This is a sign of our Saviour
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
Today as I sat to write I was asking the Lord for a message hoping it would be with the season that we are in, remembering the passion of Christ. When I got a scripture from the early parts of Luke I felt a little down but when I read it I said wow God does know how to get the message in, as always.
Today as people are remembering the sacrifice of Jesus on the crucifix (although it was yesterday) the Lord wants us to look at His birth as a child in the manger.
The Angel of God appeared unto the shepherds watching over their flock in the night. The Angel told them to go to the manger and they would find a small child wrapped in cloths and this is the sign that the Saviour is born.
Today the Lord is tell us the same thing but today the Lord is not telling us to look at the manger but to behold the crucifix. Today as we look at the crucifix we are reminded of our Saviour for this is the sign for us that He has completed the works to open the door of salvation for us.
When Jesus was born the Angels bust into worship signing 'Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased'. Today we are expected to bust into worship looking at the sign of Jesus on the crucifix. We need to sing the same song and also the same words which the Angels of God proclaimed. Truly today looking at Jesus on the crucifix we need to give glory to God for He became our peace sacrifice by being hung on the crucifix. He gave His life so that the wrath of God would be taken away from us by taking it on to Himself.
When He was a child He was wrapped in cloths but as He was hung on the crucifix not a piece of cloth was on Him. When He was a child people joyfully looked at Him but on the crucifix He was not recognizable even as a human being.
He humbled Himself and became our sacrifice so that we can be lifted up and be blessed with spiritual riches.
So today as we look at Jesus hung on the crucifix let us not be sad but with a thankful heart let us give glory unto God for the mighty work He has done for us.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are awesome and almighty God. When man sinned in your righteousness You cursed man but in your mercy You humbled Yourself and took the curse on Yourself for us. You bore our iniquities and set us free from bondages. Lord, You were lifted up on the crucifix as a peace sacrifice and by your Cross You became our way to Heaven. Lord, we thank You and give glory unto You for You are truly God and beyond words. We just prostrate ourselves before You and worship You, You indeed are worthy of our praise...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripturesr ]
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
5 And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.
6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
7 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
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