A great king was born, one who would set the Jews free from Roman rule, one who would rise up against their oppressor and strike back at the hand that subjugated them. A mighty ruler is to come, and deliver God’s chosen people from the ruled, to the rulers. Everything that the Jews wanted and hoped the messiah would fulfill unfortunately did not happen.


“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”
Romans 8:2


Jesus Christ however did deliver us from sin, and lifted the burdens of to oppressors.  A mighty ruler did come, but not in the form that the Jews expected. Christ came to save this world not from those who come to tyrannize, but he came to free us from ourselves. Therefore cast your burdens and addictions on him. Let Christ be the mighty deliverer in your own life. For he did not come bringing fire and brimstone, but he came bearing an olive branch.