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Why did the Magi come?
They were looking for “Messiah the Prince” of Daniel’s
An examination of Daniel’s prophecy shows why
they expected Jesus at this time
Daniel 9:24-26 - “Seventy weeks are determined
upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the
transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to
make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in
everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision
and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Know
therefore and understand, that from the going forth
of the commandment to restore and to build
Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be
seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the
street shall be built again, and the wall, even in
troublous times. And after threescore and two
weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself:
and the people of the prince that shall come shall
destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end
thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of
the war desolations are determined.”
It would be 69 “weeks” from King Cyrus’ decree to send a remnant back to Jerusalem under Ezra & Nehemiah to
restore the city & the temple until the saviour came.
Prophetically - 1 week = 7 years
The wise men kept track from generation to generation
for 483 years and knew the time was at hand for
Daniel’s prophecy to be fulfilled & now came
They did not follow star - simply saw star in the east
Appeared to signal them to start
already knew seeking King of the Jews
naturally went to Jewish capital
Only when came to Bethlehem did star
lead & stop over where Jesus was
This church is about people reaching people.
If a young person gets saved then they will reach 19% of their family
If a woman gets saved she will reach 32% of her family
If a man gets saved He will reach 82% of his family.
We Must Be Mindful of Vision Killers. Last time I spoke we talked about unity and we mentioned Nehemiah and Samballat
WHAT ARE THE VISION KILLERS IN CHURCH?
A. Complacency… Attendance – Giving – seeing your part in the vision. You are important!
• Noah’s Memorial was an Ark.
• Abraham’s Memorials was found in his altars.
• Isaac’s Memorials flowed from his wells.
• Moses’ Memorial was the Law (which included the Tabernacle and it’s furnishings).
• Caleb’s Memorial was a mountain discovered in his youth but captured in his old age.
• David’s Memorial was a God-sized heart.
• Nehemiah’s Memorial was a rebuilt wall.
• Zerubabel’s Memorial was a rebuilt Temple.
• Jeremiah’s Memorial was a ...