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Messiah the Prince
by Christmas Evans

He was born in Bethlehem, wrapped in swaddling bands, and laid in a manger. The great Deliverer was "made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem those that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons!" With a mighty hand He laid hold of the works of Satan, unlocked the prison gates, and broke the bands asunder. He opened His mouth and the deaf heard, the blind saw, the dumb spoke, the lame walked, and the lepers were cleansed. In the house of Jairus, in the street of Nain, and in the burial ground of Bethany His word was mightier than death. These whom He raised from the grave were but the earnest if His future triumph. He took our yoke and bore it away upon His own shoulders and cast it broken into the bottomless pit. He felt in His hands and His feet the nails, and in His side the spear. Behold Him hanging on Calvary, nailing upon His cross THREE BILLS-the handwriting of the law which was against us, the oath of our allegiance to the prince of darkness, and the charter of the "everlasting covenant," fulfilling the first, breaking the second, and sealing the third with His blood.

On the morning of the third day, the Conqueror is seen, "coming from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah;" He has "trodden the wine press alone." By the might of arm, He has routed the hosts of hell and spoiled the dominion of death. The fortress of the foe is demolished, and He returns from the war "glorious in His apparel, traveling in the greatness of His strength." He enters the gates of the everlasting city amid the rejoicing of angels and shouts of His redeemed, "Who is this King of glory?

The LORD OF HOST, He is the King of glory."

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