I pray that you ‘re moving through your day with a released heart. We will be stagnant from growth, if we are held hostage by the things that have hurt us or confused us. It becomes almost a self torture Ps 106:45 for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of great love he relented. God is ready to change his mind when it comes to our sin, so be ready to release and relent your feelings toward those that may have gotten on your bad side.(Thank you minister Barrett)
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My name is Wilhelmina Lundy and I am a servant of God, some of the ways that I serve is as the founder of From Sinner to Saint Blog and prayer wall (If you have a request you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org) I also serve as the founder of Journey in Praise Ministry http://www.journeyinpraise.wordpress.com . Another way that I serve is as one of the leaders in the Walk it Out group that can be found on Facebook and periscope. Okay let’s get into the word.
Matthew Chapter 2
Visitors Arrive from Eastern Lands
The word says after Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the wise men came from the east to Jerusalem and asked
“Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”
The word says king Herod was disturbed, and so was Jerusalem along with him. King Herod had called together all the priests and teachers. Herod asked them where was Jesus supposed to be born and the told him in Bethlehem then the told him what the prophet had written.
“But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel”
Here we learn that Jesus has been born in Bethlehem and in that someone has already seen him as a threat before he even could speak. I want you to think about your purpose that thing you want to do so bad and I want you to realize that there are people that will try to stop you before you step out of the gate.
Herod saw Jesus as threat ! let’s continue
Herod called the wise men to meet with him and find out exactly what time the star appeared, them he told them to go seek the child and report back to him so that he can worship him as well. The word says the went on their journey and followed the star until it stopped where Jesus was. They were overjoyed, when they came to the house they saw Jesus with his mother Mary and they worshipped him. They then opened their treasures and presented Jesus with Gold, incense, and myrrh. They were warned in a dream not to go back to king Herod they ended up going back to their country another route.
After I read this I wanted to know the meanings of the gifts so here you go
Incense/frankincense = used for worship
Myrrh= used for embalming/ also mixed with wine to make a drink, the same drink that the Savior was given before he was crucified. It is said to be a stupefying potion
My spirit tells me these gifts would be what Jesus would be from the beginning to his crucifixion.
Verse 13 – 18
The escape to Egypt
The word says that when the wise men had left an angel had come to Joseph and told him to get up and escape Egypt with his wife and Jesus. The angel told him to stay there, until he comes back, the angel told Joseph that Herod will search for Jesus to kill him.
The word says that Joseph got up and took Jesus and Mary in the middle of the night and left for Egypt. And so, the word of the Lord through his prophet was confirmed
“Out of Egypt I called my son”
The word says that when Herod realized that he was tricked by the wise men he ordered for all boys under the age of 2yrs old to be killed. He went by the time frame, that the wise men told him that the star appeared. The word says that then the prophet Jeremiah’s prophesy was fulfilled
“A voice is heard in Ramah,
Weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children
And refusing to be comforted,
Because they are no more.”
If you follow this blog you know that my faith tells me that God confirms the word of his servant. If you are moving in what God has placed you to do, and you are praising him and letting move in your life. Then you are a servant of God. Just as Prophet Jeremiah’s word was fulfilled so will yours.
Verse 19 – 23
The word tells us that after Herod died an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph and told him to take Jesus and Mary to Israel. The angel told Joseph that the ones who were trying to take the life of Jesus was dead. When Joseph was on his way to Israel he heard that the son of Herod had now took his father’s place and this scared Joseph so he went to Nazareth and then the word of the prophet was fulfilled.
“He will be called a Nazarene”
Reading this chapter with renewed eyes is very different for me. When I first read this chapter years ago I just looked at it as a story but with renewed eyes I see. The Gods word will always come to pass. The word of the prophet is things that God as told the prophets that the relay to the people.
It also shows me that God shifts things so that his word will come to pass when you wal in righteousness as Joseph did, you gain the gift of discernment and this is exactly what Joseph used to get to Nazareth.
Walking by faith is how we walk in righteousness walking in purpose is how we walk with God how we worship him with our work (thank you Alethia Hudson) be blessed everyone s if you go to the Journey in praise Facebook page you will be able to see the video that was made when I received revelation on this word.
Now for the most Important part, if you are looking to build your foundation in faith, you can Google, download a free bible app, or turn your bible to Romans chapter 10:9 and confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith with bible study, fellowship, worship and prayer.