Friday December 8, 2017
Son of the Highest
“And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” - Luke 1:31-33
The wondrous birth of Christ was announced to Mary, a virgin, by the angel Gabriel. Cradled within her womb would be the long awaited Messiah. Declared in the angel’s special greeting was the Baby’s name, JESUS.
Later, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph. He was reminded of his earthly lineage: “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit”(Matthew 1:20). Prophecy tells us that JESUS was connected with King David’s royal throne. Joseph, as a son of David, was in Christ’s royal lineage.
Joseph was also told by the angel, the purpose of the name of JESUS: “And she [Mary]will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins”(Matthew 1:21).
JESUS, pure, sinless and divine, was named the Son of the Highest; greatness preceded Him. He is the King of Kings and will reign forever and ever… Christmas is a perfect time to reflect on God’s amazing plan of salvation. God sent His Son incarnate to earth for our sinful sakes. Why not accept JESUS as your Savior this Christmas? Then one day, you, too, will enjoy His everlasting, kingdom.
The sum and substance of the preparation needed for a coming eternity is that you believe what the Bible tells you and do what the Bible bids you.
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