Wednesday, December 23, 2009

What Christmas Celebrations are About: JESUS

It is written, "and it came to pass in those days that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was Governor of Syria. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee out of the city of Nazareth, into Ju-dae-a unto the City of David, which is called Beth-le-hem; [because he was of the house and lineage of David] to be taxed with Mary, his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo! The Angel of THE LORD came upon them, and the glory of THE LORD shone round about them, and they were sore afraid. And the angel of THE LORD said unto them, 'fear not, for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all 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 and lying in a manger. And suddenly, there was with the Angel a multitude of heavenly host, praising GOD and saying, "glory to GOD in the Highest; peace, good will toward men.' And it came to pass as the angels were gone away from them unto heaven, the shepherds said one to another, 'let us now go even unto Beth-le-hem, and see this thing which THE LORD hath made known unto us.' And they came with haste, and found Mary,and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things, which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying GOD and praising GOD for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcision of the child, His Name was called JESUS, which was so named of the Angel before he was conceived in the womb*." Luke chapter 2: 1-21, King James Holy Bible.

* footnote, the angel told Mary of this in Luke chapter 1: 26-33;
Remember that The Angel of THE LORD [GOD] in heaven, foretold this event and it is written, "And in the sixth month the Angel Gabriel was sent from GOD unto a city of
Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the
house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. And The Angel came in unto her, and said,'hail, thou that are highly favoured; THE LORD is with thee; blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be? And The Angel said unto her, 'fear not, Mary; for thou hast found favour with GOD. And behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call HIS Name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called The Son of THE HIGHEST; and THE LORD GOD shall give unto Him, the
throne of his father David. And HE shall reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of HIS kingdom there shall be no end. Then said Mary, 'how shall this be? Seeing I know not a man?" And The Angel answered and said unto her, "THE HOLY GHOST [spirit, life-force of GOD, breath of GOD] shall come upon thee, and the power of THE HIGHEST shall overshadow thee; therefore also that holy thing [seed ] which shall be born of thee shall be called THE SON of GOD. And behold, thy cousin Elizabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with GOD nothing shall be impossible." And Mary said, 'behold the handmaid of THE LORD; be it unto me according to Thy Word." And The Angel of THE LORD departed from her." Luke chapter 1: 26-38

Remember that the Christmas celebration though often imperfect is a celebration of the birth on the earth of THE MESSIAH, who came to earth in the flesh, as THE GODHEAD
with a mission of enduring human life, experiencing it firsthand as a divine human,
created by the force of GOD and not via a man's human seed, and who took to the Cross with HIM, the sins of the human race, and conquered death, and rose again on the third day [which we Christians celebrate as Easter or Resurrection ] into heaven, where HE IS ALIVE forevermore, and where HE will gather the believers unto HIMSELF on the last trumpet call from earth in the final Judgement of the earth, as written in the book of Revelation.

Christmas gift giving, and appeals to children through elaborate gift giving methods and feasting, and joyous, brightly colored to lighten up the winter, events are intended to be reminders that it is truly a miracle of how and why THE GOD would do for us humans what we could not do for ourselves and that is save ourselves from eternal damnation and the pit of hell [sheol, hades, other names ]; and live eternal ly with THE GOD in heaven after we leave this earth.

(s) Gloria Poole, Missouri. Today's date is 23-Dec-2009 @ 7:57 AM.
The events in Congress are badly timed and they are not forgotten, but I am sure that they are timed that way because the wicked think that the righteous will forget the debates but I am asking GOD to intervene to protect the innocent creations of GOD in the wombs of women, from the evil plan the U S Senate is scheming to kill the coming generations like that wicked Herod of the Bible.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 07:22:03 AM .