Advent Devotion – Dec. 23: A prophesy of suffering

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning?” Psalm 22:1 With this Messianic prophecy we go back to Good Friday. This is one of the seven phrases spoken by Jesus during the crucifixion. This is the first phrase […]

Advent Devotion – Dec. 21: A promise about a twisted view

“I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.” Isaiah 50:6 Here we have another Messianic prophecy that predicted the abuse Jesus experienced at the hands of the religious leaders and Roman soldiers. Did I say religious […]

Advent Devotion – Dec. 20: Before life there was death

“All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads: ‘He trusts in the LORD; let the LORD rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him.’” Psalm 22:7-8 You might be surprised that as we get closer to Christmas the devotions are more reminiscent of Good Friday. We are looking for […]

Advent Devotion – Dec. 19: A promise about the small stuff

“‘Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me!’ declares the LORD Almighty. ‘Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little ones.’” Zechariah 13:7 This is certainly not a deeply theological or philosophical Messianic prophecy. I chose to use this […]

Advent Devotion – Dec. 15: A promise for a healer

“Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.” Isaiah 35:5-6 Here is one of those Messianic prophecies that takes us […]