In this powerful, sober message entitled "Fools and Wise Men," Dr. John MacArthur revisits the Christmas story. Moreover, he explains in depth the historic details of the birth of Jesus. What a spectacular light show awaits all of humanity when God turns off the lights! The dazzling, piercing light of the second coming of Jesus Christ will utterly terrify the ungodly (Rev. 6:16-17) shortly after gloomy darkness and a gigantic, powerful earthquake. Our awesome, holy God repeatedly used "light" throughout redemptive history to reveal His magnificent glory (i.e., cherubim stationed with multi-directional flaming sword in Eden to guard the way to the tree of life, Exodus protection, Mount Sinai, burning bush, Shekinah presence in Tabernacle of Moses, Incarnation, Resurrection, Transfiguration, Ascension, Pentecost, etc.). Importantly, Jesus reveals Himself as "the Light of the world" (John 8:12 NASB).
The beautiful lights of Christmas still remind the world about the Baby born in Bethlehem. This was the Baby that everybody supposedly wanted. Truly, our sovereign God is very selective in His ways--even to the point of who could see the Star in the East. The Jewish leaders (who read the OT scrolls daily) were located less than five miles from Bethlehem, but the birth of Jesus did not excite the Jewish population of Jerusalem. As the ultimate finale of this sin-cursed world, the second coming of Christ will exhibit a splendid light show that utilizes visual aids in the grandest manner. As the well-known gospel song proclaims, "Soon, and very soon, we are going to see the King. Alleluia!" This is a must-read/must-listen type of sermon (click on hyperlinked title to read or listen). Thanks for stopping by!
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