Jesus is God's Plan

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Micah was a prophet of God. The Lord would use Micah like the rest of His prophets. He would deliver a message of warning to Israel. His judgments are just and are absolutely coming. For some this is their only view of God. There is another side of the Father they will choose to ignore…He is merciful. We were in desperate need of a savior, and He sent Jesus. He has always been a merciful God, Jesus was always His plan!
Micah 5:2 MEV
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, although you are small among the tribes of Judah, from you will come forth for Me one who will be ruler over Israel. His origins are from of old, from ancient days.
Micah is prophecying that the Messiah is coming out of Bethlehem. The phrase “from ancient days” speaks directly to who He is. He is eternal, there is no beginning and no end to Him! He is God almighty.
Revelation 1:8 MEV
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
If He were only a God that cast judgment, we’d already be toast. He is mercy and grace. He has made a way where there was no way.
Philippians 2:5–11 MEV
Let this mind be in you all, which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped. But He emptied Himself, taking upon Himself the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. And being found in the form of a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death, even death on a cross. Therefore God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Jesus left glory to become like you and I. He was fully God and still fully man. He would take on our temptations, humiliations, and our weaknesses. In all of this He would be sinless and become the sacrifice for all of our sins.
On this Palm Sunday we recognize that Jesus did not come as a ruler that would overthrow the government. Instead He came humbly into the city, where He would give His life for us.
Matthew 21:1–9 MEV
When they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, on the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go over into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to Me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them.’ And he will send them immediately.” All this was done to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying: “Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Look, your King is coming to you, humble, and sitting on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’” The disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their garments on them, and He sat on them. A very large crowd spread their garments on the road. Others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went before Him and that followed Him cried out: “Hosanna to the Son of David! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Hosanna in the highest!”
I’m so grateful today that Jesus doesn’t approach us as the righteous judge that He could be. Instead I believe He comes to us as the humble savior who laid down His life for us, not to overthrow us but rather to embrace us in grace. Now we have the oppurtunity to lay our lives down for Him, to embrace Him as savior!