came from asphyxiation or pure exhaustion and if they were bound with thongs it might take days to die. The crucified one
would not be able to raise himself up to allow his lungs to breath and that was hastened by the breaking of the legs.
The history of the Lord Jesus
Christ’s crucifixion confirms ALL of these historical facts.
Psalm 22:14, “I am poured out like water, and
my bones are out of joint. My heart has turned to wax; it has melted away within me.”
John 19:23, 34, “the soldiers crucified Jesus…one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a
spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.”
“he protects all His bones, not one of them will be broken."
John 19:32-33, “The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified,
and then those of the other. But when they came to Jesus and found that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.”
Psalm 22:16, “Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands
and my feet.”
Mark 15:24, “They brought Jesus to
the place called Golgotha…and they crucified Him.” There are several more prophecies that concern the way in which the Messiah would die. These are just a few!
They important thing to understand is that the
Messiah would die for us.
Isaiah 53:12, “Therefore I will give Him a portion among
the great, and He will divide the spoils with the strong, because He poured out His life unto death, and was numbered with
the transgressors. For He bore the sins of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”
The amazing thing about this form of capitol punishment
was that it was written hundreds of years BEFORE its conception by the Romans! The Word of God spoke of crucifixion before
the Romans came into power. Another incredible circumstance was that crucifixion was only used for a short time in history.
The Messiah had to come during that small window of time. The time of Roman power was the ONLY time that the prophecies could
thru God’s eyes could the events of the Messiah be prophesied! That is proof enough that
the Holy Bible IS the Word of the Living God!