The Real Reason For Christmas – Pastor Chris
Saturday, December 24, 2016
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According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue (2 Peter 1:3).
Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Christ, the Messiah came in the flesh; He came to live amongst us (and now in our hearts). Christianity is the divine life of Christ operative in a human person. To be a Christian means Christ has taken up His abode in your spirit; you’ve become God’s dwelling place; His living headquarters.
This is what Jesus made possible for us. He didn’t come just to die for our sins, but to give us the God-kind of life. God made us humans but wanted us to have His kind of life. His plan, according to the Scriptures, was that Jesus would be the one to give us that life, and that we should receive it through faith.
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Jesus said “For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;” (John 5:26). 1 John 5:11-12 says, “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” You’ve been called to the transcendent life in Christ. The life in you is immune to infection, because it’s divine; it’s the God-life. No wonder we’re called associates of the God-kind; partakers of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4).
This is what humanity needs—the life of Christ. That life is imparted into the spirit of anyone who receives Christ Jesus as Lord. The natural man, in all his goodness and self-righteousness, is empty until he receives this glorious life of Christ. You can become a partaker of this supernatural life right now by asking Jesus to be the Lord of your life. That’s why He came: to give you eternal life and make you one with God; and that’s the reason for Christmas.
The life of God is working in me; in every fiber of my being, in every cell of my blood and in every bone of my body. Therefore, I’m an overcomer, victorious and triumphant over sickness, disease, and the negative systems of this world. I reign in life by Jesus Christ. Hallelujah!
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Revelation 16, Haggai 1-2
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Revelation 18:13-24, Zechariah 3-4
FURTHER STUDY: Isaiah 9:6, John 3:16, John 10:10
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