God is With Us

MatthewTetelestai! Tetelestai! Tetelestai!. Read more ... » 1:18-25

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By Rev. Dr. Sergio E. ArevaloTuloy Po Kayo! (Welcome!). Read more ... », Jr.

Eagle RockPracticing Piety in Front of People. Read more ... » Lutheran ChurchPracticing Piety in Front of People. Read more ... »Los AngelesCHURCH PLANTING VISION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Read more ... », Ca“As the Father has Sent me, so I Send You!”. Read more ... »

December 22, 2013

INTRODUCTION

 Let me ask the gentlemen in our churchI Doubt, Ergo, I Believe. Read more ... », if you were engaged to a womanJesus’ Strategy of Evangelism. Read more ... » of your loveThey Complain to the Landowner Simply Because He is Generous and Fair to All His Laborers. Read more ... », and you found out that she is pregnantThe Angel of The Lord Announces the Good News!. Read more ... », and you knowHow to Know the Presence of the Holy Spirit?. Read more ... » you are not the fatherThe Eternal Reward of Giving a Cup of Cold Water. Read more ... ». Will you still marry her? What will be your feelings?

For parents“I was Blind, Now I See”. Read more ... » here, if your sonThe Son Will be Coming Soon with Power and Glory. Read more ... » is about to marry his girlfriend, and he found out that she is pregnant, and he knows he is

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not the father, what’s your feelings? Will you still advise him to marry his girl?

You may different responses, but here in our passage, JosephJesus is the Redeemer. Read more ... », was trying to dismiss her quietly—meaning wanting to divorce613 Laws Summarize Into Two. Read more ... » her secretly or else MaryLazarus’ Raising as a Proof of Resurrection. Read more ... » would be stone to deathLazarus’ Raising as a Proof of Resurrection. Read more ... » (Deut.22:23).

Why divorce? WellJesus’ Strategy of Evangelism. Read more ... » in fact they were not yet married? Yes they were not yet married in our modern western standard. Since they had no formal religious“Give Back to Caesar the Things that are Caesar's”. Read more ... » ceremony of the wedding“Give Back to Caesar the Things that are Caesar's”. Read more ... », but a blessingThe Eight Beatitudes: Principal Graces of a Christian. Read more ... » was pronounced and a “covenantYou Have No Right to Keep it!. Read more ... » of GodDoes God Repent in Nineveh?. Read more ... »” entered into (Eze.16:8, Malachi 2:14; Prov.2:17; Gene.24:60; Ruth 4:11-12). The importantThree Important Teachings of Jesus. Read more ... » and distinguishing part of the ceremony was the taking of the bride from her father’s houseHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » to that of the groom“Ready or not, here I come...again.”. Read more ... » of father. That’s why the angelJesus is Missing!. Read more ... » told to Joseph in a dreamA Man Tries to Walk on the Water, Look What Does He Get. Read more ... » that “do not be afraid to take Mary” as his wifeA Man Accidentally Found Hidden Treasure in Other’s Field. Look What Did He Sacrifice to Get It.. Read more ... » (Mt.1:20).

To cut the storyThe Protagonist Narrates the Trailer of His Story, His Avid Fan Does not Like it. Read more ... » short. Joseph took Mary as his wife.

PROPHECY ABOUT THE MESSIAH

The comingThe Three Lessons of Palm Sunday. Read more ... » of the MessiahThe Messiah as The Lamb of God. Read more ... » was prophesied by IsaiahThe Man with Unclean Lips Sends by the King of the Armies. Read more ... » long timeThey Complain to the Landowner Simply Because He is Generous and Fair to All His Laborers. Read more ... » ago, probably 8th century BCE when he active in the Southern Kingdom“It is Finished!”. Read more ... » of Judah. Isaiah 7:14 says, “Therefore the LordCome! Share Your Master’s Joy!. Read more ... » himself shall giveThree Deeds That Show the Intentions of the Shepherd and the Thief. Read more ... » you a signThree Radical Precautions of the Christ. Read more ... »; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bearThree Things Expected of a Disciple. Read more ... » a son, and shall call his nameHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » Emmanuel” (Mt. 1:23).

Actually Isaiah was not the only one who foretold about the coming of the Messiah. It was also prophesied in GenesisCreatio ex Nihilo: Creation Through Amazing Words and Power. Read more ... », prophesied by Hosea (11:1), by Malachi (3:1), by Jeremiah (31:15), etc. When God makes a promiseThe Judge-King Favors the Least: The Undocumented Aliens, etc.. Read more ... », he is faithfulThe Four Kinds of Seeds: A Reflection of our Spirituality. Read more ... » to his Word“It is Finished!”. Read more ... ».

THE MEANING OF EMMMANUEL

Emmanuel means “EliGod Calls the Boy Rather than the Priest. Read more ... » is with us” or “God is with us.”

Matthew 1:23 mentions the prophesy of Isaiah that the son shall be called Emmanuel. What’s the meaning of that name?

Wikipedia explains that “The setting is the Syro-Ephraimite War, 734 BC, which saw Judah pitted against two northern neighbors, IsraelA Caregiver Wows Israel's X Factor; UK Wows For This Pinoy. Read more ... » (called Ephraim in the prophecyProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... ») and Syria (also known as Aram or Aram-Damascus or Syria-Damascus). Isaiah 7:1-2 tells how the kingsThe Three Lessons of Palm Sunday. Read more ... » of Ephraim and Syria attack Jerusalem when KingThe Judge-King Favors the Least: The Undocumented Aliens, etc.. Read more ... » Ahaz refuses to join them in their anti-Assyrian alliance. Ahaz wishes to ask AssyriaDoes God Repent in Nineveh?. Read more ... » for help, but Isaiah, at God’s commandThe Cost of Following Jesus. Read more ... », takes his son Shear-jashub (a symbolic name meaning ‘a remnant shall return’) and assures Ahaz that the two enemyThe Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds. Read more ... » kings will not succeed (Isaiah 7:3-9). Isaiah tells Ahaz of the sign by which he will know that this is a true prophecy: a virgin (translated as ‘young woman’ in the later Hebrew“Into Your Hands”. Read more ... » Masoretic) will give birthGlory to God in the Highest. Read more ... » to a child whom she will name Emmanuel (another symbolic name, meaning ‘God is with us’), and the lands of the enemy will be laid waste before the child is old enough to ‘reject the wrong and choose the right’” (Isaiah 7:13-16) (Wikepedia.com).

For Isaiah in times of their political“Give Back to Caesar the Things that are Caesar's”. Read more ... » crisis, God shall be with them to protectMy Prayer During the 2014 National Day of Prayer Celebration . Read more ... » and side“As the Father has Sent me, so I Send You!”. Read more ... » with them. The only problem is that Isaiah did not know when the saviorThree Things Required in Discipleship. Read more ... » shall comeFollow Me: The Cost of Following Jesus. Read more ... ».

THE EMMANUEL WAS BORN TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO

Yes indeed, the Messiah born two thousand years ago in a mangerThe Messiah was Born in a Manger. Read more ... ». Thus, the Emmanuel is born. God incarnated Himself. Now God is with us. God loves us so He savesA Man Tries to Walk on the Water, Look What Does He Get. Read more ... » us from all our sinsNew Year, New Creation. Read more ... ».

GOD IS WITH US ALWAYS.

Indeed God loves us and He wants us to be with him always. In Matthew 28:20 JesusI Doubt, Ergo, I Believe. Read more ... » says, “I am with you always to the end of the age.”

 CONCLUSION

God loves us and he is always with us, even in our troubles, and crisis in lifeThree Deeds That Show the Intentions of the Shepherd and the Thief. Read more ... » God is with us.

 Footprints in the Sand

One night I dreamed a dream.

As I was walkingA Man Tries to Walk on the Water, Look What Does He Get. Read more ... » along the beach with my Lord.

Across the dark skyCreatio ex Nihilo: Creation Through Amazing Words and Power. Read more ... » flashed scenes from my life.

For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,

One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,

I looked back at the footprints in the sand.

I noticed that at many times along the pathThe Four Kinds of Seeds: A Reflection of our Spirituality. Read more ... » of my life,

especially at the very lowest and saddest times,

there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.

“Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,

You’d walk with me all the way.

But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,

there was only one set of footprints.

I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”

He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you

Never, ever, during your trials and testings.

When you saw only one set of footprints,

It was then that I carried you.”

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