Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Prophecy Fulfilled

Matthew 2: The Escape to Egypt
13When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up," he said, "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him." 14So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Out of Egypt I called my son."[f]
16When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:
18"A voice is heard in Ramah,
weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children
and refusing to be comforted,
because they are no more."[g]
In verse 15 it tells us that prophecy is being fulfilled, pointing to Jesus as God's Son - the Messiah, the Savior, the Prince!!!

Joseph knew that the baby was a very special child, and knew to obey when an angel appeared to him and gave him very clear instructions...Praise the Lord that Joseph had such a heart for God to obey!!!

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