From the Beginning

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Last week I shared a bit about the new life, the new birth, that we have in Jesus Christ. I learned so much that first year of being a Christian, but it was just the beginning. What I’ve seen and heard and felt in almost 40 years with Christ is quite remarkable to me. The Lord has taken me to depths that I have difficulty describing, but it’s worth a try. Let’s start from the beginning.

The first words I remember studying about as a new Christian were “save,” “saved,” “salvation,” “Savior,” “faith,” “believe,” and “believer.” I learned that each of these words in the New Testament were first written in Greek and that understanding their meaning in the original language of the New Testament was important to a Christian. So, here’s a quick look at those seven words and what they mean:

“save” – sozo … to save from danger, to deliver

“save” – diasozo … to bring safely through

“saving” – peripoiesis … preservation

“salvation” – soteria … deliverance, preservation

“savior” – soter … deliverer, preserver

“faith” – pistis … firm persuasion, conviction based on hearing, trust competely

“believe” – pisteuo … be persuaded of, place confidence in, trust in reliance upon

“believe” – peitho … to be persuaded

“believer” – piston and pisteuontes … believing ones, trusting ones

To be saved is to be saved from danger. To have salvation is to have deliverance and preservation. Our Savior delivered us from danger and preserves us. To believe that we are in danger and in need of being saved means we must place our faith and trust in the Savior Who alone can save us.

I placed my faith and trust in Jesus Christ because I believed my soul was in danger and that He was the only One who could deliver me from that danger and place me in a safe place. To be saved is to be “safe.”

I’ve heard people say that Jesus did not come to save anyone because no one needs saving. Their view of Jesus is that He was a kind teacher who brought lots of wonderful stories to the Jewish people. I agree that Jesus is a kind Teacher and He did tell the people of Israel many wonderful stories, but I disagree that no one needs saving and that Jesus did not come to save people. That contradicts everything in God’s Word. In fact, saving people is the primary reason Jesus came to earth as a baby. Here’s what the angel of the Lord told Joseph, Mary’s husband: “And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21

Jesus’ name in the Greek (Iesous) is a transliteration of the Hebrew name (Joshua) that means “Jehovah is salvation.” The angel told Joseph to call Mary’s baby Jesus, “for He will save His people from their sins.” The very NAME God gave His Son means “Jehovah is salvation.”

Here’s more proof that Jesus came to save people from His own words:

“For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.” Matthew 18:11

“For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.” Luke 9:56

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17

“Yet I do not receive testimony from man, but I say these things that you may be saved.” John 5:34

“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.” John 10:9

“And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.” John 12:47

The followers of Jesus Christ did not change that message. They continued to teach that Jesus came to save people even after He ascended back to His Throne in Heaven.

“And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved.” Acts 2:21

“And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, ‘Be saved from this perverse generation.” Acts 2:40

“So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:46-47

“This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:11-12

“But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved in the same manner as they.” Acts 15:11

“And he brought them out and said, ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’ So they said, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Acts 16:30-31

“Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.” Romans 5:9

“For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” romans 5:10

“But what does it say? ‘The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart’ (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:8-10

“For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For ‘whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.” Romans 10:12-13

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18

“For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.” 1 Corinthians 1:21

“For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” 2 Corinthians 2:15

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and madeus sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:4-10

“This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.” 1 Timothy 1:15

“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:3-4

There is no question about what the New Testament teaches concerning our being in danger and Jesus Christ being our Savior:

“For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Matthew 2:1

“And many more believed because of His own word. Then they said to the woman, “Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.” John 4:41-42

“The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree. Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.” Acts 5:30-32

“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” Philippians 3:20

“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope.” 1 Timothy 1:1

“Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.” 2 Timothy 2:8-12

“To Titus, a true son in our common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.” Titus 1:4

“… looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” Titus 2:13

“Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:1

“You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:17-18

“And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world.” 1 John 4:14

The human race is an endangered species physically and spiritually and in great need of a Savior. That’s what Jesus does. He saved people from everlasting punishment. Does God save everyone? No. He saves only those who “believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.” What does it take to become a believer? Faith. We must believe that Jesus is the one and only way to be saved.

“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.” John 1:6-7

“He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:11-13

“This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.” John 2:11

“Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said. Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did.” John 2:22-23

“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life … He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God … He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” John 3:14-15, 18, 36

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.” John 5:24

“Then they said to Him, ‘What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?’ Jesus answered and said to them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent … And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst … And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day … Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life … Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” John 6:28-29, 35, 40, 47, 69

“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” John 7:38

“Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins … And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.’ As He spoke these words, many believed in Him. Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.” John 8:24, 29-31

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this? She said to Him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” John 11:25-27

“While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.’ These things Jesus spoke, and departed, and was hidden from them … I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness.” John 12:36, 46

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me … Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me … Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.” John 14:1, 6, 10-11

“And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more … In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you; for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God. I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father … Now we are sure that You know all things, and have no need that anyone should question You. By this we believe that You came forth from God.” John 16:8-10, 26-28, 30

“For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me … I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:8, 20-21

“And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe.” John 19:35

“Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him, “’We have seen the Lord.’ So he said to them, ‘Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.’ And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, ‘Peace to you!’ Then He said to Thomas, ‘Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.’ And Thomas answered and said to Him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him, ‘Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’ And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.” John 20:24-31

Salvation is the greatest experience I’ve ever had in life. I was lost, but now I’m found; was blind, but now I see. If you have not received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior – if you have not confessed your sins to God, asked for His forgiveness and the wonderful gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ – I invite you to do that right now. Don’t wait, don’t put it off. We just don’t know what’s going to happen to us today or tomorrow or this week. We need to take care of eternal things now, while there’s time.

If you do pray to receive Christ as your Lord and Savior, please write to me and let me know. I’d like to pray for you and share some thoughts about becoming a child of God.

Tomorrow: What we become when we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessings!

Mark McGee

GraceLife Ministries

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New Life In A New Year

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God created life. Satan killed it. Jesus gives new life to those who want it. I want it!

Everything was going along beautifully. God created a wonderful world for the enjoyment of His creatures. He created man and woman and introduced them to each other and the amazing world around them. Then Satan got involved. He hated God and everything God had created. That included the world and the people in it. Satan lied about God to the woman and deceived her into disobeying God. The woman asked the man to disobey and he did. The man and woman began to die physically, just as God had warned. They died spiritually at the instant they disobeyed God. They were ashamed and hid from God. Every human being born into life on earth is born spiritually dead and dies physically in a short period of time. That, my friends, is the sad story of humanity. We are born dead — then die.

However, I am very glad to say that is not the end to this sad story. The God who created man and woman gave them one chance to life. He said it would come through a Man He would send to deliver them. We know that Man is Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”

John 1:12-14

The Bible is filled with stories about the birth of boys and girls, but the birth spoken of in John 1 is different than physical birth: “not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man.” This is a supernatural birth: “but of God.” This birth is directly related to the coming of the Word of God in the flesh. John the Apostle said that he beheld the glory of this Word, “the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John doesn’t leave us hanging about the identity of the Word:

“John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, ‘This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”

John 1:15-17

The word John used for born (“who were born”) is the Greek word gennao. It was used most often for men “begetting” children. In this context, we see that the begetting is not of blood, will of the flesh, or will of man. It’s of God. It’s the same word Jesus used when he spoke with Nicodemus.

“There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, ‘Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.’ Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’ Nicodemus said to Him, ‘How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?’ Jesus answered, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

John 3:1-8

Jesus anticipated the real question and need of Nicodemus and addressed it. “Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus didn’t get what Jesus was saying at first. He thought the Lord was talking about being born physically a second time, a physical impossibility. “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus explained to Nicodemus that what He was talking about was spiritual birth, not physical. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

The first key is the words “born again.” The Greek is gennethe anothen, “is born from above.” It was used for a place, usually on top of something or above something. Jesus said that unless a person is born from the top/above, they cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus misunderstood, so Jesus added more information to help him get to the truth. This is the second key: “unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.” He repeats the same phrase, gennethenai anothen (born from above), and makes it clear that what He’s talking about is being born of the Spirit.

Why do we need to be born of the Spirit? Because the Spirit of God left Adam and Eve when they sinned against God. They received God’s Spirit when God created them. Remember that Adam was created in the “image” of God (Genesis 1:26-27). God breathed into Adam the “breath of life” (Genesis 2:7) that included the Spirit of God. When Adam sinned against God, the Holy Spirit left Adam and Eve. They lost their spiritual connection with God. Being “born again” reconnects people with God and the Holy Spirit once again lives in them.

Jesus introduced Nicodemus to the most amazing fact of life: we can be born of the Spirit! It was a truth that so captured Nicodemus that he eventually became a follower of Christ (John 19:39). I can imagine that the Lord’s promise of spiritual life coming through a new birth from above is something that never left Nicodemus’ mind.

The Apostle Peter also got the message. He knew what it meant to be spiritually “born from above” and taught that truth to others. Here’s what he wrote in his first letter: “having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever.” (1 Peter 1:23) The Greek word for “having been born again” is anagegennemenoi and translates into English as “having been regenerated.” He used a similar word a few sentences later when he wrote: “as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.” (1 Peter 2:2) The Greek for “newborn babes” is aptigenneta brephe and means someone who is a newborn child or infant. Even though Peter was writing primarily to adults, he called them “newborn babes.” That was based on their having recently been “regenerated.”

Regeneration is a phenomenal reality in the spiritual world. God takes someone who was born into physical and spiritual death and begets them anew spiritually! Paul explained it this way:

“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”

Ephesians 2:1-7

“And you He made alive, who were dead.” This is stunning information, breaking news to the highest degree! God raises people from the dead every day; people who were dead in trespasses and sins. Even when we were dead in trespasses, God “made us alive together with Christ.” We were “dead” (nekros – dead body), but God made us “alive” (sunzoopoieo – bring to life, make alive with) together with Christ.

The “new birth” is the pathway to “new life” in Christ and humanity’s only hope to defeat the death everyone of us is born into. It is truly a “regeneration”, a spiritual renewal.

Another Greek word translated “regeneration” is palingenesia, from palin (again) and genesis (birth). Paul used it in his letter to Titus.

“But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

Titus 3:4-7

Notice how this happens from God’s perspective:

  1. kindness and love of God our Savior toward man
  2. not by works of righteousness which we have done
  3. saved us according to His mercy
  4. through the washing of regeneration
  5. and renewing of the Holy Spirit
  6. whom God poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior
  7. having been justified by His grace
  8. we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life

Wow! God did all this for us. Paul’s teaching and writing are consistent on the fact that we have spiritual life because of the mercy of God, and not because of our righteousness or anything we’ve done. We are spiritually alive through the “washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.”

Very cool! But how does it happen? How do we go from “death” to “life”? How long does it take? How long does it last? What does it feel like? What does it do to us?

Tomorrow. We’ll look into that amazing adventure tomorrow.

In Christ’s Love and Grace,

Mark McGee

GraceLife Ministries

The Virgin Mary

Yesterday, we began a study about a Jewish virgin named Mary. She lived in a little town in the northern region of Israel named Nazareth. We don’t know a lot about her personal history as a child, but we do know she found favor with God.

“Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said to her, ‘Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!’ But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. Then the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”

Luke 1:26-33

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Exceedingly Great Joy!

The three wise men

I love words. Each one carries a world of meaning, especially as we join one word to another and another and another, until we’ve created a thought. That’s what this blog is about … thoughts … thoughts about God’s amazing Grace. Words are what make the thoughts understandable and life changing.

One of the words that means so much to me, and millions of Christians around the world, is joy. Joy is at the heart of the Christian faith. Take the three wise men who traveled a long distance to see what the star would show them.

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”

Matthew 2:10-11

The wise men knew the prophecies about the Messiah and they read the prophetic signs in the sky. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. Did you see that? They rejoiced with exceedingly great joy! They were so excited to see the star. They knew that the ancient prophecy was coming true at that very moment. It was no longer an old prophecy. It was happening during their lifetime. It was happening in front of them. They were going to be part of the prophecy!

It’s amazing to me that these three learned men were astute enough to see in the alignment of stars in the sky that God was on the move. He was going to do what He told prophets centuries before that He was going to do. The Messiah, Israel’s Savior and King, had been born! That caused the wise men to rejoice “with exceedingly great joy.”

What does that mean? We’ll see tomorrow. But for now, think about what it must have been like for three wise men to know they had just discovered the greatest secret of the history … the birth of the Holy Child … the Eternal Son of God!

In Christ’s Love and Grace,

Mark McGee

GraceLife Ministries