WHEN CAME THE STAR or TIMING OF CHRIST’S FIRST ADVENT
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Message 3 in 3 message series THERE SHALL COME A STAR Numbers 24:17-19
Message 1 – THERE SHALL COME A STAR – PROMISE OF CHRIST’S COMING
Message 2 – HOW (Why) CAME THE STAR – PURPOSE OF CHRIST’S COMING
Message 3 – WHEN CAME THE STAR – PRECISION OF CHRIST’S COMING
Galatians 4:4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, coming into being out of a woman, having come under Law, 5 that He might redeem those under Law, so that we might receive the adoption of sons.
“the fullness of time” – fullness – to fill up, to complete, or to completely fill. Everything needed to fulfill all of the Old Testament prophecies and promises had been fulfilled to that moment of time and place and people to bring Messiah Christ into the human race.
I. The World had reached a fullness point – Roman Domination
A. The Roman Empire rule all the area around the Mediterranean Sea from British Isles to Persia including north Africa.
B. New unified languages of Greek and Latin
C. Paved roads provided easy of travel from continent to continent.
D. Wickedness abounding – Emperor worship – high taxation
II. The Royal lines of David had merged in Mary and Joseph – Matt. 1:1-17; Luke 3:23-38
III. The Fullness of Time figures from Daniel's Prophecy till Birth – Daniel 9:24-27
Decree went out on March 14, 445 BC
7 X 7 years = 49 years rebuilding the Temple back in Jerusalem
62 X 7 years = 434 years to the cutting off of Messiah (crucifixion)
If years are figured by the Jewish calendar 360 days in their year you come to AD 32 or 33 springtime for the cutting off of Messiah the 10th day Nissan or look at this way.
483 years by 360 days = 173,880 days which bring you April 6, 32 AD for the Crucifixion.
Another thought: Early Church traditions was that Christ was born in the fall of 1 BC perhaps the 15th day of Tishri (Sept.-Oct.) which is the feast of Tabernacles.
John 1:14 “tabernacled among us.”
Consider this – “times” is from the Greek word Chronos=duration of time, succession of objects or events.
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