Waiting

Malachi 4:6 And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.

Those are the last words of the Old Testament. After they were written it would be 400 years before the Glory of God returned to the earth and the Holy Spirit directed the writers of the New Testament to write more Scripture. There was 400 years of silence, so what did the people of God do?

They waited. They poured over the prophecies they had received and waited for the fulfilment of those prophecies. Isaiah wrote, “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14)

They were not waiting on something; they were waiting on someone; Immanuel, which is translated “God with us.” The prophets said He would be born of a virgin in the town of Bethlehem. He was to be of the seed of Abraham and a descendant of King David who would sit on David’s throne. He would be called a Nazarene, but the psalmist said He would be called the Son of God. They were waiting for the coming Messiah.

But then the wait ended. After 400 years of silence the promised Savior was born, and once again Holy Spirit inspired men began to write. The New Testament begins this way.

Matthew 1:1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:

After 400 years the wait was over. The prophecies were fulfilled through a man named Jesus Christ. His story is told in the New Testament and if you read it, you’ll learn that once again we are waiting, waiting for the return of our Lord and King.

Have a God Filled Week,
Brother Donnie

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