King Herod Bible Study
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When baby Jesus was born, there was a great new star in the Heavens
and all saw it. Wise men from the east came to Jerusalem and said,
Where is the baby that has been born King of the Jews? We saw His
star in the east and we've come to worship Him.
As you may well imagine, Herod, the king at the time, was very
jealous when he heard the news that a new king was just born. He
gathered all of his top men together and insisted to know where this
Christ child was supposedly born because there was prophecy in
scripture that foretold of all of the events taking place. They
answered, in Bethlehem of Judea, for it is written by the prophet:
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,
So, secretly ... Herod asked the wise men what time the star appeared
and then he sent them to Bethlehem saying, Go look for the child and
when you find Him, come back and tell me so I can come and worship
Him too. He was actually deceiving them and had sinister thoughts and
plans in mind.
The wise men left and the star that they saw in the east led them
until it stopped over where Jesus was and they fell down and
worshipped Him. They gave Him presents of gold, frankincense and
Then God warned these wise men in a dream that they shouldn't go back
to Herod, so they went back to their home country by a different
Now, here is a little fact for ya ... In almost every book and movie
you read or watch there are three wise men. However, the Bible does
not say there were three wise men. The reason people say that there
were three wise men is because they gave the baby Jesus three
different types of gifts, being gold, frankincense and myrrh. There
very well may have been three wise men or maybe three hundred.
But, again ... It matters little how many wise men were led by God by
a star to see Jesus ...
Just that God led em by a new star and that was yet another sign that
Jesus is Lord !!!
The Angel of the Lord appeared again to Joseph in a dream and said,
Get up and take the young child and His mother and flee into Egypt.
Stay there until I let you know. Herod will look for the young child
to kill Him. Joseph woke up and took the baby Jesus and Mary in the
middle of the night and left for Egypt. They were there until Herod
died and what the prophet Hosea said was fulfilled:
When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of
Meanwhile ... During the time that the holy family was in Egypt,
before Herod's death, Herod realized that he was tricked by the wise
men who never returned. He was burning mad and had all the male
children from two years old and under killed in Bethlehem and the
surrounding area hoping to kill this new king. This fulfilled what
the prophet Jeremiah had written:
Thus saith the Lord; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and
bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be
comforted for her children, because they were not.
Ramah was in the area of Israel that God gave to the tribe of
Benjamin, and Joseph's two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.
Years later, When Herod died, an Angel of the Lord appeared in a
dream to Joseph, who was living in Egypt with his family as he was
warned, and said, Take the young child and His mother and go into the
land of Israel. Those who tried to take the child's life are dead. So
Joseph took Jesus and Mary back to Israel, but when he heard that
Herod's son Archelaus inherited the kingdom in Judea, he was afraid
to go there, however, being warned by God in a dream, he went into
Galilee. They settled in a city called Nazareth (That is why you have
heard the saying ... Jesus of Nazareth) and the prophecy was
fulfilled that was spoken by the prophets: He shall be called a
2:23). And Jesus grew and became strong in spirit, filled with
wisdom and the grace of God was with Him.
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare