The death on a cross was a cruel, agonizing and slow death. Torture would also be an appropriate description. Once the Messiah was dead and His side pierced, the “blood and water” (medically, the red blood cells and the clear plasma that had separated – a true sign of death), His body was removed and put in a borrowed tomb. But, Glory to God, He didn’t stay there! On that Resurrection Sunday Morning, Christ Arose! So, what is the result of all of those events? Our salvation from hell and the ability to be “crucified with Christ” as Galatians 2:20 says.