God Is With Us!
There is a moment when Holy Spirit reveals truth to our soul. It’s a profound moment, and the truth is beyond human understanding. You can’t adequately explain it or describe it, but it hits you like “BAM” and you get it.
"Look! The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and they will call him Emmanuel," which means "God with us.” Matthew 1:23
We have Hebrews 11 as a testimony of those who were giants in their faith. Knowledge of God’s existence, that he was real and not a made up being or idea. They knew God was with them by His Holy Spirit.
What kind of faith does it take to follow an impression or a dream with no other basis but faith in God? Can you picture those who dared to imagine or dream of the possibility that God could or would be WITH US again? Hebrew 11:8 says:
By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place he would later receive as an inheritance, and he went out without understanding where he was going.
Noah, Enoch, Abel, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, David, Sarah, and the list goes on, yet none of them had God with Us the way we do now. There was a promise of a Messiah to come but nothing on the horizon. It was a hope.
Hebrews 11:39 says they all died because of their faith, but did not receive what was promised.
These hero’s of the faith dared to dream about and imagine God with Us. But when Jesus came to earth it was with an angelic announcement to Mary, Joseph and the Shepherds.
From his first breath to this very day, GOD IS WITH US.