Crumbs
October 21, 2020
4. First Week in Advent - Wednesday
Prophecy of Christ
          Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. In those days, and at that time I will cause the Branch of Righteousness to grow up unto David; and He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah shall be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely. And this is the name which He shall be called, The Lord, our Righteousness.   Jeremiah 33:14-16
          The promise which said that through his Seed, (which was Christ), all the nations of the earth should be blessed, had passed from Abraham to Isaac, from Isaac to Jacob, (called Israel), from Israel to Judah, and from Judah to King David, who lived a thousand years before Christ. And from this time onwards the believers called the expected Messiah, or Christ, the "Son of David." The prophets then often foretold many things concerning Him. And about six hundred years before Christ the Prophet Jeremiah spoke the words found at the head of this lesson. The Lord Jehovah would become the Son of David and help His people by becoming their righteousness by which they might stand before God. And then, as their rightful King, He would execute judgment in the land, and for time and eternity clothe them with righteousness and salvation. And the children of Israel sang: "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest! Blessed be the kingdom of our father David that comes in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest! Blessed be the King that comes in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven and glory in the highest!" And when Christ had come and was entering Jerusalem, the people sang, and the children in the temple sang to Him this song of praise. And you also O Christian, sing it to Him with heart and mouth, just as now our own children also sing to Him, "Hosanna in the highest!"
          PRAYER: - I thank You, Lord Jesus Christ, great Lord Jehovah and Son of David, that You have come to us miserable and lost sinners, and have established for us eternal help and deliverance. In You we have eternal salvation and that righteousness with which we stand before God. Now help us, Your beloved Christians, that in true faith we honour, laud, and praise You, our true King, and serve and obey You with cheerful hearts as long as we live. And finally take us where we shall praise You forevermore with the choir of angels, O Lord Jesus. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
October 21, 2020