"And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn". Luke 2:7
Why was there no room at the INN?
During this blessed season I share this seasonal thought with you.
WHY was there no room at the INN?
In the west it is often asked what does Gods Word say about a matter? In the East more often, what does God's Word mean? To know what God means one should look at what He is saying and what He is doing, from beginning to end. (To understand and appreciate His meticulous planning since creation 'till now read the Old Testament as well as the New. For verified answers using logic, reason and precision based on facts and evidence without referencing the bible visit 'Show me a Sign' elsewhere here).
When you study these, you'll find the answer simple but not obvious to most as many look at 'worldly situations' or 'circumstances'.
"While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen:for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal" 2 Cor 4:18.
The reason why there was no room at the Inn is :
God did not want room at the Inn.
God did not want His Holy Son born there amid drunkenness, sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery, idol worshippers, evil thoughts, etc.
In short there was SIN in the INN
and so it was not a fitting place for the birth of a Holy God. At that time, the right place was the stable! ("Be ye holy; for I am Holy" 1 Peter 1: 14-16)
It would have been nothing for the creator of all things seen and unseen to provide the grandest palace adorned with Gold and Silver.
However, it was not with gold and silver we were to be saved nor would the Lord condone mammon and greed.
The humble stable with the animals that bore no sin was the cleanest place for our Saviour to be born.
Yes and although the many answers of our brothers and sisters were honest, logical, and obvious, the answers tended to focus on either the Inn it was full; or the time a busy time; people on the move; the tax season; the town was busy; all hotels, b&bs were full; or the event, the census etc.
However had our Living God wanted, I don't think there would have been any major problem on His part to provide a room at any inn of His choosing, at any time regardless of how many people were or were not coming for any census or event at that time.
It was God's wisdom and predestination alone that His Son Jesus Christ be born on ground that was holy and without sin in the camp
We have an all powerful God where ALL things are possible and who knows ALL things past, present and future. He had already made up His mind to have His Son born on ground made Holy by His presence
I hope this revelation has been a blessing to you and an encouragement to your faith.
We pray God's blessings on you all, your families and ministries. Wishing you a very Happy, Holy and Peaceful Christmas.
Your brother in Christ,