Hello Everyone on this Friday, December 15, 2017,
“THIS is My Beloved Son”
Who would the Savior be when He came to earth? What nation and family would He come from? How would we recognize Him? What would He look like? Would He be different from us? How would we know He’s here? How would He restore us? Our human minds are always curious, so imagine the many questions which were asked from God’s people in the Old Testament concerning The Messiah. Well our Lord did not leave His people of the Old Testament nor us clueless. Let’s follow His plan:
• “He will crush your head, and You will bruise His heel.” Genesis 3: 15 Jesus would defeat Satan.
• “And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12: 2-3 Jesus would come from the Jewish Nation.
• “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between His feet, until tribute come to Him; and to Him shall be the obedience of the peoples. Genesis 49: 10 Within the Jewish Nation there are twelve tribes. Jesus would come from the Tribe of Judah.
• “Behold the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a Righteous Branch, and He shall reign as King and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.” Jeremiah 23: 5 Jesus would come from King David’s Family.
• “But you, Bethlehem, Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for Me one who is to be ruler in Israel, who coming forth is from of old, from ancient days. Micah 5: 2 Jesus would be born in Bethlehem.
• “And they weighted out as My wages thirty pieces of silver. Then the Lord said to me, ‘Throw it to the potter’—the lordly price at which I was priced by them.” Jesus would be betrayed for thirty pieces of silver.
• “He was pierced for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; and by His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53: 5 Jesus would be tormented and finally crucified.
These are just seven, and there are many, many, many more throughout the Old Testament. God left no stone unturned that we should be left clueless about His salvation sent to us, to rescue us, through His Son Jesus Christ. The Father even announced to the world at Jesus’ baptism, “THIS is my Beloved Son!” What more could we ask for? Thanks be to God! May we this Christmas and throughout the year proclaim loudly and unashamedly, THAT JESUS IS THE MESSIAH, THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD!
• Lord, lead me to proclaim loudly that “Jesus is the Savior of all nations!” I need no proof that He is, for You’ve given me everything I need to know about Him from Your Word. You’ve held nothing back, and made everything You said come true. What more could I ask for? “Jesus, You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God!” In Your Name Jesus I pray. Amen.
• You Lord are with us at all times, therefore I cry out, “Abba (Papa—expresses a deep loving relationship) Father!” In Jesus Name. Amen.
In Christ Jesus’ peace. Until Monday.