MESSIANIC PROMISES OF CHRIST COMING TO EARTH ~ 8

Family and Friends,

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Simeon Blesses the Infant Jesus

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Prophecy

Isaiah 9:1-2

Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation,

when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,

and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea,

beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.

The people that walked in darkness have seen a Great Light:

they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death,

upon them hath the Light shined.”

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Fulfillment

Luke 2:25-32

 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same

man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost 

was upon him.

 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before

he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child

 Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law.

Then took he Him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said

 
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:

 
 For mine eyes have seen Thy Salvation,

 
 Which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

 
A Light to lighten the Gentiles,

and

the Glory of Thy people Israel.

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The aged Simeon received a divine revelation from God that he would not die until he

had first seen the Messiah! No doubt this expectation thrilled his soul, for, as a Jew

 living under the dominion of Rome, he, like other Jews, was longing for the revelation

of the long awaited Deliverer. It was the Holy Spirit that led Simeon into the Temple at

the very moment the baby Jesus was there with his mother and Joseph. The Holy Spirit

always leads us to Jesus. As Simeon lifted the baby Messiah up the Spirit prophesied

through Simeon’s lips that this babe was more than just another baby – He was the hope

of two people groups, He is the Light of the whole Gentile world and Israel’s true Glory!

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Thank you for stopping by.

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