Joseph Prince — God's Perfect Timing In The Christmas Story
Whenever you trust God, your provision is coming your way. All right, don't do things your way. Trust God, trust his favor, amen. He has all the smarts. He has all the wisdom. And best of all, he has all the love for you. And when you are believing him for favor and he favors you, even if you are the new kid on the block, doors will open for you.
While the world depends on their smarts in a world full of stress, running the rat race, we can just enjoy God's favor, trusting him. How can God destroy sin without destroying you? The answer is the cross. God send his Son. Jesus knew full well when he stepped into our darkness, he knew he would die.
There's no other way. That's the love of God. At the cross, you see Jesus carrying your sins and my sins. He who knew no sin, did no sin, in him is no sin, became our sin that we might become the righteousness of God.
You see God's hatred of sin at the cross. You see even his own Son was not spared, his darling Son. But at the cross, you also see God's great love for us, for sinners. Why? It's Jesus on the cross, not you. Not your boy, not me. Hallelujah.
The wisdom at the cross, God's holiness and God's mercy kissed. Jesus satisfied both, and then God turned his back on his Son, all right? And looked at all of us and God says, "Welcome home."
Blessed and merry Christmas, all right? Turn to your neighbor. Wish at least three persons a blessed Christmas. Tell them, "Something good is going to happen to you in this service." Tell them, "You have a great, blessing-filled year Matthew chapter 2, "Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, 'Where is he who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east and have come to worship him.'"
We have seen his star in the east and we have come to worship him. Question recorded for us in the New Testament is this one here, "Where is he born the King of the Jews?"
The very first question in the Old Testament is, after Adam sinned, God said to Adam, "Where are you, Adam? Where are you?" God knew where he was. God wanted Adam to know that he is lost, that he needed God.
So, the first question of the Bible, the Old Testament is, "Where are you?" And the first question of the New Testament is the answer, "Where is he born the King of the Jews?"
For every lost man, Jesus Christ the Savior King. And this king will use his power to cleanse lepers, heal the sick, and raise the dead, amen. For where the Word of the king, is there is power. He's a servant king, all right? He's a king, but he's a servant. He's a servant, but he's a king, amen. And he will stoop to wash your feet.
Even right now as I speak, I want you to know something. Jesus Christ is active, and he is here right now at the point of your need. You might think that nobody knows what I'm going through right now.
Yes, it's a season of celebration, but I'm not celebrating inside. If only the people know what I'm going through right now. But I'm telling there's a friend that sticks closer than a brother, and he knows exactly what you are going through. And my friend, he loves you. He loves you and he cares for you. And right now, he's at the point of your need, Amen.
Christmas story is God knowing all about our sins, God whose omniscience, whose understanding is perfect, whose knowledge is infinite, knows the condition of man, knows that his Son will suffer. For there is no other way, all right, to save all of us. God so loved the world, God sent his Son. So, the Christmas story is God's message of love. And here we see wise men saying to the king, who is a pretender king.