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We want you to have a wonderful Christmas season celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus/Yeshua. Take His Peace and love with you wherever you venture, work or pleasure, at this blessed time of the year and in all you do through the year ahead.

From: Apostle Pr. Daniel Nalliah, Maryse Nalliah, and Pastors, John, Ben, Yvonne, Imelda, and the RHFM Team.

WHEN WAS JESUS BORN?

Maybe you have not considered this before, but I feel this story is interesting, and it is based on what the word of God actually says and is also a teaching of Jonathan Cahn a scholar in the Hebrew language and the word of God.

The Bottom line is nobody knew when the birth of Jesus was so a popular date was chosen to celebrate His birth and to promote Christianity.

Was it Constantine, or the early Western Church that chose the date? Or was it some other entity?

When it all boils down it doesn’t really matter who chose what date, because the date will most certainly be incorrect. What is important about celebrating the birth of our Lord is not the date when he was born, but the truth that he was born. And the reason he was born was to bring the gift of salvation to as many as would believe in Him.

As many hypotheses have been given as to the original reason for choosing the 25th of December, to celebrate the birth of Jesus, nobody really knows with certainty why that date was chosen. Thus, it is said, that it appears the Christian Church chose to celebrate the

birthday of its founder on the twenty-fifth of December in order to transfer the devotion of the heathen from the Sun to Him who was called the Sun of Righteousness ….

Malachi  4:2.  (God’s Word) reads – “The Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings for you people who fear my name … ” (God’s Word)

Another scripture, Matt. 4:16 reads – “The people who lived in darkness have seen a bright light. A light has risen for those who live in a land overshadowed by death.” (God’s Word)

Well having said all this, the Bible does tell us at what time of year Jesus was born. We don’t have an exact date, but we can narrow it down to a few weeks. We know it was in Israel’s Spring because of the text in the book of Luke, chapter 2, which says: “And everyone went to register for the census, each to his own city. (Chapter 2 verse 3).  So, Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth of Judea to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, …  (verse 4), in order to register with Mary, who was … with child. (verse 5) While they were there [in Bethlehem], the time came for her to give birth (verse 6), and she gave birth to her Son, her firstborn; and she wrapped Him in [swaddling] cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn (verse 7).  In the same region there were shepherds staying out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night(verse 8).  And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them … (verse 9).  … the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; … (verse 10).  “For this day in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord (the Messiah) (verse 11) “… you will find a Baby wrapped in [swaddling] cloths and lying in a manger”(verse 12).  Then suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying(verse 13),

“Glory to God in the highest [heaven], And on earth peace among men with whom He is well-pleased (verse 14).” ( Amplified Bible)

What we should note here is: The shepherds were out in the fields at night because they were keeping watch over the newborn lambs, protecting them from wolves etc. Lambs, unlike humans are only born in spring – and mainly in the month of Nissan, which is equal to our March, early April. We also know from verse 11 that when the shepherds were told to visit the baby it was the same day He was born. Therefore, Jesus was definitely born in the lambing season.

When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds [began] saying one to another, “Let us go straight to Bethlehem ….” (verse15).  

So, they went in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the Baby as He lay in the manger (verse 16). And when they had seen this, they made known what had been told them … (verse 17), … But Mary treasured all these things, giving careful thought to them [and] pondering them in her heart(verse 19). …. At the end of eight days, when He was to be circumcised, He was named Jesus/Yeshua, the name given [to Him] by the angel [Gabriel] before He was conceived in the womb (verse 21).( Amplified Bible)

Isn’t it wonderful how God plans things!  Jesus the Lamb of God was born in the lambing season. He was the sacrificial lamb born in Bethlehem where in those days they raised the special sacrificial lambs for the Passover. The Passover lambs were born in Bethlehem and one year later they were used by the Jewish people for their Passover meal. Jesus became the Passover lamb on the very day of Passover by dying on the cross for us. He died at the same time of the year that he was born in the month of Nissan, just as the Passover lambs did. How wonderfully does our father God illustrate His message of redemption to us?

For more information on this, you might like to watch this link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ptlsXtTf6n0


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