On this page, I am going to challenge you to think about God, His will, His Word, and His prophesies like you have never thought. You WILL think through God's plan. The question I want you to think through before answering is this,"If you could go back in time and had the ability, would you prevent the crucifixion of Jesus?" Think about it before continuing. This is the same logic I addressed on the page titled "Ezekial 38 And 39." Now you will get to make such a decision and better understand what I was talking about.
God told us from Genesis through Malachi that He would come in the flesh as the Son of God. He told us that He would come to live a perfect life in the flesh as only God could do, die to pay for all of the crimes of the world, and be raised again to prepare a place for those who turn from their crimes and accept His payment for our crimes. In other words, God sent His son to die for our crimes, Jesus came to die for our crimes, and God told us that Jesus would die for our crimes.
Therefore, for you to prevent the crucifixion of Jesus would make God a failure, Jesus a failure, and God a liar. You would have also negated the purpose for which Jesus came to the world to die. He came here to pay for the crimes of everyone on Earth so we could have two choices, to turn from our crimes and accept the payment for our crimes so we can spend eternity with Him or reject His payment for our crimes and spend eternity paying for our crimes ourselves. If Jesus had not been crucified, we would all be facing eternity paying for our crimes after we die. Would you stop the crucifixion of Jesus?
God had the ability to stop the crucifixion and Jesus had the ability to stop the crucifixion but neither one did. By dying on the cross, Jesus succeeded in what He came to do which was to pay for our crimes against His laws. Then would you pray for Jesus to not be crucified, would you stop Him from being crucified, and would you cause others to stop Him from being crucified? To do any of these would have been to go against the will of God. Can you accept the will of God enough to stand there watching it take place when you could pray for it not to happen, stop it, or get others to stop it? Would you just stand there watching Jesus being crucified for our crimes against His laws knowing that you could stop it or would you pray for God's will to not take place, stop God's will, or get others to stop God's will.
Then there is another question. Do you think God would have answered your prayers to not crucify Jesus or would have even delayed the crucifixion if it would have thrown off His time table? He also told us that He would fulfill His prophesies in a given period of time. If He does not fulfill His prophesies when He said He will, then He lied to us. Therefore, can our prayers halt or even delay the prophesies of God? When we see His prophesies being fulfilled, should we pray that they not be fulfilled and that God's will be stopped or delayed or should we pray like Jesus told us to pray,"That God's will be done?"
If you had the ability to stop the crucifixion of Jesus, would you accept the will of God and just stand there watching Jesus die on the cross and praise God for paying for our crimes and doing what He said He would do? When you see the world turning against Israel, do you try to stop what God said He would do or do you praise God for fulfilling what He said He would do?
If I stood there watching my Lord Jesus being crucified for my crimes, I would cry for His pain and suffering because I love Him. I would also rejoice in His pain and suffering because I know He loves me enough to suffer for me that I should not suffer for eternity. I would pray that the will of God be done. God is far more wise than I am. Who am I that I should want my will to be done instead of the will of God? Do I think I know what is best more than God? Dare I elevate myself above God in wisdom as Lucifer did?
When I stand here watching the world turn against Israel knowing that they will soon descend against her to commit genocide, I praise God for doing what He said He would do. I pray for the armies of Israel's enemies to march against her as God said He will cause them to do because that is what is the will of God. Does this mean that I am praying for harm to come to Israel? No, because, in fulfilling His Word, I know that God will deliver Israel from harm. I pray for the peace of Israel but I know that the only true peace she can have is in the way God said He would give her peace. There can be no other peace for Israel.
God cannot be wrong, a failure, or a liar. His Word and will will be done exactly as He said it will be done and when He said it will be done. It doesn't matter whether you pray for or against His will and His Word, it will still be done when He said it will be done. To pray against the will of God is to go against the will of God. We must learn to accept and pray for His will to be done and not our will.