April 14, 2020 - For about 400 years the Jewish people were enslaved in Egypt but then the Lord God brought them out of slavery led by a man named Moses. For 40 years the Lord led them around in the wilderness until the older rebellious ones had died off and then he led their children out and into the Promised Land that he had promised to the fathers.
"All this took about 450 years. And after that he gave them judges until Samuel the prophet.
Then they asked for a king and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
And when he had removes him, he raised up David to be their king, of whom he testified and said, "I have found in David, the son of Jesse, a man after my own heart, who will do my work."
Of this man's offspring God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, as he promised." (Acts 13:20-23)
Jesus the only Son of God, born of a woman and of the Holy Spirit of God to come and make a path for mankind to return to God through repentance and acceptance of Jesus as Lord of all. For since the original sin of Adam in the garden man had separated himself from God by his disobedience and rejection of God's will.
God sent a cousin of Jesus, John the Baptist, to clear a path for the Christ as he preached the gospel of repentance to the people of Israel, preparing them for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
"And as John was finishing his course, he said, "What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. No, but behold, after me one is coming, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie." (Acts 13:25)
The apostle Paul then preached about the Lord's coming;
"For those who live in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not recognize him nor understand the utterances of the prophets, which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him. And though they found in him no guilt worthy of death, they asked Pilate to have him executed. And when they had carried out all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in a tomb." (Acts 13:27-29)
"But God raised him from the dead." (Acts 13:30)
Glory, glory glory to the Lamb of God for he lives, he is risen and he lives forever.
"And we bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus, as also it is written in the second Psalm, "You are my Son, today I have begotten you." (Acts 13:32-33)
"Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything." (Acts 13:38-39)
"There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death." (Romans 8:1-2)
Free at last, free at last, once I have been born-again I am free at last. Free from sin and the death of the spirit, from the penalty of sin. Blessed be the name of the Lamb of God, blessed be the name of Jesus Christ our Lord...