Thursday, December 25, 2014

Morning with Ebenezer


But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

Matthew 1:20-23 NIV

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, to a virgin mother through the power of Holy Spirit since Mary was still a virgin. God went against the law of the nature and brought forth His Son in a divine way. (John 3:16)

The angel of the Lord appeared to both Mary and Joseph telling them about the Jesus before He was born. He said they will give Him the name of Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins. This was a destiny of Jesus in the flesh; God sent Him to us that He may save us from this nature of sin that hidden the face of God from us.

These things were prophesied by Prophet Isaiah, “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”), Isaiah 7:14. He was indeed God with us because He lived among us and did everything just like you and me. The writer of the Book of Hebrews says, "For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin."(Hebrews 4:15)

God revealed Himself to humanity through the person of Jesus Christ. He showed how much He loved us by letting His Son die on that cruelty cross for you and me. Sometimes I ask myself, how the world would be today, if Jesus hadn't been born? There would be no church and no hope in this world. Jesus is our blessed hope, and wisdom from God. He is the one who had given us the true freedom that our souls desperately desired before we knew Him. 

This morning, I want to remind you to look unto Jesus Christ, who is the Savior of this world. The Bible says, "Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted." In other words the right person to run to when you are facing temptations is Jesus Christ. He suffered when He was tempted, so He knows how it is like to be tempted. He can empathize with our weaknesses and help us to overcome whatsoever we are facing in this life.

As you celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ today; remind yourself what made Him to left His glory in heaven and come to us in the form of the flesh. He came that He may save you from your sins, and if you haven't received Him as the Lord and Savior of your life this is the time for you to do so. Give Him a chance today, and your life will never be the same. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

****Morning Prayer****

Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....

Dear Father, I thank You for your Word. I give myself to You, that You may use me. Help me to live a life worth of my calling in Jesus Christ. I believe I will be among many who will inherit your heavenly kingdom because I have surrendered my life to my Lord Jesus Christ. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

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