Caesar Augustus

Caesar Augustus: Who was He?

Caesar Augustus

Caesar Augustus, the first emperor in Rome.

According to Christianity.about.com, the website stated that “Caesar Augustus brought organization, order, and stability to the Roman world. His establishment of a professional army ensured that insurrections were put down quickly. He changed the way governors were appointed in the provinces, which reduced greed and extortion. He launched a major building program, and in Rome, paid for many projects from his own personal wealth. He also encouraged art, literature, and philosophy. He was a benevolent dictator.

Caesar Augustus, the first emperor in the ancient Roman Empire, issued an order which fulfilled a biblical prophecy made 600 years before he was born.” What was the order he issued?

According to Luke chapter 2:1-7,  Caesar Augustus,  issued the first census ever. This account was in fact a record of the first fulfillment of the prophecy foretold.

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

Elizabeth and Zacharia

Elizabeth and Zachariah

So apparently, Joseph, Mary, Elizabeth, John the Baptist, &  Zechariah were not the only people who knew the birth of Jesus, Caesar Augustus unknowingly played a big role to fulfill the prophecy as well. What an amazing time..

Tomorrow another historical figure will enter and raise our story to a greater climate. Watch out for it. It’s not over yet..

See you soon. Until then sleep tight and have a great night.

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