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Advent Devotional | Day 23

December 24, 2018

This Child is the Alpha and Omega | Monday, Dec. 24

Revelation 1:8

Revelation 1 provides one of the most breath-taking pictures of Jesus in all of the Bible. The Christ child born in a manger in Bethlehem is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the one “who is and was and is to come.” Before time began and for all time, Jesus reigns as Lord and God Almighty. The astounding thing about Christmas is not all the circumstances surrounding His birth, although they are interesting and marvelous. Don’t get so caught up in the birth that you miss the identity of the baby. This child is God in the flesh. This child is worthy of all worship, honor, and praise. Pray for the 7.5 million Mongols in China who do not know that the Christ Child is the Alpha and Omega. Pray for the spread of the Good News to the remotest places in China and all the earth. This child has paid the price for all our sins and made a way for us to be reconciled to God. All history will culminate with Him receiving all glory. And we want the Mongols to be in on that.
 
DISCUSSION
How much of your life and resources are you spending on spreading the Good News to people who have never heard it?
 
PRAYER
God, we praise You for Your grace in Jesus. Jesus, we praise You for Your glory in Bethlehem. We praise You that next time You come it will not be as a baby but as a King on a white horse to consummate Your Kingdom. Hasten that day. Help us to give and live for people groups like the Mongols in China. Help us to live with urgency toward spreading the Good News to every person on the planet that the Child born in Bethlehem is the Alpha and Omega come to save us from our sins. We pray in Jesus’ name, amen.
 
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