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Merry Christmas

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

  • A child is born “ Luke 2:10 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”
  • A Son is given “ John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
  • Governments will be on his shoulders “Revelations 19:16 “On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.”
  • Wonderful Counselor “ John 14:16 “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
  • Mighty God- John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
  • Everlasting Father Revelation 22:13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
  • Prince of Peace John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

This Christmas take the time to connect with your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Reflect on all he has given you and your family already and bless his holy name.

From me and my family we wish you all a Merry CHRISTmas and God bless!

Out of Egypt

When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt. Hosea 11:1

Fortold over 700 years before Jesus was born, another prophecy fulfilled when Joseph and Mary took the baby Jesus to Egypt to avoid King Herods murder of the innocent babies of Bethlehem. However this prophecy has a deeper meaning, as we understand the Old Testament is foreshadows of Christ and his New Covenant.

And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn: Exodus 4:22

We must go back to the Exodus to understand what Christ has fulfilled and accomplished for us. The Israelites were in slavery to Egypt for over 400 years. Notice God calls Israel his Son, a foreshadow of Christ. God freed Israel from slavery through Moses and led them to the Promise Land (Israel)

Now you might ask, what does this have to do with me? The same way God used Moses to free the Israelites from slavery, God also used Christ to free us from slavery of sin and death. The Exodus was a complete foreshadow of Gods redemption plan through Jesus Christ

When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. Matthew 2:14-15

So by Mary and Joseph taking Jesus to Egypt and later returning to Nazareth, they fulfilled this Old Testament prophecy, which was confirmed by the Apostle Matthew. The Son of God, Jesus Christ, has freed of us of from the slavery of sin and death.

Our chains are gone, we have been set free! And Jesus will lead you to the Promise Land of the New Heavens and Earth (Revelation 22) Amen!

Rachels Weeping

Thus says the LORD, “A voice is heard in Ramah, Lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; She refuses to be comforted for her children, Because they are no more.” Jeremiah 31:15

Part of the Christmas story that nobody usually talks about is known as “Rachels Weeping” this was prophesied by Jeremiah and fulfilled in the gospel of Matthew

However we must remember that the Christmas story is not just about the birth of Christ but about the rebirth of humanity through Christ. This could only be accomplished by Jesus taking the punishment of our sin so we can be saved. So essentially Christ was born to die, born to defeat sin and death, born to set the captives free…set us free!

Who is Rachel? Rachel was the wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph. For those of you familiar with the story of Joseph, he was a shadow of Christ to come. Rachels Tomb, which is one of the holiest sites in Israel, is in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ.

The prophecy of “Rachels Weeping” was fulfilled when King Herod issued a decree that all boys in Bethlehem 2 years old and younger be put to death in fear that they were the Messiah

Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi. Matthew 2:16

Since the beginning Satan has declared war on God, he would use any means he can to try and destroy the fulfillment of the Messiah (Christ) If Jesus wasn’t important Satan wouldn’t be spending his final days trying to stop Jesus, trying to divide the Church, trying to lead people astray with false doctrine and religion.

Jesus said Satan came to rob, steal, and kill (John 10:10) Accept the gift from God which is Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, and the only way to salvation, Amen!