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The Birth of Jesus

 

       O
Holy Night
,
the stars were brightly shining; It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth. It
Came Upon the Midnight Clear
, near The Little Town of Bethlehem
An announcement would be made by the Angels From the Realms
of Glory!
Now proclaiming the Messiah’s birth.

The
Silent Night, Holy Night
while While Shepherds Watched Their Flock all
seated on the ground.  The angel of the Lord came down, And glory who is
Christ the Lord. And this shall be the sign. The heav’nly Babe, you there shall
find in the manger laid.  “Where is He who has been born King of the
Jews? For we saw His star when it rose and have come to worship
Him.” The shepherds hurried to see where the Baby lay.
  Away in a
Manger,
no crib for a bed. The little Lord Jesus Laid down His
sweet head. The stars in the sky, Looked down where He lay. The Little Lord
Jesus, Asleep on the hay.
        
Joy to the World, the Lord is Come. Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and Nature sing.
O Come, All Ye Faithful, Joyful and
Triumphant.
O come ye, to Bethlehem, Come and behold Him, Born the King
of Angels! O sing, choirs of angels, Sing in exultation, Oh, come, oh come ye
to Bethlehem. Come and behold Him, Let us adore Him Christ the Lord.
        
Meanwhile,
We, Three Kings of Orient Are, Bearing gifts, we traverse afar.
Following yonder star!  O Star of wonder, Star of night, Star with royal
beauty bright. Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to They Perfect
Light.
        
Through the ages, men will continue to sing, “What Child Is This? Who
laid to rest on Mary’s lap to sleeping.” Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
while shepherds are keeping?  This, this is Christ, the King; whom
shepherds guard and angels sing: Haste, haste to bring Him laud, The Babe, the
Son of Mary!
        
Jesus Christ is more than a song Angels sing. He lived a short while on earth
and yet His Name brings Joy and Hope for each one who lives. No Christmas
Carol, not even Handel’s Messiah, with its majestic lyrics, Hallelujah,
The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth can thrill our hearts as much as knowing and
living with Jesus.  Who is this Jesus?
        
He states, I am the bread; I am the light of the world; I am the door; I am the
good shepherd, and I am the resurrection and life. I am the way, and the
truth and the life and I am the true vine. 
        
Jesus lights our way, He cares for us; He is the truth, and He is life and the way
of life eternal.
        
When Moses asked God what His Name is, God said, ‘I Am!’.  God said to
Moses,
“I am who I am.” And He said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I
Am has sent me to you.’”  Exodus 3:14. Once we see God as He is,
we see our lives in a whole new light.
  Bill Bright
        
Our God has many names in the scripture describing Who He is to us.  
(Listed
in Bill Bright’s book
God: Discovering His Character. Appendix C)
  Adonai: Lord or
Master.  And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You. 
Psalm 39:7; 54:4, Isaiah 6:8, Ezekiel 18:25; Luke 6:46
  El:  generic term for God or deity.  Psalm 22; And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud
voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my
God, why have you forsaken me?
Mark 15:34
  Elohim: The strong,
faithful One, true God. Then God said, “Let
us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have
dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over
the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps
on the earth.”
Genesis 1:26
   El-Elyon: The Exalted One
and all others are below Him; the Most High God. “He is in heaven and on earth, He who has saved Daniel from the power of the lions.” Daniel 7:27; Numbers 24:16; 2 Samuel 22:14; Psalm 18:13; Isaiah 14:12-13
   El-Olam –  Eternal, perpetual, everlasting; the Everlasting God.Genesis 9:16; 17:8; 21:33; Exodus 40:15; Deuteronomy 33:27; Jeremiah 20:11, Daniel 4:3; John 3:16; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9; Hebrews 5:9.
   El-Roi. To see, to perceive, understand, and know; the God Who sees. Psalm 139:1, 2, 7; John 5:19.
   El-Shaddai: Most powerful
in strength; the Almighty God. Genesis 17:1,2;  I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God
Almighty, but by my name the Lord I
did not make myself known to them
. Exodus 6:3; Job
40:2
   Immanuel.
God
With us. Matthew 1:23. Galatians 4:4-5
   Jehovah.
 I Am, or self-existence; translated as Yahweh or Lord. Exodus 3:14-15. John 4:25-26;
8:12; 8:28; 10:9; 11, 36; 15:1; James 1:17. Hebrews 13:8. 
 
   Jehovah-Jireh.
To
have regard for the one seen, to see to his every need with provision and care;
the Lord our provider. Genesis 22:8, 14; Hebrews 22:17-19.
   Jehovah-Mekaddesh.
 To purify, cleanse, and sanctify unto God; the
Lord who sanctifies.  Isaiah 6:3; Every good gift and every perfect gift is
from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is
no variation or shadow due to change
.
John 17;17; Romans 12:1; 1 Peter
1:15-16; Exodus 13:2; I Samuel 2:2; Psalm 103:1; Proverbs 9:10.
   Jehovah-Nissi.  A banner set up on a high place in case
of invasion, assembling people for victory, the Lord our Banner; Exodus 14:13;
Isaiah 13:2-4, 11; John 3:14; 16:33; For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this
is not your own doing; it is the gift of God
.  Ephesians 2:8-9; 6:10-12.
   Jehovah-Robi.
To
tend as one cares for sheep; the Lord our Shepherd; Isaiah 40:10-11; Psalm 23:1, 4; 139:2;
John 10:11, Hebrews 13:20; For you
were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and
Overseer of your souls;
 1 Peter 2:25.
   Jehovah-Rophe.  Jehovah who heals; God, our healer; Psalm
103:2-3; John 5:36. Matthew 4:23; Revelation 22:17; Jeremiah 3:22.
   Jehovah-Sabaaoth.  An
army of warriors who stand and fight against an enemy; 1 Samuel 1:3; Jeremiah
11:20; Zechariah 4:6
   Jehovah
Shalom.
Peace;
the Lord our Peace; Isaiah 9:6; 26:2-4,12; John 14:27; Romans 5:1; 15:33; Philippians 4:5-7; Colossians 1:20.
   Jehovah-
Shammah.
There,
in that place, therein; the Lord is there; Psalm 132:8, 13,14; Isaiah 63:9;
John 1:14; 14:2-3; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:17; 2 Corinthians 6:16; Ephesians
2:19-22.
   Jehova-Tsidkenu.
Righteousness,
rightness; the Lord, our righteousness; Deuteronomy 32:43; Psalm 89:14; 129:4; Daniel 9:7-8; Act 3:14; Romans 3:20;
6:11-13,18;  I Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21.
        

        


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