For many years I used to wonder why the angel of the Lord and the heavenly host announced the birth of Jesus to a bunch of shepherds.
I actually wondered why they did not announce the birth of the Lord to people if influence and importance.
It is only recently that I have discovered (through rightly dividing the Word) that the shepherds were actually people of influence and importance.
We know the Word tells us that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem.
Too many people however still think that He was born in stable, even though the Word does not say this!
The Word tells us He would be born at Migdal Eder (Micah 5:2 and 4:8).
Migdal Eder was the watchtower of the flock, the place at Bethlehem where the Temple shepherds looked after the temple flock; the flock that ‘produced’ the sacrificial lambs for the essential temple sacrifices.
These shepherds were people of influence and importance; they were the Temple shepherds, the men who knew all about sacrificial lambs!
The angel of the Lord said they would know Jesus from a sign, with the sign being that He was wrapped in swaddling clothes.
Why would this be a sign?
Well, when the sacrificial lambs were born the Temple shepherds examined them and if they were perfect they would be wrapped in swaddling clothes to keep them perfect!
Jesus was the perfect and last sacrificial lamb, and He was ‘inspected’ by the very special shepherds at His birth.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for Jesus, our perfect and best sacrificial lamb”.
Luke 2 v 12…..And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger