Good morning! Are you awake yet? 😂 I’m on my second cup of coffee and finally seeing straight, LOL! I am sitting here in a warm house, enjoying the beauty of a Fall day in Culpeper, Virginia. We are so blessed to be able to have beauty all around us no matter what our circumstances are. I grew up in a tarpaper shack in Northern Maine where my father worked very hard to make it a home for us. We were taught to be grateful for the roof over our heads and heat to keep us warm during the blistering cold winters. As a result, I grew up appreciating that even though we had bread poured over with milk for every meal for a couple of weeks at a time, it filled our bellies and we didn’t go hungry. It’s all in the perspective of the beholder, amen? What are you appreciative of this morning?
I’m not really sure why I opened with these words but I suppose someone out there needed to read it. So many negative things enter the thoughts of people in today’s world that they have forgotten what is good. The Apostle Paul knew all about the thoughts of man. After all, he was imprisoned, whipped and beaten, boiled in oil, stoned, just to name a few of his tortures. But yet he exhorted us in Philippians 4:8 what we should think about and meditate on; this coming from the man who used to persecute Christians before he was saved.
So let’s get back on track with today’s prophecy of the Messiah. We are told in 1Chronicles 17:13a that the Messiah would be the Son of God.
This prophecy is fulfilled by Jesus Christ and we are told this in Hebrews 1:5. It wasn’t only found in this passage of the New Testament, but was also revealed in Matthew 3:17, Matthew 17:5, Mark 1:11, Mark 9:7, Luke 3:22, Luke 9:35, and 2Peter 1:17. Israel was to recognize that Jesus was revealing Himself as the Son of God as prophesied in the Old Testament. Their leaders knew their Scriptures – they would have recognized what Jesus was claiming. I believe that they understood that Jesus was claiming this and that is why they wanted Him killed. (John 10:33)
Do you recognize the Son of God as Jesus the Messiah? Do you know Him personally or do you only know of Him? I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!