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A Reflection Upon Three “Crosses”
By Wayne Jackson

Several prophets indicated the manner of Christ’s death. David spoke of the Messiah’s “hands and feet” being “pierced” (Psalm 22:16). Isaiah announced that he would be “wounded” for our transgressions (53:5). Zechariah told of a day of grace when many within the Hebrew family would mourn over him whom they had “pierced.” He further added that in “that day” a “fountain” would be opened for “sin and uncleanness” (12:11ff; 13:1).

In addition, there were subtle prophetic hints that Jesus’ death would be cast into the mold of a criminal. This thought is implied when the prophet foretold that the “grave” of Jehovah’s “servant” would be “with the wicked,” and that he would be “numbered with transgressors” (Isaiah 53:9,12). Jesus specifically declared this latter prophecy was to be “fulfilled” ultimately in him (Luke 22:37).

It is important, therefore, for the Bible student to not only look at the circumstances pertaining to the Lord’s death, but likewise to the details of the two crucified men that died on the same occasion. There are valuable lessons to be learned from all three deaths.

Image taken with:
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1/125 sec.
Tamron 10-24mm lens
ISO 100
Taken in Groom,Texas U.S.A.
Painted with Topaz,and Corel

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  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccarialmost 4 years ago

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  • George Lenz
    George Lenzalmost 4 years ago

    well done

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    Debbie Robbinsalmost 4 years ago

    marvelous John. :)))

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    Dean Muchaalmost 4 years ago

    Great piece of work!

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    Steven Agiusalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent comp and capture John.

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  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful work and beautiful colours.

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    Lori Petersalmost 4 years ago

    A very moving and beautiful picture, John.

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  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaalmost 4 years ago

    This is really Stunning piece, John !!!!!!
    You captured & edited it so beautifully.

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  • fotoflossy
    fotoflossyalmost 4 years ago

    Oh, this is really nice! A fave for me.

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  • Ginny Schmidt
    Ginny Schmidtalmost 4 years ago

    I love the presentation of this.

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