Hello Divine Perspective followers, I trust you’ve had a great week so far, and by great week, I simply mean hope you’ve had no trouble getting fuel for your cars and generators? Distressing moments for Nigerians are fast becoming synonymous to humorous moments, with several memes designed for social media platforms, to capture the desperation in the air. Sometimes I wonder if God has a specially built compartment in every Nigerian called “The Coper”, since we seem to be able to cope under any given circumstance. Hmmmm, like the religious cliche goes… “It Is Well”.
Today on Divine Perspective, we shall consider the topic I tag The Accident Of The Cross. Someone might ask, what accident? when did the accident happen? Who had the accident? Well, by simple definition, an accident is any event that happens unexpectedly, without a deliberate plan or cause. For God, the Cross was the crux of an eternal build up. The whole of heaven anticipated the day when Jesus would dangle between horizons as he hangs on the stake of a couple of sticks, serving as our propitiation for all time and dispensations. The Godhead and angels anticipated it, not because of the gory scenes of the slashings, cuttings, spearings, swearings and piercings, they abhorred that as much as Jesus endured, but they couldn’t wait to see many sons come into glory, they couldn’t quite wait to crown Him Lord of all, for on the day of resurrection did He become the first begotten from the dead.
God waited for such a time as Calvary! He longed for it, wrote about it. Every prophet in scripture spoke of Jesus and His works, God couldn’t quite keep mute about it, He was practically obsessed with the idea of Jesus redeeming mankind, He inspired ALL the Law and Prophets and spattered the signature of Christ across all delineation and lines of revelation. So for the kingdom of Light, it was pay day. It was the day The old but evergreen prophesy in Genesis would be fulfilled, the seed of woman was about to bruise the devil and bruise him bad.
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew:for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
For Heaven and God, it was the biggest HEADLINES in all eternity, every action was carefully thought and prophesied aforetime, JESUS acted perfectly in sync with the eternal clandestine script. He didn’t open his mouth because Isaiah 53:7 said not to, they couldn’t break his bone because psalms 34:20, said it couldn’t be. So God was aware of what would happen on that day, as a matter of fact, that day was in His memory, because He declares the end from the beginning. Isaiah 46:10. However, for the kingdom of darkness it was an ACCIDENT. It wasn’t part of the plan, they didn’t see that coming. The devil thought he had dealt with his sworn enemy. He thought the seed was Moses, so he killed too many babies just to be sure he killed him, when Jesus was born, he tried killing him too, instead, he ended up killing much more babies, then after a long wait of about 33 and a half years, the devil thought he finally had God.
He failed to realise his mission and God’s mission were one and the same; KILLING JESUS! but just that God controlled the timing of the blocking in this historic drama piece. They both wanted Jesus dead, for the devil it would hopefully end his misery and struggle for man’s dominion, but for God, it would begin the best era in all dispensation of mankind; GRACE. The devil killed Lazarus with a disease, and then Jesus allowed him remain dead… at some point in the progression of the story, you couldn’t tell the difference between their missions, but read till the end of the chapter and realise Jesus’s master plan. He had resurrection in mind. I’d choose resurrection above healing a thousand times over.
You might be going through a dark season of your life at the moment, and you’re probably asking God “why me”? Just so you know, God still directs the drama. The piece doesn’t end here, if you’d just move on a bit, there’s some bend ahead. Your life is a deliberate statement God is making to all creatures. You’re his workmanship, he’s more particular about you than you are about yourself. He has you covered. The devil is about to encounter an accident concerning you. Something totally unexpected, he wouldn’t see it coming. Don’t give him too much credit than he deserves, he doesn’t have the slightest inclination what God’s up to, and that’s why he watches what you say like a quidnunc, to prey on you. If he couldn’t outsmart the plan of God with Jesus, it’s an assurance he’s failed with you already. You’re not alone.
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have:for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
He’s a bad driver, and he’d always have an accident!