Luke 2:8-14

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”

Why did it have to be shepherds? Why didn’t the angels fly down into the corridors of Herod’s palace, or into the halls of the Roman leaders? Why was it a bunch of lowly shepherds out in the middle of a field?

Brother Branham, in the sermon “Why It Had To Be Shepherds”, explains that the Lord wanted to bring His Word to the kind of individuals who would receive Christ as the Word proclaimed, and not try to filter it through their own opinions or ideas. It wasn’t necessarily their occupation that was the concern, it was their child-like faith that God wanted to spread the good news to. The angels spread the good news of the Word, “A child is born, glory to God in the highest!”, and the shepherds heard and saw and believed.

In the same way the the shepherds were shown the light, so the Bride has the light of God shined down upon them to show them who Christ is. The revelation of who Jesus Christ really was rained down upon us and we were attracted to Jesus. That is what this is all about, the Lord revealing Himself to His own, those who would receive Him, and by that we catch the light of the Day.

Glory to God in the highest that we have seen the light and He came down to show it to us. Rejoice and be glad in it, because unto us a child was born, and this the more have we seen, that He is the light of the World.

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And the—the Angels came down and sang the hymns to the shepherds, in the Light. The Angels, themselves, were lights that showed with the Word of God. They had the Word of God, and told them, "Today, in the city of David, in Bethlehem, is born Christ the Saviour." The Angels had the Word, and the Word came by Light, to guide. And they followed the Word of the Angels, to the Eternal Light. They found the Baby there, wrapped in swaddling cloth, as They had said. For, you see, Life only comes by Light.

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