Monday, December 17, 2012

Morning by Morning, December 17 - Holy Sign of the Virgin Birth

Good morning, Lord Jesus. In these first moments of my morning, I speak out Your name and listen for Your voice. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, I welcome You into my day and trust You with the guidance of my steps. ...

"Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call Him Immanuel" (Isaiah 7:14, NKJ).

Almost eight hundred years before Your virgin birth from the womb of a virgin girl named Mary, Isaiah prophesied of Your coming as our Messiah (Matthew 1:23). In this holy mystery so hard to fully grasp, the Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us as Immanuel-God with us (John 1:14).

The nature of Your birth was a "sign" to all of the nature of our God, a God willing to humble Yourself even into the likeness of human flesh and blood to reveal to us Your great love for us and desire to be near with us. "Let this mind be in you which also was in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men" (Philippians 2:5-7).

The Holy Spirit entered the womb of Mary to conceive our Savior (Matthew 1:18). And now Your Holy Spirit is a sign to us that You are still with us, the Spirit of Christ within us (Colossians 1:27). Your Holy Spirit, abiding within us, is always reminding us that You are still near to us and always reminding us of Your nature and Your love for us (John 16:14). O Come, Immanuel. We will rejoice that God is with us. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays

Friends, may you be filled afresh with the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ today, carrying God with you, abiding within you, everywhere you go. Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friend.

Friends, thank you for your prayers for us this weekend at Cornerstone Assembly of God in Danville, Kentucky, at our Brokenness to Breakthrough! meetings. Two men came forward to get down on their knees with me to pray for Jesus to come into their hearts for the first time Sunday morning in salvation. And the Holy Spirit moved mightily to bring healng and freedom in many hearts. Praise God! Thank you so much for being a partner in ministry with us through your prayers. I welcome them as I continue in personal prayer ministry appointments this week in Lexington, Kentucky and southern Indiana.

Tommy Hays | Messiah Ministries
Healing from the Inside Out
2800 Tates Creek Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40502