John 14:6

...Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

OK-it's THAT time of the year again. Family gatherings, shopping, presents, eating until you're ready to puke. People trampling you at a BestBuy to get a gift that the person you're giving ot to doesn't really need.

"Happy Holiday's", Happy New Year's, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanza, Fesitvus-anything except Merry Christmas. Holiday trees, holiday parties, holiday cookies, is anyone else just sick?

Let's go back almost 2000 years to the time when God sent His only Son to earth to dies on a cross so we can be forgiven for our sins and have eternal life. Jesus Christ-the Son of The Living God-He is the One that this "holiday" is about. "Christ"mas.
It's NOT about a tree. It's not about getting gifts. It's about Jesus Christ of Nazareth!

Next time someone says "Happy Holidays" to you-say Merry Christmas back. Say Merry Christmas first. Don't let the name of Jesus Christ be taken away from the date His birthday is celebrated.

Isaiah 7:14
So, the Lord Himself shall give you a sign. Behold, the virgin will conceive and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Immanuel.

Isaiah 9:6-7
For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be on His shoulder; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
There is no end of the increase of His government and peace on the throne of David, and on His kingdom, to order it and to establish it with judgment and with justice from now on, even forever. The zeal of Jehovah of Hosts will do this.

Luke 1:26-38
Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”
But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”
Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”
And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible.”
Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

Do NOT be afraid to speak out about this. Jesus stated that if we deny Him before men, He will deny us before The Father.

Let’s glorify God by making sure that everyone out there knows the real reason for The Season-JESUS CHRIST!

Can I get an AMEN?

MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone!