Before the foundation of time, before the beginning began, God already knew that at a designated time, He will give His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to save the world because of L♥️ve, and never to condemn it. He very well know the frailty of mankind if one is being independent of Him and the power and authority of His unique creation if one is connected with Him.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
What great joy, hope and comfort it is to know that in spite of our unawareness of how L♥️ved we are, our Heavenly Father never waited for our uprightness and consciousness of Him. His Word says, “God demonstrates His own L♥️ve for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us ” (Romans 5:8).
He knew that there is only ONE WAY for us to overcome our unrighteousness and it is BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH, not of our works lest we boast. He knew the perfect and new living way of our redemption and restoration and He never withheld it from us. In truth, He revealed His redemptive solution and this is why we are celebrating Christmas.
Why do we see lights everywhere? It is because Jesus our Lord is The Light and Salvation, whom shall we fear? The Lord is the Stronghold of our lives, of whom shall we be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1). But before He left the earth, He called us the salt and light of the world as He dwells within us. I’m inviting you to know this truth and walk just as He called us to be.
In our own personal lives, we may not see the spectacular that surrounds us to have a reason to celebrate Christmas. We may not be where Jesus was born, in Bethlehem. We may not be walking where our expectations are to be. But, the just shall live by faith. We walk by faith. What do we really believe in our hearts? We are called to see beyond the obvious. We go past the outward decorations and celebrations and PAUSE!
Why do we hear joyous music all around us? It is because Christ IN US, the Hope of glory, chose to have His residence within us, a house of prayer He calls us. He came that we maybe cleansed and made righteous by the power of His precious blood in order for us to be made worthy to be His earthen vessels whom He can express Himself and His L♥️ve in and through us. He is our Living Hope.
“Living within you is the Christ Who floods you with expectation of glory! This mystery of Christ, embedded within us, becomes A HEAVENLY TREASURE CHEST OF HOPE filled with the riches of glory for His people, and God wants everyone to know it!’ (Colossians 1:27 TPT).
Why do we see people restored and reconciled in their relationships? It is because Jesus, the Prince of Peace, has made Himself known to us in the most loving and special way, by becoming the Son of Man to redeem man. He said, “Peace I leave with you, MY PEACE I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27)
Why do we experience His mighty presence as He expresses Himself through people towards us? “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His Name is WONDERFUL, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6). He promised this to you and me, “I will again do WONDERFUL THINGS with this people WITH WONDER UPON WONDER … (Isaiah 29:13). As we believe, we taste and see that the Lord is GOOD and is faithful to fulfill what He promised.
Why do we see decorations of angels all around us? It is because of what is written, “And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.
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, goodwill toward men!” (Luke 2:9-14 NKJV)
Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a SAVIOR, who is CHRIST THE LORD.
And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
Do you know that the only way for us to hunger and thirst for Jesus is when we recognize our need of a Savior? This is true humility. Self sufficiency is an antidote to our neediness of Him. No matter how high our position is and how established we are at work, a Savior is needed. No matter how much money we have in our bank accounts, a Savior is needed. No matter how fulfilled and complete we think we are, a Savior is needed. This is because once we are born into this world, a tarnished identity is attached to us as a result of the fall in the Garden of Eden.
But God is so rich in mercy and abounding in love. The most vital redemption that our Lord Jesus Christ secured for us is our heavenly identity, WHO ARE WE AS GOD ORIGINALLY CREATED US TO BE? We are not who others think we are, not even who you think you are.. We are who HE says we are and this truth is all written in His Word.
When we earnestly and diligently seek Him, He will reward us with Himself and in Him ALL things consist. It is He Who makes us whole and complete. He is our Portion and Inheritance. When we believe this truth, we will experience Him awesomely. You see, “Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a REWARDER of those Who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6)
When we find ourselves in His Presence as we call upon His Name, fullness of joy fills us that becomes our strength. He said, when we call upon Him He will show us great and mighty things that are about to unfold and such joyful expectation becomes our strength. “Now may God, the Fountain of Hope, fill you to overflowing with UNCONTAINABLE JOY and PERFECT PEACE as you trust in Him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with His super-abundance until you radiate with hope.” (Romans 15:13 TPT)
Before this day ends, pause, be still, look and listen from deep within. God the Mighty Holy Spirit is waiting for our invitation and as we open our hearts to say, “Lord Jesus, come into my life, fill me with Your Presence and allow me to experience You like never before. Take me deeper into Your realm where Your secrets are made known, and that is hearing the strong prompting in my heart as You say, “I know you and I have called you by name. You are mine and you’re the one I want to be with. You’re the very reason I came to earth and whisper into the stillness of your heart, I L♥️ve you with My everlasting Lo♥️ve and nothing and no one can separate you from Me.”
Thank You, Jesus ♥️. You are our REASON for this SEASON!
Merry Christmas everyone 🥰🌟♥️
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