The Everlasting And Christmas.
Jesus is Everlasting. And He has been with you right from the beginning. After all, He is Eternal and Everlasting.
It’s the Christmas season, and though you tend to think of Jesus being born at this time, He already was. And furthermore, He still is.
She said to Him, “Yes, Lord; I have believed and continue to believe that You are the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed), the Son of God, He who was [destined and promised] to come into the world [and it is for You that the world has waited].” John 11:27
There in the New Testament, it was already known that they were waiting for the Everlasting one to come. And they learned this from the Old Testament teachings.
Birth Of The Everlasting Talked Of In Genesis:
In Genesis, you can read of Israel (Jacob)talking to his sons about the Messiah (Shiloh) that is to come.
“The scepter [of royalty] shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh [the Messiah, the Peaceful One](the Everlasting) comes, And to Him shall be the obedience of the peoples. Genesis 49:10
The Birth And Reign Of The Everlasting Prince Of Peace:
Isaiah, an Old Testament book, predicts the birth of Jesus. And it calls Him by one of His many names which are Everlasting. Furthermore, we are also told that He will rule forever and ever.
For to us, a Child shall be born, to us, a Son shall be given; And the government shall be upon His shoulder, And His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
So the Scriptures show that long before an angel appeared to Joseph in the New Testament, the birth of Jesus was already foretold.
The good news is that Jesus (the Everlasting One) already came and walked this earth. But He will return again. And He will take all His followers to live a life everlasting with Him.
The New Testament Confirms The Old Testament Prediction:
You all know the Christmas story, how Jesus was born in a manger. He grew to be a man, and He was hated by many.
As a result of hatred, Jesus was killed. But He rose from the dead and ascended back into heaven.
But you and I are now awaiting His second return. And this is where He will make all wrongs right. Also, He will then take you and me, who love and follow Him, into a life Everlasting.
“Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This [same] Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will return in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.” Acts 1:11