9 This was the true Light that, coming into the world, enlightens every person. 10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through Him, and yet the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and His own people did not accept Him.
In the beginning, God said, Let there be Light, and the world came into existence. The word God used was the spiritual name of Jesus. The world only belongs to Jesus for a short time spiritually. After Eve and Adam disobey God’s word, Satan gained spiritual dominion over the world. God had a small group of people He called His chosen. He gave them His word to teach them how to be children of His light. He told His bondservant, Moses, to write His word so that the written word would remind people, God made the world, and everything in it is His. Even with miracle after miracle, the people who called themselves God’s chosen didn’t listen to His word, so they remain spiritually lost. From the Old Testament books, Genesis to Zechariah, the God of Creation, promises to send His word and His name would be Immanuel (God with us.) Many believe that the Son of God was coming to be just King of the Jews and make Israel a great empire. But travelers from far away came, trusting prophecy from ancient words. To worship the birth of the King of KIngs. The word of God doesn’t say they were Jewish, only magi. That means they study ancient scrolls and were stargazers. They took the newborn, gifts pointing to His royalty. It must have taken some time. Because they began their journey when the star appeared the night Jesus was born in a manger. When they got there, Jesus was close to 2 years old, and His family was living in a house.
Matthew 2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And after they came into the house, they saw the Child with His mother Mary; and they fell down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
King Herod was the physical King of the Jews. He wanted to kill the spiritual King, fearful of losing a physical kingdom. He ordered every boy 2 years old and under in and Bethlehem under killed.
Matthew 2:16 Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent men and killed all the boys who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity who were two years old or under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi.
When the word of God became human flesh, and Jesus the Messiah was born, the Jewish religion is a lot like modern-day Christianity that has many church denominations. The Jewish had different Jewish sects. The Jewish sects were Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes., they all believed and worshiped Yahweh but refused His fulfilled promise. When God’s word was born made in the flesh, even after miracle after miracle that only the Son of Man did, they refused. He was really God. The Jewish that were physical Jews were more concerned about their earthly kingdom. Even after seeing Jesus perform a God-like miracle, they had Him done away with, rather than losing, the physical land of Israel. When Jesus said with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” just like God cried out, “Let there be light,” and something dead came to life. Many saw a living man come out of his tomb with His Jesus, who gave life, but many did not believe that Jesus is not the Light of God’s word that gives truth and life where there was none before. God bless you all. Jesus loves you, and so do I. Samuel H.
John 11:43 And when He had said these things, He cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 Out came the man who had died, bound hand and foot with wrappings, and his face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus *said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.” 45 Therefore many of the Jews who came to Mary, and saw what He had done, believed in Him. 46 But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them the things which Jesus had done.47 Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees convened a council meeting, and they were saying, “What are we doing in regard to the fact that this man is performing many signs? 48 If we let Him go on like this, all the people will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take over both our place and our nation.” 49 But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all,