What If Jesus Said No?

Just think how things would be if everyone preceding and including Jesus had said NO!

History has afforded many ‘what if’ opportunities…

What if Noah had said no to building an ark? Then there would be no humanity on the earth today. And the rainbow (Gods convenant symbol) would never be placed in the sky (Genesis 7:1 – 9:29).

What if Miriam had not cleverly arranged for Jochebed to continue to nurse her son Moses for the Egyptian Princess? Then Moses, accompanied by Aaron would not have delivered the children of Israel out of Egypt. (Exodus 1:22—2:4).

What if Mary had said no to being pregnant?  Possibly there would be no son of God named Jesus the Saviour of the world (Luke 1:​26, 27).

What if Joseph had said no to betrothing a pregnant woman? Then Jesus would not have learned carpentry (building) skills (Matthew 1:20, 21). 

What if Mary while pregnant had not gone to visit her pregnant Cousin Elizabeth? Then her baby, named John the Baptist, would not have leaped in her womb. That leap identified that Mary was pregnant with the anointed one, Jesus (Luke 1:39-56).

What if John the Baptist had said no to proclaiming about the baptism of repentance. Then Jesus himself would not have been baptized in water or sealed with the Holy Spirit by God.

What if Jesus had said no to going into the wilderness for 40 days? We would have missed out on realizing Jesus passed the pretest prior to the final exam of defeating the devil.

And if he said no, we would miss him;

– turning water into wine (John 2:1-25)

– healing of blinded eyes, no lame made to walk, no deaf made to hear (Matthew 11:4, 5)

– sick made whole (Mark 6:56)

– dead raised back to life (Luke 7:15), (Mark 5:42), (John 11:44)

Wait, what if Jesus had a change of heart and mind and said no to death, burial, and resurrection? (1 Corinthians 15:1-11).

– Then we would have no Christ, Savior, Lord or Great Intercessor and all the world would be lost  (Hebrews 7:25)

– And we would not have the comfort of the Holy Spirit (John 14:25-26).

Now consider the no you implied to God in word, action or deed. That no like the examples above could hinder someone else from accepting Christs. 

Jesus “yes” to God  secured our redemption.
Now lets help the world realize Easter is not contained in a day, but our PASSION FOR CHRIST lives forevermore!


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