Scripture Reading: Matthew 1:18-25

Oftentimes, when we consider the birth of Jesus, it seems that Joseph’s role is downplayed. I guess when we look at the Christmas story with a Sunday school mentality he looks like a passive bystander. But in actuality God chooses Joseph to be a protector of the carrier of the plan of redemption.

Right from the start, we see this righteous man’s protective nature to keep Mary from being disgraced from the religious public eye. As he contemplates sending her away secretly he has a supernatural encounter with an angel “But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.””  (See Matthew 1:20-21.) NIV

God understands Joseph’s doubts and concerns about this pregnancy. He knew it would take an angelic visitation to assure him of Mary’s faithfulness to him, and a confirmation that he is called to be Mary’s husband, her spiritual covering, and be committed to raise this child for God.

It took a man of great faith to readily receive to readily receive this angelic report … READ MORE.

Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe, Greater Than Magic and The Healing Creed. Visit her at

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