Thursday, December 19, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 19 December 2019

The Sign

And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.(Isaiah 7:13-14)
Today’s Morsel:  When I was a kid, we would play a lot of guessing games.  Sometimes the answer would be complicated and so we would ask for a clue, in hopes that it would help us solve or get the answer.  Isaiah said, "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign."  He would give them a pledge; a token; an evidence of the fulfillment of what is predicted.  The word does not, of necessity, denote a miracle, though it is often so applied.  Here it means a proof, a demonstration, a certain indication that what He had said would be fulfilled.  When God tell us He is going to do something through His word, He usually follows it with a demonstration or clue.  He told them that a virgin would conceive and bear a son and shall call his name Immanuel.  God tells us what was going to happen and then He gives a sign.  But sad to say, many still have not understood the sign.  Immanuel means God with us.  This child that would be born to a virgin would be God Himself in flesh.   As Paul wrote, “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)   As Jesus said, to His disciples, “ Are ye also yet without understanding?(Matthew 15:16)

Sing:  The Mighty God is Jesus, the Prince of Peace is He, the Everlasting Father, the King Eternally.  The Wonderful in Wisdom, by whom all things were made; the fullness of the Godhead in Jesus is displayed.
It’s all in Him. It’s all in Him. The fullness of the Godhead is all in Him.  It’s all in Him. It’s all in Him. The Mighty God is Jesus and it’s all in Him.

Thought For Today: The proof is in the pudding.

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