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Dec 3 Devotion: What Child is This?

Text- Matt. 2:11-  And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

 *What Child is this?

*He’s the…

  1. Promise Child!

Isa. 7:14- Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Isa. 9:6- For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Mic. 5:2- But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

  1. Providential Child!

John 1:1-3; v. 14; v. 34- In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

14 And the Word was made 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.

34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

  1. Problem Child!

*for…

-Sin

-Satan

-the Stone

  1. Proclaiming Child!

John 1:17- For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

  1. Physician Child!

Mal. 4:2a- But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings;

  1. Propitiating Child!

I John 4:10- Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

  1. Preparing Child!

John 14:1-3– Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

  1. Protecting Child!

Ps. 61:3-  For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

  1. Potentate Child!

I Tim. 6:14-16-  That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

What Child is this?  He’s the King of Glory! Jesus is His name!

-Pastor Doug Foster

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