Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Annunciation to JosephHebrew 9: 11-28
“So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.”
God created a perfect universe by His word for mankind to enjoy. The fall of man-caused by disobedience to God made him lose everything. God had made a plan to redeem the world even before the creation of the world.
Angel Gabriel came to Joseph in his dream and told him not to hesitate to take Mary as his wife for her conception is by the Holy Spirit to fulfill the prophesy that a virgin will conceive and give birth to a child who will redeem the world from their sins. God unfolded His plan of redemption to Joseph in a dream. Joseph’s obedience was very important for the prophecies to be fulfilled. Joseph is an unsung hero, who raised the Son of God. That was his call, and he fulfilled it well, going through inconveniences and risks. Joseph was a faithful and responsible character. When God found people like Joseph and Mary, He decided it was time for the first advent of Jesus. Jesus learned obedience and faithfulness from his childhood from the way Joseph led his life. He was a role model and mentor.
We find the fulfillment of what Joseph saw in his dream when Jesus was thirty-three years old.
Sinless Christ’s total Obedience to Father God, to the point of His death on the cross, redeemed us from our sins. He went to the heavenly tabernacle with his own bloodshed once and for all at Calvary. Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness from sins. Christ redeemed us with His precious blood. He will come again as He promised. Be prepared for His second coming, which is closer than ever before.
Heavenly Father, enable us to fulfill your purpose for our lives like Joseph. Amen
Thought for the Day
“How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!”
Mrs. Saramma Chacko