Nailed it is a slang term that dates back to the 1970’s.

To nail something, among many other meanings, is to do it very well, e.g., “Wow, you really nailed that debate last night!”

In order to successfully drive a nail into a surface, it’s not enough to simply hit the nail-head—you must hit it just right so that the nail goes in straight.

That’s the real-world sense behind nailed it. It’s related to hitting the nail on the head, meaning you’ve said or done the exact right thing.


“By canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.”

Ray Boltz, sings a song called HAMMER.

“I was in the crowd the day that Jesus died, and as he hung upon the cross, his mother cried. I saw the crown of thorns he wore, the stripe upon his back, and as the water and the blood ran out, then the sky turned black. My mind was filled with anger, my heart was filled with shame. This man brought only healing; who could bring him pain? Why does it seem the strong always victimize the weak? Suddenly I found myself, standing to my feet. "Who nailed him there? This child of peace and mercy?" "Who nailed him there? Come and face me like a man." "Who nailed him there?" Then the crowd began to mock me. I cried "Oh my God, I just don't understand!" Then I turned and saw the hammer in my hand. I am just a Roman soldier, an ordinary man. I love my wife and children, I do the best I can. How can I have killed him? There must be someone else. There's got to be an answer. I just can't blame myself.

"I nailed him there! This child of peace and mercy!" "I nailed him there! I am the guilty man!" "I nailed him there, with my sins and my transgressions!" I cried "O my God, now I understand!' When I turned and saw the hammer in my hand.”

· When we consider who killed Jesus we can honestly say it was the Jews leaders who wanted Jesus dead or we can say it was the Romans who carried out the barbaric act against our Lord, but in reality it was you and me who drove the nails into Jesus hands and feet as it was my sin and your sin that caused Jesus to even need to go to the Cross in the first place.

· After His gruesome “beat down” from His “cross walk” on the Villa de La Rosa, and after He took His final breath on that center cross, the Roman soldiers would then have Jesus…

1. Pulled down

2. Let down

3. Put down

4. Looked down (Upon)

· Before God can use a man, He cuts him deep. Jesus was cut deep before He was raised up.

· We’re talking about the king of kings. After he was pulled down, let down, put down he eventually was being looked down upon by all who were in attendance while his cross laid flat on the ground. Although he was “pulled down,” “let down,” “put down,” “looked down,” he wasn’t “kept down.”

· Doubters, death, and devils couldn’t keep him down.

The government plastered a stone that weighed anywhere between 2,000 to 4,000 pounds, 6 feet in diameter, and 1 foot thick. They rolled it in front of the tomb. Placed guards to watch it 24/7.



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