What a wonderful weaving of the Old into the New.
From the Old....
Micah 5:2 But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity.
Isaiah 9:5 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 greatness 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 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.
Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men: a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.
Isaiah 50:6 He gave his back to the smiters, and his cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: he hid not hit face from shame and spitting.
Isaiah 53:4,5 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows. He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, And with His stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Isaiah 53:8b He was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of thy people was He stricken.
Psalm 16:10 But thous didst not leave his soul in hell; neither didst thou suffer Thy Holy One to see corruption.
Zechariah 12:10 "I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.
Weaving with the New. You know the His-Story.
I am a Jew, a descendant daughter of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I know of Whom these Old Testament Prophets fore-spoke. Surely you do too?
O Come O Come Immanuel like you've never heard it before.
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