“My soul shall her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.” (Ps. 34:2)
From The High Standards of God for End-Times Christians
There is only one divine, all-powerful God in all of existence. This is one of the things Jesus is trying to tell us about our choices, and the direction of our lives, in The Sermon on the Mount. This is one of the foundations of faith in Jesus Christ. This is why Christians walking in the Spirit surrender all to Jesus. This is why people of faith in the Bible, in the midst of their calling, give up control of events to God. God is so intelligent and resourceful that He can even take the evil actions of worldly people and turn them into good outcomes.
The action of crucifying the Son of God cannot get any more darkly evil, yet God turned it into the greatest blessing for good for all eternity. If the worst that evil can do, unjustly condemning and executing Jesus the Son of God, ends up actually providing the means for the best outcome in human history…the salvation and deliverance of mankind from sin…then evil does not stand a chance when people choose God. God is so intelligent and resourceful that He can take the very ammunition that evil shoots at spiritual righteousness, and turn it back around upon itself.
Although the human side of Jesus did not look forward joyfully toward the physical agony of the cross, Jesus was not afraid of evil. Jesus knew that God the Father would take the deadly attack of evil upon Himself, as symbolized in the cross, turning this around into eternal salvation for mankind. When we are safely “in Christ” through faith, and because “all things work together for good for them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28), we do not have to be afraid of the appearance of evil coming against us in the situations and circumstances of life. This includes the upcoming end-times.
The point of this post is to illustrate that it was the event of the cross of Christ, spread out in time over many finely detailed circumstances, which not only divided spiritual light from darkness, but at the same time demonstrated God’s complete mastery over the affairs of men. It did not matter that the religious leaders in Jerusalem had the political and social power. God’s use of situations and circumstances is on a level that is way above the temporal political powers on earth.