Merry CHRISTmas

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December 24, 2014 by James Lindquist

“Yo-Ho-Ho and a bottle of. . .eggnog.” The Christmas season is upon us and in full swing. Music is in the air and many classics play on our flat screen TVs. Shows like, White Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol, and The Miracle on 34th Street. Many movies portray the Crucifixion while others from the world portray Santa Claus and stories about relationships that the season brings back into reconciliation.

Although these are great movies about the giving spirit of Christmas, where are all the films about the greatest miracle that God gave to mankind, the miracle of the Immaculate Conception? Has the world forgotten about the reason for the season? Have we forgotten that Jesus not only died on the Cross, but had a miraculous beginning, an extraordinary, phenomenal, and miraculous life?

We have all probably seen, including me, the aforementioned movies a number of times, plus many others about the spirit of Christmas and of giving. I thought about this very thing as I watched the end of The Bible, which depicted the main events of the Bible. Whereas movies aim for sensationalism, we as Christians cannot think of anything more sensational than the gift and birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord [Luke 2:11 KJV].

Now the story of the Cross is great and I praise Jesus Christ for enduring it for me [1], and I’m all for the preaching of the Cross [2], and of the Gospel [3], but His death is not His only story. Christ’s birth and short 33 year life here on Earth was nothing short of miraculous and a blessing from God the Father to all of mankind [4].

Although I know the story, I wanted to be a part of the scene by diving into a movie, especially during this season. I flipped through the channels trying to find a movie about Christ laying in the manger at the Inn in Bethlehem, but to my chagrin, all I could find was one of the aforementioned films.

A Scripture worth noting here is Isaiah 9:6, 7, which speaks to the first miracle, the virgin birth. Many scriptures prophesy to the coming of the Messiah. Here are just a few: Genesis 49:10; Isaiah 7:14; Jeremiah 23:5; Micah 5:1, 2. Genesis 3:15 is the first prophecy in Bible and speaks to Jesus.

v6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
v7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this [Isaiah 9:6, 7 KJV].

So. . .back to the Bible. Matthew 1:23 tells us of His miraculous birth. (God really knows how to make an entrance, eh.) Oh, to have been there and gazed upon the loving face of the baby Jesus. The witnesses were so lucky.

Although conceived through man, each baby is still a miracle in their own right. Christ showed me that through the man, Christ is our brother. However, through the woman, we are the Bride of Christ. When the first Adam was born, he was perfect in every way. He had never sinned. How long he lived before the tree, no one knows, but it was long enough to recognize the sound of God and His authority [5]. When Adam finally sinned and with the taste of fruit still on his lips, he knew his wife Eve, thus passing sin down to all of mankind. Because Eve was culpable and duplicitous in their disobedience, the sin-nature also infected her.

In Luke 1:26-38, the Angel Gabriel came to Mary and told her that she had found favor with the Lord and that she would conceive a child whose name would be Emanuel. Mary said, “I am the Lord’s servant, may your word to me be fulfilled.” The Holy Spirit came upon Mary and impregnated her with righteousness, holiness, and the full essence of God the Father. God created the first Adam as an image of God but now, God, the Holy Spirit, did not create the second Adam but fertilized and infused Mary’s Seed with the full essence of God.

Our meaning of fertilized is not the same meaning as the world defines the word, but is, in fact, a spiritual fertilization, which curtailed the placing of the Holy Spirit into Mary’s Seed. (The Holy Spirit infused Himself into Mary’s Seed and NO INCEST was involved as some think.)

Jesus was now, not only man, but God. He was not an image of God like the first Adam but the real deal. Then when Jesus died on the Cross, the Holy Spirit (the Comforter [6]) became available to those who would accept Christ and follow Him.

I may be the last person on this planet to get this understanding of not only the act, but of the particulars, it does not negate the truth of the revelation. However, just in case I am not the last to know, I submit this understanding and revelation to you for your edification and comfort. The comfort in knowing that we have a Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, and have the zeal of the Lord Almighty (who) will accomplish this [7].

Since the spirit of Christmas is giving and the Lord gave us so-o-o much, even His life, I relay to you a message from the Lord through His Spirit:

My Gift to mankind is in My birth.
The gift of My birth is in My life.
The gift of My life is in My death.
My Bride. . .receive My gift.

To which I immediately and personally replied:

My gift to you Lord is my rebirth.
The gift of my rebirth is in my life to you.
The gift of my life is in my death.
My husband. . .please receive my gift.

MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND A
HAPPY NEW YEAR
TO
MY DEAR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

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[1] Hebrews 12:2
[2] Mark 16:15
[3] 1 Corinthians 15:1-8
[4] John 3:16
[5] Genesis 3:10
[6] John 14:26
[7] Isaiah 9:6, 7 NIV

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