DCLM Daily Manna 15 March 2022

TOPIC: God Among Mortals

TEXT: Isaiah 9:1-7

KEY VERSE:
“Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.” – (Isaiah 9:7)

DCLM Daily Manna 15 March 2022 OUTLINE

Man waited for centuries for the birth of Jesus Christ as prophesied by Isaiah. It was a long wait, according to the Lord Himself. Apostle Peter was also aware of this passionate expectation when he wrote of how the prophets “searched diligently…[for] what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow” (1 Peter 1:10,11).

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When the Messiah eventually appeared among men to fulfil prophecy, man’s joy knew no bounds. The doctrine He brought unfolded all what the Scriptures said of Him. He performed signs and wonders, and turned out to be the mighty God who healed the sick and stilled tempests. He became the everlasting Father to those orphaned by satanic afflictions. He is the Prince of peace who has ushered tranquillity into a world under attack by hosts of hell.

Christ’s entry into the world is responsible for the incredible transformation man has experienced in his soul over the ages. What education, science and technology, philosophy, religion, wealth and wars have failed to achieve, faith in Jesus and His promises have achieved. Christ’s salvation, finally, opens the pearly gates of heaven for those who submit to Him.

The world needs this great Personality, whose main mission is to make us like Himself so we can live with Him in heaven, the abode of His Father, the holy angels and saints. He is in our midst now. His abiding presence gives us hope, victory, abundance and unending joy.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Immanuel’s abiding presence gives us hope.

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Jeremiah 31-32

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