God knows the calendar. He knows what is ahead.
“When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, “As you know, the Passover is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.” (Matthew 26 v 1-2)
Jesus knew it was now only 2 days away.
The Jews counted each day as a day. It is now Wednesday, the first day. Day 2 is tomorrow, Thursday. And then it is Passover. The day Jesus will be crucified.
Jesus knew the time. This was no surprise to Him.
Etched in the memory of everyone was the judgment and the rescue of the Passover. The angel of death passed over the homes sprinkled with the lamb’s blood. This is what was in the minds of all the pilgrims, the Jerusalem citizens and the religious leaders. They didn’t know what they celebrated was a shadow of what was to come. This Passover is the real event. Judgment would be known in their generation. At the same time a new Exodus would commence.
The Passover was two days away. Jesus is the new Moses.
David’s Messianic prophecy of being forsaken is only 2 days away (Psalm 22).
Isaiah’s Suffering Servant is only 2 days away (Isaiah 52-53).
Daniel’s Messiah the Prince being cut off is only 2 days away (Daniel 9).
Jesus knew. The worst day was not some haphazard, terrible accident or evil surprise. The worst day was held in the predetermined and foreknowledge of God.
He can be trusted because He holds the future.