DIG for Monday the 12th of December….. what, I have to remove the star from my Nativity scene as well…..Matthew 2 v 9

Once again in this DIG I am going to advise you to read the Word of God instead of listening to the traditions of men.

We have been looking in DIG at what did happen and what did not happen at the birth of Jesus.

Much of what we see in nativities and on Christmas cards did not actually happen; the star over the birthplace of Jesus is one other such myth.

We generally think that the wise men (3 of them) followed the star to the baby Jesus when He was born, that they visited Him at the same time as the shepherds.

We have seen that this was not the case for the wise men; they visited when He was a child (see my DIG for Friday 9th December).

So the star was above His home when He was a young child not a baby.

There were no wise men at His birth and there was no star above the stable (and we will see later in DIGs from the 22nd to 25th December that there was no stable either).

These things are traditions of men that seem to have come through time as truths, but they are not Biblical truths (Colossians 2 v 8).

It is the Word of God that is important and it is the Word of God that we should go into in order to learn about Jesus.

The world is full of nonsense about Jesus and the traditions of men abound.

Forget about them and see what the Word says.

The Word of God is where you will find the truth, not only about His birth but also about all things regarding Jesus.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word and thank you for the truths held within”.

Matthew 2 v 9…..When they had heard the king, they departed: and, lo, the start, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was

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DIG for Sunday the 11th of December…..God needs our help…..Luke 1 v 37

In our Bible study last night we were looking at the account of the birth of Jesus, particularly the virgin birth.

The Word says that nothing is impossible for God and this of course is true (Luke 1 v 37).

However God also needs people to play their part in any of His works on earth.

Mary needed to believe that she could become pregnant without knowing a man.

Joseph had to believe the angel telling him to take his family to Egypt.

We could go even further back in time and say that Isaiah had to believe what God was telling him about eh Messiah; he also then had to write it down so that it could be fulfilled.

God wants to do so much on this earth, He wants us all to live in health and prosperity for example.

I know people in the church however who do not believe this, and are therefore still living in poverty and pain.

This is not because God does not want it or has not provided it, but because people do not believe it and speak it out.

We still have to do our part, even though nothing is impossible for God.

In the context of the birth of Jesus many people ‘did their bit’, including Isaiah, Mary and Joseph.

This is still true for us today with God wanting us to do mighty things, but we have to believe, speak it out and participate.

Every single one of us has a plan and purpose we can walk in, we just need to find it, believe it and then do it!

Speak this out today…..”Thank You Lord that You have a plan and purposed for my life and thank you that you want the best for me”.

Luke 1 v 37…..For with God nothing is impossible