Sunday, February 20, 2011

Guiding Star

Mat 2:7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
Mat 2:8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
Mat 2:9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
Mat 2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

I do not think the star that went before the wise men to Bethlehem was a natural star. If you listen to the world's thinking they will explain that two planets aligned making the appearance of a new star. I believe that this was a star sent from God to lead the wise men. It could have been an angel, for I have heard that they make light and they sometimes guide people. An angel shined in the dark prison where Peter was held and he set him free.

Act 12:7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

An angel was sent to guide Israel after they left Egyptian slavery.

Exo 23:20 Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.

Angels are sometimes called stars.

Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

The Bible said a star guided them. Herod wanted to know when the star appeared. He was going to kill all the male children in Bethlehem two years and younger, this based on the time the star was first seen.

The wise men saw the star that stood over where the young child was. A star does not come over a place. The place was not the stable where Jesus was laid in the manger, but this was perhaps up to two years later in a house.

Mat 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
Mat 2:12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

This was the coming of the Messiah. There were angels announcing his birth and messages were given to certain people in their dreams.

The time we live in is near the return of Jesus. Once again we are hearing much about angels, but a great many are satan's angels.

2Co 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

The children of God are protected by angels but now we hear from God through the Holy Spirit. Let the Holy Spirit discern truth and to be sure search the Holy Bible, for he will never go against the written word. Do not follow an angel guide who leads you away from God's word.

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