Matthew 26:1-5 When Jesus had finished all these sayings, He said to His disciples, 2 “You know that after two days is the Passover, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to be crucified.”
3 Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, 4 and took counsel that they might take Jesus covertly and kill Him. 5 But they said, “Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.”
The enemies of God and Jesus has now set in motion a plan to have Jesus killed.
Jesus knew that He came to earth to die for the sins of humanity. He often spoke about His death to His disciples, throughout His teachings and His entire 3 year earthly ministry.
The plot against Jesus is noting surprising or new. It was prophesied in old testament scripture about everything that would happen concerning His birth, life, death and resurrection so none of this caught Jesus nor God by surprise.
If you take notice in this text, the plot against Jesus was done in secret for fear of the people. Jesus stood boldly in the open for what He proclaimed and knew to be true, but yet, the church folks plotted against Him in the dark.
Jesus was a threat to the religious systems of His day and it caused the religious leaders to become outraged with Him because He often condemn their practices and traditions.
Jesus was hated for many reasons but the main one was that He claimed His Kingship as the Messiah, “God” in the flesh and it enraged the religious leaders to the core of their hearts. Their hate and anger for Jesus grew, they refused to accept Him as their “MESSIAH” but was willing to accept Him as a Prophet sent from God and not God Himself.
Jesus declares these words in John 10:30 The Father and I are one.
Because Jesus claimed to be “God In the flesh” He was accused of “blasphemy” and a death warrant was issued in the minds of the scribes, Caiaphas, the high priests and elders against Jesus that would eventually be put into action and on open display at the Cross a few days later.
It was not a problem for Jesus to say that He pre-existed, but to claim to be “God” was a problem for these religious leaders and one pill they refuse to swallow.
These same people who are now plotting to kill Jesus have possibly seen and definitely heard of the many miracles Jesus had performed in those 3 years of His earthly ministry and yet they REFUSE to believe that He was their long awaited Messiah sent from God to save His people.
Jesus’ authority was often question and His response as God in the flesh was always denied by the religious leaders of His day.
A plot to kill Jesus! It was all a part of God’s plan to save us!
VICTORY THROUGH CHRIST JESUS BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE OF GOD!
OH GOD! THANK YOU!!!!