Now you see, when Jesus is called a lamb in scripture, it is not poetic at all, it is literal. Jesus was born at Migdal Eder, wrapped in the very same swaddling clothes used for lambs, and placed in the stone manger to be presented for inspection by the Levitical shepherds. That's why the angel of the Lord called shepherds, to inspect the baby Jesus according to the Law of Moses. How do I know that Jesus was born at Migdal Eder? Because Micah tells us so.
"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; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting." Micah 5:2 (KJB)
On this episode of Rightly Dividing, we have arrived on the eve of the Feast of Tabernacles to the city of Bethlehem, and in a remote area, Ephratah, on the outskirts of the city shepherds are keeping watch over their sheep. In the distance, you can see Migdal Eder, a tower hard by where Rachel died and where Benjamin was born, that is now the place where baby male lambs are born and then certified by the Levitical shepherds for sacrifice in the Temple in nearby Jerusalem. But on this night, those same shepherds will be inspecting a baby boy, the Lamb of God, who will be wrapped in swaddling clothes and presented as an offering in a stone manger. All this will be done to fulfill the Law of Moses, and to satisfy the righteousness of Almighty God. Are you ready to learn the real story of that first Christmas night? It's like nothing you've ever heard, and it's found only within the pages of your King James Holy Bible.
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