Thursday, December 6, 2018

"The Glory of It All!"

“The Glory of It All!”


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.  We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.         John 1:1, 14


It’s that time of year again, when we rush around, busying ourselves with parties, shopping, and celebrating, but now, just what are we celebrating?  There are those who BELIEVE that we CELEBRATE the BIRTH of Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, and there are those who CELEBRATE SANTA CLAUS and GIFT GIVING. 


Well we can get side-tracked and forget the REAL TRUE meaning of this time of year.  John tells us that in the very BEGINNING of time, there was the Word (Jesus), and He was with God, during the CREATION of the world.  And as a matter of fact, the Word (Jesus) was/is God.  John also tells us that the very same Word, became FLESH and dwelt among mankind.  God, Himself took on the form of man, through the Person of Jesus.  He didn’t come as a grown-up, but as a NEWBORN babe, just like all of mankind.  Even though He was ALL man, in the flesh, but WITHOUT a sinful nature. He was and still is ALL God, HOLY and RIGHTEOUS. 


God looked down on mankind and saw their WICKEDNESS and DEPRAVITY, and He KNEW it was time to put His SALVATION PLAN into action.  So one dark starry night, in the sleepy little town of Bethlehem, God gave Himself as a once-for-all SACRIFICE, in the form of a tiny, newborn babe, named JESUS, the SAVIOR of ALL mankind.  He became FLESH and DWELT among mankind, performing many miraculous acts, yet He was and still is REJECTED by those He came to SAVE from an ETERNITY in Hell, the place of UNENDING HORRORS.  He GAVE His LIFE so that mankind might HAVE an ETERNAL LIFE in Heaven with ALL of its BLESSINGS.    This is WHY we celebrate December 25th as the birth of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.  TRUE BELIEVERS, really do have something to CELEBRATE, we CELEBRATE the GLORY of it ALL!  Are you able to CELEBRATE the birth of Jesus Christ, as your SAVIOR and LORD?


You can, if you will TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO God, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART.  Then CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  You MUST BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART that, Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God.  Then you MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and CELEBRATE the GLORY of it ALL, as a TRUE BELIEVER.  Do this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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