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Tuesday, December 26, 2017


JakeMcCandless and Cherrilynn Bisbano partner to bring you prophesies Jesus fulfilled at His birth.
May the prophecies Jesus fulfilled bring you closer to Him as We look back for strength to go forward.

 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,

    because the Lord has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom for the captives

    and release from darkness for the prisoners
Isaiah 61:1

For 28 years I sang Christmas carols without understanding the words.
Now that I am a precious child of God, Carols bring life and hope to my soul.

One of my favorite carols is O Holy Night.

 My favorite line in the song,

"Chains shall He break, for the slave is our brother, and in His name, all oppression shall cease."

Jesus humbled Himself and entered the world to break every chain 

I was in chains.  Chains of self-doubt, worry and unbalanced expectations.

I saw myself as unlovable, worthless, without a purpose.

Jesus changed me when I believed His truth.

As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, let's take a look at my favorite verse in O Holy Night and compare it to Scripture.

Chains Shall He break 

He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains. Psalm 107:14 NIV

I am your servant, LORD, I serve you just as my mother did; you have freed me from my chains. Psalm 116:16 NIV

For the slave is our brother

 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant (slave), and coming in the likeness of men Philippians 2:7 NKJV

For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother Mathew 12:50 NIV

For He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source, That is why He is not ashamed to call them brothers Hebrews 2:11 ESV

and in His name, all oppression shall cease

Then we cried to the LORD, the God of our fathers, and the LORD heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression. Deuteronomy 26:7 ESV

From oppression and violence, He redeems their life... Psalm 72:14 ESV

I still get chills when I sing this song.

In Luke 4:18 Jesus declared that He is the fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy.

I envision people walking out of jail cells with no shackles, leaping for joy at their newfound freedom.

Heads lifted high to greet the sun instead of staring at their feet. Hearts that once craved love now possess complete acceptance in Christ, who is Love.

As we celebrate His birth and enter into a new year, let us never forget that He is the Messiah.  The promised one.

Emmanuel, God with us.

He is the only one who breaks chains, heals wounds, and sets the captives free from the bondage of sin.

My heart rejoices and I want to fall on my knees in reverence and worship.

Let's join the angels and praise the Holy one for all He has done for us.

What effect do Christmas carols have on you?

Join the conversation.

If you are going through a difficult time, don't go through it alone.  Contact one of us.  We will pray with you.  We can seek the face of Christ together.  
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Val the overcomer said...

My favorite Scripture is Isaiah 61 and in Luke 4, when Jesus fulfills the prophecy. Realizing that Jesus came to heal my broken heart and give me freedom from that which enslaved me was the starting place for deep healing in my life. I will be eternally grateful.

Molly Jo said...

I love all the old hymns but Silent Night, O Holy Night, and In Excelsis Deo are my favorites. I love reading the King James Version of Luke and the birth of Christ.


Val I love it too. I pray that God will use me that way. Happy New Year


Molly Jo I love them too. The hymns are filled with great theology. I believe one can get saved if they believe what they are singing. Thank you for stopping by. Happy New Year.

Angie Arndt said...

I love this song, too! Such inspired words and the music is awesome! My favorite memories include practicing carols on the piano so the family could sing a few when they came home for Christmas. I'm sure it sounded awful, but it forced me to read them over and over until I had to get into the Christmas spirit, remembering that in Jesus' birth, God is with us.

Thanks so much for the reminder!



Angie God thought your piano playing was beautiful. Thank you for stopping by have a happy New Year. Thank you for the encouragement

Rebekah Dorris said...

I love O Holy Night too! This year I heard a verse of it I'd never heard before. I think Andy Williams sang it. Here it is:

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
O'er the world a star is sweetly gleaming,
Now come the wisemen from out of the Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friends.
He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger,
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!

My favorite carol of all time is Hark the Herald Angels Sing. The deep truths in that song, especially the fourth verse, as you say could bring anyone to Christ if they really thought about them. Or bring believers to revival! :)


Rebeckah, Thank you for sharing this verse. It gave me chills. I love Hart the Herald too. Thank you for stopping by.