Prophecy and Plotting for Resurrection Day, 03APR
Well, whoda thunk the Spirit was plotting too !?!?!?! We know the authorities we plotting for Jesus’s death, but how often do we appreciate the coordination of complex prophecies that were documented throughout the bible – setting up the scenes for resurrection! The Spirit stole the scene of death of one into LIFE FOR ALL.
We often think of the awfulness of Jesus dying, but His mission of securing eternal life was a calling for Jesus, He knew His planned days in Jerusalem, He continued… He knew His Own Word foretold His Own Walk. He knew God’s Plan for total reunification of His Flock. He knew He had a choice and He chose for ALL.
Our Spirit specifically lets us in on knowledge of this mission as well – at the time we need to open our ears – this is how we are also included in the fulfillment of the miracle of Easter. The best of all good happened from the worst of the bad. The Event of Jesus Rising from the dead was to (is to) enable the re-uniting of all of us as children ONCE AGAIN in Harmony with our Father. A process that we are still called to be sharing with each of His children by shining His Light on our lives. Teach it and Preach it – but most of all Live it as FREE and no longer enslaved souls.
Look at what happened in Jerusalem, the High Priest Caiaphas had a prophesy recorded in the Gospel of John, chapter 11, which clearly moved this event along: Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, “You know nothing at all! You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.” He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one.
So from that day on they plotted to take his life. Therefore Jesus no longer moved about publicly among the people of Judea. Instead he withdrew to a region near the wilderness, to a village called Ephraim, where he stayed with his disciples.
We know that Jesus knew, but often we think of rash judgements of the accusers, yet this shows Spirit intervention and wisdom poured into a person, Caiaphas, for a purpose. People then like now were put in place for not a performance but for the showing of the glorification of God.
The bitter truth that Jesus gave about Judas, the sad story pre-told about Peter’s denials – Jesus knew all. Jesus also knew the strength of the women who kept their duties to anoint His body after death, and He knew the cascade reaction to tell the world of His Resurrection… So what does Jesus know of us? Of our strengths? The Spirit moves in step, on plan, YES, then and now, may use even the worst blinded evil to change the consequences into good….
Can we keep doing that too? Change our circumstances for good? Use our weakness to be filled with His strength?
God did not plan the suffering but gave Jesus the reason for tolerating it. US TOO. Jesus understood the hard and human road to the cross and victory over death. It does catch our attention as cruel, but how much MORE we should pay attention to His eventual resurrection for glory. So will we contemplate our own personal sufferings and look for good?
Will we likewise be used as an example here and now for how we tolerate thorns in our sides like Paul, our pains in our plans, and how we humble ourselves for a mission to show His Strength thru us. Will we keep walking to Jerusalem as well and not stop walking until we meet up with other children to share the Good News?
The story of Easter is known but it is ALSO THE FAITH, OUR FAITH, which now must be shared and understood by others to help continue to see the prophecy of eternal life becoming real for others.
Jesus would die for ALL the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one. You are one child, called into His fold under one God. You are the most important person in God’s eyes, because YOU ARE HIS CHILD. GOD LOVES YOU!!!!
Jesus followed thru because God Loves YOU!