He has come
He has come
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 (Micah 5:2 KJV).
And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel Matthew 2:6 KJV).
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6 KJV).
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn (Luke 2:4-7).
Most of the people in Jerusalem and Bethlehem didn't recognize the Messiah had come. Although they had been told and the Scripture foretold His coming, He was not recognized when He came as a babe in the stable, wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger. Only a few knew when the great event happened.
A proof of Jesus' being the promised Messiah was “the poor have the gospel preached to them." And he spoke of his regard for the poor in Matthew 25:35-40 (KJV), relating to Himself: “I was hungered … I was thirsty … I was a stranger … naked … sick … in prison” you fed me ... gave me to drink ..., took me in ..., clothed me ...visited me ...
Do you believe God puts people in our path so we can have the joy of giving as well as those who receive our help?
Has Jesus come to your house? Has He stepped into your path as you went about your daily duties? Would you recognize Him if He became part of the host around you?
Is that you, Jesus?”
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