When the angel appeared to Joseph in a dream, he learned that his fianc Mary was"with child through the Holy Spirit" and would give birth to a son named"Immanuel" ( Matthew 1:18 Matthew 1:23 )."Immanuel" is a Hebrew word meaning "God with us" and expresses thewonder of the incarnation, that God "became flesh and made his dwelling amongus" ( John 1:14 ).In the Old Testament God's presence with his people Israel was particularly evident in thetabernacle ( Exod 25:8 ),but the glory that filled the tabernacle was surpassed by the personal presence of God theSon as he revealed the Father during his ministry on earth. Christ's glory was revealedthrough the miracles he performed ( John 2:11 )
Lyrics to O Come, Immanuel
O come, O come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear.
[Refrain] Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel. O come, Thou Wisdom from on high, Who orderest all things mightily; To us the path of knowledge show, And teach us in her ways to go.
[Refrain] O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free Thine own from Satan's tyranny; From depths of hell Thy people save, And give them victory over the grave.
[Refrain] O come, Thou Day-spring, come and cheer Our spirits by Thine advent here; Disperse the gloomy clouds of night, And death's dark shadows put to flight.
[Refrain] O come, Thou Key of David, come, And open wide our heavenly home; Make safe the way that leads on high, And close the path to misery.
[Refrain] O come, O come, great Lord of might, Who to Thy tribes on Sinai's height In ancient times once gave the law In cloud and majesty and awe.
[Refrain] O come, Thou Root of Jesse's tree, An ensign of Thy people be; Before Thee rulers silent fall; All peoples on Thy mercy call.
[Refrain] O come, Desire of nations, bind In one the hearts of all mankind; Bid Thou our sad divisions cease, And be Thyself our King of Peace
In Our daily Life we are dealing with every aspect that will try and bring us down. What is recommended is to READ THIS Scripture EVERY Morning and pray for awareness, NOT everyone does this but as Christians we need to, as it will also protect us from those issues and people who wish to do harm to us. This Scripture is good for other people to learn and understand that the Lord is there to guide us.
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
The Nativity Story
Luke 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
Birth of Christ
Chap 1 & 2
The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ, According to Luke
1 Luke: Preface 5 Zacharias and Elizabeth. 15 What an one John should be. 20 Zacharias stricken dumb, for his incredulity. 26 The Angel saluteth Mary, and foretelleth Christ’s nativity. 39 Mary visited Elizabeth. 46 Mary’s song. 68 The song of Zacharias, showing that the promised Christ is come. 76 The office of John.
(Hello, for those of you who visit our christian community ans site, Here are the scriptures for the Birth of Christ. Though most times these are shared at this time of the year (December 25th) the truth is that the Birth of Christ most likely happened in the fall, maybe about September or October (Hebrew Calendar))
2 [c]As they have delivered them unto us, which from the beginning saw them themselves, and were ministers of the word,
4 That thou mightest [f]acknowledge the certainty of those things whereof thou hast been instructed.