Anticipating Immanuel – His Voice
December 20, 2020
How active is God?
Malachi 4:4-5 Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD. He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse
Matt. 11:11,13-14 Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he… For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John. And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come
At Christmas God is on the move again
Joel 2:28-29 And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.
God is no longer silent
They had hoped for a king – Jesus better than all politics
They had hoped for religion to be restored – Jesus better and became personal
They had hoped for restoration of Israel – Jesus won the world
They had hoped for great prophets – Jesus now comes near to anyone
Anticipate Immanuel this Christmas and you will be surprised at what he does