New Creation Church : 10 am first service at Indoor Stadium
Official title of CD was “Jesus Born To Save You”
Christmas 2011 and new year 2012 are on Sundays !
Begin with Rest !
The first sign for Christmas.
Sheep know shepherd Jesus voice .
Everything bad in your life is from devil.
Jesus gives us life most abundant.
Most likely it is angel Gabriel as he was sent to Mary earlier
God brings us good tidings of great joy !
No fear for 2012 .
Why? Jesus born this day in city of David -luke 2:11
Luke 2:12 sign – babe wrapped in swaddling clothes AND in MANGER
Pix of Jesus born to die
Manger looks like where Jesus lay in Garden Tomb
Jesus also born to feed our hunger – feeding trough sign
How did shepherds know where to go find Baby Jesus ? Hundreds of stables etc
Micah already prophesied
He addresses in 3 times in Micah non humans ie places
Micah 5:2 was the first time this happens
“But you Bethlehem Ephrathah…”
” But thou, Bethlehem 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.”
Jesus is kins-man redeemer of us and our land . He is our close relative . Willing! And able (rich !) to redeem!
2nd prophecy where Jesus speaks to a land.
” tower of the flock”
Migdal Eder – in Hebrew
Gen 35:19 – Rachel means ewe lamb
V 20 . Jacob set pillar on her grave for Rachel
Then v 21 . Jacob becomes Israel. Does something spiritual. “and pitched his tent beyond tower of eder ! ‘
Alfred Eldershein (?) says this is place where sheep raised for temple sacrifice from time of birth
Probably Jesus born in Migdal Eder!
Jesus born in inn which once owned by David .
Born in inn – pix of Jesus born not in palace but in our ‘smelly’ sinful hearts to save us !
Ram was caught in horns . Not caught in wool . So could be good sacrifice for Abraham to replace Isaac.
Shepherds watch to ensure sheep wool no blemished and not caught in thicket.
When sheep born . Very feisty . So wrapped in swaddling clothes to slow them.
Targum Jonathan (ot aramaic translation) says tower of eder is where kings would come to shepherd Israel .
Jesus came so no need for sheep in tower of eder
ISA 7:14 – next sign
Leviticus 17:14 life in the blood
Science substantiates Bible
Why virgin birth ?
Human blood . 4 types. Mother does not give blood to baby. Father is governing principle . Blood determined from baby Dna. Only food from mother and baby waste to mother.
Mary was just house for baby. Sinless blood from Heavenly Father. No sinful blood from Jo and Mary to Jesus .
Wisdom of God !
Born from Adam’s line yet without his sinful blood.
Jesus blood washes us !
He came to shed his Sinless innocent blood for us !
[Above: 2 picturs of the indoor stadium services on Christmas Day for 25 December 2011]