by Jerry Vines

An Old Testament Christmas
Jerry Vines
Acts 10:43

We know, according to the Scriptures, that Christmas was God's idea. Christmas did not originate on this earth. Christmas originated in heaven. We also know that in the Bible, Christmas is announced by God in the Old Testament.

In Hebrews 10, verse 7 there is a verse which says, "Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me)." The question is, what book? In the volume of the book, the Bible, the Old Testament in particular. "It is written of me." What person? None other than the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus said, "Lo, I come in the volume of the book (Old Testament) it is written of me (the Lord Jesus Christ)."
You do understand that the key to the Bible is the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the Bible which tells us about Jesus and it is Jesus who is the central personality of all the Bible. Jesus said in John 5, verse 39, "Search the Scriptures for in these ye think ye have eternal and they are they which testify of me."

After Jesus was resurrected from the dead, before He went back to heaven, He was walking on the Emmaus Road with two disciples. The Bible says that beginning at Moses and in all of the prophets, He explained unto them in the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

The whole Bible could basically be summarized in three sentences. In the Old Testament He is coming. In the gospels, He has come. In the rest of the Bible, He is coming again. There you have the story of the Bible. He is coming! He has come! He is coming again! "To him give all the prophets witness."

When the Bible gives these prophecies about the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, we know that these prophecies are what we call predictions concerning the future. These are predictions that the Savior is going to come into the world. It is a dangerous thing to predict the future. You can predict the future and if you are not right you can be embarrassed. From time to time our weathermen predict the future. Several da ...

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