Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Advent Meditation ~~~ Day 22

Advent Day 22
Year of Our LORD, 12.22.2008

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah,
though thou be little
among the thousands of Judah,
yet out of thee
shall HE+ come forth unto ME
that is to be Ruler in Israel;
Whose+ goings forth have been
from of old,
from everlasting.

Therefore will HE give them up,
until the time that she
which travaileth hath brought forth:
then the remnant of His brethren shall
return unto the children of Israel.

And HE+ shall stand and feed
in the strength of the LORD,
in the majesty of the name
of the LORD His+ God;
and they shall abide:
for now shall HE+ be great
unto the ends of the earth.
Micah 5:2-4

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven;
a woman clothed with the sun,
and the moon under her feet,
and upon her head
a crown of twelve stars:

And she being with child cried,
travailing in birth,
and pained to be delivered.

And there appeared
another wonder in heaven;
and behold a great red dragon,
having seven heads and ten horns,
and seven crowns
upon his heads.

And his tail drew the third part
of the stars of heaven,
and did cast them to the earth:
and the dragon stood before the woman
which was ready to be delivered,
for to devour her child
as soon as it was born.

And she brought forth a man child,
who was to rule all nations
with a rod of iron:
and her child was caught up
unto God,
and to his throne.
Rev. 12:1-5



In Bethlehem, all of the spiritual armies were focused upon the birth of a single little male child being born of a young Hebrew virgin. HE+ was the Desire of the Ages. This ONE+ was come to save earthlings from the power of satan… and everybody in the Heavenlies knew it! There were a few upon the face of the earth who knew it also… like Simeon and Anna… like Zachariah and Elizabeth… like Joseph and Mary.

May HIS+ people know it too… so much so that we set aside the foolishness of the winter solstice celebrations and decorations and with Singleness-of-Eye focus intently upon the First Advent of The LORD JESUS CHRIST. For, without the first Advent, there would not be a second Advent a-coming!


Come, LORD JESUS, come.

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