Isaiah prophesied it, John witnessed it. The Light came into the world and it was/is Jesus.
With zeal God accomplished His plan. The Lord of hosts could not be stopped from completing his plan to bring a redeemer into the world.
The Redeemer that he had promised since the time Adam and Eve failed in the garden.
Will you step out of darkness today? Believe in Jesus and know that He is the Light of this world.
The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them. You shall multiply the nation, You shall increase their gladness; They will be glad in Your presence As with the gladness of harvest, As men rejoice when they divide the spoil. For You shall break the yoke of their burden and the staff on their shoulders, The rod of their oppressor, as at the battle of Midian. For every boot of the booted warrior in the battle tumult, And cloak rolled in blood, will be for burning, fuel for the fire. For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.
Isaiah 9:2-7 NASB https://bible.com/bible/100/isa.9.2-7.NASB
This week I was given the opportunity by my employer to fly to Charlotte, North Carolina for work.
My flight back home was delayed for a while so I took a stroll around the airport in Charlotte.
I walked by one of the quick-service food vendors and noticed that the young man at the cash register was reading a very used looking Bible. As I got closer I noticed that he was reading in the book of Ezekiel in chapter 44.
He had a slight confused look on his face. So I took the opportunity to ask him what he was reading. Of course he said “I’m reading a Bible”. Which I knew but I wanted to start a conversation. I said, “I see you’re reading in Ezekiel”. Then I started by talking about Ezekiel chapter 38 and the apocalyptic nature of the few chapters in that range.
I spoke to him about signs and prophecy about the end times, specifically about the future destruction of Damascus that is foretold (Isaiah). I spoke to him about how Damascus is the only ancient continuously inhabited city that has never been destroyed.
After we concluded our discussion I walked away and immediately started thinking that I had not shared the Gospel. Possibly subconsciously I assumed he must be a believerbecause he had a Bible. Either way, I didn’t get the cue to (insert Gospel here) in our conversation.
Later, as I was sitting in the waiting area at gate E14A, I thought to myself that I had just missed my Philip moment. I missed the important part of why I was put in that situation. I sit here now hoping that what we discussed helped this young man in the way God intended and that I didn’t truly miss the entire target. Maybe just my willingness to speak to him about the Bible makes a difference.
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
Isaiah 40:28 NIV https://bible.com/bible/111/isa.40.28.NIV