The Power of Christmas
Matthew 24:29-30 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
When Jesus was born His sign was a star in the sky, a sign wisemen followed to Bethlehem. It was there they saw the Christ Child who was born of Mary because the power of the Highest overshadowed her. (Luke 1:35) Jesus was born by the power of the Highest, the power of God.
Later, after Jesus had been tempted by the devil in the wilderness for 40 days, He returned in the power of the Holy Spirit to Galilee and people were amazed at the power and authority of His word. So that men would know Jesus had power on earth, He healed people and worked miracles, and multitudes sought to touch Him because power came out of Him.
Now the Jews were jealous of Jesus’ power, so they sought to kill Him. But not even death could rob our Lord of His power. The greatness of His power was revealed when He was raised from the dead after He was crucified, and when he ascended into Heaven, He sat at the righthand of power.
But understand this. One day the sky will turn black, the stars will fall, and the heavens will be shaken. On that day the sign of the Son of Man will again appear in heaven, and when that happens Jesus, who was born by the power of the Highest, who came out of the wilderness by the power of the Holy Spirit, who was raised from the dead in power, and now sits at the righthand of power, will return with power and great glory.
Have a God Filled Week,
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