- “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. (Matthew 5:17)
It was His destiny, to fulfill the Law given to the people by Moses, the Ten Commandments. However, there are much more than ten commandments that were given to the people to live by. These standards were based on man’s own ability to “try” to remember them all and act on them.
It’s almost like it was a set up. I can’t remember 600 plus commandments much less act on them.
Were we destined to fail? I almost think we were.
Both Adam and Eve, in my opinion, were so naive and so trusting. They had no enemies much less know what an enemy looks like or acts like one. They only had one model to follow…God. And I’m not that sure that they could visibly see God. But they could visibly see the serpent; however, I don’t think they saw the serpent as evil. Yes, it was disobedience to God’s instruction that caused the downfall. For one moment Eve slipped up with Adam alongside her.
Instantly, they were outside of God’s “laws,” His standards for life. Likely they felt it immediately–a disconnect from God, unsure how to deal with it. They probably hoped that God hadn’t noticed it. But He did notice and He did have to act on it.
Even today, God has to act against sin. God is Holy. Sin cannot dwell in holiness. So a master plan was devised: Jesus Christ. The Holy One who was willing to go to the Cross, die for our sins, and redeem us back to God, wholly.
“Fulfill” means to carry out, or bring to realization, as a prophecy or promise; to bring to an end; finish or complete, as a period of time.
1. accomplish, achieve, complete, realize. 2. execute, discharge, observe. 3. meet, answer, fill, comply with. 4. end, terminate, conclude.
- “For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.”(Matthew 5:18)
- “Then He said to them, ‘These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.’” (Luke 24:44)
Unless and until Jesus Christ went to the Cross, died for our sins, and
redeemed us back to the Father, the Holy Spirit couldn’t be activated. The precious Spirit of God indwelling in us, ever reminding us of things to do, helping us to fulfill our own destinies.
I believe that Adam and Eve, the Virgin Mary, and definitely even Jesus Christ, needed the Holy Spirit’s indwelling in them to fulfill their own destinies.
The Holy Spirit is empowered with supernatural abilities to carry us forward into our own futures.
Isaiah, the Prophet, spoke about Jesus Christ’s fulfilling His destiny on the Cross and why Jesus had to die in detail, fulfilling prophecy in Isaiah 53:
Who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,
And as a root out of dry ground.
He has no form or comeliness;
And when we see Him,
There is no beauty that we should desire Him.
3 He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
4 Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment,
And who will declare His generation?
For He was cut off from the land of the living;
For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
9 And they made His grave with the wicked—
But with the rich at His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was any deceit in His mouth.
10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him;
He has put Him to grief.
When You make His soul an offering for sin,
He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days,
And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
11 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied.
By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many,
For He shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great,
And He shall divide the spoil with the strong,
Because He poured out His soul unto death,
And He was numbered with the transgressors,
And He bore the sin of many,
And made intercession for the transgressors.
The wheels of time reverted in favor of God the Father by Jesus Christ’s fulfilling His prophetic destiny.
Thank you Jesus Christ, thank you Father God, and thank you Holy Spirit for caring enough to save me!