Matthew – God’s Purposes
Matthew 25 cross
The Son of God, Jesus Christ, knew what was about to happen to Him. He knew he was sent from God to redeem the world of people then, later and now, that God loved and created. He knew, being the perfect, without sin, Person who was Truth, Way and Life, that He had to be the sacrificial lamb that would pay for our sins once and for all.
Jesus agreed with God’s will that is must be done this way. He also knew he would die and rise again on the third day. He knew God would turn his back on his Son in that moment when all sin of the world would be placed on his shoulders. When he cried out, “It is finished”, Jesus knew the work of redemption was complete. The curtain to God torn away so all can enter in who repent of sin in Jesus Name. Relationship to God restored.
He agreed the process must begin.
Also in agreement were the religious elite who harassed, questioned, mocked and plotted to kill our Lord and Savior.
Passover, the time when God’s people celebrate God’s care over them when He rescued them from the hand of Pharaoh and gave them freedom from slavery long ago in their history of relationship that had gone sour in the minds of most of His people, especially with the ones “in charge” in succeeding generations. Passover…when death passed over their families only because of their obedience to God who told them to spread the blood of a sacrificial lamb over their doorposts.
Yes, all are in agreement. Jesus agreed with God to fulfill His plan of redemption. The ones who thought they were in charge over the people agreed it was time for Jesus to be killed. The religious elite were bit players in God’s ultimate plan to redeem His people once and for all time.
Only the outcome was different in the mind of God and His Son than in the mind of the ruling religious at the time but the process was the same. They agreed.
Matthew 26, NLT
The Plot to Kill Jesus
Matthew 26 sayingWhen Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, 2 “As you know, Passover begins in two days, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.”
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3 At that same time the leading priests and elders were meeting at the residence of Caiaphas, the high priest, 4 plotting how to capture Jesus secretly and kill him. 5 “But not during the Passover celebration,” they agreed, “or the people may riot.”
matthew-26-perfect.jpgDear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for your plan to save us and restore us to a right relationship with You though Jesus Christ, Your Son. Thank you, dear Jesus, for taking on my sin and the sin of all the world you love. Thank you for loving me that much that you chose to die for me so that I can be redeemed eternally. Forever with You. I agree with You.
In Jesus Name.

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Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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