Crumbs
October 20, 2020
1. First Week in Advent - Sunday
Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation.
          Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!  Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem!  Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation.   Zechariah 9:9
          This is a word of prophecy written at a time when the Saviour had not yet come. It is a word of prophecy given to the Daughter of Zion, the Daughter of Jerusalem. Who was this Daughter of Zion, the Daughter of Jerusalem? It was the congregation of believers in Israel, who desired to lift up their eyes to Mount Zion towering forth in Jerusalem, for upon that mount stood David's royal palace, and it was from David that the eternal King, the Saviour was to descend according to His human nature. And the desire of the believers was not to be put to shame. Through the Holy Spirit the Prophet cried: "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you" your King, your eternal King! And He "is just, and having salvation": through His justice and righteousness, the righteousness which He procured for you, a poor sinful people, He will help you forevermore.
          Christians, believing Christians, the Saviour has come. By His bloody merit He has procured for you that righteousness with which you can stand before God. He has helped you.
                    Jesus' blood and righteousness
                    My jewels are, my glorious dress
                    Wherein before my God I stand
                    When I shall reach the heavenly land.
          You are now the Daughter of Zion, the Daughter of Jerusalem. And now rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion; shout, O Daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King comes to you: He is just, and having salvation. Christians, you believe in Him, you are righteous before God, you have been helped.
          PRAYER: - Lord Jesus Christ, dear Saviour, I thank You that You have fulfilled Your Word, given through the prophets, that You have truly come. Even me, a poor sinner, You have made righteous before God; also to me, You have opened heaven; me, too, You have helped. Continue to help me, Lord Jesus, through Your Word and Your Holy Spirit, that in true faith I may firmly hold You; that I may rely upon Your merit wrought [worked] for me; that I may serve You, my King, willingly and gladly, and finally enter the blessed realms above. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
October 20, 2020