(KJV.) ST. MATTHEW 1:18-21
(18) Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
(19) Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
(20) But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
(21) And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Brethren, whenever we say that Jesus Christ is in control of all things of this world; at times, people dispute that statement as an incorrect proclamation; saying, if Christ is in control, then, why are all these calamities befallen this generation?
If we ponder on this question, to find the correct answers; let us study the text together, maybe we will find something that resonates to how our Father interferes in the affairs of the earth, in other to bring his purposes of accomplishing on the earth: we all know the story of the birth of Jesus Christ, however, the events that led to his conception and birth was not normal, it is what the world would categorize as "out of norms", regardless, it was orchestrated from our Father in heaven; therefore, as believers, there are moments of our lives, whereby we receive revelations from the Holy Spirits to act upon, that our carnal minds cannot fully understand why we should follow his instructions; regardless, let us not hinder his voice to disobey him, however, pray about all things, and endeavor to do the will of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Subsequently, a virgin Mary was engaged to a handsome guy called Joseph; however, before they knew each other as man and wife, the virgin was found with a child; hold on right here! how could this happen? well, it did happen! let us read the gospel of Luke 1:34-35: "Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also "that holy thing," which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God."; listen to how the angel referred to the fetus of Jesus Christ, "that holy thing,", the angel referred to the word, which has not yet manifested in the flesh; cf. John 1:1-4; also, our Father is no respecter of man, though Joseph was engaged to his wife Mary, it did not really matter to him; he interrupted the procedure of the holy matrimony, to manifest his word in the flesh, whether they cooperated with him or not; this type of action, tells you and me, that our Father is in control of all things of the earth, including humanity, he can do whatever he desires, whether we like it or not; as believers, at times, when we receive instructions from angels, dreams, and visions prophecies, let us pay attentions to the voice of the Holy Spirit, endeavor to do his will as directed from above, that the name of Jesus Christ may be glorified through the obedience of his words; for, at times, the ways in which Jesus accomplishes his will in believer's lives, may not make sense to humanity, however, if we obey his voice, take the necessary steps, momentarily, the purposes of Jesus Christ will manifest through our lives, to touch the lives of others.
Joseph was not happy with what he found out about Mary, thought on what to do with her, whether to denounce her publicly as a wife; cf. Deuteronomy 22:21-24, 24:1-4; the text says, "behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost." the lesson in this text is; whenever we agree to do the will of our Father, he establishes, proves our callings, that the world will perceive that it is his will, not ours; therefore, if we have received a word from the Holy Spirit, to undertake a certain task for the glory of Jesus Christ, today, let us know for sure that he is our strengths for his works, never doubt, to move forward with him, rather be courageous, take on the task, and shine the light among darkness.
Also, the angel announced the mission of Jesus Christ to Joseph; saying, "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins."; you see! according to the text, Jesus came to the world to offer salvation to humanity; therefore, if we have not yet received him, let us come unto him for salvation before it is too late: our Father is an author and finisher of our callings; therefore, whenever he calls his servants, he already know the outcome of their service to him, from the beginning to the end of their assignments all things are before him; if that is so, then, no type of evil works can counteract his will in our lives; in the case of Jesus, he came to the world to save his people from their sins; was his mission accomplished successfully? I will say yes, he did! therefore, whatever our callings are in the body of Christ, though there may be sufferings in present times; Jesus our Lord and Savior suffered as well working his assignment, he did not give up the task, but persevere and accomplish his mission successfully, received the name above all names; therefore, believers, it is our turn to forbear all things, persevere, finish the race: for, Jesus is in control! Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. Matthew 2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.