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"I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life."
John 5:24
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I opened my eyes and I noticed that I wasn't in my room anymore and I wasn't even in my pajamas either.

I was in some kind of worn-out robes I've seen in Biblical movies and I'm wearing some kind of sandals.  Also, it seems that I am in some kind of alley with old Middle-Eastern texture.  Also, it looks like it is the middle of the day.

As I walk outside of the alley and into the street, I see people just minding their business and all.  Some people were sweeping, tending to lambs, selling fruit, or just walking around.

I walked up to a kid, who was tending to a couple lambs and asked "Excuse me little one, but what city is this?"  Then, I thought that this kid won't understand me.  But the kid just looked at me and replied (either he can speak English or I can now understand Hebrew) "You are in Jerusalem, why?"

I responded "I was just....asking.  Thank you"

"You're welcome." The kid immediately went back to his duties.

I walked away and said to myself "Jerusalem, huh?  Why am I here in the first place?  Why..."

Then, I hear a huge commotion going on down the street.  I see a huge crowd yelling and cursing to someone as if it was to someone in their group.

I turned and see a guy running towards the group.  I ran to him and asked "Hey, was is happening?"

The man quickly replied "A crucifixion is going to happen!"

For those of you who never heard about crucifixion, it's when you get nailed (from below your wrists and on your feet) to a huge cross and you just hang there until you die.

"Who is being crucified?"

"Three men; two thieves!"

"And the third one?"

I don't know!"

After he said that, the man ran towards the group, seemingly to join them.

Curious, I went to the crowd, walked around a few people, and saw this:  Three men are walking with really huge crosses on their shoulders.  They all seem to be struggling and tormented by the group........

....but it was the third man who seems to be struggling the most and the one who was hated the most by the group.  I try to get a better view of the third man, but the crowd proved it difficult.  So, I kept walking through the crazy crowd, who are really wanting this man crucified and dead.

When I got through, I saw something most horrifying, shocking, and (yet) familiar........

I saw a man carrying his cross and he didn't even look human.  He looked like mangled bloody flesh with thorns for a crown and with clothing on.  The cross wasn't sanded, so I can see that he is getting splinters from it.  The Roman soldiers (I can tell from the armour) are whipping him as if he was a stubborn mule or donkey.  The crowd was cursing this man with every word possibly known and they all spat on him.

I can tell by his face, or what might be the face, that he is suffering heavily of this pain and burden, yet he is still walking.

How can one handle such pain?

Who is this man?

Then, I see this woman, maybe around forty or so, was crying out to the man "My son!  My son Jesus!"

That just caught me completely off-guard.  Jesus Christ?  This must be his crucifixion.  But, it is so different than the ones I've seen in the old movies.  In those old movies, the only things that were damaged were the head from the crown of thorns and his wrists and feet from the nails that held him on the cross.

I knew he suffered (or suffering), but I never knew that he suffered THIS much.

This is what he did for my sins?

Even though he could get away from this pain, he takes it anyway?

He loves us that much?

I've always known, but I never knew....

Then, when I snapped into reality, I've noticed that the group already gone to the hill, I ran as fast as I can towards the hill.
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As I ran up the hill, I almost ran into a man who was running and crying.

Was he crying because of Jesus?

I didn't have time to answer that question, so I kept running to the top of the hill.

When I got there, the soldiers were taking his clothes off and divided them into four shares.  This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.

"Let's not tear it," they said to one another. "Let's decide by lot who will get it."

Then, I looked at the cross and I see the soldiers preparing Jesus to be nailed to the cross.  The positioned his hands and feet on the cross and they get the hammer and nails out.  These were HUGE!  They make a railroad spike look small tacks.

The soldiers set the nails on Jesus' feet and below his wrists, the raise their hammers, and hammered them down on the nails.

I quickly looked away when the hammers made contact and I can hear women crying and men laughing.  As I hear the hammers still hammering down, I get extreme chills down my spine and I just wanted to cry and stop the soldiers. But I knew it won't do good if I stopped all this.  It has to be done.......

When I turned to look, I see that they are raising him (with the cross) up.  There, I see that his whole body was whipped, slashed, spat on, kicked, cut, bleeding, and mangled.  I could even see the whiteness of Jesus' bones, but they are not broken.  I was about to throw-up, but yet I don't.

Instead, I felt some felt something going down on my cheeks, something wet and warm.  I touched my cheeks and I found out they are tears.  I haven't been able to tear with emotion in a long time and I am tearing now.

Then I looked at Jesus again and I see that was screaming "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do!"

He loves us so much that he will ask God to forgive the very people that placed him on that cross in the first place.

Wow, even I might not be able to do that...........

In a few minutes later, I see the two thieves talking to Jesus.  One of them was mocking him and the other one was confessing his sins to Jesus.  When the nice thief asked Jesus to remember him, Jesus replied "Today, you will be with me in paradise."


Then, I see that Jesus saw the woman, I believed to be his mother, and a man, I believe to be his disciple, standing near, whom he loved, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold your son". Then he said to the disciple, "Behold your mother".  And from that hour, I knew that he took his mother and the disciple into his family.

It has been nine hours and Jesus shouted with a loud vice "Eli Eli lama sabachthani?"  I later learned that it means "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"  I cried even more by the sound of that.

Jesus is our savior and he's dying for all of our sins.  That has to take a lot of love to do that for a world of sinful creatures, the very same people who hanged him on that cross.

He's dying for our sins.

Wow, I thought to myself.........

Later, he said "I thirst."

A soldier soaked a sponge with wine, sticked it on a spear, and gave it to Jesus.  With that being done, I walked towards the cross.

When drank the wine from the sponge, he actually looked straight at me with his eyes and said "It is finished."

Then, he looked at the sky and said "In you hands, I commit my spirit."

With that said, he bowed his head and, by the fact that he is no longer breathing, died.

Then, suddenly, a huge earthquake went all out and the ground shook.  The soldiers took huge hammers and broke the knees of the two thieves.  They were going to break Jesus' knees too, but couldn't.  Instead, the soldier took a spear and stabbed Jesus on the side of his body.  But instead of blood spraying out, water sprayed out.  Yes, ordinary water.  When the spear fell, the soldier wiped his face but sees no blood.  Then, he fell to his knees, with his hands out, face level.

I too fell to my knees at the sight of this.  I wanted to say something but what could I say at a moment like this.

Then, I stood up and words came out of my mouth.  But they weren't words at all, they were lyrics to one of my favorite songs at church and I know that it is perfect for this moment (even though it is centuries too early for it)......

In Christ alone my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all—
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone, Who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save.
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied;
For ev'ry sin on Him was laid—
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain;
Then bursting forth in glorious day,
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory,
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me;
For I am His and He is mine—
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death—
This is the pow'r of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow'r of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home—
Here in the pow'r of Christ I'll stand.

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Then, I woke up and went to my bible.  I read all the books in the bible that has Jesus' death in it and it's the same as it is in my dream.  I went to my knees and prayed to thank Jesus for dying for my sins and that I will have eternal life with him.
This is fantasy I've thought of in my head, but Jesus was...no, he IS real and he died for us so we can live forever with his father, God.

This video is one of the things that encouraged me to put this idea in place and action>> [link]

Every night, before I went to sleep, I tell the Trinity (God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit) good night, prayed for my loved ones and enemies, and I asked with all my heart his forgiveness and to hang my sins upon that cross.

Enjoy and God Bless. :D :pray: :hug:

P.s: Make sure you share this to your friends and family, messages like this needs to be spread, ya know?

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Sora108 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015   General Artist
I don't think this is just fantasy,,
this is for real, I believe..

God is so faithful, Jesus' love never ever fails..

thank you so much for this ,, thank you :)
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Yeah, me too :D

Defintely :)

You're welcome and thank you for the grand comments.
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MickeyRayRex Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really inspriational stuff. some things in the bible im not sure about, but i know Christs love is real. too many people talk about the bible saying things that aren't true, relevant, or important. one saying i really think is true is"too many people shout what the bible whispers, and whisper what the bible shouts". THIS is what needs to be shouted, but instead is often whispered. to many people preach words of hate and segregation and not enough of the true message of the Lords love for all things, and our duty to love our neighbors, christain or not. God loves all, and i will try to do the same, and his love is why he went through one of the worst ways to die.
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Thank you :D
"Too many people shout what the bible whispers, and whisper what the bible shouts."  Never heard of that kind of deal before and that's pretty much true.
That's true, it makes me sad and mad that people preach hatred and the like.
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valeriemary309 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was just so beautiful.Thank you so much for writing this..I am at this place right now in my life that I really need to be reminded that Christ loves me no matter how despairing life looks. Thank God for people like you.God bless you.Hug 
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Thank you :)
You're welcome :D
I'm very glad that my piece of art has helped you out.
Likewise :hug:
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blue-eyed-bee Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
great job. i love that you ended with the song, it's one of my favourites too.
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Thank you :)
Mine too :D
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sasukeongofreak Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I almost cried reading this, but I was in class so I couldn't exactly burst into tears. :iconcryingplz:
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
You read this in class? Shame on you :D
I am glad that you've enjoyed this, all the same :)
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sasukeongofreak Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
lol, the beauty of computer class ;D
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Ah haha
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MixmasterRevolution Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beuma. Das ist alles, was ich sagen kann. :meow: Second I get back on my personal account I'm favouritin' this. :D
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Huh? Translation please?
Ah, grand deal, I'm glad that you like this :)
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MixmasterRevolution Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
>.< Ach. Sorry. My brain is kinda bad at keeping language barriers on a good day and today I'm kinda out a it so it's worse. 'Beuma' loosely translates as 'art', 'beautiful', and such. After that was German, "That is all I can say."

And yeah, I'm a sort of Christian myself, although I tend to have a more Native American view of things. I still believe in God and Jesus but there's some other things as well that most Christians (one's I know anyway) scoff at. :shrug: I'd explain but it'd take awhile so I won't.XD
~Autumn
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Ah, okay :D

I see. I honor the Native Americans as well, you can tell by the "Firewalker" part of my dA nickname :) I always imagined that Native Americans would make GRAND Christians. Heck, I even designed a Christian-themed Dreamcatcher :) I've read a book called One Church, Many Tribes that I think you would love :D
You can note me about it, I wouldn't mind :)
~Poncho
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AutumnDSky Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Writer
Native Americans were and are the best Christians in my opinion.XD And if you're interested I will.
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Agreed :D Ever heard Amazing Grace sang in Cherokee? It is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
Please, do so :)
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AutumnDSky Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Writer
No I haven't.......would love to though, I have an ancestor who's Cherokee so I love that tribe to death lol. Do you know where I could find it?
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
On youtube :)
Really? Nice :) My great-great grandmother was Cherokee, with her Irish husband.
To tell you the truth, I'm surprised that Native American blood came to Germany or any where to Europe, ya know? What's your family's story about that?
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Sevslover6195 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well written, I like the amount of description you put into this. Well done!
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Why thank you miss, I'm glad that you've enjoyed it :)
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Sevslover6195 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Volcarona16 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That story was beautiful and heartbreaking. :)Your descriptions were perfect, and really brought out my emotions. It teared me up, and I'm so glad you wrote it down! :D
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Why, thank you, miss :)
I'm glad that it has touched your heart :)
Though I am sorry about it making you cry :hug:
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Volcarona16 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But of course, my good sir. XD
And it's perfectly fine--they were good tears, really. :D
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
:)
Good deal :D
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TheRebelution Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely moving... I mean, as I read through it, I felt the Spirit moving within me. I grow so weary of seeing so many people bashing Christ's passion, God's Word, God Himself, and Christians... it's so wonderful to be reminded that there are still strong, wonderful people who follow the path Jesus Christ set for us. You are truly a wonderful person of God, and I pray that you will continue to reach out to others with your talents. Keep up God's wonderful work, Poncho! Your rewards will be great! :hug:
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Thank you :)
I'm very happy that my work has moved the Holy Spirit within you :D
I know, it is very frustrating, but that didn't stop truth emerging before and it definitely won't do that now.
:blush: Well, I'm not sure if I could be called strong and wonderful, but thank you for the comment, miss or sir?
Thank you for the prayers and I pray that you will do great things as well :D
That's a grand reminder.... :)
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NiaNook33 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Baw, I cringe just thinking about those nails they hammered Jesus to the cross with D:

This was pretty powerful c: Thanks for writing this. It's a nice reminder of what God and Jesus alike have done for us!
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Me too.

Thank you and you're welcome :D
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NiaNook33 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! :3
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really powerful. I can't imagine what Jesus really must've gone through. I don't think even the Passion of the Christ could've got it right... Just thinking of what it must've been like to see him like that, to watch him suffer even though he was innocent, brings me nearly to tears. He loves us that much.
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Thank you :)
I know, right? Even with that in mind, just seeing those scenes just made me flinch in pain and sadness. Thanks to that movie, I was able to understand Jesus' pain and love better. Like I said in the story, I thought that only his head and hands were in pain, but after that movie . . . . . . it made me really realize things better now. After that, I was more into the Lord than I was before. Then, the idea of making this story kept on hitting me on the head for weeks and then, I typed the story here and I am proud that the Lord has made this through me. After that, like I'd mentioned earlier, I've became more closer to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit then ever before. And I will live in the ways of God, even if it threatens my life.
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. c:
I remember being in a lot of emotional pain during that movie... I think the hardest part of it was the flashback where Mary was remembering Jesus as a child, knowing how much she must've wanted to protect Him and make everything okay... I want to know Jesus like she did. I want to feel that intense need to be with Him, every moment of my life.
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
:)
You and me both. I want to be with Him, I want to be His servant now and forever. I want to know Him more as a friend would know about his or her friends. I want to speak to Him, ask Him so many questions. I want to have that intense need for Him as well. I don't want to be brought down, emotionally and spiritually, by my human nature. I just want the evils of my human nature to stop so that I can go and live in the right path.
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As long as you tell Him that, I'm sure He'll answer your prayers. ^__^ He's revealed a lot of things to me, and he's changed me in ways I didn't think would ever happen. The more you're with Him, the more He rubs off on you.
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
To tell you the truth though, the scene that completely caught me off-guard was the scene of Jesus making the table and showing it to His mother. I was caught off-guard because growing to that point, I thought that He didn't act normal. But on that scene, He acted pretty normal and worked on carving, just like Joseph. So, it made me confused at first, but then it made me smile, because it showed me that I can just simply talk to Him like any other person, ya know?
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. That part really made me feel like I could know Jesus as a person, as a friend. Reading the gospels makes Him feel even more real to me now.
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Yeah, I even made a deviation on knowing Him as a friend.
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I will :)
Ah, good deal :D
I have no doubt about that :)
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
:)
Seen my other piece of art?
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Pencilartguy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
This is pretty cool, but in the Bible I recall both blood and water gushing forth from the wound. Not just water.

"but one soldier thrust his lance into his side and immediately blood and water flowed out." John 19:34

You really didn't see any blood?
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Thank you :)

Oh yeah, my bad. I'll change it.
Mind you, this was just a idea of mine after watching the movie "Passion of the Christ"
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Pencilartguy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Oh, I thought you were having a dream. Sorry. Still pretty cool. =)
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Thanks :)
And apparently, my deviation seems to be closed to submissions, so I' gonna mention the mistake on my comment.
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billndrsn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
superb!!
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PonchoFirewalker01 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Thank you :)
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LoveAnime321 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
That is just beautiful X,,,,D It's so true:iconfoxawwplz: That Jesus' Love was so great that he suffered so great for us X,,3
Praise God for his wonderful gift of Love and for His blood that was shed for us X,,3
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