She brought forth her first born son. Wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger because there was no room in the inn, Luke 2:7.
With the birth of Jesus Christ, a new era of history was launched. Martin Luther described some of that history when he wrote, “The Kingdom of Christ is a proclamation of peace and grace, as the angels sang that he should be the Savior of the whole world to free His people and save them from their sins. This Lord does not build castles, towns, and villages like an emperor, king or elector of Saxony, or even like me in my own household, but he saves his people from their sins. This is a fair, dear and precious assurance to a troubled and tormented consciences laden with sins, that to them, and to us all, a Child is born who will rule and vindicate. Who will help and not destroy, murder, strangle or kill. These are not the words of a man. This preaching is from heaven. If one does know the baby Jesus, it is impossible that one should not rightly honor God.”
With the majority of people not knowing the baby Jesus. Ignoring His commandments and precepts. Humanity will in some form relive Genesis 6:7. Where God said, “I will destroy humanity along with the rest of my creation. I am sorry that I had made them.” But as always, in God there is hope, “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord,” Genesis 6:8. That is what Christmas means, and every day thereafter, that is what humanities history is about, God’s grace. Far different from the heralded headlines of the secular media. To please the of ever increasing secularized people. And what a shame, and tragedy it is, and will become.
But Christ, like the Father found humanities life style despicable! Jesus in adulthood said, Matthew 10:34, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth; I came not to send peace, but a sword, Matthew 10:34. Now the Christ child having offered His grace which has been soundly rejected. Sits in heaven as the full embodiment of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God’s vengeance’s for the rejection of his grace is in a holding pattern. Having decided humanities future as recorded in Revelation nine. “And the four angels were loosed, who were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, to slay the third men, Revelation 9:15. This shall be done by a horrible death. “By these three was the the third part of man killed, by fire, and by smoke, and by brimstone, which was issued out of their mouths,” Revelation 9:18. Those who survived those plagues repented not. But managed to pole volt over God’s commandments and precepts and continued to master evil. In pursuit of things that neither see, hear or walk. Failure to repent proliferated in the worship of false religions. Allowing for murder, illicit sex which all results in the theft of the soul, Revelation 9:18,20,21.
Of all of God’s creation, his most precious jewel is the human soul. Because it is the link between God and his human creation, Zechariah 12:1. “… the Lord who stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth, ‘AND FORMED THE SPIRIT OF MAN WITHIN HIM.'” Resulting in our ‘CREATION’ in the very image of God, Genesis 1:27. Which places humans, as beings with powers just beneath the power of God, or maybe even equal to God’s power. Because of sin we have spilt our life force (blood) having it poured out like the tiny spics of dust, with its putrefying results, Zephaniah 1:17. It’s called “choice” we can do as we choose, but with dire consequences.
Perhaps Ben Franklin said it best. “How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few his precepts! O! ’tis easier to keep holidays then Commandments!”
But those who survive the wrath of God, do so by knowing the baby Jesus. Keeping his precepts and commandments. Will sit with God as judges at the end of this era in history. Note, 1 Corinthians 6:2 “Do you not know that the saints will judge the world?”
Martin Luther, got it right. “If one does not know the baby Jesus, it is impossible that one should rightly honor God.” A part rightly honoring God and being a part of the Kingdom of Christ is the Christmas proclamation of peace and grace. GRACE: G= God’, R= Riches, A= At, C= Christ, E=Expense. (source unknown) Which ushers in personal and global peace, “for there is no other way,” as we often sing.
May the peace and grace of Christmas be yours. For this is indeed what Christmas of the past, present and future represents, until that unknown time announced, when a third of humanity will die, Revelation 9:15. But in the meantime, it is our holy duty as believers in Christ to oppose the secularization of the birth of the Christ child. Which will spell over to his resurrection or what they call Easter. With its sweeping consequences while we announce his constant grace.
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