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The coming of Jesus Christ was foretold in the book of Isaiah many times. Many prophecies about his birth, life and death were fulfilled when he came.

Isaiah 7

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The Immanuel Prophecy: Isaiah 7

10 Moreover the Lord spoke again to Ahaz, saying, 11 “Ask a sign for yourself from the Lordyour God; ask it either in the depth or in the height above.”

12 But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, nor will I test the Lord!”

13 Then he said, “Hear now, O house of David! Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. 15 Curds and honey He shall eat, that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the good. 16 For before the Child shall know to refuse the evil and choose the good, the land that you dread will be forsaken by both her kings. 17 The Lord will bring the king of Assyria upon you and your people and your father’s house—days that have not come since the day that Ephraim departed from Judah.”

A Child Has Been Born

Isaiah 9: 6

6 A child has been born for us.
We have been given a son
who will be our ruler.
His names will be
Wonderful Advisor
and Mighty God,
Eternal Father
and Prince of Peace.

Christ’s Birth Announced to Mary: Luke 1

26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”

29 But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. 30 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”

34 Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”

35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.”

38 Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

The Great Mystery: 1 Timothy 3

14 These things I write to you, though I hope to come to you shortly; 15 but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:

God was manifested in the flesh,
Justified in the Spirit,
Seen by angels,
Preached among the Gentiles,
Believed on in the world,
Received up in glory.

Peter's First Sermon: Acts 2

38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”

The Jesus Film

Faith and Christianity

Christianity is all about faith. Faith in God reaches to the core of your being! God wants to know you better. I challenge you to take the most exciting journey of your life! Have faith! Go for it!

Many people view Christians today as crack pots or illiterate one dimensional thinkers who are gullible and eager for a quick fix. The truth is a little deeper. It is true that to become a Christian requires a leap of faith. That is why the first Christians were called believers! What is so strange about requiring faith? People accept many things they are told today on faith with no verification of the facts at all. Unfortunately, it is only in the Christian world that one must be able to present the facts before some people will even listen.

In today's world God is one among many options that do not include consequences if you choose not to believe. God has become a mythical being that was created somewhere back in time to comfort the poor ignorant people whose lives were so bleak and pitiful they needed something to offer hope to get them through the day. Taking something on faith alone is not something done only by Christians. People who believe that this American Congress have any solutions for the current financial crisis are definitely people of great faith! There is no evidence whatsoever that our current Senate and Congress have any solutions to our problems, but some on the left take it on faith and fervently push this agenda!

My point is that faith is part of our lives. Faith runs through every action we take. You exhibit faith every time you turn on your light switch. Turning on a light switch means that you have faith that power grids are functioning normally, maintenance has been kept up, your bill was paid on time, and posted appropriately, etc. The list goes on and on. Faith is a part of life so it is not extraordinary that God expects us to accept him on faith.

God is not an option on your to do list! The great contract between God and the human race guarantees you the right of choice. However, most people quickly blind themselves to the rest of the story. You may choose to reject God, but there will be consequences. Hell is real and not something to dismiss lightly. Once you get past the fact that Hell is real you have the opportunity to come to God and learn what he is really all about. So many people waste their time in the basic discussion about the reality of God that they never get to the good part!

There are reasons why people come to God other than the fear of hell! There is a relationship with God that is so intimate and exciting that words can barely begin to explain it. But...you who want to stand back and argue about the existence of God will never know such a relationship!

Our world is going through rocky times and if you are looking for something so wonderful that you will marvel that you did not understand before, this is it! God loves you and wants to get to know you better. I challenge you to take the leap of faith that will change your life! Go for it!

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Smireles 5 years ago from Texas Author

Jordan, thank you for commenting. I appreciate your reading and thoughtful interest. I hope you do not think I am attacking anyone. I am not. Blessings.


jordan 5 years ago

I don't have faith anymore. But I don't attack people's beliefs. People have the right to believe anything that gives them peace. After all, at the end of the day. We are all beautiful human beings in search for meaning and peace. I don't see therefore, why I should attack anyone. What I don't understand though is why some fanatics, are attacking other people just because they don't believe their theories. Because at the end of the day. It's only a theory that some believe (do not know) they only believe because they were raised that way. And some others don't really believe. It's all a matter of how we are raised. If you are raised to not believe something, you don't believe it, even if it's true. If you are raised to believe something, you believe it, even if it's only a comforting myth. I am not against comforting myths. What I am against is the arrogance of some people and their audacity to insult others. We need to wake up people. Believers or non- believers, we are still human beings and we need to love one another and respect one another's choices and lifestyles.


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Smireles 6 years ago from Texas Author

Kendra5, my faith is a part of my very being. So many people view believers as people who have left reality behind. I view non-believers as people who are alone. I do not understand the need of non-believers or atheists to attack something they do not understand. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Blessings.


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kendra5 6 years ago

Very good article. People use faith everyday just to get out of the bed in the morning. This faith and strength comes from God, but some won't believe it or admit it. It takes faith and humility to accept Jesus within your heart. Thank God He never gave up on me even though I gave up on Him multiple times before finally being able to see and falling in love with Him.


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MBP42 6 years ago from have received my official license as a Pastor, praise God

nice job more people need to write about faith it is time we stopped letting non believer's define our faith in the media. keep up the good work.


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Smireles 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Doug. My faith keeps me going.


Douglas Casses 6 years ago

Very great article...Enjoyed it very much...It is the truth concerning all functions in life..."Without faith it is impossible to please Him"...Faith is everything in our life with God!..."Day unto Day uttereth speach"...Therfore we are draw closer and become more convinced in Him. "For I know in whom I believe and I am persuaded"


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Smireles 7 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you for affirming the need for a bold but loving stand for our faith. So many people have been hurt by harsh judgment that they never find out what God is really all about! Blessings!


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Born Again 05 7 years ago from Honesdale

As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we need to take a bold but loving stand for our faith. Many believers are afraid to speak out to the lost for obvious reasons (rejection, ridicule, etc.). If only they knew the peace, joy and love that comes from knowing Him...Thank you for sharing your faith.

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