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June 26th - The Savior's Birthplace Foretold

The Savior's Birthplace Foretold

(Micah 3 – 5)


Ancient Bethlehem

By W. L. Leitch

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“But as for me, I am filled with power—
with the Spirit of the Lord.
I am filled with justice and strength
to boldly declare Israel’s sin and rebellion.”

(Micah 3:8, NLT)


Overflowing with the boldness of the Lord, Micah prophesied specifically about the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. In fact, this Old Testament minor prophet pointed out, in Holy Spirit truth, how the Lord would be born in the tiny city of Bethlehem in Judah.


"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
from ancient times."

(Micah 5:2, NIV)


Surely, the Lord’s plan for redeeming humanity was established before the beginning of time. In His unfathomable wisdom, God revealed prophetic details long before such events would come to pass.


Jesus would indeed be born in Bethlehem, the City of David, in Judah. The Lord God would orchestrate His plan, even through a census order by a pagan emperor, to bring this to pass and fulfill His own prophecy.


Is not the same God able to deal with the details of our own lives today? Will we trust Jehovah, our most holy and loving Heavenly Father, to walk with us through every event He allows us to face? God stands beyond human history, and yet He is more than able to guide and guard us each day.


What a wonderful God.


Will you pray with me?


Heavenly Father,

You hold all history in Your hands.

Although You are not bound by time,

You take time to care for each life.

What a wonder You are.

Thank You for Bethlehem

And the Savior born there,

Your own Son.

Thank You for His sinless life

And for His agony

In our place

On Calvary’s cross.

Thank You for Your plan

Of redemption

And grace.

May we ever praise You

And adore You.

Amen.


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