700 years prior


Isaiah 7:14
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 9:6-7
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 over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.

Isaiah 13:19
Babylon, the jewel of kingdoms, the glory of the Babylonians’ pride, will be overthrown by God like Sodom and Gomorrah.

Isaiah 16:5
In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man will sit on it– one from the house of David– one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness.

Thoughts:
Approximately 700 years prior to His birth, the earth was being prepared for a King, for the King. A man who would change time as we knew it. A man who would transform the world for eternity. Who would have the greatest love and the greatest hate. The Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness, the increase of his government and peace there will be no end, a son will be born, a throne will be established, and will call him Immanuel — God with Us!

JayHartwell

Christ-following family-man on mission to fight global poverty & injustices | work in web technology, SEO, web architect, design & development

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