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Dec 1: The Light Shines in the Darkness.

November 30, 2016

I will be sharing my own short devotions from the 25 Days Christmas Devotional Readings here. I pray that this will make my Christmas more meaningful, and whosoever reading the devotions to experience the joy of Christ. Every year, I just waited for the day of December, but let me store up the Word in my heart until then to fill myself with the Spirit who began the first Christmas. This will help me be committed to read and also to write. Join me!c046db5cd574b125b858a7e68bff9427-0 c046db5cd574b125b858a7e68bff9427-1

John 1:1-18; Galatians 4:4-5; Deuteronomy 18:15-18

Gal. 4:4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.

I have heard of parents who do adoptions. They have to travel far to a different country to discuss the adoption agreement that they may see the child and so that they may bring him/her home. It is amazing what Jesus Christ did for us. He came far; from the pure to the impure, from perfect to the imperfect, from the everlasting to death on the cross. Not just that we may go home with Him, but also that we may see and know our true God (John 1:18). Praise be to Him.

In Deuteronomy 18, the Israelites needed to hear from God, but they could not handle the strain of a direct encounter with God. So they “desired of the LORD [their] God at Horeb on the day of the assembly. They just didn’t have the direct access to God, but God, in His power and plan, promised for another prophet like Moses. Moses was great, but the coming prophet will be greater. He, Himself, will be the word of God. He will speak and live among them. Moses was a mediator between Israelite and God, and so will Jesus be. But ever better. Jesus is the fulfillment of this prophecy. In the Bible we have the phenomenon known as typology where a historical figure, event, or institution (called the type) foreshadows a later more marked manifestation (the antitype) of what the figure, event, or institution represents.

Every part of the Bible cries out for the coming king and awaits for His arrival.

He who has no sins became sin so that we may be set free.

“John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
Darkness is the absence of light, and surely the light pierces through the darkness as we open our hearts to let Christ shines in our lives.

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