Luke 1:26 - 31.
Gabriel Foretells Jesus' Birth
And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee whose name was Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the name of the virgin was Mary. And having come to her, he said, “Greetings, you favored with grace! The Lord is with you.”
And she was troubled at the statement and was pondering what kind this salutation might be. And the angel said to her, “Fear not, Mary; for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in womb, and will bring forth a son, and you shall call His name Jesus.
Hello, Did You Know?
There was a great day, when Jesus was BORN, but that day was not Christmas day.
Sorry to burst your bubble, as we approach Christmas day.
However, i don't think its a bad thing to make good out of the wrong day of Christmas day, by knowing and being encouraged, and confident about that great day, when Jesus was born, and where prophecy was fulfilled, and Heavenly Fathers love revealed: John 7:42 Has not the Scripture said that Christ comes out of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?"
Our Heavenly Father and creator gave us the greatest gift of all – the Lamb of God, the saviour of the world, where we are certain and convinced of the good news ahead, and that is a bubble that will never burst, where The One True GOD is making through His One True Christ our Mediator, a new and perfect world ahead.
All because: For God so loved the world that He gave the only begotten Son, so that everyone believing in Him should not perish, but should have eternal life. John 3:16.
Most of us do not need to be a scientist to understand how Christmas is commercially driven, and the exact month and day of the birth of Jesus is debatable and the true meaning of Christmas is forsaken.
But does that mean we should not remember, pray, and celebrate the Birth of Jesus and thank God for the greatest gift only God Himself has given, just as we read how the shepherds or the wise men demonstrated, who were commanded by God, to follow the star and take gifts to Mary, for that great day of the birth of Jesus, when the King of the Jews was born!
◄ Matthew 2:1-2 ► English Standard Version
Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
As born again believers, surely we do not worship a day, but the event and purpose of Jesus being born one day, which many undertake, now remember and celebrate as Christmas day.
While there are certain Christians who shrivel, hide and turn away from Christmas day, because they say its a pagan day.
There are also Christians who make good out of Christmas day, by putting Jesus on the throne, and making Jesus the reason, for the Christmas season.
On the other hand, there are many who love and celebrate the Christmas day, but oddly enough, don't even believe, trust or pray, or don't even believe Jesus existed on any day.
As for Emma and I – our light shines brighter around Christmas day, more than any other day, because we come out to play, with hampers, love, and cards, reminding the world of what GOD did one great day.
We understand how most doubt what The Father of Creation did for us on that great day, so we wonder if we could encourage you with what the scholars say, in hope there will be a day, when you will also believe, trust and pray, for the greatest gift of all, when the coming ''Prince of Peace'' will be on the Throne of David, making the new world like Christmas day, everyday, receiving a treasure that last's forever!
Luke 1:32 - 33.
He will be great, and He will be called Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob to the ages. And of His kingdom there will be no end!”
Most scholars agree that Jesus was a Galilean Jew who was born between 7-4 BC and died 30-36 AD, that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, that he was crucified by the order of the Roman Prefect Pontius Pilate and that he lived in Galilee and Judea and did not preach or study elsewhere. The theory that Jesus never existed at all has very little scholarly support.
DID YOU KNOW?
Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed, and most biblical scholars and historians see the theories of his non-existence as effectively refuted. In antiquity, the existence of Jesus was never denied by those who opposed Christianity. Geoffrey Blainey notes that a few scholars have argued that Jesus did not exist, but writes that Jesus' life was in fact "astonishingly documented" by the standards of the time - more so than any of his contemporaries - with numerous books, stories and memoirs written about him. READ the full article by Wikipedia, The Historicity of Jesus.
If you can, please think of GOD on Christmas day, who gave us life, and gave us His Christ, to give us eternal life to come, when we repent, trust, pray and believe, and take up our cross, and follow Jesus!
Don't take Christ out. But put Christ in. by keeping Christ in Christmas, and sharing Him.
KEEP KING JESUS ON THE ''THRONE'' EVERY DAY, EVEN ON CHRISTMAS DAY.
PLEASE DONT DELETE JESUS, BY NOT THINKING OF JESUS, AS IF JESUS DOES NOT EXIST ON CHRISTMAS DAY.
In Luke 9:23 Jesus said to take up our cross and follow Him (EVERY DAY), so that must also include CHRISTMAS DAY!
We are Simon and Emma Brown and we wish you a blessed Season, and a happy new year.
WHAT'S WRONG WITH CHRISTMAS? Lets shine out at Christmas, The New Year, and Easter, and be The Light Of The World. By Simon Brown. https://wwwrealdiscoveriesorg-simon.blogspot.com/2015/12/whats-wrong-with-christmas-lets-shine.html