The Humble Savior: The Birth of Jesus and the Indifference of Jerusalem

Jesus humbly took on humanity, calling people to follow him through heavenly truth. Jerusalem showed no preparation to welcome their Redeemer. Angels rejoice as the Redeemer is born, bringing joy and hope to all people. The story of Bethlehem shows the infinite condescension of God.

00:00:00 Jesus, the Savior and King of Glory, humbly took on humanity. He rejected earthly attractions and called people to follow him through heavenly truth.

πŸ“œ Jesus came to Earth in humble circumstances, veiling his true glory.

🌟 Jesus desired people to accept him based on the testimony of God's word.

πŸ‘Ό Angels watched to see how the People of God would receive Jesus.

00:01:28 Despite the widespread knowledge of his birth and mission, Jerusalem showed no preparation or amazement to welcome their Redeemer. The Jewish nation, chosen to spread the light of truth, remained indifferent and unaware of the impending Messiah.

πŸ‘‘ Despite the prophecies and spread of news about Jesus' birth and mission, the people in Jerusalem were indifferent and unprepared to welcome their Redeemer.

πŸ™ The priests and teachers in the temple were caught up in their pursuit of wealth and worldly honor, lacking the spiritual readiness to recognize and receive the Messiah.

πŸ‘Ό Only a few individuals were eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Messiah, while the rest of Israel remained self-centered and focused on worldly matters.

00:02:55 The Desire of Ages Chapter 4: The fulfillment of God's purpose in bringing Jesus to Bethlehem is unrecognized. Angels rejoice as the Redeemer is born.

πŸ‘‘ Caesar Augustus fulfills God's purpose by bringing the mother of Jesus, who is of David's lineage, to Bethlehem for the birth of the future ruler of Israel.

🏰 Joseph and Mary, unrecognized and unaddressed in their royal city, find refuge in a crowded inn and give birth to the Redeemer of the world in a humble stable.

🌟 Heaven rejoices as angels gather above Bethlehem, waiting to declare the glad news of Jesus' birth to the world, while the leaders in Israel miss the opportunity to share in this joy.

00:04:21 The Desire of Ages Chapter 4: Shepherds witness the glory of the Lord and the birth of Christ, bringing great joy and hope to all people.

🌟 The angel announces the birth of a Savior in the city of David, bringing great joy to all people.

πŸ‘Ά The shepherds are instructed to find the baby Jesus wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.

πŸ’« The joy and glory of the Savior's arrival cannot be hidden and the whole plain is illuminated.

00:05:49 The Desire of Ages Chapter 4: A heavenly declaration of peace and goodwill towards humanity, echoed by shepherds and pondered by Mary.

🌟 The angels appeared and announced the birth of Jesus, bringing glory to God and peace on earth.

🎢 The shepherds witnessed the heavenly host praising God and went to Bethlehem to see the baby Jesus.

πŸ™ Mary treasured and pondered the events in her heart while the shepherds glorified and praised God.

00:07:14 The Desire of Ages Chapter 4: The story of Bethlehem and Jesus' sacrifice show the infinite condescension of God. He accepted humanity with all its weaknesses and sorrows.

πŸ™Œ God's love for humanity is constant, just as it was during the time of the shepherds and angels.

πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸŒŸ Heaven is near to ordinary people, and angels accompany those who follow God's command.

πŸ‘‘πŸŽ Jesus humbly sacrificed the comforts of heaven to be born in a manger and experience the limitations of human nature.

00:08:41 The Desire of Ages Chapter 4: Satan's hatred towards Christ and his mission to redeem sinners. God sent his Son to experience life's perils and fight the battle against Satan, ensuring a path of life for humanity.

πŸ‘‰ Satan hated Christ for his position in heaven and despised him even more when he himself was dethroned.

🌍 God allowed His son to come to the world as a helpless babe, experiencing the weaknesses and perils of humanity.

πŸ’” God gave His only begotten Son to ensure the path of life for all, protecting them from Satan's power and temptation.

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