(KJV.) MICAH 5:2
(2) But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
O' BETHLEHEM EPHRATAH!
Brethren, there is an old fable, that big thing comes in small packages; if we ask a question, saying, but how can it be, if the package is smaller, and the gift is much bigger? Well! In reference to the above text, I will say, it certainly is: tell me how? First of all, the subject matter of the above text is, the coming of the ruler of Israel; we have the name of the city where he will be born, which is the city of Bethlehem Ephratah, categorized in this text as, "the little among the thousands of Judah,"; Bethlehem, means the house of bread, it is also known as the city of David; a small town in the south of Jerusalem, because of its magnitude, it was categorized as a little town; secondly, referring to the prophecy, because of the significance of the king, who was to be born there, his powerful and miraculous manifestations yet to come, Bethlehem was referred to as the little town, yet for bigger things; therefore, it does not really matter to Jesus Christ where, who he chooses to manifest his glory, for the earth is the LORD's, and the fulness thereof; let us not take one another for granted, for we are all gifted souls, and we really do not know who will be used in the future for the benefit of humanity, let us embrace one another with love, and tenderly care, for whether we like it or not; we are all in this world together.
The above text was taken from the prophecies of Prophet Micah, it is about the restoration of Zion the city of our Father; Micah, wrote about the coming of a peaceful ruler, who will reign over Isreal forevermore; during that era, no one knew exactly who was to come, because the name of Jesus, was not yet given by our Father, nor when to expect him, however, one thing was for sure, and that is, he will bring peace unto his people: the question is, was this prophecy fulfilled? we all know the answer to this question; most certainly! It was fulfilled in the later years when Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea, the least among the princes of Juda; therefore, the one who was to come into the world, the ruler of Israel, is Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, from everlasting to everlasting, he lives, rules and reigns forever and evermore: and he is coming back again to reconcile with his believers forevermore.
Dearly beloved, as humans, who dwell upon the earth, there are tendencies to disagree with one another, strive among ourselves, but what we fail to realized is, we dwell in the presence of our Father, no matter where we are on the earth, he sees all our undertakings, knows the issues of our hearts; though there are moments whereby, we will step on toes, offend one another, it is important that we make peace, overload the burdens of our hearts unto Jesus Christ, love one another as ourselves and live peaceably with all men; in this holiday season, let us reach out to the people, whom for some reasons, we have cast away from our lives, resolve issues, make peace with one another; Jesus said, Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you,....John 14:27; therefore, let peace reign supreme on earth forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. Matthew 2:6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out the thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.