Jan 21, 2018 Last Updated 11:37 AM, Jan 16, 2018

The Efficacy of the Birth of Jesus

Friends, Merry Christmas! This is that important moment of the year we all look forward to celebrating. It is a season of joy and refreshing. But most importantly, it also calls for a time of sober reflection. If I may ask: Why celebrate Christmas? Is it just to dine, have fun, visit friends and families? Beloved, it’s more than that. Today I will be sharing with you on what I title, “The Efficacy of the Birth of Jesus”. The best thing that ever happened to mankind is when God sent His only begotten son Jesus into this world to die for sinners like you and me. Without His coming we would have been most miserable. While we celebrate His birth, we must also not lose focus of why He came. When Adam fell in the Garden of Eden as a result of disobedience, Satan took over man’s dominion mandate on earth. Therefore, Jesus arrival on earth shook the kingdom of darkness, for they knew He was coming for revenge. He became Satan’s nightmare. As a result the devil tried all he could to cut-short his life at birth, but God preserved Him. Jesus declared in John 10:10, “The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” Who is the thief here? It’s the devil. He stole from man the dominion God gave to him, and man became subject to him. But Jesus came, died, and rose from the dead. Afterward, Satan became helpless and useless. The stolen dominion was restored back to man. This is the Christmas Celebration we are talking about, not just the eating of rice and chicken. It goes beyond that. Jesus said, “I have come that you might have life”. Until He came, man was dead – not merely physical but spiritually dead without God. Jesus reconciled us back to the Father. Today we can boldly come before God and call Him Abba Father (Rom. 8:15). Now we can command the devil in the name of Jesus and he flee from us; at the mention of the name Jesus, sickness and disease bow; at the mention of the name Jesus, poverty bow; at the mention of His name Jesus, demon trembles. “For God has highly exalted Him and given Him a name which is above every name; that at the mention of the name of Jesus, every knee should bow” (Philippians 2:9-10). The question is: What does that name Jesus mean to you? Have you received Him? It’s of no significance celebrating who you don’t know. Christmas should be celebrated with a meaning. Why? Because you know who you have, “Christ in You the Hope of Glory” (Col. 1:27). Hallelujah! Right now, if you have not made Jesus the Lord of your life, you can say this simple prayer with me: Lord Jesus, I thank you for coming into this world to die for a sinner like me. I truly repent of my sins. Please, come into my heart; I receive you today as my Lord and Savior. Amen! Now, you are Born Again. So you can celebrate this Christmas with utmost Joy. With love, Elvis!

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