Wise men came from the East…
and gave a babies’ family gifts
of gold, incense and myrrh…
gold, the gift fit for a King, the
incense for a Priest, and myrrh…
myrrh was used to embalm.
From the lower caste came the
‘servant King,’ God from heaven…
to give Himself to save us all,
there has never been nor will
there ever be such an exhibit
of selflessness shown to man,
and there was only one God,
the living God… resurrected
to be alive from death itself,
life eternal is seen in its totality,
life continues from His hands…
either you’re in them or without
this hope in His offering to you,
eternal life for just your belief…
to disbelieve is harder than faith.
Jesus is the deliverer, Emmanuel,
true hope is found with Him and
no hope to be known without Him.
If it is true… and I believe it is, characteristics (features and qualities of a person serving to identify them) of Jesus Christ serve us in telling His true nature. The things He did… tell us of His divinity, sovereignty and authority. To know He came to be a living sacrifice for us all is not enough… to merit the benefits of this sacrifice Jesus made one must choose to accept Him as their Savior (this is freely decided… free will) and would never be forced on you. Each of us must decide on our own… to accept Him for who He said He was or not to. God, being omniscient, knows in advance who will make this choice, and it does not take away the determination of our own mind… it is still our choice- it has always been up to us! If wise men came from Persia, seeing and following a star, allow this truth to be your gift from Jesus to you this Christmas- your eternal life can start today. Merry Christmas, 2015… and if you’d like a free eBook, just look here or here and claim yours for free.
[Below is found here, on Messiah, and provides a clearer view to its implications]
The prophets especially brought together the wider and narrower views concerning the Messiah. Consider Isaiah’s proclamation of the birth by a virgin ( 7:14 ), the wise, all-knowing ruling son of David ( 9:1-6 ), the fruitful branch who would bring redemption, restoration, and blessings in life (chap. 11). It was Isaiah who proclaimed that the Messiah was to be the light to the Gentiles ( 49:6 ), the suffering, exalted One (52:13-53:12). The Messiah was to be the great comforting preacher of freedom, the healer and bringer of joy ( 61:1-3 ). Micah prophesied that the Messiah was to come through the royal Davidic seedline to shepherd his people and bring them security ( 5:1-4 ). Amos likewise proclaimed that the Messiah of Davidic lineage would fulfill Yahweh’s covenant promises to the nations ( 9:11-15 ). Jeremiah prophesied of the Messiah, the one of Davidic lineage who was to be the king of righteousness ( 23:5-6 ). Ezekiel called the exiles’ attention to the Son of Man, the covenant mediator who would restore and shepherd his people (chaps. 34; 36). Postexilic prophets spoke of the Messiah as the royal, redeeming, restoring One to come ( Hag 2:20-22 ; Zech 4:1-14 ; 6:9-15 ; 9:9-10 ), Malachi spoke of the Messiah as a cleansing agent who, as messenger of the covenant, would bring healing in his wings ( 3:1-4 ; 4:1-3 ).
The New Testament writers, evangelists, and apostles give no reason to doubt that Jesus is the Messiah, or in New Testament language, the Christ. He came, born of Abrahamic and Davidic lineage ( Matt 1:2-16 ; Luke 2:4-15 ). John the Baptist identified Jesus as the Messiah by referring to the wider dimension: “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” ( John 1:29 ). Jesus was the One who would bring judgment as well as life by the Spirit of God ( Matt 3:1-12 ). The evangelists record that Jesus was anointed by the Spirit when he was baptized. Jesus proclaimed himself as the Messiah in Nazareth ( Luke 4:16-22 ) and at Jacob’s well to the Samaritan woman ( John 4:24-25 ).
26 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end.
[The decree (above) was made by King Darius, of the Mede-Persians… after seeing Daniel survive the lions den. The law of the Medes and Persians could not be altered.]
Daniel 6:24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den.
36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
Further writings to define Jesus as being who He said He was are to be found here… here and here. This is a writing to (truly) define what it means to be of the ‘Abrahamic Monotheism’ and the Christian faith… found here. See what one Roman had to do with it… the Centurion, and what was found (historic proof, by the Centurion named Gaianus, in ‘The Chapel of the Centurion of Armageddon.’