Saturday, December 1, 2012

December 1st- O Come, All Ye Faithful...

O Come, All Ye Faithful....

O Come All Ye Faithful
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord

Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing all ye citizens of heaven above.
Glory to God,  glory in the Highest;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Jesus is born, the King of angels and the King of mankind.  Imagine the skies on the hillside.  Come let us adore Him.  The angels adored Him first and all of creation...Read Psalm 148.
1Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights!
2 Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts!
3 Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all stars of light!
4 Praise Him, highest heavens,
And the waters that are above the heavens!
5 Let them praise the name of the
For He commanded and they were created.
6 He has also established them forever and ever;
He has made a decree which will not pass away.

7Praise the Lord from the earth,
Sea monsters and all deeps;
8 Fire and hail, snow and clouds;
Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;
9 Mountains and all hills;
Fruit trees and all cedars;
10 Beasts and all cattle;
Creeping things and winged fowl;
11 Kings of the earth and all peoples;
Princes and all judges of the earth;
12 Both young men and virgins;
Old men and children.

13 Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For His name alone is exalted;
His glory is above earth and heaven.
14 And He has lifted up a horn for His people,

Praise for all His godly ones;
Even for the sons of Israel, a people near to Him.
Praise the Lord!

Jesus is the horn of salvation and He was lifted up and He will be the praise for all His people….Read and ponder the first words Zacharias spoke after being filled by the Holy Spirit when John the Baptist was named!  Words about the coming of the Messiah, Jesus. 
Luke 1: 67-79
67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying:
68 “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people,
69 And has raised up a horn of salvation for us

In the house of David His servant—

70 As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from of old—
71 Salvation
from our enemies,
And from the hand of all who hate us;
72 To show mercy toward our fathers,
And to remember His holy covenant,
73 The oath which He swore to Abraham our father,
74 To grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies,
Might serve Him without fear,
75 In holiness and righteousness before Him all our days.
76 “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High;
For you will go on before the Lord to prepare His ways;
77 To give to His people the knowledge of salvation
By the forgiveness of their sins,
78 Because of the tender mercy of our God,
With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us,
To shine upon those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
To guide our feet into the way of peace.”

The angels knew exactly who Jesus was; they were faithful witnesses of the King now on earth.  They sang in exaltation as citizens of the heavenly realms…..but Jesus the Messiah did not come to redeem the angels.  He came to redeem mankind. He humbled Himself to come and to save~ Hebrews 2: 16-18 (if you have time read 2:5-18);
16 For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham. 17 Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.

O Come, all ye faithful….O come, let us adore Him. Christ the Lord!  Christ is Lord.  Christ came to die a death in our place and pay the price for our sins and redemption.  The angels sang and now we can sing with the voice of our lives a joyful life-song of adoration to the Lord!  O come, all ye faithful!






1 comment:

submergent said...

Love this thoght honey, thanks for the good word!