"Righteous, Blameless...Nothing Is Impossible"
“Righteous, Blameless…Nothing Is Impossible”
The Lord has come.
We celebrate this at all times, especially during the Christmas season.
The Lord has not commanded us to reverence a Christmas day.
No harm is done in remember…if we remember/celebrate well.
True Believers will remember His coming and will greatly anticipate His return.
In celebrating Christmas we are focusing on the past, present and future.
Over the next days we will examine the Word related to the Lord’s first coming.
Ask the Lord to reveal truth to you…
The story of Christmas begins before the birth of Jesus…
And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her seed;
He shall bruise you on the head,
And you shall bruise him on the heel.”
This passage speaks of the purpose of Jesus’ coming.
In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah; and he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.
They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.
But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both advanced in years.
We will see soon what Zacaharias/Elizabeth have to do with the birth of Jesus.
For today, note how the Lord describes them…
- righteous in the sight of God
- walking (as a pattern/practice of behavior) blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord
They were righteous, holy people.
No, not perfect in every way.
If sin occurred, they would confess and move on.
Two more points…
- they had no child. The reason is given. Elizabeth was barren
- they were both advanced in years…beyond child siring and child bearing age
What does this have to do with Jesus?
As we will see later, “with God, nothing is impossible”.