Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Little publicized and thus vaguely known, but of GREAT importance, is the finding of a death certificate on the Shroud of Turin, discovered back in November 2009. 

The Christian world ought to have been reeling with excitement having this physical proof of the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, but it has seemingly been vastly ignored, even by many of those knowledgeable of this extraordinary finding.

Bear in mind, that even with our modern advances in science and technology, the shroud cannot be duplicated. 

The reason it cannot be duplicated is because it was the result of a supernatural event that occurred when Jesus, (Yeshua Ha Mashiach) was resurrected on the third day and translated from death into life, from mortality into immortality, into a glorified body.

This transformation of Christ's mortal body into a supernatural body was a nuclear event, resulting in radiation. This radioactivity at the moment of the resurrection, imprinted the Shroud with the image of the Lord much like an x-ray image is produced.

Following are these amazing new findings of the death certificate that has been discovered on the Shroud: 

"Dr Frale said that many of the letters were missing, with Jesus for example referred to as "(I)esou(s) Nnazarennos" and only the "iber" of "Tiberiou" surviving. Her reconstruction, however, suggested that the certificate read:  

"  taken down in the early evening In the year 16 of the reign of the Emperor Tiberius Jesus the Nazarene,after having been condemned to death by a Roman judge because he was found guilty by a Hebrew authority, is hereby sent for burial with the obligation of being consigned to his family only after one full year".  It ends "signed by" but the signature has not survived."

"Dr Frale said that the use of three languages was consistent with the polyglot nature of a community of Greek-speaking Jews in a Roman colony."

"Best known for her studies of the Knights Templar, who she claims at one stage preserved the shroud, she said what she had deciphered was "the death sentence on a man called Jesus the Nazarene'."

"If that man was also Christ the Son of God it is beyond my job to establish. I did not set out to demonstrate the truth of faith. I am a Catholic, but all my teachers have been atheists or agnostics, and the only believer among them was a Jew. I forced myself to work on this as I would have done on any other archaeological find."

Interestingly, the use of three languages as outlined above, corresponds exactly with the use of the three languages, Hebrew, Greek and Latin, in the Gospel of John 19: 19-20:

"And Pontius Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin."

The exact wording on the death certificate corresponds perfectly not only with Scripture but also historically regarding the cruxificion of the Lord Jesus:

Following is a dissection of the wording on the death certificate using supporting Scripture and/or historical events:

"Jesus the Nazarene":

And he said to them, " Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene who has been crucified He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him, Jesus of Nazareth.

"In the year 16 of the reign of the Emperor Tiberius..":

The sixteenth year of the reign of the Emperor Tiberius would have been approximately AD 31 as he reigned from AD 14-37.

"..after having been condemned to death by a Roman judge.."

Research shows that Pontius Pilate, governed the Roman province of Judea from AD 26-36.  Well known is the fact that he presided as judge over Jesus's sentencing.

These two Roman historical figures along with the coinciding dates help further confirm the authenticity of the Shroud by narrowing down the dateline of the cruxificion of the man whose image penetrates the Shroud, "Jesus the Nazarene".

"..because he was found guilty by a Hebrew authority..":

 Luke 23:23 
But they were insistent, demanding with loud voices that He be crucified. And the voices of these men and of the chief priests prevailed.[e] 24 So Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they requested.

Matthew 27:1 Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people came to the decision to put Jesus to death. 2They bound him, led him away and  handed him over to Pilate, the governor.

"..taken down in the early evening..":

The below scriptures tell us that the Messiah died sometime around the 9th hour of the day (9 hours after the sun had risen). The ninth hour would be about our 3pm in the afternoon.

Mark 15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Mark 15:37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.

Therefore, according to Scripture, Jesus gave up His spirit at three p.m. According to custom, they would have quickly taken his body down as soon as it was verified that He was dead.  

It was necessary to expedite the burial of a dead body prior to sundown as was required preceding a Sabbath. Note that the Jewish Sabbath begins at sunset. 

As such, this imprinted death certificate Scripturally verifies that: 

"  In the year sixteen of the reign of Tiberius" ,
 "  Jesus the Nazarene"  was """  taken down in the early evening"  to be "  sent for burial"  after he was "  condemned to death by a Roman judge"  (Pontius Pilate) """   because he was found guilty by a Hebrew authority"(the chief priests).

What a gracious and loving God to offer proof of the Resurrected Messiah here in these end times!

God has now allowed physical and scientific evidence not only to solidify the faith of those who already follow the living Christ, but also to beckon any who will accept His free gift of pardon made possible by His death at the cross.

This death certificate details the events surrounding the redemptive work that Yeshua accomplished at Calvary on our behalf.

The image of the Lord Jesus on the Shroud is proof to us of His resurrection and also gives us the hope of our own resurrection into immortality, when He comes !

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