Dec 7, 2014
It’s fascinating what we see if we look closely at what God Himself intended at the coming of the Messiah 2000 years ago. The master plan was to be king of Israel, right? And then this was derailed by the enemy outmaneuvering Him and the stubborn religious leaders not believing who He was?
If we study the Old Testament prophecies which foretold many aspects of His life on earth (some details outlined at “Micah’s prophecy“), the clear conclusion is “No.”
Yes, the enemy tried his best to work against Him, and yes, there were many stubborn religious leaders. But despite all this, the reality is that His mission was not derailed at all. In fact, ironically, if the enemy and the religious leaders of the day hadn’t opposed Him, this actually would have prevented the supreme success that He accomplished.
The Father knew that the only way forward was to first redeem the human race from the awful predicament they were in, having been enslaved to the enemy of their souls ever since the sin of Adam. And there was only one way to accomplish this redemption – something which He and He alone had the capacity to accomplish. His master plan was to accomplish this for us, by giving His life.
Wow. What a supreme example of “all things working together for good,” as we’re later told in Romans 8:28. With the Father’s unfathomably deep understanding and ability, He was able to orchestrate all the evil intents which were trying so hard to work against Him, and use them for His own good purposes, to accomplish the redemption which was so desperately needed.