Day 21 Celebrating Immanuel
Now, when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the day of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship Him. (Matthew 2:1 KJV)
Wise men still seek Jesus; even today. Have you ever asked yourself if you would have been a “believer” in Jesus in the days that He was born?
I think the answer to that question lies within your heart today…Do you believe now? Do you believe in God? Do you believe in the Bible? Do you believe in God’s Son, Jesus? If the answer is “yes,” then most likely you would have believed in him during His time on earth as well. But, if you don’t believe now, most likely you would not have believed in Him even if you were alive at the time of His birth and life here on earth.
Why do I say that? Because, just like today it takes Faith to believe in Jesus Christ just as it took Faith to believe in Him at the time of his miraculous birth, sinless life, painful death, and victorious resurrection. It took Faith for the Three Wise Men to travel unto Bethlehem for the sole purpose of seeking the King of the Jews. Their very lives were at stake.
They were “wise” because they had studied and believed the Old Testament Scriptures, The Jewish Torah. They had studied where Prophets like Isaiah had foretold of a “baby” being born unto a virgin in the city of Bethlehem. They studied that a “star” (Star of Bethlehem ) would rest over the place of His birth. And, because they “believed,” they traveled afar to see this Great thing which had come to pass.
Oh, my friend, today, like the Three Wise Men, we need to study, know, and discern the Scriptures; for time is drawing near for the second return of Christ Jesus. This time He will not come as a babe born in a manger, but as King of the whole Earth. Want you believe? Want you have Faith in this King of Kings and Lord of Lords whose second coming is drawing near?
Oh, how I pray to be wise. I pray to have faith and to believe in the same man-child, Jesus Christ the Lord, as those who believed in Him at his first blessed appearance on Earth…. Amen.
Remember, God Loves You.
Lin T Rollins, Author