The date or time of year does not matter but the moments of adoration, reverence, and recognition does. That without Jesus Christ's birth there would be no Hope, Love, or Faith but only darkness, despair, and death. As songs are sung; and good cheer is celebrated with family and friends let us not forget who ought to be in our mist as christmas trees, shining decorations, and glittering gifts are substituted for the very manger of our Lord and Saviour; Jesus Christ. His birth is our life!
Christmas Day is Christ’s celebration day set aside for Jesus and not the world. However one chooses to observe this day, it should make Jesus the main central theme. Not to be a chore or compliance to do, but with humility how the wise men demonstrated. Yes, they had a physical child that they could see and even touch the first Christmas child, but by Jesus’ own Words, “greater is he who sees by Faith rather than by sight”, must we acknowledge Him. So, let us honor our King with Faith and with every Grace made available to us this Christmas Day and accept the one and only precious gift from God for our Salvation to be lived out daily until Jesus’ returns not as a child or even as a man, but as the Most High Lord of Righteousness.
Flush it Out! - Christ first; mass second.
Dec. 24, 2016.
A Christmas Story.
Christ became for us the ultimate sacrifice of Love. To give one's Blood so that others may live. No greater love exists! When Jesus was born a man, He was not aware of His commission because He walked in obedience to the Spirit and His Father’s plan to enter the world lower than even the Angels and be helpless having no choice but to surrender to the world with only the Spirit and YHWH's Word as His guide. Jesus surrendered His Divinity. His greatest gift to Him from God to become for us the Messiah who did not reject any man and never compromised His Father's Throne and Kingdom for all the glitter and savory things of the flesh. He is our Christ; Anointed not only to be Savior but also Lord, and for Sacrifice.
Heaven rejoiced for the Word’s obedience to the Father, for He gave His only begotten Son knowing very well many would not receive Him, and demonstrated His agape love for mankind and kept His promise to those who cried for a Savior. Heaven watched with all anticipation of Jesus’ birth and did all to protect it knowing His birth would signal God’s plan to place the man in judgment of angels. As men, we more seek to find and gain that utopia of peace, rest, and prosperity. But as by the Word and God's Law; it is by giving that we receive. For when we apply this Law without hidden expectations. Then we glimpse of Jesus and walk in the two greatest commandments, and there our treasure is which opens for God to see our heart.
Righteousness is Christ’s birthright and placing His Divinity aside, He surrendered for the faithless and disobedience of sin. Jesus saw His future from the writings of the old prophets and still with all tenacity, sought to fulfill His call even though He had Angels at His disposal. He accepted His sentence; to start from the beginning and as any ordinary man would face, and walked a road filled with stones, discomfort, and endlessness. Yet; He counted it naught and only looked to His Father for Grace to do what must be done in all humility, trusting in the Blessing that Righteousness stands on becoming for us; the Righteous One; unblemished for His greatest miracle to be the Lamb slain for all.
In Him was found no sin but by sacrificial love, He took on the darkness of the world and subjected Himself to pain, mocking, and to the cross in crucifixion for those who not only loved Him but especially for those who hated Him. As a man, disobedience had no way with Him because His was a Spiritual walk. Jesus was not an insider as many seek to be but He conscientiously turned from the world, its powers, and pleasures, and took up His cross to bear the responsibility of His Sanctification even in rejecting those in authority over Him not in defiance but by the Spirit of God. He earned His stripes and was nailed to a rugged tree for it because He knew nothing that moth and rust destroy could take the place God had for Him.
Sanctified for the Blood Sacrifice on the altar of sin, He complained neither to His onlookers nor to those who crucified Him, but as the true King, forgave them who pierced Him to make complete His Sacrifice through His hands, feet, and side, so that perfect order would be re-established between God’s sovereignty, His Throne, Kingdom. the Earth and His people. In that moment of His last words; "It is finished"; Heaven gained back what was stolen and Jesus became justified for all His words and works with only the perfect time to be restored and celebrated no longer the Lamb but the Lion of Judah; King above every name on the Earth and in the Heavens.
Thieves were His company; considered least in any kingdom, but by justice, and nobility He demonstrated His Royal Blood given for them. Jesus; the Son of man, declared as the Son of God gave mercy and compassion onto Salvation to the humbled thief by Faith. We are that thief! For by ignorance or by deceit we all have stolen from God whose bounty has been given so generously especially His Son of Sacrifice in debt for our sins till the Hour of Jesus' appearing in the skies. Jesus is our Grace against God's wrath and as that thief who by the Blessing was placed to His right so we are led by the Spirit to become the Righteousness of God for by our words are we justified by Heaven's witnesses just as the repentant thief was.
Men honor Him with lips but He with a heart of Righteousness walked His Faith for all who longed to be freed from the slavery of sin, traditions, and cultures. He gave of His Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding of the Kingdom including His time, spirit, and life. Jesus was and is the perfect example of what we all ought to be; obedient to God, living the Word by the Spirit, and come to that place where Salvation is seen through our actions and given to and for others blinded by the darkness of the world. He was a man and walked by the Spirit in confession and in thoughts. For what is man but God's revealing of His Glory to our benefit and those around us. Blessed to be a blessing!
Amazing Grace is God’s care for us who placed trust in His Word. And by His Word brought back to us the inheritance of His presence not only in Spirit but with flesh for our gain while having no benefit to His Throne. And through His sovereignty restored us by His Son's Blood to be His family for His good and Righteous sake. God’s will for mankind is embodied in Jesus’ birth and revealed through His life and completed in His death. We are called to embody Christ and to amaze with the Light of the Word to those whose sight is obscured by devious burrs of reality to the spiritual battle that is fought each day for the Salvation of men, women, children, and especially those yet to breathe the natural air.
Spirit He was before becoming man and by the Spirit was He led to become the first of His kind to be seated in Heaven; one of many who by His birth, life, death, and resurrection will be called a son or daughter of God and inherits the everlasting Kingdom of Righteousness. All Jesus did was for us and with the right spirit do we recognize all He did in His life and by Revelation do we grow up into becoming more Christ-like having the Father dwell with us as He did with Jesus. The Spirit has been left with us so that means Jesus is with us to be that man or woman of God heralding the Glories of God in testimony, revelations, and miracles.
It is by the Spirit over the flesh is the Righteous triumphant just as Jesus was on this Earth.
There is the saying; there is nothing new under the sun. Of course, this is not really true, as man through technology and science is discovering many previously hidden treasures on and in the world; including under the seas and in the earth. But in Heaven, there is nothing new for God having foreseen the future and established all that is needed for today which is tomorrow. For God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow as stated; "For I the LORD do not change" - Mal. 3:6.
The Christmas story is exactly that. Prepared before the foundations of the Earth; the Word would become for man a need and want that neither science nor technology could make, duplicate of even envision. Which man before Christmas Day had the will and the power to do what only God could ordain? That by Spirit would Life come and with that same Spirit be nailed to a tree only to rise from the grave. And that is the Christmas Story. A Spirit that became flesh to demonstrate by example God’s unconditional love for mankind and ultimate sacrifice to give one’s life for another. God chose the man over the Word, who without His obedience unto death would have left us with darkness, pain, and gnashing of teeth. That Christmas Day was the beginning of our Salvation and not the “Via Dolorosa” - The Stations of the Cross. So whenever this annual celebration comes around it should be treated with every reverence, joy and be given the reflection it deserves. For in God's Christmas is the eternal gift! Salvation! And this is why Christmas by the Body of Christ ought to be celebrated with a personal, family, and church's humility and that of joy, of He who was born in a manger for all who need, want, and look to His star for His saving Grace to us who once were blinded but now see the Glory of His coming. For Christman in Christ is:
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