Son of his Father: The Heir and Prince
No!Its your own lack of understanding. The hope was that the Jews would receive the long anticipated Son of God, but they rejected his Gospel and killed the Son! It was the will of the devil that the Son be rejected and killed NOT the Father!
If the Israelites would have received the Son and the original Gospel then they would be preaching it today from the Temple mount and the Son would have disposed of his mortal flesh in a manner of his own choosing and returned to his rightful place in heaven.
God DESIRED the sacrificial death of a sinless, righteous, God-Fearing, unblemished MAN to atone for the sin of Adam.
Jesus knew that he was that SACRIFICIAL LAMB who must meekly carry out that task. Pontius Pilate was go smacked that Jesus did not try to save himself - He could have given Jesus a pardon and sent him back to the Jews. Jesus kept his mouth shut like an innocent lamb.
What do you think the regular sacrifices were about - even a pure unblemished animal could not atone for the sun but served only as a reminder:
- “Day after day every [temple] priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when this priest [Jesus Christ] had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God,” (Hebrews 10:11-12)
Then the prophesies would be not fulfilled.If the Israelites would have received the Son and the original Gospel then they would be preaching it today from the Temple mount and the Son would have disposed of his mortal flesh in a manner of his own choosing and returned to his rightful place in heaven.
God exchanged Jacob (synonymous here with Jesus Christ) for a ram.
Perhaps if the Jews had accepted Jesus, as Abraham (synonymous here with the nation of Jews) accepted the command of God, THEN PERHAPS God might have provided another sacrificial animal in the same manner.
BUT THAT DID NOT HAPPEN.
And, It is not up to the sacrificial lamb to decide how his body is sacrificed (Ha ha ha… Like in an episode of HitchHikers Guide To The Galaxy: Restaurant at the end of the universe, where a cow-like animal tells the diners which part of his body was best for eating!!)