Micah 5:2 – But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,

Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,

Yet out of you shall come forth to Me

The One to be Ruler in Israel,

Whose goings forth are from of old,

From everlasting.”

This ancient prophesy connects the babe born in a manger in Bethlehem to the One whose goings forth are from the days of eternity. He had us in His mind before creation, He loved us and formed His plan of redemption even before His great work of creation. His love has been going forth toward us from the days of eternity.

In the earliest days of man’s existence we see Him walking with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day, enjoying fellowship with His beautiful creatures. After the fall His appearances were not as common and they were before, now cloaked or hidden from us; but His goings forth continued. He appeared to Abraham as the ram in the bush and to Jacob as the wrestling angel. For Moses He also came in a bush, this bush one was lit up with the fire of God. He appeared to Joshua as the Captain of the Lord’s army, and to Isaiah He was high and lifted up in the temple. To Ezekiel He was the wheel in the middle of the wheel, and to the four Hebrew children He was the fourth man in the fire. He was Malachi’s Son of righteousness, and Haggai’s Desire of all nations. Isaiah saw Him as the Mighty God, the wonderful Counselor, the Everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace. He was the promised Son to David Who would reign forever on David’s throne. Solomon saw Him as Altogether Lovely.

Before Christ’s birth His people were waiting for the Messiah to come to deliver them from their oppressors. They had no idea that their expectations were way too small. Christ was coming not to defeat the Romans but to capture the hearts of all men including the Romans. He would conquer their ultimate enemies, death and Satan and our enemy’s power over all mankind. Christ came to conquer sin and to give all who believe on Him abundant life. His goings forth are from the days of eternity but they have spilled over into the here and now. Don’t be surprised when He breaks into your world. He is not a God of the past but He is alive and working in our world today bringing eternity into the here and now.

2 thoughts on “EVERLASTING DAYS”

  1. The “reality of eternity” would change mankind if understood.
    Not only are we in eternity when we accept Jesus as Savior … but for the unbeliever it is all over when the heart stops. They just left the only tolerable days they ever will have. If we are to do no harm to our brother, we better share the gospel with a renewed
    Fervently regardless of how it is accepted. Speak “Jesus” and the Holy Spirit is bound to come along side of you or wrap himself with you as He did Gideon to glorify the Son (John 16:14).

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