“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14
This week we are celebrating Christ mainly because it is the week which we celebrate His birth! To set the tone for the week, I want to focus on a few things from this scripture from Isaiah. I chose this verse specifically, because of one main reason, timing.
This is the first time we are presented with this word and the meaning behind it in the Bible. We are told God will send His son, calling Him Immanuel, meaning God with us. Most scholars believe that Isaiah was written around 740 BC. 740 BC! Over 700 years before Christ is actually born, we receive the prophecy that is to be fulfilled in Christ. Looking back to Genesis, God gives us foreshadowing that the seed of woman would be the victor over satan and sin. From the prophecy, the deliverance, and His miraculous existence on earth, the timing and alignment is almost impossible; you might even call it God-like. The entire system is a masterfully crafted gift. (More on that later this week)
Christ has always been, He is, and always will be. The evidence and delivered promise is everywhere. This week, TJC really wants everyone to focus completely on Christ. Today we covered His roots and structure as Immanuel. The rest of this week, look forward to digging further into the fulfilled promise in Christ, how He lived, how we fit into that model, believers and non-believers alike, and ultimately the outlook of reigning with Him in His kingdom forever.
Daily Battle Order:
With everything negative going on in our worldly lives, TJC wants to bring you to rejoice and worship in the greater Kingdom that cannot be defeated. I challenge you this week to use each day, as we remind you of the intricacy of how He is interwoven into the very fabric of our existence, to worship Him for what He has done, what He is doing, and what He will do.
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