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Jesus Christ: Our Messiah

            Jesus Christ and the Messiah one person or two? Is Jesus Christ the promised Savior, our Lord, and the Son of God? These questions have been raised by many over the past couple of weeks. Much of Jesus' life, death and resurrection have been left up to interpretation. However, many of the facts as well as history and background are needed in order to consider these proposals. .
             It all began about 2000 years ago when an angel was sent by God to Israel. The angel was sent to a virgin named Mary and the angel told her that through the power of the Holy Spirit of God, she was going to conceive and bear a son. Mary was engaged to her fiancé, Joseph, a carpenter. Mary and Joseph were young Jews, both descendants of the royal line of David, and when Mary informed Joseph of her pregnancy, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream as well. The angel said, "Joseph, Don't worry about taking Mary as your wife: for the child in her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. The child is the Son of God. And when she gives birth to this son, you must name Him 'Jesus', which means Savior, for He will save His people from their sins.".
             This happened as the prophet Isaiah had foretold, The Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin will bare a son, and they will call Him Emmanuel, which means God with us."" (www.christiananswers.net).
             With this said, Joseph took Mary to Bethlehem to register for a census and to pay taxes. During their stay in Bethlehem, Mary went into labor and gave birth to a baby. They named their baby boy Jesus and Mary laid her new son in a manger, because there was no room to put him at the inn. So, as prophesied, Jesus was born in Bethlehem to a descendant of King David. .
             In the same country, there were shepherds watching over their flocks at night. The angel of the Lord came to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were very frightened.

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