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COPYRIGHT WARNING

Isaiah 9:6b For unto us a Child is born

Luke 1:30-32 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest…

One of the mysteries of salvation is why our Savior would come to us as a child. Why did God not send the Messiah to us as a fully formed and mature human being? We see manifestations of Jesus, in the Old Testament, as the Angel of the Lord in the form of a man. Why send the Son of God to earth and necessitate that He must be born as a helpless baby? (more…)


COPYRIGHT WARNING

Isaiah 7:14b Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin (Almah) shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.

It was customary during the writing of the Old Testament that upon the birth of a baby, the naming of that child was related to his future character and destiny. By Isaiah predicting that this child would be born of a virgin and He would be called Immanuel, it is clear that the Holy Spirit was revealing that the Messiah would be God Himself, dwelling in the body of a human being. (more…)


COPYRIGHT WARNING

First a Lamb, later a Lion

One thousand years before Jesus was born, David penned his famous prophecy of the Messiah in Psalm 110, describing a future ruler who would arrive on the earth to put down and subdue every enemy.

Psalms 110:1c The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.

First the Messiah would come to us as a humble servant and offer up His perfect life for all our sins. Then, at the end of the age, He will return a second time–as a Mighty King, to take His rightful place as the ruler of the universe. This is only right, since the book of Colossians describes Jesus as the agent of creation and the One for whom all things were made. (more…)