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Advent

Day 3 of Advent 2016

 

Prophecy:  He [is the one who] shall build a house for My Name and My Presence, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.  (II Samuel 7:13, AMP)

 

Fulfillment:  for in this way entry into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly provided to you.  (II Peter 1:11, AMP)

Day 2 of Advent 2016

 

Prophecy:  But I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who will do according to what is in My heart and in My soul; and I will build him a permanent and enduring house, and he will walk before My anointed forever.  (I Samuel 2:35, AMP)

 

Fulfillment:  but Christ is faithful as a Son over His [Father’s] house. And we are His house if we hold fast our confidence and sense of triumph in our hope [in Christ].  (Hebrews 3:6, AMP)

Day 1 of Advent 2016

 

Prophecy:  And I will bless (do good for, benefit) those who bless you, and I will curse [that is, subject to My wrath and judgment] the one who curses (despises, dishonors, has contempt for) you.  And in you all the families (nations) of the earth will be blessed.”  (Genesis 12:3, AMP)

 

Fulfillment:  The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, proclaimed the good news [of the Savior] to Abraham in advance [with this promise], saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.”  (Galatians 3:8, AMP)

 

You are the sons (descendants) of the prophets and [heirs] of the covenant which God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your seed (descendant) all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’ It was for you first of all that God raised up His Servant and Son [Jesus], and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways.”  (Acts 3:25-26, AMP)

Advent is a time of waiting. Our whole life, however, is

Advent--that is, a time of waiting for the ultimate,

for the time when there will be a new heaven and a new earth,

when all people are brothers and sisters and one rejoices in the words of the angels:

"On earth peace to those on whom God's favor rests."

Learn to wait, because he has promised to come.

"I stand at the door..."

We however call to him: "Yes, come soon,

Lord Jesus!"

 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, A Testament to Freedom: the essential writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer 

 

On November 27, 2016, the new church year begins with the Season of Advent.  Advent beings on the fourth Sunday before Christmas.  (Christmas Day is not counted as part of Advent)  It is a time of preparation, self-reflections, anticipation, and excitement.  It is a time in which we can look forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and look forward to His Second Coming. 

 

Throughout the Old Testament, there are numerous prophecies which refer to the coming Messiah, the Son of God.  Jesus Christ fulfilled these prophecies, as recorded in the New Testament.  This Advent Season, we will post a prophecy every day, and the scripture in which Jesus fulfilled the prophecy.  Each day, experience the anticipation of the coming Messiah, and the glory of the fulfillment!

Advent Devotional 2015 - Day 26

 

Prophecy: You ascended on high, leading a host of captives in your train. (Psalm 68:18a, ESV)

 

Fulfillment:  And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.  (Acts 1:9, ESV)

 

 

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