“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” — Isaiah 7:14 The context of this prophecy is really important. Isaiah had been sent to King Ahaz to tell him that he need not worry about the enemy…

“‘See, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,’ says the LORD Almighty.” — Malachi 3:1 Here we have another prophecy about John the Baptist, the prophet who preceded Jesus’…

“A voice of one calling: ‘In the desert prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the LORD will be…

“‘The days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land.’” — Jeremiah 23:5 NIV This is an incredible Messianic prophecy. Jeremiah was writing thousands of years after Moses. He was writing to a…

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and…

“A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him — the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD — and…

“The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between His feet, until He comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nations is His.” — Genesis 49:10 What is so fun and amazing about this series of Advent devotions on Messianic prophecies is that it is all from the Old…

“I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” — Genesis 12:3 “Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north, and to the south. All…

“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” — Genesis 3:15 (NIV84 This Advent devotional series is on Old Testament prophecies. It is amazing to consider that the Jesus we love and worship was promised from the…

“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 2:5 NIV) I have purposely set this verse apart from verses 6-11 (the well-known verses that support the doctrine of the two natures of Christ). Those verses get so much attention they sometimes detract from this one. In verse 4, Paul…

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