Matthew 1:18-23 KJV
“18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just [man], and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. 20 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.”
It was and still is a Joyous Time of The Birth Of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior that we celebrate this day! For The Father was and is full of Mercy and Love towards us. We, Brothers and Sisters have been Saved By Grace and not of any works of man or of ourselves!!! Thank You Father for sending Your Son Jesus to take upon Himself Our Punishment that we deserve and for Raising Your Son to Give Us Eternal Life and Grace to Enter Heaven!!! What a Joyous Celebration this is!!!
We, Brothers and Sisters could live a Thousand Life Times and NOT even come close in repaying such a debt!!! Thank You Jesus for Your Sacrifice, Your shedding of Blood that makes Us Clean, Acceptable to be Presented to The Father!!!
Did you know that The Birth Of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior, was a Proclamation To War? It was not only a battle against Satan, but what was to come in the future. To start with the Jewish people were expecting Jesus to come as a Conquering King on their behalf. To fight against their enemies and the enemies of The Father, to set up His Kingdom here on Earth, to establish His Throne, being The Messiah.
There are many Jewish people that do not accept Jesus as The Messiah, because of looking for a Physical Presents and not a Spiritual Presents. When Jesus born the Proclamation To War started.
Matthew 2:3-4 KJV
“3 When Herod the king had heard [these things], he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.”
Matthew 2:13 KJV
“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.”
There were Prophecies of Jesus coming and all who knew, were all Watching and Waiting for His Coming. The following was Watched For and Awaited For, for about 700 Years.
Isaiah 7:14 KJV
“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”
Isaiah 9:6-7 KJV
“6 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. 7 Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there shall be] no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.”
Jesus Birth brought Division, Worry, Anger from those who Feared His Coming. It starts with Herod a King…
Matthew 2:16 KJV
“Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.”
We find that because of Jesus Birth, because He Is The Son Of God that the War Rages On since that time. We need to Understand that YES it was a Joyous Time of Jesus Birth and today many celebrate His Birth, we need to also Understand what His Birth meant. Jesus said that He had not come to bring Peace but War…
Matthew 10:34 KJV
“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.”
Jesus Birth, that Yes we should Honor, we should Celebrate, we need to See what His Birth was going to do. That Jesus Birth was the cause for War from the Heavens to Hell, that because of Jesus Birth, Satan would be defeated once and for all!
In this day, this time, too many celebrate for gain and not for the Grace and Mercy that The Father gave to us on the day Jesus was born. We have taken, the World and Christians alike, this day and celebrate to our own selves, making claim that we celebrate Jesus Birth.
It is a good thing that we Celebrate, giving gifts because of Love, Generosity but stop and think for just a minute, when you open your gifts, sing your songs, eat your food, where is Jesus? Is He truly Your Reason for Celebration?
Yes, The Proclamation To War continues, for we have Brother against Brother, Sister against Sister because of The Birth Of Jesus. Because of The Birth of Jesus there is more fighting, more deaths because of this day. See too many of you do not want to look at Reality, but would rather slumber in celebration of fleshly gifts, bring no Honor To Jesus!
The Celebration of Jesus Birth and His Death should be Every Day of Your Life, not just one time a year or when it is convenient to do so. There are those who only Celebrate Jesus on Christmas and Easter thinking they have done a good deed, that they have Honored Jesus by doing so.
Isaiah 29:13 KJV
“Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near [me] with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:”
Let us Celebrate The Birth Of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior with a Pure Heart towards Him and not to ourselves or other people. The Father gave US Jesus because He Loves Us, should we not Return Our Love to Him?
Think on this day that we have chosen to Celebrate Jesus Birth, what does it really mean to you, Meditate on What Jesus Birth really means, the Depth and Width.
It Was and Is The Proclamation To War, the Beginning to an End, a Crack in Time that will never be forgotten. Jesus Birth Is The Beginning To Our Salvation, without it, Salvation would not be possible, we would all perish in our sins!
Psalm 2:11 KJV
“Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.”
Psalm 9:2 KJV
“I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.”
Psalm 13:5 KJV
“But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.”
This Proclamation To War
endures to this day,
it is the Battle From Within,
the Battle of the Flesh against The Spirit.
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!