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17 December 2018

Advent for 17 Dec 18


Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan—The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned (Isaiah 9:1–2).


Here is a prophecy predicting that Messiah would come from Galilee. This was fulfilled: When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali—to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah: Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.' From that time on Jesus began to preach, 'Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near (Matthew 4:12–17). Be thankful that there are prophecies to help us discern who is Messiah.

16 December 2018

Advent for 16 Dec 18


When your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever (2 Samuel 7:12–13).


This prophecy was given to King David of Israel. The promise to David is that he would have a descendant who have a kingdom that will never end, that is, David would have a descendant who would be king forever. This was accomplished at the birth of Jesus: This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham (Matthew 1:1). Revelation 19:16 NRSV  On his robe and on his thigh he has a name inscribed, "King of kings and Lord of lords. Be thankful for a great and loving King.

15 December 2018

Advent for 15 Dec 18


Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel. This is another fulfilled prophecy. 1 John 3:8 The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. 


Messiah comes to destroy the devil’s works, which we all experience from sickness, war, sorrow, anger, and pain. We do not see this fulfilled today, but it will. Be thankful for Messiah who has come to destroy the devil’s works.