Saturday, December 16, 2006

Shiloh Has Come

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.

Merry Christmas,

Shiloh Has Come,

In His Grace,

Wade Burleson


Kevin said...

Good word Wade!

Your readers are also welcome to read "Joseph: Four Lessons from the Christmas Story" on


Bob Cleveland said...


Super message: I will use that for my SS lesson next Sunday.


jasonk said...

Very gracious of you to share your intellectual and spiritual property with others. I suspect that if I used it in my Sunday School class, everyone would know it was not mine :>)

Thanks Wade. You're a good man.

Anonymous said...

Wade, thanks for sharing the wonderful "Shiloh" message. . .By the way, there is a plethora of your other excellent sermon recordings on your church web site. . .This Okie especially enjoyed listening to the series on Romans! Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year!

In His Grace and Peace,

T. D. Webb

Anonymous said...

Birthday Lights

Sparkling lights flash from our town,
Glistening, shimmering glow,
Shining upward, all around,
Illuminating flow,
Winter makes no cruel attack
On Fall’s extended season,
It’s just as though we’re all off track
Preparing for the reason

We march in frenzy, rush headlong
To find the perfect gift,
Oblivious to the sin, the wrong
That caused so great a rift,
For darkness loomed, its shadow moved,
Eclipsing Earth below,
No work of man could ‘ere undo
The judgement, pain, and woe, yet,

He looked down compassionate,
His mercy to fulfill
He sent a gift, a gift of light
According to His will
He sent His Son to this dark place
Beaming news of worth,
Love transcending, bathed in grace,
Divine and Glorious birth!

He came to light this troubled land
Resplendent in His presence,
The perfect gift became a man,
His life the perfect present,
So, when we light the lights tonight
Remember Him, the Lord,
Ever reaching burning bright,
Eternal love outpoured.

T. D. Webb

CB Scott said...

Shiloh has come. I pray that He might come again very soon.

I long and hunger after it as do the starving beg for bread.


Steve said...

As for me and mine, we've got the Son; we have it all.

Come Lord Jesus!

Steve Austin
Hoptown KY