Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 10 December 2021

Topic: The Promised Messiah

Read: Micah 5:1 -6 (NKJV)

1. Now gather yourself in troops, O daughter of troops; He has laid siege against us; They will strike the judge of Israel with a rod on the cheek.

2. ” But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, [Though] you are little among the thousands of Judah, [Yet] out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth [are] from of old, From everlasting.”

3. Therefore He shall give them up, Until the time [that] she who is in labor has given birth; Then the remnant of His brethren Shall return to the children of Israel.

4. And He shall stand and feed [His flock] In the strength of the LORD, In the majesty of the name of the LORD His God; And they shall abide, For now He shall be great To the ends of the earth;

5.  And this [One] shall be peace. When the Assyrian comes into our land, And when he treads in our palaces, Then we will raise against him Seven shepherds and eight princely men.

6.  They shall waste with the sword the land of Assyria, And the land of Nimrod at its entrances; Thus He shall deliver [us] from the Assyrian, When he comes into our land And when he treads within our borders.

Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 10 December 2021

In exactly fifteen days, Christians will be commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas. Jesus is God’s chosen Messiah, not just because He Himself said that about Himself, but also because God foretold that long time ago through the prophets. Today’s passage is one of such prophecies. Micah predicts that this Shepherd-Messiah will protect the faithful (v.4), bring peace to them (v.5), and unify and preserve God’s people (v.3).

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Ultimately the authority and influence of this Messiah will extend not just among His followers, but to the ends of the earth. In one of Christ’s final talks to His disciples, He said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” (John 14:27).

  Because of Christ’s first coming, we have the opportunity to experience peace with God with no more fear of judgment and no more conflicts and guilt. Christ’s peace gives us assurance; at Christ’s second coming, all wars, conflicts and weapons will be destroyed (4:3-5). 1f your faith is in Christ today, you are truly blessed. However, if your faith is not yet in Christ, it is crucial that you consider accepting Him into your heart today

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PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I give You my life; may Your presence bring complete peace for me.

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