1. How did Moses speak of Christ?
“The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto Him ye shall hearken,” Deuteronomy 18:15.
2. How may we know that the Prophet here spoken of is Christ?
“For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren like unto me . . . Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold these days,” Acts 3:22, 24.
3. Of whom was He to be born?
“Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel,” Isaiah 7:14.
4. Where was He to be born?
“But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is to be ruler in Israel,” Micah 5:2.
5. Was this prediction fulfilled?
“Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king,” Matthew 2:1.
6. How was His advent to be heralded?
“The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God,” Isaiah 40:3.
7. By whom was this fulfilled?
“And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?” “He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias,” John 1:19, 23.
The hope of joy, of life and immortality,
When life at last shall close.
From all infirmity at last made free,
To fall asleep in sweet repose.
Waiting the last great call,
Restored to all we’ve known and loved,
No more before the tyrant Death, to fall,
Our hope to be of Christ approved.
Faith sees a world of life and love,
A promise given within the vail,
Our hope secure with Christ above,
Saved by His blood shall never fail.
The grandeur of a new world to explore.
Unending years in which to live and do;
To see the Christ, whom all adore,
And hear His voice, All things belong to you.
_ J.A. Nugent