I wonder if we would celebrate Christmas better if we had the Old Testament prophets with us today?
We look back at the events of Christmas, but what about those ‘Before Christ’ (BC) who looked forward to Christmas, not knowing what events would unfold?!
Take, for example, Ezekiel the Prophet (6th Century BC). He looked forward to a day when God would restore his people bringing those dry bones back to life. He prophesied: ‘I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.’ (Ezekiel 37:14).
What joy and excitement Ezekiel would have at Christmas time seeing how God done it – by sending his Son into the world as a human!!! What joy those living ‘BC’ would have this Christmas!
The Father sent the Son, and then sent the Spirit on all who believe in the name of Jesus. He lives in us restoring our life to eternal.
Let’s celebrate that God has kept the promise he made ‘Before Christ’ and that now we have inside knowledge of God. He freely gives his Spirit to live in us who love and obey the Lord Jesus. God lives in us and we live in him… WOW!!! Happy Christmas!
In Christ, Tory.