Time passes so easily and we are twenty six more days to go and the world will be celebrating the holiday season which was called CHRISTMAS, the day being celebrated as the birth of our Saviour, JESUS CHRIST.
No one really knows the exact time and date of the birth of Christ. But it is a fact that Christ was born in this earth. And this truth , no one can deny.
The birth of Christ and many things related to it are clearly taught in the Bible. I personally believe the Bible is the Holy Book in which the birth of Christ is written. And from it we can know and learn the message behind the birth of Jesus Christ, which the traditional world named as Christmas.
The birth of Jesus Christ was the very manifestation of God's love to the whole human race. All of the human race inherited the sinful nature of Adam & Eve our first parents. And this very sinful nature caused us to lose the relationship and fellowship with God. It was then God's love for mankind that moved Him to restore such relationship and fellowship by sending His only begotten Son into the world. The following verses from the Bible tells us of this truths.
Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
Romans 5:12 - For as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men for all have sinned.
Nevertheless, mankind with its sinful nature, did not stop God in loving us .
John 3:16 - For God so loved the world (mankind) that He gave His only begotten Son ( Jesus) that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
The birth of Jesus Christ was prophesied by prophet Isaiah. (Old Testament)
Isaiah 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.
The prophesy of prophet Isaiah was fulfilled in the book of Matthew. ( New Testament)
Matthew 1: 18 - Now the birth of Jesus 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.
Matthew 1:19 - Then Joseph, her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
Matthew 1:20 - But while he thought on these things, behold an angel if 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 what is conceived in her us of the Holy Ghost.
In Matthew 1:21 says the reason why a Saviour must be born of a virgin and be conceived of a Holy Ghost so that he would not have a sinful nature like as we are. It is because He is to save people from sin and it's penalty.
Mankind being sinful is to experience second death in the lake of fire.
Revelation 21:8 - But the fearful, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers,and sorcerers, and idolaters and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone which is the second death.J
John 3:17 - For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Christ Jesus, the Saviour is God's gift to us. Through Christ we would received the gift of eternal life , because He gave His life on the cross of Calvary. He died on the cross to pay the penalty of our sins. His gift of eternal life can be our to receive if we repent from all our wrong beliefs confessing our sins, believing by faith what He has done on the cross of Calvary and accepting Him into our hearts as personal Saviour and Lord of our life.
Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
John 3:18 - He that believeth on Him is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
The gift is to be received upon believing and accepting Jesus Christ. Christ worked for it on the cross of Calvary. His death on the cross and His precious blood shed on the cross was the price He paid for that gift. When Christ uttered on the cross , IT IS FINISHED before He gave up His life, it is indeed finished. Nothing to be added to it for He finished it. What Christ did on the cross sufficed the justice required of God to sinful mankind.
The good works we might think we have done will not in anyway add to what Christ has done for our salvation.
Ephesians 2:8,9 - For by grace are ye saved through faith; and doth not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. Not of works lest anuman should boast.
Titus 3:5 - Not by works which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I AM The Way, The Truth, and The Life, no man cometh unto the Father but by Me.
CHRIST, the birthday celebrant is God's gift to us as Saviour. And being the Saviour He finished His work for our salvation so that He can offer us the gift of eternal life.
As we celebrate this Holiday Season called Christmas think on the Birthday Celebrant, Who He is, Why He Came, What Gift He is Offering to you. Don't miss the message of what Christmas has to say.
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