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Wise Men Still Seek Him (4)

Wise Men Still Seek Him (4)

 You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me,’ John 5:39 NIV

The birth of Jesus divides history into two parts: B.C. (before Christ) and A.D. (after Christ).

History is—His story!

Let’s observe where else the wise men didn’t find Christ: In the church.

Amazing, isn’t it? Teachers and theologians pored over their dusty parchments as they had done for generations.

They taught their congregations that the Messiah was coming, but they failed to recognize or acknowledge Him when He arrived.

Funny, since the Old Testament Scriptures they read were filled with info about Him. They described His ancestry:

God told Abraham, ‘…All people on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring’ (Genesis 28:14 NIV).

They identified the tribe from which He would be born: ‘The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,until he to whom it belongs shall come and the obedience of the nations shall be his.’(Genesis 49:10 NIV).

They described His family of origin: ‘A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse [father of David];

from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him…’ (Isaiah 11:1-2 NIV).

They foretold His virgin birth: ‘…The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel [which means “God with us”]’ (Isaiah 7:14 NIV).

The prophet Daniel actually declared the time of His birth (Daniel 9:25).

This God of precision and forethought has a plan for your life too, the only plan that can satisfy and bring you happiness.

And the good news is; He comes by invitation. So invite Him into your life TODAY.

Joy Ferdiz

December 26th, 2013

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