John 11:50 ” You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.”

The resurrection of Lazarus had a double result – faith in some & unbelief in others. And this was evident especially within the Jewish Leadership. They only saw Jesus’ Ministry as a threat and feared it would provoke a uprising of the people…to the point that the Roman government would violently crush the insurrection, and with it take all their position & authority. Thus Caiaphas callously & shrewdly suggested that if they killed Jesus it may bring security for the entire nation. But in doing so, Caiaphas unknowingly uttered a prophecy that was far more profound than he could ever realize. It echoed Isaiah 49:6 that speaks of Christ & His Gospel Message as the light for the nations, and that His salvation would reach to the ends of the earth. Unwittingly, Caiaphas was used mightily of God, showing that Jesus’ death was necessary for salvation, not only for the Jews but for the whole world…His death not merely protection from a military invasion of Rome, but ultimately from eternal punishment.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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