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Names of Christ: Ruler of Israel

Chris Mitchell - CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, are only a small village among all the people of Judah. Yet a ruler of Israel, whose origins are in the distant past, will come from you on my behalf.  (Micah 5:2 NLT)

Two thousand years ago, that Scripture by the prophet Micah came to pass when Jesus Christ was born in the little town of Bethlehem. As Micah said, even at his birth, Jesus was recognized as the ruler of Israel. In the Gospel of Matthew, it says when the wise men came here to Jerusalem, they asked, “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.” (Matthew 2:2 NKJV) 

In fact, the Bible is filled with promises and prophecies that Jesus will rule and reign. The prophet Isaiah wrote: For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end. (Isaiah 9:6-7 NKJV)

Daniel said: “To Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed” (Daniel 7:14 NKJV).

And in Revelation it says, Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices shouting in heaven: “The world has now become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign forever and ever.” (Revelation 11:15 NLT)

The rule of Jesus is also part of the spiritual DNA of CBN. In its mission statement, it says CBN is to prepare the nations of the world for the coming of Jesus Christ and the establishment of His kingdom here on the earth. And this Christmas it can be part of your spiritual DNA by making Him, or recommitting yourself to Him as, Lord and Savior. We can make Jesus the Lord and the Ruler of our hearts and fulfill the purpose and plan He has for our lives. And this Christmas is a great time to do that. 

Merry Christmas from the Holy Land!   


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