Encore presentation: The Birth of King Jesus

Hey there BCU Fam!

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I did this post awhile back, and debated about reposting it. It just so happened our pastor preached a similar message today, so that gave me confirmation to re-share the message God gave me!

So, we are hours away from the day we set aside to celebrate the birth of Christ (there is NO biblical reference to what day Christ was born), and the excitement is in the air!  As we meditate on the miracle of His birth (rather than collecting presents) and how/why He came here to save mankind (see John 3:16),  the preparation and circumstances for His arrival were orchestrated perfectly. God gave me this simple, yet powerful post that truly showed me how –and reminded me of the power of God. Read, reflect and rejoice on the magnitude of our God!

Prophecy: Jesus was to be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2).

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me, the One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.”

Situation: Joseph & very pregnant Mary are in Nazareth/Galilee about 70 or so miles away from Bethlehem and likely had no reason to go there. Until…Let’s go to Luke 2:1-3.

1And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.

2This census first took place while Cyrenius was governing Syria.

3So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city. (See this?!)

Solution: Caesar declares a tax and all people, including Joseph and Mary have to make their way to their own/home city (and with no modern transportation, I might add. Luke 2:4-6)
4Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,

5to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was great with child.

6So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.

Lesson: God used a carnal government official to make His Word/promise come to pass. He’s that powerful!! Psalms 62:11 says, “God has spoken once, twice have I heard this: power belongs to God!” That’s something to get excited about!

Proverbs 21:1 declares, “the king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever He will.” When we think about that, it helps us to understand who God really is and how He organizes circumstances to accomplish His will. While we may not understand or like our current situation(s), with His help, we need to trust He knows what He’s doing. In fact, Paul reminds us that “..we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose” (‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭28‬). While the individual situations that happen in our lives may not feel good, once the Lord finishes His masterpiece, ALL things will work together for good! With the grace of God, we’ll just hang on in here together and let the Lord have His way!

BCU Family, that brings us to the question of the day! How did the Lord bless you through what you heard/read? Please comment below–we’d love to hear from you!

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Thank you so much for stopping by–we appreciate you choosing to be a part of the BCU family! Until we are together again,may God bless, keep and make His face to shine upon you, as you #StayOnTheWall

Have a VERY  blessed and MERRY CHRISTMAS!



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2 thoughts on “Encore presentation: The Birth of King Jesus

  1. I’ve heard/read the story of the circumstances behind Jesus’ birth so many times in my life, but it all means so much more to me now. We grew up with an idea of what it must have been to have a baby in a manger. We sang songs about it. We kind of fantasized about it. It was nothing like it looked in our heads, though. I’ve learned recently what it might have actually been like where Jesus was born and it drives home the message of how much we must mean to God for Him to abase Himself to come to earth and be our salvation, our peace, and our life eternal. John 17:5 says, “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.” This proves that a choice was made, on purpose and with us in mind, for The Word to become flesh and finish and complete, once and for all, the work God did when He set out to make a man He could love and be in relationship with. Jesus was the example and proof that a man could be totally dependent on and madly in love with God, and that this relationship could result in eternal, glorified life spent with God forever. It was proof that sin and death would no longer rule us. Christ coming was what we needed to be free from all the chains that bound us. That little baby, born in that time and place, under circumstances all orchestrated by God, would be the salvation of the world and Ruler of the entire Universe, yet God chose that He be born in stench and filth to show us just how much He was willing to be brought low so He could secure a place for us in Heavenly places, hidden in Him.

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    1. TEACH, Angel!!! The stench and filth of sin is a reproach to God and yet we offend Him on the regular. And He continues to live down on the inside, bless, feed, clothe and even forgive us just for the asking. I love me some Jesus!!

      I so enjoy your comments! Keep them coming!



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