Christ in the Old Testament (Bethlehem)

The Old Testament records this promise. In Micah 5:2. 

The Christ will be born in Bethlehem “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” (See Micah 5:2).

We know this promise was fulfilled in Matthew 2. 

He asked them where the Messiah was to be born. ‘In Bethlehem in Judea,’ they replied, ‘for this is what the prophet has written:” ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.'” (See Matthew 2:4–6).

And we learned in the Old testament that Jesus would have an amazing ministry when he was on earth. He would destroy the devil’s work.

“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel” (See Genesis 3:15).

And here it is in the New Testament. 

“The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The Son of God appeared to destroy the devil’s work” (See 1 John 3:8).

Prayer- Oh God, we marvel at your works. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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