The Prophecy

by | Dec 12, 2016 | Vital Men Devotions

Numbers 24:17New Living Translation (NLT)

17 I see him, but not here and now.
    I perceive him, but far in the distant future.
A star will rise from Jacob;
    a scepter will emerge from Israel.
It will crush the heads of Moab’s people,
    cracking the skulls[a] of the people of Sheth.

Balaam gave a specific prophecy that specifically mentions a star coming out of Jacob. Wise men followed that prophecy in a journey that took 800-900 miles. This was all to see the Christ child.

They knew of him because of the prophet Daniel. Daniel was a man of wisdom who was placed in bondage as Israel went into bondage in Persia. Daniel made a difference in spite of his circumstances, and he continued to trust in God. He was a wise man.

There are 5 components that made the magi wise:

  1. Read and believed God’s Word.
  2. Sought Jesus.
  3. Recognized the worth of Christ.
  4. Humbled themselves and worshipped Christ.
  5. Obeyed God.

The magi or wise men were truly wise. How about your journey today? Are the 5 components in your focus? It says in Revelation 2:28, ‘They will have the same authority I received from my Father, and I will also give them the morning star!’ Jesus, men, is the morning star. Allow him to be your focus.

Strength and Courage



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