12/31/14 Satan’s Revenge on Bethlehem

After their escape, King Herod realizes that the wise men have tricked him.  They have not returned to him as they promised they would.  In a rage, he orders his soldiers to go to Bethlehem and kill every male child 2 years old and under that they would find there and in the surrounding area, corresponding to the time that the wise men had said the star first appeared in the sky.  The soldiers, being loyal to King Herod and having no love for the Jews, go at once and carry out their orders.  The screams and cries can be heard for miles around, as the mothers and children mourn for their babies and siblings.  Fathers in the fields with the sheep hear it and come running, but they are too late.  And so a prophecy spoken by the prophet Jeremiah is fulfilled, which says, “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”

Matthew 2:16-17,  Jeremiah 31:15

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