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The New Government…..

Know why today’s Christmas celebrations omit the part about “the government shall be upon His shoulders?”

For one thing, they scoff at “Where is the promise of His coming?” 

  2Pe 3:3-4 ¶ Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts,
and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.”
Which brings me to the foundational reason:

Herod!

You can read this in Matthew, chapter 2.  Herod heard there were magi – wise men specializing in astrology, medicine and natural science – asking questions.  “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?”  This troubled Herod and all of Jerusalem; so, he called a council of chief priests and scribes and asked them where was the Messiah to be born.  They answer, “Bethlehem,” and quoted Micah 5:2 to him.

Herod calls another council meeting – a secret one with the magi – to ascertain the timing of the appearance of the Star.  He sends them off to carefully search for the Child and return with the information of His whereabouts so that he could worship Him, also.

Nice try.

You know that God is in control and has His plans.   God had Hosea record in chapter 11, “Out of Egypt did I call My Son.”  He used a deceptive, murdering king to fulfill it.  And another prophecy is fulfilled, also.  Jer. 31:15.

Every male child in Bethlehem and surrounding cities two years old and under was killed.  Surely the King of the Jews was in this number. 

 Wrong.

But, Herod got to finish his reign.  Let me tell you, though, that he did not rule one iota of a second longer than his appointed time!

Neither will the present-day rulers and governments.  At the appointed time, they will be replaced by the King of all kings, and the Lord of all the lords.

“Seek first His Kingdom…..”

The reason for omitting “the government upon His shoulders?”

Present-day governments and rulers are doing all they can to not be replaced!

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December 22, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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