Friday, October 14, 2011

To truly remember the birth of Messiah...

Some are thinking I'm getting ahead of things, blogging about the birth of the promised Messiah in mid-October. But did you know He was born right around this time? Yep, it can be calculated that His birth fell right around the Fall Feasts, likely the Feast of Trumpets or the Feast of Tabernacles. Either way, the babe was certainly not laid in the manger in the dead of winter in Bethlehem. If it were so, then the shepherds would have been notified by angels at home, which is where they would have had their sheep cozied against the cold, and not out in the fields at night.

God never commanded us to celebrate the birth of Messiah in the winter, and the Scriptures do not bear out that He was born at that time. So why DO so many celebrate the birth of the Saviour on December 25th? I will leave you to do your own research about the history of that date.

In the meantime, if you want to truly remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus, NOW is the time. Don't wait for December! :o)


Bro. Daniel said...

Wow! You need to post all the ways how to calculate it... Maybe even mention how nothing happened by chance or happenstance not even the dates!

LOL the security word to post this was PREGO ha ha ha ha!

sarah said...

Good to read this post!
Thank you for sharing!

God bless you and your precious family!