Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Old Testament Christmas Story

The Christmas story was written in the Old Testament 700 years before Jesus' birth. God’s prophets looked into the future and wrote down how to identify the coming Messiah (Savior). I believe God in the flesh walked on this planet and that's why I live to please Him. Consider these prophecies:

He will be born in Bethlehem. (Micah 5:12, Matt. 2:1) Out of all the cities in world, the prophet Micah pinpointed His birthplace.

He will be born of a virgin. (Isaiah 7:14, Matt. 1:23) Isaiah recorded 38 things the Messiah would do. The prophet predicted His mother would become pregnant without a father.

He will be called out of Egypt. (Hosea 11:1, Matt. 2:13-15). Joseph and Mary were told by God to flee to Egypt to escape Herod’s wrath until he died. The Lord then told them to return, fulfilling Hosea's prophecy: “Out of Egypt I called My Son.”

He will rule over an eternal kingdom. (Isaiah 9:6-7, Luke 1:32-33). Jesus existed in heaven before He came to earth. He died for our sins, was raised from the dead, and ascended into heaven where He rules over His eternal kingdom. You can be saved by receiving Him into your heart.

To read more prophecies about the Messiah click here
Watch this music video "A Christmas Hallelujah" (click 0040)
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