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by Benjamin Munsell on December 25, 2017
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For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6. This is a wonderful verse that most people know something about as it is generally preached about in many churches across America and around the world. It's talking about Baby Jesus being born in a manger  with the 3 Wise Men looking on. Many Christmas cards and Nativity Scenes have been sold and put on display depicting this verse. Everybody loves a baby Jesus laying in the manger, he's so cute and cuddly, AND NO THREAT TO ANYBODY. For most people this nativity scene is nothing more than a long held tradition, and that's all. Put out baby Jesus, do lots of Christmas presents, put baby Jesus back in the box for another year. How sad that for most people, in and out of the church, this is all baby Jesus amounts to. The Greatest Gift God ever gave to man, pretty much stays in the box. The Jewel of Great Price, undiscovered. Let's look at the next verse and see what it has to say. "Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this". Isaiah 9:7. Suddenly baby Jesus becomes The Great King, The Mighty Ruler, the Saviour of all mankind whose Kingdom and Rule shall never end. He's no longer the Baby in the box, BUT THE MIGHTY LION OF JUDAH, AND HE'S GOT SOMETHING TO SAY. Is anybody listening? Does anybody care? Is this all Christmas amounts to, a few presents under the tree, and that's all? Sadly, that is all Jesus means to most people. But to His True Followers, the real Believers, He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords Who Reigns Supreme, Who is the Giver of Life, the Judge of the quick and the dead. He WILL, by ALL, Be Blessed.
 
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