Daily Devotions

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Text: And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. (Luke 2:9-14)

Tweet: That Christ’s birth is good tidings of great joy to all people universally is truly amazing, but that He was born for you personally is most astonishing!

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Text: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. (Isaiah 11:4-5)

Tweet: Isaiah predicted that the promised Messiah would array Himself in righteousness and administer it equitably, by using the rod of His mouth to reprove those who exploit the poor and to rid the earth of all evildoers.

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Text: And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: (Isaiah 11:3)

Text: But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man. (John 2:24-25)

Text: Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. (John 7:24)

Tweet: Isaiah predicted that the promised Messiah would not judge men by mere appearance nor majority acclaim, but by perfect discernment and divine perception.

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Text: And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; (Isaiah 11:2)

Text: For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. (John 3:34)

Text: And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. (Revelation 3:1)

Tweet: Isaiah predicted that the promised Messiah—Anointed One—would have the Spirit without measure. Since seven symbolizes completeness, Christ would completely possess the fullness of the Spirit—the seven spirits of God.

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Text: Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut; I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. For Jacob my servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me. I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things. Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the Lord have created it. Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands? Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth? Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded. I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the Lord of hosts. (Isaiah 45:1-3)

Tweet: God uses national leaders, even the unscrupulous and unconverted, as anointed instruments in the carrying out of His preordained plans and purposes upon the earth. In doing so, He proves both His sovereignty over our world and His supremacy within it.

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Text: And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: (Isaiah 11:1)

Text: And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene. (Matthew 2:21-23)

Tweet: Isaiah predicted that the promised Messiah—Anointed One—would spring up from the stump of Jessie like a sprig, a prophecy Matthew said was fulfilled when Jesus came forth as a Nazarene; that is, a branch—Nazareth means branch—from a cut down Israel.

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Text: 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)

Tweet: Christ, Isaiah’s predicted “Prince of Peace,” came the first time to bring peace with God. He is coming again to bring peace on earth. Apart from Christ, there is no hope of peace: no hope of peace with God, peace of mind, nor peace on earth.

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Text: 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)

Tweet: If I was an unbeliever, someone unconvinced by divine revelation of the absolute truth of the Christian faith, the greatest doctrinal stumbling block for me would undoubtedly be the doctrine of the Incarnation. The Incarnation is to me the most astonishing truth in all of Scripture. The Creator we read about at the beginning of the Old Testament is the baby that we read about at the beginning of the New Testament. At the very heart of the Gospel is this astounding truth: God became a man in the man Christ Jesus.

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Text: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

Tweet: Wonder of wonders; the Babe to be born in Bethlehem would be “the everlasting Father” and the Son to be given on Calvary would be “the Mighty God.” God came into our world in the form of a helpless human infant and became a man Himself in the man Christ Jesus!