Summary: What does the print of the nails speak to us?
Print of the nails
1. Speaks of the extraordinary love
Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Psa 22:16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
Even after his resurrection still speaks ….
Rev 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
2. Speaks of the only way
Zec 13:6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.
Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Joh 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
3. Comfort the sad
Job 5:18 For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.
1Co 15:3-6 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
1Co 15:19-20 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.
4. Change the perceptions
Faith is given and not earned
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Phi 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
2Co 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
1Co 12:9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
After you see them ….
Joh 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
With these hands only, he will deal with you ….
Isa 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
With these hands only, you can be saved ….
Isa 59:1 Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
Can you see the print of the nails?
Pastor Tony Skaff