December 17th, 2019
Blessings And Battles Revealed
Luke 2:33-35 (KJB) And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him. 34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; 35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
Simeon spoke to both Mary and Joseph about the future of Israel and pointing to the life and coming death of Jesus. These prophesied things that Simeon spoke with them about caused Mary and Joseph to marvel, or to wonder and stand in awe of both their present and about his predictions concerning the future. It seems they were unable to comprehend the things Simeon presented.
It was not like Mary and Joseph received a report about how well Jesus Christ was excelling in school during a parent-teacher conference or given a grade card to review. Nor was Jesus’s earthly parents handed a clean bill of health following a well-child checkup from His pediatrician, quite commonplace today.
Simeon revealed about the life and death of Jesus Christ, His land, and His people, concerning events to come in the future.
No, this report from Simeon had divine implications regarding the people, the country, and about a piercing sword to His soul. These revealed events; certainly seemed to concern both blessings and battles. This message was so much to take in that likely neither Mary nor Joseph could fathom the bearing and impact upon the people, the land, and especially concerning Jesus.