King Herod's Horrible Death

 If you go back to the Christmas Story in scriptures, you find out that evil King Herod, first wanted to kill Jesus, the upcoming
KING, but when that didn't succeed he tried to just kill all the babies in the area. from two years old and under.

Mathew 2: 16-18   Â¶ Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding WROTH, and sent
forth, and SLEW all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under,
according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.  Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by
Jeremy the prophet, saying, ' In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel
weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.'

 So have you ever wondered what happenned to evil King Herod that killed all these babies. Did he get away with it, or did he
REAP what he sowed... He caused such pain and suffering and so many deaths of innocent babies and children. Did he get away
with it  For the Lord's WORD says ....

Mat 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone
were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

  And King Herod definitely was an offender of these little ones and was definitely evil, so did the Lord judge him.
(Consider
The Lord Judgments) or did the Lord allow him to live out his days in peace and comfort, and pass peacefully into the
next life.

  Well the great historian, Josephus records how King Herod died, and wrote that it was absolutely excruciating.  (Ant. 17.6.5):

  
"But the disease of Herod grew more severe, God inflicting punishment for his crimes. For a slow fire burned in him which was
not so apparent to those who touched him, but augmented his internal distress; for he had a terrible desire for food which it was
not possible to resist. He was affected also with ulceration of the intestines, and with especially severe pains in the colon, while a
watery and transparent humor settled about his feet.

 He suffered also from a similar trouble in his abdomen. Nay more, his privy member was putrefied and produced worms. He
found also excessive difficulty in breathing, and it was particularly disagreeable because of the offensiveness of the odor and the
rapidity of respiration. He had convulsions also in every limb, which gave him uncontrollable strength. It was said, indeed, by
those who possessed the power of divination and wisdom to explain such events, that God had inflicted this punishment upon
the King on account of his great impiety" (End of Excerpt from Ant. 17.6.5)]

 In other words, king Herod was eaten up with worms, and cast into the filth and pain, like a pig drown in the waters of his own
sins. And this is surely an important addition and lesson to be learned from the greatest STORY even told the birth and life and
derath of our Saviour. No one gets away with anything, despite the positions of power we think might protect us, because we all
meet our Maker in the End and we all have to face what we have done in this life.

  Jesus was born to take away the sins of the world, which is only possible through His
SALVATION, this is the true story and
meaning of Christmas..

Mathew 1: 21-23  And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their
SINS.  Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,   Behold, a
VIRGIN shall be with CHILD, and shall bring forth a SON, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is,
God with us

Merry Christmas !!

David and Trixie



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