Saturday, December 24, 2011

2011 December 24 - Morning Manna

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
(1 John 1:1-2)
Today's Morsel: Luke wrote to Theophilus, "Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed" (Luke 1:1-4). Luke begins to set in order the things from the beginning. John said, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" (John 1:1). He said that which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, the Word of life. Paul said, "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory" (1 Timothy 3:16). The same One that was in the beginning in Genesis 1:1, was also the same One that became flesh and dwelt amongst us ( John 1:14). The child that was born in Bethlehem, was the one that Isaiah said would be called, Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). As you celebrate this holiday season, know that it was set in order from the beginning and fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
Sing: It's all in Him, It's all in Him, the fullness of the Godhead, it's all in Him; It's all in Him, It's all in Him, the Mighty God is Jesus and it's all in Him!

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