DIG for Friday the 17th of April…..of course He was dead…..John 19 v 34

There are no words in Scripture by mistake; they all have a purpose and meaning for being there.

So why did the writer of the Gospel of John say that blood and water flowed from Jesus when He was pierced by the soldier’s sword? (John 19 v 34)

Well, I believe it was written to show us that Jesus really was dead.

There is one “theory” that has been around for a long time that says Jesus just fainted on the cross and then “came to” in the cool of the tomb.

This is of course nonsense, but believed and used by some to say that Jesus did not die and therefore was not raised from the dead.

When a person dies the blood starts to separate out into the constituent parts, with the red blood cells separating from the plasma (there is a technical term for this but I cannot remember it and don’t feel like searching the internet for it!).

This would give an effect of looking like blood and water, or blood and a clear liquid.

This is also caused by heart failure, something that may have been the ultimate cause of the death of Jesus.

Whatever, when Jesus’ side was pierced there flowed out blood and water, a clear indication that He was dead.

Of course Jesus died, that was part of His mission.

He came to die and came to be raised again!

He did die and He was raised again and He is now ascended and seated at the right hand of the Father with His work finished.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Father that Jesus came and that Jesus died, paying the price for all my sin”.

John 19 v 34…..But one of the soldiers pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water