April 9th, 2019
God Gives Rest and Peace
Psalm 127:1-2 (KJB) A Song of degrees for Solomon. Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. 2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
These verses remind me of Martha and Mary. One toiled busily while the other ... Continue Reading →
December 24th, 2017
Joseph Knew Mary Not
Matthew 1:25 (KJB) And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
This succinct verse reveals three important truths about the birth of Jesus.
It also reveals the godliness and obedience at work in the heart of Joseph his earthly father.
One, Joseph knew Mary not. What? How could a child be born to Mary and her husband had known her not? Certainly, this points to the truth of ... Continue Reading →
December 19th, 2017
Gabriel Answered Her
Luke 1:35 (KJB) And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? Mary asked this pointed question of the angel visiting her in the previous scripture verse. The news she had just heard was ... Continue Reading →
December 18th, 2017
Joseph Thought on These Things
Matthew 1:20 (KJB) But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
None of us can even begin to imagine exactly what went through the mind of Joseph upon finding out Mary, his soon to be wife, was ... Continue Reading →
March 5th, 2017
The Babe Leapt
Luke 1:41 (KJB) And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
Pause to contemplate upon what was recorded in this Bible verse for a moment!
Is it possible and plausible that John the Baptist recognized the presence of the deity of Jesus Christ while He was yet in the womb of Elizabeth waiting to be born? Jesus Christ leaped ... Continue Reading →
December 24th, 2016
Above and Beyond Limitations of This World
Luke 2:7 (KJB) And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Did you realize that there was no room for Jesus Christ from the very moment he was born on this earth?
It is nothing new today many people have no room for Him and His will for their lives today.
Jesus Christ has ... Continue Reading →
December 15th, 2016
A Taxing Trip
Luke 2:4-5 (KJB) And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
The Roman government had decreed taxes were to be paid! This tax assessment was levied according to the man’s genealogy on record. Joseph and Mary as well ... Continue Reading →
December 14th, 2016
Luke 2:1-3 (KJB) And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
Taxes are nothing new in today’s world. Taxes were first introduced in ancient biblical times. Caesar Augustus decreed that all people were to be taxed. ... Continue Reading →
December 13th, 2016
Joseph Acted Justly
Matthew 1:18-19 (KJB) Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
Pregnancy before marriage was not socially popular or acceptable in early biblical times. Today hardly anyone bats ... Continue Reading →
The Angel Gabriel was sent by God to speak of great news to a divinely chosen virgin named Mary. Mary was not just any woman. She was a woman handpicked and highly favored by God who was to carry the infant Jesus Christ in her virgin womb supernaturally ushering in His birth in this world.
This “spiritual nugget” was a significant piece of news which was delivered personally to Mary by an angel this day.
Mary was single but spoken ... Continue Reading →