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The First Star Trek

The First Star Trek

Text: Matt 2:1-10 – 12

There are a lot of similarities between the circumstances Jesus was born into and the condition the Israelites were in down in Egypt just before God sent them a deliverer.

One of the first things that sticks out in my mind is

The murder of children was sanctioned by the state.

In Egypt, the Israelites began to multiply and they kept multiplying to the point Pharaoh viewed them as a threat to his kingdom.   As a result he ordered the midwives to throw all the newborn male Hebrew children into the river.

In Matthew 2:16 when Herod realized the wise men weren’t coming back he sent forth his soldiers and killed every child in Bethlehem two years old or younger.  He wanted to kill Jesus because a King of the Jews was a threat to his kingdom.  It’s as simple as that.  He didn’t hate kids-he was just trying to keep his throne.  And these fag loving baby killers in Washington are all his descendents!  They don’t care about women’s rights: they’re a bunch of womanizing drunks themselves.  But if it will get them reelected they’ll let you kill as many babies as you want to.  They’ll even try to get the government to pay for it.

But think about it: When God first sent a great deliverer to Egypt they were killing babies. When God sent The Great Deliverer to Bethlehem they were killing babies. And right now in America 4000 babies a day are being slaughtered in abortion clinics across this country. Could God be trying to give us a hint of what the world will look like when Jesus comes the second time? I believe He is. So very quickly I’d like to point out a few ways world Jesus was born into 2000 years ago parallels the world we live in today

First of all,

I. There was Oppressive taxation

Luke 2:1 “And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from (Copenhagen – excuse me, I mean) Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed

We’re not told what they were raising taxes for. But it doesn’t really matter. It’d been a long time since those Jews had a say in anything their government did! But because of this tax in Luke 2 everyone under Roman authority had to return to their hometowns so they could take a census. Joseph was from Bethlehem and that’s the earthly reason Jesus was born there instead of somewhere else.

But that’s a pretty oppressive government that forces a pregnant woman to up and move just so they can get money out of her! And in the day we live in, when you have to work nearly half a year just to pay your taxes and it almost doesn’t pay to work, I’d call that an oppressive government too! But you just wait till they pass this healthcare bill – you ain’t seen nothing yet! I’m not saying you shouldn’t pay your taxes. I’m just saying Jesus is coming soon!

Notice also, when Jesus was born


And might I point out even they had to be imported from the East.  And now in America, just about every convenience store you go into is owned by an Indian or somebody from an Eastern country. I could go on but I think you get my point.

The Bible doesn’t tell us how many wise men there were but we generally think about there being 3.   That also reminds me of the day we live in! At times I get to thinking me, my daddy, and preacher Batchelor are the only ones left that have any sense.  And to tell you the truth I worry about them sometimes!

I was reading somewhere that on average it costs $10,000 per year to put one student through school.  So if you go K-12 that’s $130,000.  But just stop and talk to the average Gaffney High graduate sometime and you tell me whether you think they got $100,000 worth of education. It’ll make you sick!

So what’s the problem?

Romans 1:22 “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,” When we took God and prayer out of the classroom, stupidity came and took its place! Romans 1:28 “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind…”  A moral problem has led America into an intellectual crisis.  We’ve got more education and more resources than ever before but we are producing very few Wise men.  Why?  Because we’ve lost the fear of God and “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom…” (Psalms 111:10)


I don’t know if Mary was the only virgin around but she’s the only one the Bible mentions during this time. You do know Mary was a virgin when she conceived Jesus? Jesus isn’t the son of Joseph. He is the Son of God; God incarnate; Emmanuel. God with us; Joseph may have given Him His bottle but God gave Him His blood.

And don’t let His humble birth or the fact He had poor parents bother you. It’s not how a man’s born or where He lives that makes Him King. It’s who He is that makes the King the King! He may have been born in a stable instead of the Palace but lambs are born in barns all the time.

Anyway – talking about virginity. In this sex crazed culture we live in, girls would just as soon jump in the back seat of a car as they would shake your hand.  They’ve got no more morals than an alley cat. So when I read Matthew chapter 1, about a woman still being a virgin when she got married it’s almost as big a miracle as the virgin birth itself!

But in Matthew 2, the good news is; even though taxes were at an all-time high; even though they were killing babies left and right; even though morals had decayed and the future looked dark…


Look at verse 9 again

“When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.”

Normally, from our perspective, stars move from East to West. But Jesus was in Bethlehem and the wise men were in Jerusalem.  That means this star moved from North to South.

You know what that says to me? It says, “No matter how dark the times are: God will move heaven and earth to get you where you need to be!”  “If a man will just believe the Bible and look to heaven for guidance, he can still find the Saviour in these last days.”

If you’ll look for Him I believe you’ll find Him.  Because long before you ever thought about looking for Him, He was looking for you.  He said I came to seek and to save that which was lost.


If so, what if you done for Him Christian? So many times during his ministry people came to Jesus wanting him to do something for them. But these wise men traveled hundreds of miles just to bow down before Him.

They just wanted to lay their treasures down at his precious little feet.

Has there ever been a time in your life that you laid your earthly treasures at the Master’s feet like these wise men did? Was there ever a time you said, “Lord here’s my life, my hopes, my dreams my ambitions, do whatever you want with me?”

When I was a teenager, I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.  One day, I might want to be a pilot, the next I might want to be something else. But in all my daydreaming, one thing was the same.  No matter what I envisioned myself doing, God had nothing to do with it!  There may be someone here today like that.  God is not in all your thoughts. You’ve got your life planned out. You don’t want any help from me, God, or the Bible. This might surprise you but God doesn’t need you anyway!

God doesn’t need us! But we sure do need Him!

This holiday season, after all He’s done for you; do you know what it’s like to give a little something back?

December 22, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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