Esther 3:8 (The Israel Bible) ….whose laws are different from those of any other people The Jewish people are governed, for the most part, by a higher law, a Spiritual law given by a Spiritual leader called by the Hebrew name, Elohim or by the English common name, God. These laws are all written down in the best-selling book of all time called, the Bible. The author, Elohim, is the Creator of all the elements in the universe and has an understanding far, far beyond anything we can comprehend and only those who He has allowed to be born into His Spirit can begin to understand the ultimate knowledge of this book of instructions and hear His voice. The physical man guided by the human spirit is fallen from grace and is following the spirit of Haman who is being led by that old, old enemy of God called by his proper name, Lucifer (the deceiver). Lucifer leads the dark side of life and Jesus/Yeshua leads the “Light” side. Christians and Jews are hated because the world cannot discern the Spirit.
Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
It does not take a lot of understanding to look around and see what kind of condition the world has and is becoming. There are riots and anarchy in the streets all over the world. There are vicious murders taking place everywhere and senseless acts of violence that was unheard of fifty years ago. It seems to be coming down to a world that does not want the God of creation in their lives because of all the evil in their hearts. There is lying and cheating and lust and pornography and greed in nearly every area one might see. And the Christian and Jewish heritage is hated with a passion because it shows up the truth of the lives that go against Gods eternal word. I am absolutely stunned by the violence that took place and is taking place because of the inauguration of Mr. Trump as president of the United States. I am so very blessed to be living where people take God seriously. So, I say to those who take God at His word , “Look up for your redemption draws near.”
Luke 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
When a person lives in Israel, especial;;y in Jerusalem, one seems to see the word of God from a whole different perspective. I, as a Gentile, have lived in Jerusalem for 30 years and I have seen a lot, and learned a lot and understand a lot of the culture and celebrations here. There are specific holy days (holidays) that are very special to the Jewish people and that this God of the bible has mandated that should be attended. There is Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles. In Hebrew, they are, Pesach, Shavuot, and Succoth. These three times a year, one will find most hotels full but especially in the season of Succoth, Tabernacles, it will be very hard to find a room anywhere. Thus, when I look at this simple statement in Luke of Yeshua being born in Bethlehem in a stable rather than in an Inn, because there was no room, it immediately tells me it was because of the most holy of days in Jerusalem. And again, why would Joseph have traveled on foot and donkey all the way from Nazareth to Bethlehem just to register for the census if he didn’t already need to be in Jerusalem according to God’s word? Bethlehem is only about two and a half miles or 4 Kilometers from Jerusalem. And again why the Inn would be fully occupied if not for all the visitors for the feast? This tiny statement alone leads me to believe that Yeshua was born during one of the high Holy days prescribed especially Succoth.
This thought has been on my mind for the past week and I just had to share it.