Surrender on time
Mark 14: 1-2
Now the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread were only two days away, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were scheming to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him. 2 “But not during the festival,” they said, “or the people may riot.”
Jesus had said he would lay his life down as a Passover lamb during Passover.
The opposition said this wasn’t going to happen. They were concerned about causing a riot.
Jesus had said that he would be crucified.
The opposition said this wasn’t going to happen. They had plans to abduct him and kill him quietly.
Jesus had said that his death would be public.
The opposition said this wasn’t going to happen. They were not going to kill him till after the Festival had ended and people had gone home.
The 2 sides had never been in discussion with this but their views were vehemently opposed to each other.
The point is Mark wants us to see that there is a conflict of whose plans are going to succeed. Who is in charge of the surrender? It is not the chief priests and the teachers of the law. It is Jesus.
The enemy of your soul wants to see you die in some form and of course we are all called to take up our cross and die to self.
But how this happens is everything?
To lose your life in the timing of the enemy is to lose your destiny. To lose your life in the timing of God is to gain the whole world.
To lay your life down with the manipulation and deceit of the enemy is to cut short what God had in store for you. To lay your life down in the timing of God is surrender.
Somebody does not get their own way. Let us all make sure it isn’t us!