Bethlehem Devotion.

Bethlehem Devotion.



verse two very fast we want to do this quick before it starts to rain amen remember this was written 700 years in advance I mean no Micah five words to all right well Bangka chapter five and verse two this was written 700 years in advance I mean think about that the United States of America has only been around for two hundred and thirtysomething years just by way of relative duration I mean think of 700 years in advance and it says this but as for you Bethlehem Ephrata too little to be among the clans of Judah from you one will go forth for me to be ruler in Israel his goings forth are from long ago from the days of eternity now a lot of people will challenge that this is a prophecy about Jesus believe it or not Yeshua because it says ruler in Israel and they say oh I could just be another King but it's very clear at the end of verse 2 it says from the days of eternity so that's the Hebrew word Olam and you might want to think about Psalm 90 verse 2 which says from everlasting to everlasting you are what you are God and that's all love twice so Oldham here eternity is a very clear reference to which ruler this is speaking of and it's identifying the birthplace of Yeshua we know that he was born of a virgin marry him conceived by the Holy Spirit and I was sort of shocked to discover that the pastor of the second largest Church the United States of America recently said that it doesn't really matter how Christ Yeshua got into the world the only thing that really matters is the resurrection and think about this for a minute if there was no virgin birth better said virgin conception then yoshua had a beginning point didn't he yeah you determine when something human life begins by the point of conception but Yeshua has always been around he is the eternally existent second member of the Godhead and that's why it was so important or conceived not naturally he would have had a beginning point but supernaturally and furthermore if there was no virgin conception then he would have inherited it what is in nature if you had a sin nature he wouldn't have been qualified to be the passover lamb the Passover lamb Exodus 12 verse 5 says must be unblemished so you start tampering with the virgin conception of Christ and Christendom Christianity as we know it starts to collapse like a house of cards and something else is very interesting when you studied Jeremiah 22 verse 30 there was a curse placed on the lineage of Jeconiah it says none of his descendants will sit on David's throne and go back and look at the genealogy leading to yeshua in matthew 1 and when you look at matthew 1 verse 12 you'll see that Jeconiah is in the lineage leading to joseph so if you schewe had been if Joseph had been the natural father of the schooi you would have been born under the curse of Josiah and yet the Lord got around all of that through the virgin conception of Christ and tied to issue back into the throne of David through the line of period but it goes on here and it talks about the exact birthplace of Yeshua now you remember when Herod wanted to know where Yeshua was gonna be born in Matthew – all his counselors and wise men do exactly this place because they understood this prophecy here that we're looking at Micah chapter 5 and verse 2 by the way real fast something else to understand is that the birth of Yeshua was supernaturally opposed by the devil and you'll see that in Revelation 12 particularly verse 5 where it mentions the dragon is the dragon faintness Satan standing before the woman clothed with the Sun and the moon and the 12 stars that represents Israel study Joseph's dream Genesis 37 nine and ten and he's standing in front of Israel trying to prevent the birth of the ruler who's coming forth who will rule with a rod of iron so when Herod you know began to exterminate all of the innocent male Bethlehem Bethlehem i'ts infants you have to understand that it was Satan according to revelation 12 who was causing that so this is a place of tremendous spiritual warfare and what's so interesting about Micah 5 and verse 2 is it identifies this place specifically now think about this if you wanted to identify someone specifically you could tell it tell me what hemisphere they live in then you could tell me what country they live in and narrow it down let's say the United States well the United States has 50 states you could identify it further by giving me the specific state that they're they live in but within each state there are many counties then you get more specific by giving me the county and with within each county there are different municipalities or cities they need to give me the city then you could give me the zip code then you could give me the street address then you could tell me of all the rooms in the home which room they sleep in see that is what the Holy Spirit has done here with this prophecy in Micah 5 and verse 2 because it identifies Bethlehem of Ephrata as the place of Yeshua's birth and you'll notice what it says there it says too little to be among the clans of Judah what is happening there as the Holy Spirit is giving us the exact tribe that your shoe is gonna be born into 700 years in advance and it has to be the tribe of Judah because the kings come from which tribe Judah and you'll find that in genesis 49 verse 10 and that's why yeshua is called the Lion of the tribe of Judah in Revelation 5 and verse 5 by the way there's a lot of propaganda out here they're gonna try to tell you that Yeshua was the first Palestinian the last time we came in and out of here they had all kinds of posters and t-shirts and things like that that is it that's an absolute lie Yeshua was as Jewish as they come born here from the tribe of Judah and then within the tribe of Judah which which city is it going to be born into he's gonna be born into Bethlehem and the Joel now that different cities can have the same name so think of the name Mike Springfield the United States there's not one Springfield there's multiple Springfield so which Springfield is it because as Pastor David was teaching us a little earlier there was there's another Bethlehem believe it or not it's in the Galilee area and the Holy Spirit specifically says it won't be the Galilean at Bethlehem it'll be Bethlehem of Ephrata so he has not only narrow down the nationality not only as a narrow down the tribe this is all 700 years in advance but he's narrowed down the specific city and he says it's not gonna be that City over there with the same name it's gonna be this city over here and people say well I need some more proof that the Bible is God's Word what else what other proof do you need I mean this is a standing precise prophecy I don't think Nostradamus could have pulled something off like this so he says Bethlehem of Ephrata and one of the things that's very interesting is you would think that Yeshua would be born in Jerusalem given the prominence of Jerusalem in Hebrew Bible I mean Jerusalem is the main city and the Holy Spirit says no it's not gonna be in Jerusalem it's gonna be a little city I think it's about two miles south of Jerusalem in this place we're at now and it's very interesting here he says it's very interesting you look at the language too little to be among the clans of Judah when the Messiah was born the the birth his birthplace wasn't some grand place it was a small tiny insignificant place and it's also very interesting to note that the first people that had any type of revelation when it happened concerning the birth of Yeshua were these Shepherds and being a shepherd you know we see them on all of our Christmas cards and all of these kinds of things but it's actually considered to be one of the lowest professions within the land of Israel so you can see how the Lord worked in history to sort of demonstrate to us that his first coming would be very somewhat insignificant he would come into the world as a servant common servant the son of man comes to serve and now is is that how it's gonna be with the second coming no see if I was writing the Bible and I wanted to write a story about God coming into our world I would have make it out to be he's born in this famous city famous birth but that's not what we have recorded here 700 years in advance it's too little to be numbered among the clans of Judah sort of an insignificant place revealed initially to some very insignificant people as far as the world is concerned and it's sort of a pattern if you will of what the Lord would do he would come the first time you schewe to suffer and serve and die and the second time he would come to rule and to reign so these are all very interesting pieces of information that we learn just from this prophecy of Micah chapter 5 verse 2 written 700 years in advance

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