Better Than Bethlehem
by Dr. J. Vernon McGee
We are approaching a crisis Christmas and a new year filled with ominous and threatening clouds. We are losing our liberties one by one. Our religious liberty especially is in imminent danger of being lost.
In spite of the black background, never has the Christian been afforded such a marvelous opportunity, an open door for witnessing to the saving power of the Lord Jesus Christ. Never has the hope of the Christian burned brighter. We need to look up and away from the waves and breakers rolling beneath us, for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
May all the joy that the Lord has provided for His own be experienced by you and yours in this season and until we see Him face to face.
BETTER THAN BETHLEHEM
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:1-7)
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. (Revelatio ...
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