The words of the Lord at the table keep coming back to me at times when I am thinking about the Old Covenant of Law Vs. New and True Covenant of Grace.  I hear “go and do what you must do” when he talks to Judas Iscariot to go and betray Jesus.  I know this is taught quite often of how “evil” he was by betraying Jesus, but do we realize this was all by God’s plan?

Look at the very Words of Jesus.

“While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled John 17:2 NASB

Do we really understand and see what this is saying?

God’s plan WILL OCCUR and he has planned it from the beginning of time that one of the twelve WOULD betray him.  He WOULD turn over Christ to the religious, self-righteous Pharisees who were under the covenant of law or the “ministry of death” (condemnation), so they could kill him.  This is ALL part of God’s plan from BEFORE ANYTHING was ever created.  God’s plan WILL be fulfilled.Continue reading