THERE SHALL COME FORTH A ROD FROM THE STEM OF
JESSE,* AND A BRANCH SHALL GROW OUT OF HIS ROOTS.
THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD SHALL REST UPON HIM, THE
SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING, THE SPIRIT OF
COUNSEL AND MIGHT, THE SPIRIT OF KNOWLEDGE AND
OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD.
( ISAIAH 11:1-2 *NKJV )
( *Jesse was the father of King David )
THEREFORE THE LORD HIMSELF WILL GIVE YOU A SIGN:
BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL CONCEIVE AND BEAR A SON,
AND SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL. ( ISAIAH 7:14 )
( *The name “Immanuel,” In Hebrew means “God With Us.” )
These were the words of the Prophet Isaiah,
predicting the Birth of Jesus Christ approximately 700 years
before He was Born! These verses are just two of many
verses that spoke of Christ’s Birth in the Old Testament.
These prophesies, of course, were fulfilled with the Birth
of our Savior.
The Apostle Paul, speaking of Christ’s Birth wrote, WHICH
HE PROMISED BEFORE THROUGH HIS PROPHETS IN
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, CONCERNING HIS SON JESUS
CHRIST OUR LORD, WHO WAS BORN OF THE SEED OF
DAVID ACCORDING TO THE FLESH, AND DECLARED TO
BE THE SON OF GOD WITH POWER ACCORDING TO
THE SPIRIT OF HOLINESS, BY THE RESURRECTION
FROM THE DEAD. ( ROMANS 1:2-4 )
So, try not to get caught up in the hustle, and bustle
of the season, which is easy to do with Santa Claus, Christmas
Trees, and Presents. Always keep in mind that Christmas really stands for the Birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His great gifts to us, including the Forgiveness of our sins and Eternal Life as well. Amen.
With Our Love & Prayers,
Dr. Lowell & Judy Mason
P.O. Box 1195 – Joplin, Missouri 64802
American International Ministries,inc