Because Jesus Triumphs, the Christianity he embodies also Triumphs. Even as the Hidden Cause—from Creation to Malachi. Genesis 3:15 offers God’s first promise: his enmity--seed placed between the woman and the serpent would crush it while suffering slightly. Even then, while no effect of sin had been felt, God predicted Christ’s coming, the inevitable event since he had been “chosen before the creation of the world” I Peter 1:20.
Not until Abram’s call in Genesis 12 did God choose the human forefather of God’s enmity/seed. The effect of sin had been felt repeatedly by that time, including the catastrophic universal Flood of Noah that judged impenitent, fallen humanity, followed by the corruption of God’s Singularity into boundless idolatry and its accompanying wickedness.
Following 430 years of Egyptian servitude, God’s chosen race left triumphantly, protected by the blood of the Passover Lamb—a type of Christ; led by the Pillar of Cloud and Light—types of Christ; fed by manna—a type of Christ; thirst quenched by the Rock—a type of Christ.
All through those years of preparation, God’s ultimate Cause remained Hidden, awaiting the historical development when it would be Personally Embodied. End Part II