Today in the Word: Jesus, Promised Son

God has often asked people to act on truths that are difficult to believe. For example, Noah was called to build an enormous boat on dey land. Gideon was to discharge 97 percent of his army right before a major battle. Joshua was to lead a charge against a fortified city using only trumpets and shouting. But in each case, God did something significant. All He asked of His followers was to trust His promises,

Joseph foujnd himself in a similar situation. When he discovered that Mary was pregnant, the Lord appeared to him in a dream. Their child was miraculously conceived “from the Holy Spirit” (v. 20). His name was to be “Jesus,” which in Hebrew means “the Lord saves!”

THe Gosple of Matthew makes clear that Jesus was the promosed Messiah (1:1, 17-18). For Jewish people in the first, the Messiah was expected to be a warrior, someone who wouod free them from the Roman oppression. However, the angel clarifies that Jesus was coming to “save his people from their sins” (v. 21). In the Old Testament, God promised that “He Himself will redeem Israel from their sins” (Ps. 130:8). This promise would be kept by His Son.

THe birth of Jesus fulfilled prophecy. This birth child would be born of a virgin (Isa. 7:14) and would be called “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isa 9:6-7). He would be a descendant of David who would be empowered by God’s Spirit and establish a righteous kingdom (Isa. 11:1-9) Jesus is Emmanuel, meaning “God with us” (Matt. 1:23).

>> The words spoken by the prophet Isaiah, about 700 years before the birth of Jesus, clearly predicted His arrival! God fulfilled this very important promise that offers life and hope to us today. YOu can accept no better gift than Jesus. God’s only Son was born that you could live. Turn to Him for salvation today!

Lord God, we marvel at Isaiah’s prophecies about the Messiah, and we rejoice in their fullfillment in Christ. May we recognize the weight of sin that Jesus borer on the cross for us and pray for those who need to turn their hearts to Christ.

Author: Delana Zakrzewski

I am saved by the most High God for others sins against me any sins against the Lord God Almighty, Whose Son Jesus, washed us all of our sin by His presuses blood and beat death, by walking out of the Tomb

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