Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The 19 Supernatural Events Of The Christmas Story!

It’s amazing to see the extent of God’s providence in the events surrounding the birth of Jesus. Not only is an Angel used at least 7 different times, a multitude of Angels are used at one point also. Dreams are used no less than twice. A miraculous star appears on two occasions. The influence of the Holy Spirit is involved at least 4 times. Considering all this, it’s easy to see that the birth of Jesus leaves nothing to chance. It was planned and orchestrated by God!

#1. The Angel Gabriel appears to Zechariah (Luke 1:11-17)
#2. The Angel Gabriel strikes Zechariah dumb (Luke 1:19-22)
#3. God allows Elizabeth, Zechariah’s wife, to become pregnant (Luke 1:23-25)
#4. The Angel Gabriel appears to Mary (Luke 1:26-37)
#5. Mary miraculously becomes pregnant (Luke 1:38) 
#6. Elizabeth is filled with the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:39-45)
#7. Zechariah’s speech miraculously returns (Luke 1:57-66)
#8. Zechariah speaks prophecy (Luke 1:67-79)
#9. An Angel appears to Joseph (Matthew 1:18-25)
#10. An Angel announces the birth of Jesus to shepherds (Luke 2:1-12)
#11. A multitude of Angels appear to the shepherds (Luke 2:13-20)
#12. Simeon speaks prophecy when baby Jesus is brought to the temple (Luke 2:21-35)
#13. Anna speaks prophecy acknowledging Jesus (Luke 2:36-38)
#14. The Wise Men are led by a miraculous star to Jerusalem (Matthew 2:1-8)
#15. The miraculous star reappears to the The Wise Men and leads them to Jesus (Matthew 2:9-11)
#16. The Wise Men are warned in a dream to escape from Herod (Matthew 2:12)
#17. An Angel appears to Joseph to tell him to escape to Egypt (Matthew 2:13-18)
#18. An Angel appears to Joseph to tell him to return to Israel (Matthew 2:19-21)
#19. Joseph is directed in a dream to bring Jesus to Nazareth (Matthew 2:22-23)

Amazing!! Now....don’t just read the list above, read the scriptures listed, in order. 

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