Christmas is about a mystery older than time itself, because its origin was before time existed. This mystery is hidden in the Old Testament. God through prophecy wove a tapestry of clues as to the identity of the Savior of Mankind…The Redeemer…the Messiah of Israel…the Son of God. Those clues were fingerprints that would fit but one man in history.
The Nation of Israel missed it…and so have Billions of people of all faiths throughout the century’s. This mystery was then revealed in the New Testament through the person of Jesus Christ who brought with Him a new beginning for mankind.
Christmas is about creation: a universe and a special planet called Earth that God made for His children to live on and will remake it again clean and new to be enjoyed forever.
Christmas is about evil: allowed now to have its day, but soon to be destroyed forever.
Christmas is about mankind: whose god is himself, whose worship is technology, mankind so full of himself that there is no longer room for the God who created him.
Christmas is about God: who gave mankind free will to accept or deny Him. A God who reaches down from Heaven with open arms and says…believe and come home. A God of tears, tears even the oceans of the world could not contain.
Christmas is about a book called the Bible: It truly is an extra-terrestrial document. God dictated it through the minds of the Prophets and Apostles. The Bible contains the past, the present and the future.
You might think we are living out history. If you do you are wrong. We are living out His…Story. The Bible has stood the test of time, history, archeology, science and the most fascinating of all…Prophecy or Pre-Written History.
Christmas is simple to understand: because it is not about us but about JESUS. The Story of CHRISTmas existed before our universe was created. It is a story from Eternity past that bridges Time to Eternity future.
That bridge in Time is a Tree. You see the real CHRISTmas tree was the CROSS…the Cross that Jesus was nailed to. But as the lyrics from one songwriter say…it was not the nails that held HIM there…it was HIS Love for you that held HIM there.
CHRISTmas is about … YOUR REPENTANCE and FORGIVENESS
These two words are part of our language because they come from the BIBLE. Both words are defined by THE ONE TRUE GOD who created us. Each is exemplified by the Parables taught by Jesus and the historical accounts of the people in Scripture.
Throughout the Past we could see these words lived out before us. Today these two words have almost been eliminated from our language and our actions. There is an Ancient Word that began in the Garden of Eden that has remained throughout time as the nemesis of both Repentance and Forgiveness. This word has become the foundation of the New Tower of Babel. PRIDE ! ! !
The author of this word is the creator of Evil…Satan. This one word carries within it an Eternal Death Sentence from GOD for ALL whose actions show that their hearts are filled with Pride. Jesus says to you, the one filled with Pride…….
“I have this against you, because you have left your first love and have hated Me. If only you had REPENTED I would have FORGIVEN you, but you hated My Law and would have none of my ways.”
Therefore, my friend you will receive what your ACTIONS DESERVE. For now, you are on GODS Layaway Plan called “SIN NOW and PAY LATER.” Like all debts, YOUR payment ultimately will come due.
The Story of YESHUA,The SON of GOD…God promised 6,000 years ago in His word that he would send a Savior to redeem mankind so Heaven would be our destination after death and not hell.
JESUS came already 2,000 years ago and He will be back in YOUR LIFETIME. The Old Testament contains HIS-Story in Prophecy. The New Testament Reveals HIS-Story in documented FACT, written down by EYE WITNESSES. The Real CHRISTmas TREE is The CROSS of CHRIST!
“These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Luke 24:44