28 Nov Luke 1:69 – 72; Ephesians 4:30; Hebrews 9:15

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And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of David His servant— 70 As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from of old— 71 Salvation from our enemies, And from the hand of all who hate us; 72 To show mercy toward our fathers, And to remember His holy covenant,

Ephesians 4:30

30 Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

Hebrews 9:15

15 For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.

God’s power was on Jesus as He prepared to come in human form to a hostile world and bring salvation to all who would receive Him. This truth would open the door to another people besides the Jews who would become the children of God through a new covenant. This new covenant between God and Jesus would be founded on Christ’s blood and sealed with the Holy Spirit. Now, through Him, we have total victory over sin and the enemy. This salvation gives us health and soundness no matter what our condition was when it was offered. A beautiful truth that we understand is that the coming of the Redeemer was essential in the covenants God made with His people and the promises of the prophets. What are some of the promises that God made about Jesus that were fulfilled in his birth? How does that knowledge strengthen your faith?