The entire meta-narrative of the Holy Scriptures is this; At the center of the Biblical worldview is this radical understanding—–the most horrible thing that could have ever taken place was the most wonderful and glorious that has ever happened.
I ask all to consider the Cross and Crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Here was the only man that lived a pure, sinless and righteous life on this earth. The only one. Yet, the Lord Jesus Christ was lied about, hated, misrepresented, He was willing to suffer, endure pain and all types of temptations and trials, and then eventually MURDERED by evil people who trumped up stories about him and charged him unjustly with committing crimes. Yet, the Bible states that God had Ordained this event and planned it before the Foundation and Creation of the world! God used evil to bring about perfection and the best! Then suffering on that cross and before it such unheard of torture, then having GOD put upon Him the sins of His people and then the wrath of God came down upon Him as He gave up willingly His life to pay for those sins is a terrible event. His claims seemed to be all just a story or not true!
But, God, raised Him from the Dead, and He walked again on this earth and was seen by over 500 people. He met with the disciples and the Apostles for a time. Then HE ascended up into the clouds and went back to where HE came from – Heaven with the Father and is now seated at the Throne of God making intercession for His people day and waiting for the right day and moment HE will come back and Restore this earth to perfection and judge the wicked and cast Satan and the unholy Angels into Hell and the Lake of Fire.
Here are some more of the good things from that bad thing:
He will fix all of the things that sin and evil has done to the world.
The exact time of death was the exact time of life! He rose!
This hopeless moment it seemed suddenly became the Eternal hope for all who believe.
The period of time on the cross because the establishment of Amazing Grace.
The time of great sadness became the time of great Joy!
His arrest and death became for us Life and Freedom.
So, the wrong thing that happened became the BEST thing that could take place.
From this we learn that the hardest things we face in our trials and tribulations become the greatest and wonderful tools of Amazing Grace to us. What looks like and seems like disaster and hopelessness may be the very hope and beginning of the greatest event in your life. Why, because our Father God makes all of these things happen in order to bring us to HIM through HIS Son Jesus Christ. This is the way God works! He turns things upside down!
The sin that Satan did and Adam did in the Garden of Eden turned the world upside down plunging it into chaos and misery and pain and suffering. But Christ Jesus turns things upside down and makes all things NEW.
He truly is the Commander in Chief of Heavens Armies and His Word is more powerful than a two-edged sword and cuts apart the very soul and spirit of man and makes in us a New heart to serve and love and obey Him forever!
The end of the story in the Holy Bible is HE WINS, HE IS THE SOVEREIGN LORD AND KING AND MIGHTY GOD OVER ALL. All the time HE was winning when the sin, chaos, confusion, sadness, hurt, pain, corruption and death was taking place, HE was in Charge of it all! Nothing was outside of HIS domain and control!
The Cross, the crucifixion, the pain, the suffering, and the apparent failure, was in the hands of God all the time and to prove it was NOT a failure He rose from the dead and ascended back to Heaven until His “time or date” to come back and totally put down all power and authorities in heaven and on earth under HIS control and feet, as He establishes HIS kingdom on earth filled with saved Jews and Gentiles over the ages – so many they can’t possibly be counted by the human mind! WILL YOU come to Him now? He stated, that who ever calls upon Him will be saved from the wrath of God to come upon all the rejecters of Jesus Christ. HE calls so come to Him now! Amen! Selah!