We were reason enough

I think of Jesus journey to the cross often and I imagine sometimes how differently different parts of His story could’ve been. I also realise that no matter the difference in the story, the outcome was going to be consistent with the prophecy that went before Him that said He will hang on a cross like a criminal to save the people from their sin.

No change of the story would’ve been strong enough to obstruct the main plot. Not even the governor at the point when Jesus was charged to the court.

I was reading of the exchange between Pilate and the high priests and how adamant he was to release Jesus having found nothing worthy of death on Him. He appealed to the people 3 different times; “Then he said to them the third time, “Why, what evil has He done? I have found no reason for death in Him. I will therefore chastise Him and let Him go.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭23‬:‭22‬

The people got rowdy and insistent that they would rather a criminal that was charged for murder be released than Jesus, the king of the Jews.

While Pilate saw no reason, heaven saw reasons in us.

It makes me realise how powerful prophecy is, that once we submit to it prayerfully, absolutely nothing or no one can stand to obstruct it. This could’ve gone another way, Pilate could’ve used the authority of his position to release Jesus but “… so that it may be fulfilled”.

The Holy Spirit started to speak to me to say that I must take Gods word over my life in exact same way, believing that absolutely no one or nothing can truncate that which God has said concerning me. Jesus life is a compendium of prophecies made and prophecies fulfilled, and it is a revelation to us as to what God wants to do in and to us too; to fulfil every word He’s speaking over us.

May we not despise prophecy, May we not despise Gods word. May we dare to believe that the prophecy that’s gone ahead of us constrains us to the will of God.

And even as we believe this, May we never exalt prophecy over intimacy with Abba because we get prophecy from our intimacy with Him. We don’t go in search of prophecy, we find it in our daily walk and surrender to God.

May prophecy find us at Abbas feet.

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