Peer into the manger:
"And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery;
which from the beginning of the world has been his in God,
who created all things by Jesus Christ." - Ephesians 3:9
Christmas is a celebration,
of the Savior.
Jesus Christ's virgin birth
is the war in your members.
The Bible says,
"Now you are the body of Christ,
and members in particular." - 1st Corinthians 12:27
Celebrating Jesus birthing in you
allows the freedom of His power, to give you
the gift of life eternal.
Free from condemnation,
guilt and fear.
"But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord,
that we should not be condemned with the world." - 1st Corinthians 11:32
The joyous truth of Christ's life, allows you
to celebrate the fact of this free gift, to give hope.
"But covet earnestly the best gifts:
and yet I will shew unto you a more excellent way." - 1st Corinthians 12:31
Why did the three Magi, from the east
... give gifts to God?
Why not just drop off the gifts to Herod the king?
On Christmas Eve, they proclaimed:
"Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea, in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him." - Matthew 2:1-3
A 'Holy War' is about to break out!
'Troubled', is code word for:
'Uh-Oh' -- Game over!
Prophets' words are being fulfilled!
"As its written"
"And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea, for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of you shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Is'ra-el" - Matthew 2:5-6
1 - Wise men went to worship
2 - Herod sought to kill, steal and destroy.
3 - Which life do you live?
The wise men departed, and stepped into glory...
"When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy" - Matthew 2:10
Are you rejoicing with EXCEEDING GREAT JOY?
in perilous times?
Celebrating the birth of Jesus with a tyrannical,
anti-Christ king and a backslidden country?
'They' were 'troubled'
The wise men were joyous!
And they gave their honor and worship
to the King of all Kings:
Behold holy righteousness: "And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down and worshipped him: And when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankencense, and myrrh. And being warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way." - Matthew 2:11
You are serving one kingdom that is the Kingdom of Heaven,
Or, you are serving the kingdom of self, satan and hell.
There is a 'Holy War' going on for your soul!
When and if your eyes get opened to the Kingdom of Heaven, you can see which world you are in.
If you are coming in the name of the Lord,
God's angels protect you from evil:
In celebrating Christ's virgin birth.
Peer into protection: "And when they were departed (wise men), behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him." - Matthew 2:13
Be obedient when God tells you to move.
A new 'born-again' virgin life in Christ:
Is an exciting
It's not wise to go back to your old Jerusalem, when you're just a new born babe in the Lord.
God will send you into the world, to protect you, rather than be subjected;
to that old-carnal-religious bunch... that will 'crucify' the new creature...
because 'they' will do anything, to protect their unrepentant lives.
Because false-authority anti-Christ people
will kill, to make merchandise out of you!
Most all religions are built on that foundation!
The Old Testament is written as a foundation,
in Christ as your road map out of bondage
into Christ's marvelous light.
"The people which sat in darkness saw great light, and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up... From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." - Matthew 4:16-17
When you repent of yourself,
and let Christ live in you, you become a new creature in Jesus.
"Old things are passed away"
Including your 'old self', your old religious practices about God,
because when Jesus is being spiritually recreated,
through your new life... His blood of the New Testament of truth
quickens through your veins.....in His Holy Ghost.
The holy scriptures declare: "And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be you separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And I will be a Father unto you, and you shall by my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." - 2nd Corinthians 6:16-18
Christ-mas is a 'Holy War' celebration of innocence,
in great darkness... light of love and joy...
while evil is being brought down.
While Herod 'obeyed' his god... "Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth (anger rests in the bosom of a fool)... and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men." - Matthew 2:16
devils... kill without conscience.
satan is the evil one... the murderer of innocent.
Jesus is your way out of evil and death.
Jesus is coming back for His glorified church,
without spot or wrinkle... sanctified in His holiness.
So celebrate this life... joy-fully and mightily.
Jesus is the reason for the season!
While the devil 'plots' to use fear
so y.o.u will shut up and quit being happy...
God's Christmas Heaven is full of hope and praise!
Decreeing truth and restoration:
Let the rushing sound of the Lord's trumpets
go into the deepest parts of your heart and soul.
No fear... only praise.
"And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord... and this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger, And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." - Luke 2:10-14
God does miracles,
'smack dab' in the midst of a lost and dying world:
It's who He is.
Revelation: do you notice that once the angel of the Lord appeared
and proclaimed the truth... multitudes of the 'heavenly host'..showed up,
and started praising God with him... If you are alone right now over the holidays... praise the Lord... it will be contagious.
Win souls in this Holy War of Heaven.
You never know who will 'hear your cry' of despair, joy, song, broken-heartedness,
praise... grief... into glory. Lay your sorrow... and joy... on the line in Christ.
"His word will never return void"
As we crossed into Palestine, from Israel... the personal guide could not promise any protection... except agreement and belief, as we were being escorted into the birthplace of Jesus... Bethlehem. The anointed presence of Jesus in me, had 'captivated' this woman, that she was being unlocked to be an ally in the spirit... for the mission that the Holy Ghost had sent me on. Into Christ's birthplace... is going into a dangerous place. Occupied by a suppressed and vengeful people. Murders and bombings are a part of daily life there. The birth place of Jesus is heavily guarded, with heavily-armed soldiers... Not Jews... not Christians... but Arabs and Muslims! There is small minorities of Christians, and you can tell by their eye-gates... the good and evil. As I stepped out of her car out in the parking lot... I could feel Christ's presence step out of me. I stuck out physically... with a bright red and white workout suit on... but far more powerfully... Christ's Holy Ghost spiritual presence emanated from me like a brilliant light, above the light of the sun. It was a sunny day out. As normal people came to weep and pray and be touched at Jesus' birthplace... Jesus in me was on 'the hunt'. What was he 'hunting' for? So many dynamics were happening as we were walking... I could sense the evil... sense the oppression... sense the devil. My senses in Jesus came so alive... I was breathing in flowers and lavender... eucalyptus... myrrh and frankincense??? Heaven was walking in me, as I was walking in a wild dimension! I was there to behold history... that was 'the excuse' to get us there, but there is always the excuse to get you somewhere... for the real reason Jesus wants you there. It's always... always for His witness. To testify of His life... to find a lost sheep of the house of Is'ra-el!!!! Would I find one of his lost sheep, in the masses of mostly Christians tourists? None of them looked desparate... they weren't looking for the living God. No, what I was looking for, was someone in the last place any naturally-minded person would look for... light, in a dark place... someone who needs 'sabbath' for there soul. To rest from religiousness and ritual... and to be touched with the Prince of Peace... Christ Himself. The Omni-present God of all flesh... especially to those who believe.
Would God have his one lost sheep, in the army of an enemy?
Nothing is impossible with God!
As the masses streamed by, 'clueless' to where Christ is... except one... suddenly a Muslim soldier, in full combat fatigues, and AK-47, under the authority of the Palestianian Authority... yells out something to me in English. Most people would get nervous, but I heard... finally, the voice I was 'hunting' for in Christ. He was drawn by what he could see... ME! So God in me, could reveal to him... who he has never seen... Jesus! As we conversed for those few minutes, I was not there, to discuss the weather. As I asked him his name, he told me his name was Jihad. 'Jihad' was smitten. And in less than a blink of an eye, I told him who I was and who Christ is, and from my guts, came out the Lord... as I grabbed his hand to shake it... as he shook my hand... suddenly in that moment... everything, and everyone disappeared, and out of my body steps Christ Himself, and our eyes locked, and the Lord through my voice said to him, "You're supposed to be with me"... His eyes turned a piercing blue... like mine... as Jesus pierced his heart and soul. I saw the Lord translate into his body. He looked straight into my eyes, and said back to me: 'Yes!'
The next thing I know, the courtyard outside the birthplace of Jesus, became a festive marketplace... Our guide, took us to a food stand, and bought us the most delicious falafel's we have ever tasted. And Jihad was standing over at his post like one of Santa's elves.
Then it was time to go.
"Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Is'ra-el." - Luke 2:28-32
"Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues... And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen." - Mark 16:15-17, 20
Merry Christmas everyone!
Let the whole world rejoice in your love
of our Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus.
Shout the truth from the rooftops.
Let this 'Holy War' of love and light
comfort your soul in Jesus forever.
"Come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, Oh come ye to Be-ethlehem.
Come and behold Him, born the King of angels... O come let us adore Him.... O come let us adore Him...
O come let us adore Him... Christ the Lord!"
"It's not how 'brilliant' you are, it's how obedient to God you are
that lets His brilliance shine out of you." - Andrew LaCombe
"There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet an enemy."
- George Washington, 1st President of the United States of America