Nobody expected it. But the true king became undefeatable.
Dostoevsky said there’s a great battle between heaven and hell over whether God is good—and the battle is for the human heart. Heaven can crush hell in an instant. But that’s not the goal. The goal is whether we will choose heaven freely. Hell will have its day later.
God always brings forks in the road. Be on the lookout and follow when they appear.
For the whole story, read the last couple chapters in the book by St. John the Apostle. Read it slowly. The evidence that it happened is overwhelming. Almost too good to be true. Almost.