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The birth of Jesus the Messiah was like this: after his mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, but before they came together, it was discovered that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit.
Now Jospeh, her husband, was a righteous man. He didn‘t want to publicly disgrace her, so he intended to divorce her in private. But as he was thinking about this, look! An Angel of YHWH appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife for the one in her is fathered by the Holy Spirit!
She will give birth to a son,, and you will give him the name, ´Jesus,` for he will save his people from their sins.“ All this came about so that what was spoken by YHWH through the prophet could be brought to its full realization:
“//Look, The young maiden will become pregnant and will give birth to a son!
And they will call his name, ´Emanuel`“. This is translated as, “God is with us.“
But now in Christ Jesus you who were once far away have been brought near in the blood of Christ, for he is our peace! He is the one who makes both one and who tears down the hostile dividing wall in his flesh! He did away with the Torah, along with the commandements and dogmas, so that he could create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, and so that he could reconcile both in one body for God through the cross! He put that hostility to death on it. He came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near, so that through him we both obtained access in one spirit to the father. So you are no longer foreigners and aliens. You are fellow–citizens with the holy saints and members of the God`s household, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone.
Then I looked!
Another sign in Heaven, great and amazing!
Seven angels had the seven last plagues, because in them the passion of God was fulfilled.
The I looked!
Something like a sea of glass, mixed with fire! Those who conquer the beast and his image and the number of his name are standing on the sea of glass, having harps from God! They are singing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying:
“Great and amazing are your works,
O Lord, God, the Pantocrator!
Righteous and true are your ways,
O king of the nations!
Who will not fear and glorify your name, O Lord?
Only you are holy!
All nations will come and worship before you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed!“