Herod’s largest fortress was the Herodian, 45 acres of building constructed on 200 acres of land, the third-largest architectural find in the ancient world. The palace featured four towers, the highest stretching 120 feet into the air, sprawling 55 feet in diameter (a sign of his desire for control).
In the end, Herod died out of control. To ensure mourning, rather than rejoicing, at his death, Herod issued a decree that several prominent Jews be executed at his passing. His sister Salome reversed this edict.
Jesus died in control, satisfied in the Restorer’s power to fulfill prophecy (John 19:2).
While on the cross, Jesus did not breathe his last breath until he had finished His purpose, a mark of control discovered in the power of the Restorer: “When he had received the drink, Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’ With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit” (John 19:30).
Discover control from the power of God in Christ.
For more, watch The Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse, Episode 8: Pride Is The Lock On The Human Heart; Humility Is The Key
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