This is one of the most astounding examples I have to show you. The King James Bible tells us that Jesus at His First Coming would be preceded by global ruler who would tax the people. It will happen again at the Second Coming.
“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 (KJV)
So without any further ado, here are 10 awesome nuggets your pastor never told you about the birth of Jesus Christ:
- Matthew records proof that Mary did not remain a virgin: If you don’t have a King James Bible, you don’t have the Bible. Listen to what Matthew says about Mary the virgin when Jesus was born. “Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.” Matthew 1:25 (KJV). You will note that Matthew faithfully records that Jesus was the first of the children that would be born to Mary, and all the ones after Jesus being the result of sexual intercourse with Joseph. Mark records that Mary had 4 more sons and at least 2 daughters in chapter 6 of his book. “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.” Mark 6:3 (KJV). You will further note that the corrupt translations like the NLT, NIV, ESV, RSV, ASV and all the others have removed the word ‘firstborn’ and replaced it with ‘to a son’. Still think that which Bible you use doesn’t make a difference? Think again. With just 2 simple verses from the KJV, we have shattered the entire foundation of the worship of Mary that the Roman Catholic counterfeit it built on.
- The 3 Wise Men from the east never made it to the manger: Ahh, what manger nativity diorama would be complete without the trusty ‘wise men’ on camel bearing gifts as the baby Jesus lay on the hay in the stable? Well, the nativity scene from the Bible, for one. The end of Matthew 1 records the birth of Jesus, and then everyone seems to just gloss over the first 4 words from the next chapter which say this. “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1,2 (KJV). Hmm, did anyone ever think to ask how long after His birth did the wise men show up? Because by the time the Magi finally catch up with Jesus, they are not in a manger but living in a house and He is no longer a baby but a ‘young child’. “When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.” Matthew 2:9-11 (KJV). To ‘seal the deal’, we read a little further down the passage where King Herod issues his decree to kill all babies “from two years old and under”. “Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.” Matthew 2:16 (KJV).
- The angel Gabriel prophesies about Jesus at the Second Coming: At His first coming, Jesus was not to be a king, but to be a sacrifice for sin. That being said, since we serve a God who sees the end from the beginning, a prophecy about the reign of Jesus as King in the Millennium at the Second Coming seems about right. Gabriel said this “And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.” Luke 1:31-33 (KJV). Jewish scholars reject Jesus because He obviously did not reign as a king at His First Coming, and they view this as proof of the unreliability of the New Testament. Preterists and Post Toasties also make this mistake for different reasons when they attempt to claim Jesus is “ruling now” secretly in Heaven, and that the “throne of David” is somehow a metaphor and not prophesy of a literal rule of this earth from Jerusalem. But the prophets of the Old Testament all saw a literal King, on a literal Throne, reigning physically in Jerusalem just as David has done. Psalm 59;13, Psalm 122:5, Psalm 132:11, Isaiah 12:6, and Isaiah 24:23 are just a few among dozens and dozens of prophecies of the Millennial Reign of King Jesus. “Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.”
- Jesus was born in the days of a global tax, and He will return to a world under a global tax: This is one of the most astounding examples I have to show you. The King James Bible tells us that Jesus at His First Coming would be preceded by global ruler who would tax the people. “And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.” Luke 2:1-3 (KJV). 3 verses and the word ‘tax’ in various forms appears 3 times. But when you look at this in nearly any other version, the words “taxed” and “taxing” are magically replaced by “census” and “registration”. Now why, you may ask, would the demonic members of the various Bible translating committees want to remove the word “tax” and hide it from you? So you can’t connect it with what the prophet Daniel says about Antichrist in the time of Jacob’s trouble that immediately precedes the Second Coming of Jesus. “Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle. And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.” Daniel 11:20,21 (KJV). Remember that the time of Jacob’s trouble is the last week of Daniel’s 70 Weeks prophecy of the end times. When the kingdom age the Jewish believers got put on hold to start the Church Age in Acts 7, it was the “pause button” and not the “stop button”. The Antichrist will rule the world under the revived Roman Empire – vis a vis the Catholic Church in Revelation 17 and 18 – and he will be a “raiser of taxes” and enslaving the people exactly how it was done at Jesus First Coming. So if you wanted to hide this prophecy bombshell from people, just start publishing phony Bible versions like the NIV and all the others, with the word “tax” replaced with “census” and Antichrist gets free reign.
With just 4 short but eminently powerful examples, we have uncovered mountains of Bible nuggets that nearly every priest and pastor in America will not mention to you at church on Christmas morning this year. We have completely taken away the ‘perpetual virgin‘ falsehood that the Roman Catholic counterfeit is based on, shown you the truth about the 3 Wise Men, and brought to the surface multiple prophecies about Antichrist, the Second Coming, and the Millennial Kingdom that were present already in the Biblical account of the birth of Jesus.
Just for fun, print this page out and show it to your priest or pastor after service and ask them about any of these items. And please come back on Monday and post what they said in the comment section below. We could all use a good laugh.
And speaking of the literal, visible and physical Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ…
“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” Revelation 19:11-16 (KJV)