Tuesday, August 25, 2015

No Room in the Inn

Zacharias and Elizabeth's child was born. Zacharias and Elisabeth did as the Lord had said and named their child John. After naming the child, Zacharias's tongue was loosed and he began to speak and praise God. Then Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost and prophesied.

Along the same time that Mary was expecting there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. This taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. Everyone went to his own city to be taxed.

Joseph went to the city of David, which was called Bethlehem. He went to Bethlehem because he was of the family and descent of David.  He went to be taxed with Mary as his promised wife.

While they were in Bethlehem Mary's days were accomplished that she should give birth. She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes. She laid him in a manger because there was no room in the inn. Luke 2:1-7

Micah 5:2. But thou Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler of Israel; whose goings forth have been from old, from everlasting.

Written By: Lisa C. Clewis 08-25-15

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Zacharias Prophesied

After the naming of John, his father, Zacharias, was filled with the Holy Ghost and started prophesying.

Zacharias said, "Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; he visited and redeemed his people, and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of David. Holy prophets spoke of this, that we will be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all those who hate us. To perform the mercy promised to our father's, and to remember his holy covenant; the oath which he swore to our father Abraham that he would grant unto us, that we being delivered our of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. And you John, will be called the prophet of the Highest: for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; to give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins. Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the day spring from on high has visited is, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

The child grew. He became strong in spirit. And he was in the deserts until the day of his showing unto Israel.

Luke 1:67-80th

Psalm 132:17 There Will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Birth of John

Elizabeth's pregnancy was full term and she delivered a son. Elizabeth's neighbors and cousins heard how the Lord had great mercy on her and rejoiced with her. Elisabeth who was barren gave birth to a son.

It was customary on the eighth day for the child to be circumcised. They called his name Zacharias after his father but Elisabeth said, "No, he will be called John."  They said to her, "You don't have any relatives named John." Then they made signs to Zacharias, how he would have him named. Zacharias asked for a writing tablet and wrote, his name is John.

Genesis 17:12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger (foreigner) which is not of they seed.

They were amazed that they did not name him after his father. Immediately after Zacharias wrote, his name is John his tongue was loosed and he spoke and praised God. Everyone there became afraid. They reported abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea. Everyone who heard said, "What manner of child will this be?"

The hand of the Lord was with John. And his father, Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost and he prophesied saying, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he has visited and redeemed his people.

Luke 1:57-68