Something vitally important struck me about the story in the 4 gospels included in the bible (of 20 gospels mentioned historically).
Jesus knowingly went to his death. He allowed the establishment to kill him. He knew exactly what they were going to do and when it was going to happen. And he made sure he was there for it. He went to their seat of power and submitted his body to them.
Jesus – the one who could expel demons – who could walk on water – who could manipulate atomic matter with his will – who was even able to transfer some of his power to some of his disciples so that they could also heal the sick and drive out demons – the one with all that power.
The one who cold do all these things, then allowed the establishment to kill his body.
For what purpose?
The bible describes what happened, but doesn’t explain it.
I propose that this unusual death of a body was a “spiritual rocket launch”. An assist that would not have been possible if it was delayed too long – it must be solicited and received in a short time. An assist that enabled the crossing of a difficult threshold: the return to existence in the spirit realm, after an earthly mission of many lives.
In this context, the expelling of demons and healing the sick takes on a new meaning. It is an announcement to the most powerful demons in the physical world – those that control the bodies and minds of those in the establishment – that here is a spirit so powerful that it can expel demons and can even share some of that power with other humans so they can expel demons. Those demons of the establishment knew what was happening and what this meant – a threat to their power and existence.
Yet the evil demons of the establishment, in their ignorance of reality and enchantment with their great power in the physical world, were set up. Used as subjects by one that was far greater. They were purposefully threatened so that they would take action to defend themselves – thereby killing the body of Jesus and completing that final step of the earthly mission, a step that could not be completed by Jesus without the help of powerful demons. Jesus could have caused anyone to kill his body, but that would not have worked. Only very powerful demons could provide the boost required for the successful return to the spirit realm.
In the bible, the description seems to say that the establishment humans were irrationally upset with Jesus for being so popular, or for disrespecting them, for threatening their control over their subjects. This neither makes sense nor is it the reality of the situation. It was establishment demons against Jesus great spirit.
Perhaps those demons even today control part of the human establishment, and still feel anger and hate toward Jesus for insulting them and using their “great” power as merely steps on a stairway to heaven.