3 Therefore Israel will be abandoned until the time when she who is in labor bears a son, and the rest of his brothers return to join the Israelites.
4 He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth.
“God rest ye merry gentlemen, let nothing ye dismay. Remember Christ the Savior was born on Christmas Day. To save us all from Satan’s pow’r when we were gone astray.”
I said to My gentlemen this morning: “May we be His gentlemen today!”
I just read this morning of King David–in the line of our Messiah.
King David sinned greatly against himself, against his Nation, against a woman and against His Lord. He awareness was clouded, His spirit was numb, His soul was distorted. He was for all practical purposes lost. Satan’s pow’r was reigning in his life and domain.
It took a prophet to make him sober, see the gravity and depth of which he had fallen so quickly. He did repent and also paid dearly in consequences.
Satan’s pow’r roams now and He goal is to take you down–even in this beautiful season. Guard your heart with all diligence because he is on the prowl.
Pray! Claim the protection of the Lord and His Spirit. Do not fear! The Lord makes a way forward when our circumstances says to us there is no way. You will move forward in His care.
I always come back to this passage every year about this time. What God did to and for Mary as a human being is worthy of reflection. It calls to my heart: “what is your stance, your view?” All ends in worship of the Magnificent!
This year I explored these thoughts from the Message. For context it helps to start in verse 25.