Everyone knows the story of Adam and Eve and how they ate the fruit from the tree God told them not to.
Ever since then, the world has endured suffering and death because of Adam and Eve’s sin.
The birth of a savior was foretold right after that and in the Old Testament of the Bible there are 333 specific prophecies
of a savior. IN the New Testament ,Jesus miraculously fulfilled every single one of them.
One of the prophets, Micah, in around 750 BC prophesied the place where this savior will be born., and another prophet, Isaiah,
around 760 BC prophesied that he will be born of a virgin.
There are other prophecies too, but Christmas centers around the fulfillment of these two prophecies:
Mic 5:2 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.
Isa 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call
his name Immanuel.
These were fulfilled 750 -760 years later by Jesus, the Son of God.
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to
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.
And then there’s the message of the angels that said,
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” (Luke 2:14)
This was not an announcement of an end of hostilities among men. History has proven that can’t be what the angels were
proclaiming. Instead, this was the proclamation that the war between God and man was over. That’s not been understood
or proclaimed by the church as a whole. Most people still think God is mad at them. That’s not so. He’s not mad,
and He’s not even in a bad mood. Jesus satisfied His wrath completely. He is just, and there will be punishment for
those who refuse the sacrifice of His Son for our sins. But God is not angry because of our sins. That’s been taken
This Gospel of peace is one reason there is such a universal acceptance of the Christmas season, even among those who are
not born again. Christmas is all about God’s love and mercy, not His damnation. It’s spotlighting God’s
unconditional love for us the way it should be done all year long. It’s focusing on the good news of God’s love
and not the bad news of our failures. That’s the Gospel of peace that the angels were singing about, and that should
be our message too.
Then there’s the story of the wise men. Did you know that the Scriptures never say there were three wise men, and there
is no indication that they were kings? They also didn’t visit Christ in the manger in Bethlehem, but in his house in
Nazareth. And one of the
Look at the angels’ joy at the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. Luke 2:13-14 says,
“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the
highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
When Jesus was born, God sent angels to announce His birth and also to announce that God is sending peace towards men.
This did not mean that there would never be war again. No . not that kind of peace as is obvious by all of the wars that happened
The peace God was talking about and the angels were singing about was about the peace between God and man.
God made peace with man. Before that time God was holding man responsible for his sins.
Now, things would be different. Jesus was sent to die on the cross for our sins so that we can have eternal life and enjoy
fellowship with God forever.
This is the Good News, the Gospel. That for those who believe in Jesus and His sacrifice on the cross for the forgiveness
of sins, there will be eternal life forever, and also a chance to get to know God now in this life too!
That is the message of Christmas. This world knows enough hell, and doesn’t need anymore. Jesus wants to give you heaven.
All you have to do is believe that and receive it. You can say a sincere prayer right now if you want and ask God to forgive
you through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.
This is being born again by the seed of the word of God planted in your heart right now.
If you want to know God and receive Jesus in an intimate way, please bow your head, close your eyes and repeat this prayer.
Of course God would love to hear you pray your own words from your heart, but if you cannot find the words to say, these
words can be like a guideline :
Dear Father God, I want to know you and your son Jesus Christ. I ask for forgiveness of all my sins and ask you, Jesus , to
enter my life. I want to know your love. I want to know your Word.
I want you to give me love for others. Faith, Joy, peace of mind, and show me the answers to life I am looking for. AMEN
Now your life will change in ways you never dreamed possible. Jesus has come into your life and will help to lead and guide
you to be happy. HE will also show you ways you can help others.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. God bless you and may you be blessed in your new life.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR