3. A Life-Death-Life Event that Changed the World
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From the 3rd Chapter of Genesis, God recorded a future event that would forever change His creation. And in 4 B.C., about three thousand years later, the historic event the prophets foretold took place in Bethlehem.
The Spirit of God overshadowed a young Jewish virgin. She conceived the long-awaited Holy Seed and gave birth to the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Branch from the root of David, the Messiah who would save His people from their sins. But His people denied and crucified Him, just as Scripture prophesied. Yet three days later, just as Jesus told them, God rolled the stone away and restored life to His Only Son and stamped The Book of Life “Paid in Full.” But the story doesn’t end there—God was not finished with either Israel or the Gentiles.
In 70 A.D. the Roman emperor, Titus, destroyed Jerusalem and the temple, again, as Jesus said. His disciples and His followers scattered and grew in number—Jews and Gentiles, in one body in Christ with a mission and purpose to carry the truth of Jesus’ birth, life, crucifixion, and resurrection to all who would believe He is The Christ.
“Then it will happen on that day that the Lord will lift up the standard for the nations, and will assemble the banished ones of Israel, and will gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth” (Isaiah 11: 11-12).
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