Thursday, December 4, 2008

Merry Christmas! another card

Merry Christmas! another card
Originally uploaded by rosethistleartworks

In Luke chapter one, Jesus' birthday can be determined if the "course of Abia" is understood. The Levitical priests split up their times of duties in the Temple into specific times for each course. The course of Abia was 06/13-06/19 and the weekly Sabbath. More information on the priests' courses can be found here "(note that Abia is also spelled Abijah)

Once the dates of the course of Abia are understood, we can determine the date of conception for John the Baptist. He was six months in the womb the day Mary was visited by the angel Gabriel. (Luke 1:26) She went "with haste" to her Elisabeth where John the Baptist was six months in her womb and leapt at the presence of Jesus in Mary's womb.

So, December 25th we celebrate the day God gave us His only begotten Son. Jesus was conceived and God truly began to dwell with man on earth.

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Matthew 1:23 "Behold a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us."

God is good and God keeps His promises.

Merry Christmas!


P and P said...
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P and P said...

I reread your post, and now I get it! Dec 25 IS the day of Jesus Anointed's conception.

Thank you so much for explaining this.

Gina - RoseThistleArtworks said...

Hello. :) 12/25 was the conception and 09/29 was the birthday which also aligned *perfectly* with the beginning of the 8 day Feast of Tabernacles. On the 8th day Jesus was circumcised and that is why there were so many people there and that one older man said that his prayers had been answered in that he had lived to see Our Saviour.

The course of Abia that John the Baptist's father ended 06/19, then was the Sabbath and Zacharias would not have been able to travel on that day. He was an old man and had to walk back to his home 30 miles away. So, by the time he got home and the promised conception could take place, it would be 06/23 or 06/24, six months from that date is 12/25 and that is the day that Mary made haste to Elisabeth's house after being visited by the angel Gabriel. John was six months in his mother's womb and leapt at the presence of Jesus in Mary's womb.

I hope that explains it better? Also, the link in the post explains it a bit.