Immanuel…God With Us!

Matthew 1:23 “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call Him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us’.”

In the Old Testament, before the temple was built, there was a family that housed the ark of the covenant because there was nowhere to keep it yet. It says in 2 Samuel 6 that ‘The Lord has blessed the house of Obed-Edom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God.’ EVERYTHING was blessed just because God was there! He had financial prosperity, relationships were in harmony, good health, peace, protection, joy, favor, abundance… Everything good! It only stayed at his house for 3 months, but the word says that The Blessing stayed with him and the generations following! …And that was in the Old Testament! The Word says, we have a better covenant. If God can do that in the Old Covenant, how much more for us in the New Covenant?
Think about it, the Most High God lives with you! If His Presence is with you, it will attract everything good to you, just as it did to the family of Obed-Edom.
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, don’t just look at it as Someone born on earth, but as God Who now lives in you! Celebrate that Presence! Honor Him in the thoughts you think, in the words you say, in the way you relate. Remember that He will never leave you, never forsake you!
May His love, peace and joy fill you as we honor Him and celebrate His Presence in our lives!

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