1st Corinthians 2:8 says
“Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”….Emphasis on “Princes” and “…for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.”
For clarity sake about who the Princes as per humans or non humans,… John 12:31… “Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.”
So the question? Jesus spoke in parables and plainly about himself saying mankind and also mentioned himself resurrecting even before the cruxification… So how didn’t they still know? Were they deaf? Were they blind?.…
Capital “NO”. The answer starts in the book of revelation…
Revelation Chapter 5 starts with the Almighty God(Jehovah) seated and at His right hand a book “already written”….The emphasis is on “…already Written”
Who wrote the book? God himself did and then in “Verse 2” a “strong” angel says this … “And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?”..the contradiction which explains a fact is this…The angel is described as being strong and yet never made an attempt to open a “mere”(by human sense) book. Rather It seeks who can? The fact is that the Book is beyond angelic realm of power and most importantly “the strong angel knew this fact”
Verse 3 …Is a no-brainer…If the angels could not, is it man that can?…So we have a book “already written” that is beyond angelic realm of power and human realm of power in the hands of the Almighty. What kind of book is this?
John’s Vision becomes interest and revealing in Verse 6 when “a lamb (gentle) that looks like it has been slain(incapable of hurting anyone)” came and did want a “strong” angel did not even attempt to do…. “And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.” and in Chapter 6 the lamb open the book and the contents of the book were revealed.
This is the book of the Earth’s Judgement; the Judgement of the Human race “already written”. Our judgement ; Our destruction has/had been already written and it is beyond man’s power and angels powers…Now remember every of God’s intervention and help in the old testament has been through only angels including the delivery of messages…
So back to our first scripture “1st Corinthians 2:8” and the question … “So how didn’t they still know?” Princes(referred to here) are Demons, Evil Spirit of the same eternal nature as angels or you might say “fallen angels”. These Princes knew the following facts:
1. That God handles everything on earth through Angels before christ.
2. That Only God writes and executes the contents of the Book via angels.
3. That the book is the Judgement and destruction of man that cannot be stopped,
The Princes knew that the Book has been written for all of us and our destruction is “Sure” …This was their confidence(My opinion)…
1. The Word is God and their is harmony within the Trinity and based on experience of former destruction s, they don’t go against themselves.
2. The Word cannot become an angel but if He does, then He too like other “strong” angels cannot stop the contents of the book.
3. So the Word is on earth as a human, humans cannot stop the content of the book either.
What the Princes did not know was the creation of the following concepts:
These concepts were first test ran on earth but were not spiritual concepts until Jesus showed up….
Let me put it this way…God was trying to “Subvert” His own “unchallengeable” decision to destroy us… The question is, Why?
Simple as it might sound or now a cliche,…it’s because of He loves you. Nothing more, nothing less.
The Princes were not deaf neither were they blind but God’s love was overwhelming…They ignored all Jesus said and did, believing it accounted for nothing based on the Almighty’s antecedents of wrath, anger and decisiveness but they couldn’t see His depth of love for you and I.
Please don’t play or joke with that love, Dont play or joke with Jesus Christ, His Only Begotten Son.