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Written by John Abraham   
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 16:25

Global Outreach Foundation

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The Wise Men Followed the Star

Matt. 2:1-12.

Dear Mission Partner,

It’s Christmas time again! This is the special time when we, the Christian world, pause to remember and celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Moses recorded the first promise of Christ’s coming in (Gen.3:15). About seven hundred and forty years before Christ’s birth, the prophet Isaiah foresaw the event and penned; “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isa. 7:14).

In the fullness of time, God revealed his plan to both Mary and Joseph who individually received angelic visitations (Matt.1:20-21, Lk.1:28-35). He informed them as to the work of the Holy Spirit in the conception of the Son of God. And the Christ child was born (Lk.2:6-7). The purpose of his coming - to “…save his people from their sins” (Matt.1:12).

God revealed the birth of Christ to shepherds tending their flocks with an angelic visitation, declaring, “...Fear not…for unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord” (Lk. 2.8-20). They made haste and, came and saw Mary, Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger, and worshipped Him.

Later, strictly following the Bible narrative, (and for this writing, ignoring the conjecture of astronomy), the wise men followed His star from the East. God led them in this divine way, which stopped where the Christ child lay. The wise men followed His star from the East. Arriving at the house, (a different time and place) they fell down and worshipped Him. They opened their treasures and gave their gifts to the Christ child (Matt. 2:12).

Mary and Joseph, the shepherds and the wise men all followed the leading and direction of God. Today, wise men still follow the STAR - Jesus Christ, and His leading and direction.

Jesus declares himself as “the morning/day star” (Rev.2:28. 2.Pet.1:19); and “…I am the root and the offspring of David and the bright morning star” (Rev.22:16).

We may not follow a star or have angelic visitations, but we do still have His leading. He leads by the power of His inspired Word. David said “I will hide thy Word in my heart that I may not sin against thee” (Ps.119:12).

He directs by the Holy Spirit. “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God ” (Rom 8:16).

He also may minister in dreams and visions and by the nine gifts of the Spirit. Men of God may be directed by God to speak ‘wisdom’ into some individuals need.

As in the events leading to the Saviour’s birth, each individual was receptive to God’s method of leading.   In order to be led by the Holy Spirit, we also should be receptive and obedient. In this way we may enjoy God’s richest and greatest anointing on our lives at this Christmas season and all year long.

Shirley and I have had an exceptional ministry year. Busy beyond words but happy and fulfilled in His perfect will in our lives at this season of ministry. This year we were blessed to celebrate our ’50 Anniversary’.

We need your prayers as we anticipate a full 2018 ministry year; beginning in Sri Lanka in the early New Year. Thank you all for standing faithfully with us. You have enabling the work of soul winning and life changing to continue into 2018.

Our love and prayers are with you and your extended families for God’s richest blessing and anointing on your lives in every way in the in-coming year.

In His love and service,

John & Shirley Abraham.

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