Out of Bethlehem, the Lord Jesus did come. The King of the Jews fulfilled His ministry on earth and all those that come unto Him are saved.
Oh Lord, I pray that the prophesy and fulfillment of Your birth will spark more people into not only believing but following You. Yes, God, I know that this prophesy of You coming into the world, 700 years before your birth, was important enough as for Ahaz, Isaiah and Micah to find out about it. And as You are supreme and never go against Your Words, You were born in Bethlehem as prophesied. People did come to know You as the King of the Jews, which is your rightful calling. Yes God, You are the Lord of all, who has come to save us all from our sins. You are my King and therefore my desire is to come unto You often through the Bible and prayer. May Your counsel and teachings rest upon me and give me new insights on life and how to fulfill Your will. My desires are to follow You and do as You command. For I am nothing without You, Lord. Because You came into this world, I have a new found freedom that did not exist before. You came and suffered for my sins that I may not suffer for my own sins. You paid the price and took all my baggage upon Yourself, that I might live again. Thank You Lord. May You ever be with me that I may be led away from temptation and follow You. You are my delight, so lead me into Your light. I love You. Amen.
So with all prophesies, they need to be tested, in order to know if they are true. So we test the prophesy given to Micah with the coming of the Lord Jesus. Continue Reading
Micah 5:1,2 (KJV)
1 Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.
2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
Matthew 2:3-6 (KJV)
3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.