When we look at the passage below Luke 2:1-5 without knowing the prophecy of Micah – we don’t realize the impact of Joseph and Mary going to the city of David – Bethlehem – to register for the census because Joseph was from the house and lineage of David. The prophet Micah prophesied that The One to be Ruler would come from Bethlehem. The child in Mary’s womb was The One!!!!
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting.”