We are beginning another season of remembering and rejoicing in the Lord’s coming - the first time.
Always in the forefront of our mind is His coming again.
The Lord gave much detail about His first coming.
Let’s remind ourselves of the story presented in the gospels.
Give close attention to some things.
Look at the things that many within the “confessing” church now deny.
They deny that a virgin can give birth.
They deny conception by the Holy Spirit.
They deny angels.
They deny that an angel of the Lord can appear.
They deny that the Lord can/will speak through dreams.
They deny prophetic words.
They deny the fulfillment of prophetic words.
After a brief genealogy of Jesus, we have this…
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows:
when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph,
before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her,
planned to send her away secretly.
But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
“She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus,
for He will save His people from their sins.”
Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet:
“BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.”
And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him,
and took Mary as his wife,
but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus.
Joseph acted on that belief.
May we do likewise.
Remember, God’s way and timing are perfect.
Could He have waited until Joseph and Mary were complete in marriage?
But, God has a plan.
God has purpose.
Rest, rejoice and trust in that.