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"Yes, I am coming quickly." Amen.
Revelation 22:20

This is a Home Bible study. It exists to promote the Word of God as it's written, which means nothing added or taken away, and minus opinions.

The Bible is the only source of Divine Truth in the world today. Although it is helpful and informative in many ways, the Bible might not tell us everything we want to know but the Bible does tell us everything we need to know.

My role is to guide you through the Scriptures; to explain what this book says and in some cases what it does not say because this is just as important.

Ultimately, you have a decision to make concerning your salvation - no one can make it for you. The Lord Jesus Christ, the Creator God, has given everyone the ability to make choices - this is is called "Free Will." I pray you consider your choice wisely.

II Timothy 2:15

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas 2011

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
(II Timothy 2:15)

Christmas 2011

Peace on Earth

Galatians 4

4: But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman…,

There’s a lot of information in that short Bible verse.

I know you’ll remember from all our recent studies that when the LORD God interacts with His covenant nation of Israel He does so in a spoken, promised, period of time.  The Bible calls this “prophecy.”

Also note that the LORD God is never early and He is never late.

But when the fullness of the time came…God predetermined the exact time to send forth His Son, into a world dominated by sinful man.

The time had come to begin the process of reversing that situation.
The Savior of the world (for those who elect to know Him as such) would be born of a woman…, as promised so long ago in that garden setting.

Genesis 3

15: And I will put enmity Between you and the (who) woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel,

And that spoken promise was reiterated thru God’s prophet Isaiah in the 8th century BC 700 years before the blessed event.
Isaiah 7

14: “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.

We’ll pick up this prophecy as recounted by the apostle Matthew.

Conception and Birth of Jesus
Matthew 1

18: 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.

19: And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly.

20: 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.

21: “She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

22: Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet:


24: And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took Mary as his wife,

25: but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son (Joseph was not intimate with Mary.  Most people don’t know this information is in their Bible; but it is.  Joseph kept Mary pure); and he called His name Jesus.

And so Jesus Christ came to His own people, under the law, and they knew Him not.
He was ridiculed and rejected.
They said, “How can anything good come from Nazareth?”

But my friends, when the time is right, He’s coming back!

Merry Christmas

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