On a hot afternoon on 22nd July 2013
Westminster Abbey bells pealed, there was a 41 gun salute and he was headline news the world over. Photos of this 8lb 6oz baby were on the front pages of thousands of different Magazines and newspapers.
Baby George’s birth could not have been more different to the
birth of Jesus, the King of kings.
come from a royal line.
among your ancestors Henry VIII or Queen
As we know, the royal couple William and Kate are married. Jesus’ mother, Mary, was not yet married to Joseph. She was a virgin. But God Himself, the Creator of the world was coming into the world. Jesus was born of God and of humanity, for He was fully God and fully human.
THE BABY’S NAME
The prince’s parents, with advice and approval from the Queen, chose his name, whereas Joseph was told by an angel of the Lord “you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Jesus’ destiny was also to reign upon this earth,* but as Lord and Saviour.
[* When will this be? At the time of His Return: “For,” it is written: “in the latter days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and peoples shall flow into it. And many nations shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us his ways, and we shall walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge between many peoples, and shall reprove strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it:” (Micha 4: 1-4, R.V.). See also Isa. 40: 10; Rev. 11: 15; 20: 4, 6.]
There was no private hospital for Jesus.
Compelled by a census called by Caesar
Mary and Joseph went to their place of origin.
But there was no room for them in the inn in
ANNOUNCING THE BIRTH
News of the royal baby’s birth was posted outside
Whatever the celebrations, there was no way that a special star would be over St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington! But for Jesus, a star led wise from the east to the place where Jesus was born
Who knows how
Laid in a cradle, Jesus was destined to die on a cross. His suffering was horrific. But He paid the penalty for our sins. Jesus was born to do that. We have all broken God’s commandments … and our sin is deadly. Jesus came to die, taking on himself the sin of the world. He did it because, despite everything, God loves us. Jesus then did what no ordinary monarch could ever do - He rose from the dead.*
[* That is, He left “Hades,” - a place in the Underworld where the souls of the dead are presently waiting for their Resurrection. Matt. 40; Acts 2: 31, 34; Rev. 6: 9-11; John 3: 13.]
actually know when, or even
Jesus’ birth, the king
of the day, King Herod jealously ordered that babies
What we think of baby George Alexander Louis actually has little significance. What we think of Jesus Christ has eternal consequences. Before anyone can come to know God and be certain of heaven rather than hell,* individual wrong deeds need to be forgiven. Only Jesus can do that.
[* Presumably, the author of this tract, understands “hell” to be synonymous with “the lake of fire” - the eternal place of the lost after their resurrection; but this cannot be correct for “death and Hades (‘Hell’ A.V.) were cast into the lake of fire” (Rev. 20: 15, R.V.)]
Throughout the centuries people have said, ‘God save the king’. More importantly you need to ask the King to save you - that is to forgive you and become Lord and Saviour. Will you now call out to God, thanking Him for the life, death and resurrection of Jesus? Will you ask Him to become your Lord and Saviour? Jesus is not just a figure of history, like so many of the kings and queens we read about, but He is the way to God the Father. We can know Him and find in Him a constant companion and loving Saviour.
impossible to stress, to the degree it needs to be
studied deceit and camouflage which is
taking place in the
No Spirit-filled believer needs to be told that the person who denies, deliberately and publically, (1) that God rewards His redeemed people according to their works; or, (2) that Christ’s millennial kingdom is that time when faithful servants of Christ will be rewarded, (Rev. 3: 21; 22: 12) – has allowed him/herself to be deceived; and are deceivers of others because: “The god of this age hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the gospel [good news] of the GLORY of Christ, who is the image of God, should not dawn upon them:” (2 Cor. 4: 4b, R.V.).
The moment we take these two deceptions - which ought never to be allowed to deceive; and a summary of the controlled propaganda of multitudes of prominent officers within the Church of God - (who can only be described as enormous instruments in the service of Satan in the production of the ‘evil that deceives’) - we then realize that we are now living in a time of mass apostasy.
THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM
And is there none before? No perfect Peace
Unbroken by the storms and cares of life,
Until the time of waiting for Him cease
By His appearing to destroy the strife?
No, none before.
Do we not hear that through the flag of Grace
By faithful messengers of God unfurl’d,
All men will be converted, and the place
Of man’s rebellion be a holy world?
Yes, we so hear.
Is it not true that to the Church is given
The holy honour of dispelling night,
And bringing back the human race to heaven
By kindling everywhere the Gospel light?
It os NOT true.
Is this the Hope? That Christ the Lord will come,
In all the glory of His royal right,
Redeemer and Avenger, taking home His saints,
And crushing the Usurper’s might?
This is the Hope.