This is how you know whether a prophet is true or false: “When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him” (Deuteronomy 18:22).
The prophet Isaiah: “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (7:14).
The prophet Micah: “But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days” (5:2).
The prophet Daniel: “Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and moat, but in a troubled time” (9:25).
The prophet Isaiah again: “But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed” (53:5).
…if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. ~Luke 2:11
Father God, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done. Thank You for sending Your Son, King of kings and Lord of lords. May I and my whole household serve You all our days in this present life, and all eternity in the age to come.
Thank You for coming close, for Your Son becoming flesh and blood, displaying Your glory in our midst. Thank You that I am a citizen of Your Kingdom through the righteousness of Your Son. May my entire household love You and serve You with all our heart and soul and strength.