Judah’s rejection of the Gospel – for the sake of the Salvation of Lost Israel – and thus to save the entire Nation!
John 11:51 confirms this overwhelming Truth of the rejection of God by His own People when Caiaphas, the Jewish High Priest, unwittingly confirmed Prophecy at a critical point, when Messiah’s resurrection of Lazarus from the dead, posed a threat to the nation: “… it is better for one man to die for the people (notwithstanding Him proving Himself to be God by His resurrection of Lazarus), than for the whole nation to be destroyed (for without Him dying, the Lost House of Israel could not be re-covenanted, thereby restoring the 12-Tribed House of Israel). He did not speak in his own person, it was as High Priest that he made this Prophecy that YAHU’SHUAH was to die for the nation, and not only for the nation, but to gather together in unity the scattered people of God.”
Can anybody suggest an alternative explanation for this Divinely inspired Prophetic declaration by Caiaphas?
Thus, by Judah rejecting the reconciling Messiah, it was possible for God to restore the entire 12-Tribed Nation – which is the Main Theme of the entire Bible; the total sum of the Plan of God for humanity. By their rejection and execution of the Redeemer Messiah (of 10-Israel), they unwittingly made it possible for the Lost House of 10-Israel to be re-covenanted to God!
1 Cor. 2:8 “None of the rulers of this world understood it, because if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory.”
Isaiah 49 recalls this Restoration of Israel by “The Servant of YHVH” – that is YAHU’SHUAH.
Verse 5 “He Who formed Me in the womb to be His Servant to bring Jacob back to Him and gather Israel to Himself: ‘It is too small a thing for you to be My Servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that My Salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.’” Read the entire chapter 49.
Indeed, His Death would make it possible for the 2 Houses of Israel to be united again (Refer The re-unification of Israel and Judah ). Without that, the Promise to Abraham of an innumerable number of descendants would have been nullified – the nation of Israel would have disintegrated! The Eternal Promises to Abraham and the Patriarchs would have been invalid!
The resultant implication of His Death would eventually reprimand those scoffers referred to in Jer. 33:23 who despise His nation. This would be brought about by the re-uniting of the “2 Families” again, after their extended animosity which would last for nearly 3 millennia (a re-uniting prophesied for the End Time in Ezek. 37:15). It would prove to the scoffers, that YHVH has not rejected His People and that He ultimately would reign supreme, as the Righteous and Loving God who does not renege on, or fail His Promises!
This is what the Sacrificial Offer of Messiah YAHU’SHUAH was all about! God Almighty would ‘repurchase’ His own ‘Bride’ which He had divorced because of her pagan whoring. This could only be fulfilled by Almighty YHVH Himself!
Judah (the Jews), as the other Covenantal Bride, on the other hand, had NEVER yet been ‘divorced’, so ‘she’ needs no repurchasing or reconciliation!