"You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above." ~ John 19:11
When Pilate was questioning Me, My silence upset him. He said, "Don't you realize that I have the power to release you or crucify you?" He was wrong! He thought My life was in his hands, but, in truth, his authority was under My Father's authority. My Father had complete control over what was about to happen. When I told this to Pilate, he recognized My innocence and Knew I was telling the truth. He became desperate to release Me but gave in to the demands of the crowd. He still didn't realize that My sacrifice was not merely a miscarriage of justice but was, in fact, the Father's perfect plan for the atonement of sin. Child, nothing takes the Father by surprise. Though evil may flourish, its seeming victories are only temporary. The Father will overturn all of Satan's work. The Father will overturn all of Satan's work. The Father's eternal victory has already been won. His victory was completed at Calvary. He even uses the seeming victories of Satan to bring about greater victories and His perfect will. Everything is this world will pass away, but the Father's plan for you, My dear child, is eternal. His sovereignty and power reign supreme. Nothing can stay His hand! Your future is secure?
"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father." ~ Matthew 10:29
from "Jesus Speaks" by Steven K. Scott.