Summary: Scientist and Doctors say that Jesus died from dehydration, heart attack, suffication, but really It’s all your fault.
“It’s all Your fault”
The Garden: Gethsemane – derived from two Hebrew words
1) Gat = a place fro pressing oil or wine.
2) Shemanim = oil or seed.
The Agony: In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus, the seed of woman was pressed. Luke, a physician, tells us of the agony that Jesus suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane. Luke 22:44 says “and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” This is called “Hemohydrosis” Hemohydrosis is a rare and highly uncommon medical phenomenon that is produced by extreme stress, anxiety, fear, and depression. The process of Hemohydrosis is as follows: Sweat Glands, which are minute structures deep within the skin that produce sweat, are made up of a coil tube were sweat is secreted. A narrow passage way carries water & minute quantities of dissolved substances including salt to the skin surface. Usually these glands are stimulated to produce sweat to cool the body, in which case sweating is heaviest in the forehead, upper lip, neck, and chest. Sweating caused from fear, grief, depression, anxiety will produce heavy sweating to appear on the palms, armpits, and sole of the feet, face, and back. Matthew 26:38 “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful.” Isaiah 53:3 “A man of sorrow, and acquainted with grief.”
Hemohydrosis is the hemorrhage of blood into the sweat glands. The highly emotional state, the sorrow, the grief, the deep mental anguish in which Jesus was in caused the “Automatic Nervous System to activate.
Automatic Nervous System controls the involuntary, seemingly automatic, activities of organs, blood vessels, glands, and a variety of other tissues in the body. When heightened it causes an accelerated heartbeat, heavy breathing, dilating blood vessels in muscles and constricting those in the skin causing Hemohydrosis. Doctors say that Hemohydrosis is worse than the wore case of sunburn, what happens in Hemohydrosis is blood which is thicker than water gets into the sweat glands and is brought to the surface of the skin. Because the coils are designed to carry water and the pours of the skins are designed to release the water, the blood being thicker than water cause the skin to stretch making it extremely tender and extremely sensitive to the even the slightest breeze.
Realize that Jesus here is suffering mentally and physically, the cold air is hurting His skin, the mental anguish of what lies ahead is plaguing His mind, the flesh doesn’t want to go through what lies ahead. He needed strengthening, not for the God part of Him, but for the man part of Him. An angel was sent to strengthen Him, yet His body still suffered from the Hemohydrosis, His mind was still dealing with what was ahead and He looks and sees Judas and a band of soldiers coming after Him.
The Arrest: The arrest was ILLEGAL according to the Hebrew code which forbidded any arrest at night. (John 18:3). It was also illegal in that it was brought about through a traitor. Judas had broken the commandment of the Law. Leviticus 19:17 “thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor, and not suffer sin pon him.”
The arrest, Eventhough Jesus didn’t resist, followed the cruel and harsh manor by which the Roman soldiers were trained.
A soldier grabbed the right wrist, twisted his arm behind his back, and lifting until his knuckles touched between his shoulder blades, at the same time ramming their heel down of the right instep, their knee into the back of his leg causing Jesus to buckle and fall to the ground. Another soldier would grab his left arm and twist it behind his back until it was even with his shoulder blades. Yet another soldier would tie his hands behind him tightly with a rope. Another soldier would at this point place a noose around his neck and begin to pull on the noose until it was tight, causing Jesus to become short of breath struggling with near strangulation. They would begin to poke him with staves, pull of the noose, causing him to stumble and fall, dragging him by the neck until he was able to get back on his feet. The route back to Jerusalem from the Garden of Gethsemane was approximately 3 – 5 miles. Imagine the torture of this relentless journey. What happen to Rodney King can’t even compare.
Here Jesus is suffering mentally from what lies ahead, his followers had left him, Judas had betrayed him, Hemohydrosis had stretched his skin, the air was sending the most excruciating pain through his body, his feet were tender, yet he had to travel walking on rocks, his arms were twisted in the most un-natural position possible. He was being pulled by his neck, being hit with staves, tripping and falling down to the ground, being dragged until he was able to get to his feet. He was being beat and kicked because this was the custom of the Roman soldiers to handle a criminal, which is what they treated Him as.