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The branches of the Acacia tree in Israel look like this. Also, the Ark of the Covenant was built out of Acacia wood that was in the Holy of Holies, and was required to be sprinkled with the blood of the sacrificed lamb.

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In Old Testament times, horns were a sign of power or authority, & sheep represented humanity. Genesis 22:13: As Abraham looked about, he spied a ram caught by its horns in the thicket. The "ram" thus serves as a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ, leader over every nation, the only suitable replacement sacrifice to God in place of all humanity, for their disobedience in the Garden of Eden. The "ram" is caught by the "horns" (head) "in a thicket" (branches), thus foreshadowing the crown of…

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Amidst his wander he bumps into Thorn in the garden. Thorn doesnt warn. He was born to scorn. "Ouch Ouch Ouch am I in a bout." Thorn all broke falls to his knees. He Pleads & Pleads to not wake his queen - Rose. Rose grows to glow the meadow.

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The thorns always make me sad on how much that must of hurt. And so Thankful for Him taking that pain away from me.

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Have you read the story about the man, they made a crown out of these thorns and pushed in onto his head, yes he started bleeding, read the book 'John', it's really a true story too.

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THE CROWN OF THORNS PRAYER Dear Lord, I am grieved when I consider Your sad condition when You wore the Crown of Thorns upon Your holy head. I desire to withdraw the thorns by offering to the Eternal Father the merits of Your Wounds for the salvation of sinners. I wish to unite my actions to the merits of Your Most Holy Crown, so that they may gain many merits, as You have promised. Amen.

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