For Had They Known
by Babangida Joseph
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FOR HAD THEY KNOWN
1 Corinthians 2: 6-8.
6. But we speak wisdom among them that are mature yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that comes to nothing:
7. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory,
8. which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it they would not have crucified the LORD of glory.
For had they known it; they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. They thought they were getting rid of the ‘threat’ that stood on the way little knowing they were actually fulfilling the greatest prophecy the human race needed!
If Satan knew that the prison house would be Joseph’s stepping stone into the palace, he wouldn’t have sent Portiphar’s wife after him. He thought that by sending her, she’d be able to stop him from reaching the prophecy he received while still a teenager. So, before you rule out that disappointing circumstance in your life, know that it might eventually work ultimately for your good.
For you see, they took Joseph away from the love, care and protection of a godly father. They separated him from everyone and everything he loved. They divested him of his coat of many colors. If only they knew better to leave the boy alone. One thing they couldn’t take away from Joseph was his dream. It was etched in the deep recesses of his heart where they couldn’t reach. And his dream alone, with a constant trust in God brought back to him everything the enemy took away, and more!
Job lost the children he loves, his entire wealth, his prestige, his health, and his friends (throughout his ordeal, only three friends visited, only to add to his discomfort). The devil took everything. He forgot to take away Job’s integrity. And that alone, with a constant trust in God brought him much more than he had before. God gave him double for his trouble!
If Satan had known, he’d not have moved the Pharaoh to start killing Hebrew boys two years old and under. By doing this, he kick started some events that eventually saw the devil paying Moses’ mother to raise a deliverer who’d lead the exodus out of Egypt into freedom!
If the devil were any wiser, he’d not have had Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego thrown into the fiery furnace. He’d have left Daniel alone. He caused him to spend a night with the lions thinking that Daniel would end up as the lions’ dinner. But by morning, Daniel’s God was being proclaimed as the LORD supreme in Babylon a heathen nation known for its idol worship!
If the devil was not an ignorant fool, he’d have left Saul of Tarsus alone to continue as a Pharisee. But no, he stirred him up. On his way to Damascus to do Satan’s bidding, the LORD Jesus arrested him. And from that moment on the devil lost a devoted disciple. A few years down the road it was said of Saul (now Paul): “This is the man that has turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6).
If Satan had known, he’d have killed Samson immediately he got the mighty man of God to backslide. Instead, he plucked out his eyes and kept him to play the comedian in their “Night of a Thousand Laughs” little knowing that the circumstance would drastically and dramatically change to a “Night of a Thousand Deaths!”
If the accuser of the brethren has any sense, he’d quit messing up with you. The trouble in your life can’t kill you. Jesus will take the glory.
Satan, together with his key players – the princes of hell, is nothing but an ignorant fool as far as the things pertaining to the mysteries of God’s kingdom is concerned! Hallelujah!!
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