Receive The Joy Of The Lord===
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Christmas is for our celebration. The birth of the Holy Child, The unspeakable gift, JESUS CHRIST is for us — the believers and the unbelievers.
The Bible said—“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” Matthew:1:21 (KJV)
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah:9:6 (KJV)
“But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” Micah:5:2 (KJV)
“And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.” Luke:1:31 (KJV)
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” Matthew:1:21 (KJV)
“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke:2:10-11(KJV)
Twenty fifth December the day Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of the Holy Child Jesus. The day Jesus Christ was born is very important and the celebration of the birthday of Jesus Christ is also very important that is why Christians all over the world mark the birthday of Jesus Christ on the twenty fifth of December.
The Bible said—“Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19. Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. 20. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matthew:18:18-20 (KJV)
Christmas is so important and as Christians if we celebrate Christmas without the life of Christ and message of Jesus Christ which is Love reflecting in our life it means Christmas is useless and meaningless in our life because we lack the attributes of Jesus Christ.
The Bible said—“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23. Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galatians:5:22-23 (KJV)
“Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17. But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 18. My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” 1st John:3:16-18 (KJV)
The birth of Jesus Christ was prophesied in the old testament by so many prophets but Prophet Isaiah was more elaborate in his prophecy in the book of Isaiah while in the New testament it was the Angels of God that delivered messages of the birth of the Holy Child Jesus to Mary and Joseph.
The Bible said—“But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23. 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.”Matthew:1:20-23 (KJV)
Beloved please I want you to know that the conception and birth to Jesus Christ are supernatural events beyond human logic or reasoning, and for this God sent angels to help certain people to understand the significance of what was happening.
The Bible said—“And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.” Matthew:2:13 (KJV)
“But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,” Matthew:2:19 (KJV)
“And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.” Luke:1:11 (KJV)
“And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27.To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.” Luke:1:26-27 (KJV)
“And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.” Luke:2:9 (KJV)
Angels are spiritual beings created by God who help carry out his work on earth. They bring God’s message to the people— See Luke 1:6, Protect God’s people— See Daniel 6:22, Offer encouragement — See Genesis 16:7-16, Give guidance — See Exodus 14:19-20, Carry out punishment — See 2nd Samuel 24:16, Patrol the earth — See Zechariah 1:9-14, and fight the forces of evil — See 2nd King 6:16-8 and Revelation 20:1-2, There are both good and bad angels — See Revelation 12:7, but because bad angels are allied with the devil or Satan, they have considerably less power and authority than good angels. Eventually, the main roll of Angels will be to offer continuous praise to God.
The Bible said—And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12. Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.” Revelation:7:11-12 (KJV)
Please the brief explanation about angels is to make us understand the roll and the importance of the angels in our spiritual and physical life, so I counsel you to use your Holy Bible to read and study this Christmas message.
The Angels declared to Mary and Joseph that Mary’s child was conceived by the Holy Spirit and would be a Son. This reveals an important truth about Jesus — He is both God and Human. The infinite, unlimited God took on the limitations of humanity so he could live and die for the salvation of all who would believe in Him.
The Bible said—“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” John:3:16-17 (KJV)
JESUS means “The Lord Saves” Jesus came to earth to save us because we can’t save ourselves from Sin and it’s consequences. No matter how good we are, we can’t eliminate the sinful nature present in all of us. Only Jesus can do that, Jesus didn’t come to help people save themselves, Jesus came to be their Saviour from the power and penalty of sin. Thank Christ Jesus for his death on the cross for your sin and accept Him as your Lord and Saviour. Your new life begins at that moment and the celebration of Christmas will be meaningful to you as a child of God that is filled with the love and life of Christ Jesus.
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Have The Great Joy of the Good News of the Birth of the Holy Child Jesus.
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly, and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Glory be to God!
Evangelist Oliver U. Onyeoziri (JP)
Mount Olivet Evangelical Ministries
P. O. Box 8796, Wuse Zone 3, Abuja Nigeria
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Jesus Christ Is The Lord