“He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one. So from that day on they plotted to take his life.” ~John 11:51-53
he Plots, but He Plans
The Pharisees did not appreciate Jesus disrupting the landscape of trust in their nation. Angry, because they recognized the influence Jesus obtained, they began plotting to kill Him after the Jews decided to follow Him because He raised Lazarus from the dead.
Satan recognizes the influence you have. He sees the traction God is allowing you to make and he doesn’t like it, so he figures if he throws obstacles and setbacks in your way—surely those will cause you to die.
Satan's plot is to destroy you, God’s plan is to exalt you.
Yes, they may try to say mean and slanderous things against you. Yes, it may feel that the plot is thickening and you are not sure why things are happening the ways in which they are or when relief will come for you. Hold on!
When Jesus recognized the Pharisees were trying to kill Him, He “no longer moved about publicly among the Jews. Instead, he withdrew to a region near the desert, to a village called Ephraim, where he stayed with his disciples.”
You are not tucking your tail and running; you are finding your secret place, your safe place in God. With Him, you are safe. With Him is restoration, and with Him comes peace.
The Pharisees didn’t realize their plot was God’s plan to give us a Savior.
Don’t worry that it feels like satan is plotting to kill you because his plot is God’s plan to get to His expected end.
Plots have endings, plans have destinies.
Hold on to God’s plan today.
Heavenly Father, I feel like a hit has been taken out against me. It feels like satan is plotting against my name, my finances, my work, my thoughts and sometimes even my words. God I declare right now that I am safe in you. I have peace in you, and no weapon formed against me shall prosper. Father, I thank you that satan’s despicable plot is your divine plan to get me closer to my purpose and destiny. I trust your plan and your process and I am protected by your Son’s blood, in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
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