There is an often overlooked but powerful prophecy regarding the advent of the Messiah given over 1600 years prior to His birth.
"The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come" (Genesis 49:10).
Alred Edersheim, the orthodox Jew who spent a lifetime studying the Torah's prophecies of the Messiah, who then converted to evangelical Christianity as a result of his study, considered this prophecy his favorite. Many believe Edersheim's converstion to Christ was a direct result of his study of this prophecy, which he found to be beautifully, and exclusively fulfilled in Christ.
Six years ago next Sunday I preached Shiloh Has Come at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Enid, Oklahoma.
You may hear in Real Audio this twenty six minute message here, or you may use the notes for what could be a meaningful Christmas message.
Feel free to adopt, adapt and teach it as your own for the good of God's people. I believe you will enjoy the study.
Shiloh Has Come,
In His Grace,