Matthew 2:1-2 ” After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of king Herod, Magi from the East came 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 birth of Jesus was foretold in the Old Testament Book of Micah 5:2, “But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judea, from you shall come forth for Me One Who is to be Ruler in Israel Whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.” The Wise men who came seeking Him were Gentile court advisors & ancient astrologists who spent their time interpreting astronomical phenomena and pouring over foreign literature. In their studies they came upon the prophecy of another Gentile named Balaam in Numbers 24:17 who said, “I see Him, but not now; I behold Him, but not near; a star shall come out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel; it shall crush the forehead of Moab and break down all the sons of Sheth.” The Wise men themselves and their travels were written about in Psalm 72:10-11, where it tells us, “The kings of Tarshish and of distant shores will bring tribute to Him; the kings of Sheba and Seba will present Him gifts. All kings will bow down to Him and all nations will serve Him.” The Wise men came searching for the King of kings and Lord of lords…the One Who would ultimately bring God’s universal dominion to earth…and Jesus was His name.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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