'Surprising and breathtaking truths can be gleaned'
The story of the miraculous birth of Jesus, the Spirit God who became human flesh, echoes across the entire planet this week as countless Christians crack open their Bibles to the Gospels of Luke and Matthew.
But there's one part of the story that millions may glance over without much thought, even though it's voicing an impressive, inspiring message.
It's the point that the Son of God was wrapped "in swaddling clothes," strips of cloth often used to give newborn children a sense of comfort.
Now, the author of a new book decoding the hidden, additional meaning of the actual historical events of Scripture is taking a fresh look at the magnificent passages to unlock what's being said on the Spirit level of parables, the level at which Jesus spoke exclusively.
"There might be some surprising and breathtaking truths that can be gleaned from the accounts of the physical birth of God into man," says Joe Kovacs, author of "Reaching God Speed: Unlocking the Secret Broadcast Revealing the Mystery of Everything."
"Because the entire Bible is more than just an accurate historical record. It's broadcasting additional, Spirit-filled messages for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see those messages."
Noting that Jesus "did not tell them anything without a parable" (Matthew 13:34 CSB) and that He is constantly "declaring the end from the beginning" (Isaiah 46:10 KJV), telegraphing the conclusion of the story right from the start, Kovacs began his analysis on the two verses in Luke which mention how Jesus – or Yeshua, meaning "Salvation" in Hebrew – was wrapped.
"And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger" (Luke 2:7 KJV)