Today’s Verse

The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

Genesis 49:10

Tuesday, December 20

It is Christmas week! Are you ready? Let’s look this week at this word, “Shiloh.” From today’s verse, we learn that it is one of the earliest prophecies concerning the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, to this Earth. It was spoken by Jacob while on his deathbed, some 1,700 years before Jesus was born or literally, 3,700 years ago… WOW! 

This one statement uttered by the man called “Israel” is so graphic and clear that it has convinced many Jews to turn to Jesus Christ as their promised Messiah. 

And for those of us who know the Lord, it is yet another indisputable indicator of the authority and accuracy of the scriptures. It verifies without a doubt that we serve the true Lord. This verse should create within us an anticipation over this person named Shiloh. 

I would like to share several thoughts with you about “Shiloh.” The name implies at least three truths about Jesus. Shiloh refers to Jesus as a messenger. 

Galatians 4:4 states, “But when the fullness of the time was come, God SENT FORTH His Son, made of a woman, made under the law.” 

A messenger is someone who has been sent on a mission. Jesus was both the messenger and the message sent to us from God the Father. Again, we have the opportunity to share this glorious truth with others.

Weekly Memory Verse

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Acts 1:8

"A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, But softly gives itself away; While quite unselfish, it grows small."
- Eva K Logue

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