The Birth of THE King

Posted by WBFJ | | Posted on 2:29 PM

This past week on Crossroad Radio Dave and I talked about some of the prophecies that spoke of Christ hundreds of years before He was born.  We specifically spoke about the one's regarding His birth since that is what we celebrate during Christmas.  Here are a few to encourage you this Christmas:

1) BORN IN BETHLEHEM - "But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity." (Micah 5:2)

While the city of Bethlehem (meaning "house of bread") was of no real importance (though it did boast King David's birth place) it was the place where the King of heaven would be born into our world.

2) BORN OF A VIRGIN -"Therefore the LORD Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)

This is a miracle that many people have a hard time understanding, but aren't all miracles the same?  If the Lord can create a world in 6 days surely He can make a way to be born as a man (though it is one of the most amazing miracles in scripture).

3) WILL BE WORSHIPPED BY KINGS - "Let the kings of Tarshish and of the islands bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts... So may he live; and may the gold of Sheba be given to him; And let them pray for him continually; Let them bless him all day long. (Psalms 72:10, 15)"

When the wise men came to see Jesus (around 2 years after His birth) they brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.  This was all to fulfill the prophecy in Psalms.     

These are just a few of the 300 hundred prophecies about Jesus that are found in the Hebrew scriptures (Old Testament).  For a full list you can check out this link.

I wish you the very best Christmas and may the Christ in Christmas bless you and your family this holiday.  Let us praise Him for because of His love He came to earth to die for our sins so that when we repent of our sins and trust in Him we will be saved.  For it is by grace we are saved through faith.  

That is the greatest gift of all time.

-Deke
  

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