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Born is the King of Israel

written by Asher Intrater
December 26, 2010

There are several theories as to the date of Yeshua’s birth, but there is no solid proof for any of them. In addition, there are many cultural aspects of the celebration of Christmas which are ungodly. Despite those problematic issues, the birth of Messiah into this earth is a watershed moment of human history and biblical revelation.

The Son of God became flesh in a human body in a lowly stable. The King of Israel was born to a virgin maiden of the house of David. It is majestic, humbling and awe-inspiring. The name “Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14; 8:8, 10) means: “Im” – With; “Anu” – Us; “El” – God. “God with us” – God came to be with us in the form of a little baby.

Here are some impressions from pastor, apostle and spiritual father Don Finto:

“I wonder how many Christians really understand what we are singing in many of the songs about the birth of Jesus. These particular words struck me as we sang “Noel” together in last Sunday’s gathering. “Born is the King of Israel!”

King of Israel! Not only was He born to be the Redeemer of all mankind, but He was born to be Israel’s King, He is still the King of Israel, and will return to earth to sit on David’s throne in Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:9, Acts 1:6-11).

“Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus was asked by Pilate just hours before His execution (John 18:33). To which Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world.”

“The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end,” were the words spoken to Mary on the night of Jesus/Yeshua’s conception (Luke 1:32-33).

This Christ, this Messiah, this Anointed One who came to earth as World Redeemer, is Israel’s soon-coming King. A Jewish man sits now at the right hand of the Father, awaiting the time of His return. He will rule over the earth in a thousand-year reign of peace before ushering in a completely restored earth in which God and man live together through all eternity (Ephesians 1:19-20, Isaiah 65:18-25, Revelation 20-22).”

Asher serves as president of Tikkun Global family of ministries and congregations, dedicated to the dual restoration of Israel and the Church. He is founder of the Revive Israel five-fold ministry team, and oversees both Ahavat Yeshua and Tiferet Yeshua congregations in Israel.

He and his wife Betty share a passion for personal prayer and devotion, local evangelism and discipleship in Hebrew, and unity of the Body of believers worldwide.

Asher was raised in a conservative Jewish home and holds degrees from Harvard University, Baltimore Hebrew College and Messiah Biblical Institute. He has authored numerous books, tracts and articles.


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