Summary: God in all of His wisdom hid the real date of His Son’s birthday and even His physical attributes...


Matthew 1:21-23

“She will bring a Son to birth, and when she does, you, Joseph, will name Him Jesus--'God saves'--because He will save His people from their sins." (Msg.)

v.22-23 “All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through His prophet: “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a Son and they will call Him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’”(NLT)

I was inspired by this song from Matthew West’s “Leaving Heaven” that is why the title of this sermon for this week. It’s Christmas seasonto all Christian nation and people all over the world, though it was not really the 25th of December the birthdate of our Savior Jesus! God in all of His wisdom hid the real date of His Son’s birthday and even His physical attributes, His looks, His height, the color of His eyes, the length of His hair and so on and so forth, because that is not important with the Almighty, what is significant is; He wept, He shouted, He got hungry, He asked for water, He touched them, He had compassion on them, He called unrepentant men: fox, hypocrites, he threw faithless and jeering people outside of a house... He remained silent infront of a Roman governor, He hanged on the Cross and is alive after the third day, and is now sitted in the throne of Power! That is the Masterful effect of this Man. The Gospel lived day by day! Alive for us today!

Christmas? Well, He is leaving heaven. Again and again.


Well its been real nice

Livin’way up here

In paradise

Over the atmosphere

But I can’t stay long

Gotta make my way

I’m leavin’heaven... Today

See the world is dark

And it needs a light

Gonna hang a star

In the Easter sky

So everybody’s gonna know

Where I touched down

I’m leavin’heaven

Right now


I’m gonna walk around

That broken earth

Tradin’in these streets of gold

So if you ever wonder

How much you’re worth

You should know

That you’re the reason why I’m leavin’heaven

Gonna be no kingdom

And gonna be no crown

Just a little ol’ manger

In a little ol’ town

It’ll do just fine

For this humble King

I’m leavin’heaven

Let all the angels sing

And when My time

Comes to an end

I’ll lay down My life

Like a truest Friend

When I got back home

Gonna make some room

So don’t you worry

‘Cause I’m coming back for you


And you will say goodbye

To that broken earth

You’re gonna walk

On streets of gold

And if you ever wonder

What My love is worth

You should know

That I’m the reason

You’ll be seein’ heaven

You’re the reason

Why I’m leavin’heaven


Thanks Mr.West for such an anointed song which inspired me to make a sermon out of your song. Here it is.


I knew the feeling of a touchdown! I’ve rode several airplanes many times. That thud in the ground. The screeching of the brakes. The sighs of relief. The unfastening and clicking sounds of seat belts. The standing up of passengers getting their bags overhead, the queue of people making their way in the aisle.... that feeling of excitement of leaving the plane! Undescribable. Is this the feeling also of of our Immanuel when God touched down earth more than 2,000 years ago! Inside the womb, unfastening His placenta into a manger? “See the world is dark, And it needs a light. Gonna hang a star. In the Easter sky. So everybody’s gonna know where I touched down. I’m leavin’heaven, Right now....”


The Star.

Wise men of the east really searched for it. "Where is the Child who has been born King of the Jews? For we observed His star at its rising, and have come to pay Him homage." (Matthew 2:1-2).

The Place.

Micah 5:1-2:

1 Marshal your troops, O city of troops, for a siege is laid against us. They will strike Israel's ruler on the cheek with a rod. 2 "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for Me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times." (NIV)

As pointed out in the book, 100 Prophecies:

The prophecy, which was written about 700 years before the birth of Jesus, is effective in a simple way: It eliminates all other cities and towns throughout the world as a place in which the Messiah would be born. It narrows the possibilities to one tiny village, near Jerusalem. And throughout the span of the past 27 centuries, since the time of the prophet Micah, Bethlehem is credited as being the birthplace for the only person who is widely accepted as being the Messiah, by people throughout the world, and that person is Jesus Christ."

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Bubot Parago

commented on Dec 8, 2018

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