52:18 AM

Title: Thoughts To Ponder About Jesus' Dying For Us!
Post by: restoretruth on August 13, 2018, 10:52:18 AM
"Why did blood and water come out of Jesus' side when He was pierced?"

Source: https://www.gotquestions.org/blood-water-Jesus.html
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Answer: The Roman flogging or scourging that Jesus endured prior to being crucified normally consisted of 39 lashes, but could have been more (Mark 15:15; John 19:1). The whip that was used, called a flagrum, consisted of braided leather thongs with metal balls and pieces of sharp bone woven into or intertwined with the braids. The balls added weight to the whip, causing deep bruising and contusions as the victim was struck. The pieces of bone served to cut into the flesh. As the beating continued, the resulting cuts were so severe that the skeletal muscles, underlying veins, sinews, and bowels of victims were exposed. This beating was so severe that at times victims would not survive it in order to go on to be crucified.

   Those who were flogged would often go into hypovolemic shock, a term that refers to low blood volume. In other words, the person would have lost so much blood he would go into shock. The results of this would be

1) The heart would race to pump blood that was not there.

2) The victim would collapse or faint due to low blood pressure.

3) The kidneys would shut down to preserve body fluids.

4) The person would experience extreme thirst as the body desired to replenish lost fluids.

    There is evidence from Scripture that Jesus experienced hypovolemic shock as a result of being flogged. As Jesus carried His own cross to Golgotha (John 19:17), He collapsed, and a man named Simon was forced to either carry the cross or help Jesus carry the cross the rest of way to the hill (Matthew 27:32–33; Mark 15:21–22; Luke 23:26). This collapse indicates Jesus had low blood pressure. Another indicator that Jesus suffered from hypovolemic shock was that He declared He was thirsty as He hung on the cross (John 19:28), indicating His body’s desire to replenish fluids.

    Prior to death, the sustained rapid heartbeat caused by hypovolemic shock also causes fluid to gather in the sack around the heart and around the lungs. This gathering of fluid in the membrane around the heart is called pericardial effusion, and the fluid gathering around the lungs is called pleural effusion. This explains why, after Jesus died and a Roman soldier thrust a spear through Jesus’ side, piercing both the lungs and the heart, blood and water came from His side just as John recorded in his Gospel (John 19:34).

Title: Re: Thoughts To Ponder About Jesus' Dying For Us!
Post by: restoretruth on August 13, 2018, 11:10:11 AM
The Wound In Jesus' Side

Pilate was as unwilling as they for the body of Jesus to remain upon the cross. His consent having been obtained, the legs of the two thieves were broken to hasten their death; but Jesus was found to be already dead. The rude soldiers had been softened by what they had heard and seen of Christ, and they were restrained from breaking His limbs. Thus in the offering of the Lamb of God was fulfilled the law of the Passover, "They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the Passover they shall keep it." Numbers 9:12{DA 771.3} 

     The priests and rulers were amazed to find that Christ was dead. Death by the cross was a lingering process; it was difficult to determine when life had ceased. It was an unheard-of thing for one to die within six hours of crucifixion. The priests wished to make sure of the death of Jesus, and at their suggestion a soldier thrust a spear into the Saviour's side. From the wound thus made, there flowed two copious and distinct streams, one of blood, the other of water. This was noted by all the beholders, and John states the occurrence very definitely. He says, "One of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe. For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of Him shall not be broken. And again another scripture saith, They shall look on Him whom they pierced." John 19:34-37.  {DA 771.4}
 
      After the resurrection the priests and rulers circulated the report that Christ did not die upon the cross, that He merely fainted, and was afterward revived. Another report affirmed that it was not a real body of flesh and bone, but the likeness of a body, that was laid in the tomb. The action of the Roman soldiers disproves these falsehoods. They broke not His legs, because He was already dead. To satisfy the priests, they pierced His side. Had not life been already extinct, this wound would have caused instant death.  {DA 772.1}

      But it was not the spear thrust, it was not the pain of the cross, that caused the death of Jesus. That cry, uttered "with a loud voice" (Matthew 27:50; Luke 23:46), at the moment of death, the stream of blood and water that flowed from His side, declared that He died of a broken heart. His heart was broken by mental anguish. He was slain by the sin of the world.  {DA 772.2}

    With the death of Christ the hopes of His disciples perished. They looked upon His closed eyelids and drooping head, His hair matted with blood, His pierced hands and feet, and their anguish was indescribable. Until the last they had not believed that He would die; they could hardly believe that He was really dead. Overwhelmed with sorrow, they did not recall His words foretelling this very scene. Nothing that He had said now gave them comfort. They saw only the cross and its bleeding Victim. The future seemed dark with despair. Their faith in Jesus had perished; but never had they loved their Lord as now. Never before had they so felt His worth, and their need of His presence.  {DA 772.3} 


Title: Re: Thoughts To Ponder About Jesus' Dying For Us!
Post by: restoretruth on August 13, 2018, 11:32:27 AM
How Should We Understand Or Apply Zec.12:10?

  And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one   mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
Title: Re: Thoughts To Ponder About Jesus' Dying For Us!
Post by: restoretruth on August 18, 2018, 12:21:27 PM
How Should We Understand Or Apply Zec.12:10?

  And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one   mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

We are in the sealing time! Probation's time will soon be closed! For those of us that have been privileged to know God's Truth, our probation will close before those who have never been exposed to God's last day message. We will have been sealed or we will have fallen by the wayside! Some of us will not have prepared ourselves to stand in the time of trouble just before us! Others, who have prepared their hearts & lives will receive the out-pouring of the Holy Spirit & will be totally engaged in God's work of saving the lost while there is still time! They will love others as Christ has loved them, and as Christ has commanded us -- ... That ye love one another; as I have loved you...! (John 13:34)

In the prophecy of Zechariah 12:10  their is a connection between the out-pouring of the Holy Spirit and  sorrow for sin! It is our sins that pierced the heart of Christ & caused Him to die of a broken heart!  It is sin that continues to cause God pain!  When we really understand the sorrow in the heart of God that our sins cause, will we want to continue in habitual sins? Or will our hearts break & will we mourn for the pain that we have caused God?  Will we then ask for and receive the power of the Holy Spirit to overcome our sinful habits by abiding in Christ, obeying His Word & loving all others as Christ has loved us?

 ... If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. (John 14:23)
Title: Re: Thoughts To Ponder About Jesus' Dying For Us!
Post by: restoretruth on August 18, 2018, 12:36:42 PM
Chap. 181 - How Long Must Heaven Suffer?

     I and my Father are one. John 10:30.  {AG 189.1} 

     God Himself was crucified with Christ; for Christ was one with the Father.  {AG 189.2} 

     Few give thought to the suffering that sin has caused our Creator. All heaven suffered in Christ's agony; but that suffering did not begin or end with His manifestation in humanity. The cross is a revelation to our dull senses of the pain that, from its very inception, sin has brought to the heart of God. Every departure from the right, every deed of cruelty, every failure of humanity to reach His ideal, brings grief to Him. When there came upon Israel the calamities that were the sure result of separation from God--subjugation by their enemies, cruelty, and death--it is said that "his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel." "In all their affliction he was afflicted: . . . and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old" (Judges 10:16; Isaiah 63:9).  {AG 189.3} 

     His Spirit "maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." As the "whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together" (Romans 8:26, 22), the heart of the infinite Father is pained in sympathy. Our world is a vast lazar house, a scene of misery that we dare not allow our thoughts to dwell upon. Did we realize it as it is, the burden would be too terrible. Yet God feels it all.  {AG 189.4}  

     Not a sigh is breathed, not a pain felt, not a grief pierces the soul, but the throb vibrates to the Father's heart.  {AG 189.5} 

     He who knows the depths of the world's misery and despair, knows by what means to bring relief. . . . Although human beings have abused their mercies, wasted their talents, and lost the dignity of godlike manhood, the Creator is to be glorified in their redemption.  {AG 189.6} 

     In order to destroy sin and its results He gave His best Beloved, and He has put it in our power, through cooperation with Him, to bring this scene of misery to an end.  {AG 189.7}
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