Monthly Archives: December 2015

Tree of Christ

Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live to righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed. 1 Peter 2:24

Why did Peter refer to a Tree when talking about the crucifixion of Jesus? Because a Tree is symbolic, Romans used to hang people from a Tree that they didn’t feel were even worthy of being killed on a Cross. So the message Peter was trying to convey was Jesus died for all us, even the unworthy.

When you look at the Christmas Tree, remember the Tree that Jesus gave us all the greatest gift of all, eternal life through the Love of God

He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: Luke 24:6

Scientist who studied the “Shroud of Turin” said the resurrection was like an explosion of light, this is what I see when I look at the Christmas Tree. There are many who believe Martin Luther, founder of the Lutheran Church , was the first to add lights to the Christmas tree in symbolism with the resurrection of Christ.

 

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Revelation 22:13

The Christmas Tree is typically an evergreen tree because it symbolizes the immortality of Jesus Christ. While many trees shed their leaves and go dormant for the winter, the evergreen tree always remains alive and vibrant regardless of the season. This is the same with Jesus, as he is the beginning and the end, he reigns forever.

and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:2

The star on top of our Christmas Trees is symbolic of the Star of Bethlehem that led the way for the Wise Man to find Jesus. Some may also use an Angel representing the Angel Gabrielle who was the messenger for Mary and Joseph about the birth of Jesus

There will be many who will call Christmas Trees pagan, but I don’t think many even understand what pagan even truly means. Pagan means you worship many Gods or nature, unless your worshipping your Christmas Tree it’s not pagan. We only worship one Lord and Savior and that’s Jesus Christ. So every time you see a Christmas Tree, remember Jesus and the gift that he has giving us Amen

Name Above All Names

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name Philippines 2:9

When Mary was visited by the Angel Gabriel and told she was going to conceive the Son of God, she was told specifically his name would be Jesus. It’s important to remember that God had giving his Son this Name because it is the Name above all Names.

Many false prophets have come and gone and tried to mislead people to worship a different name. But God clearly defines Jesus is the Messiah, he is the Name above all Names.

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,Philippines 2:10

And even the Shepherds bowed down and worshipped the King Jesus even when he was just a baby. Because they knew Jesus is The Son of God, told to them by a Heavenly Host of Angels praising the newborn King

Every person on this Earth and who is not here today will one day bow before the King of Kings on there Judgement day. Because he was granted all authority by God his Father. Jesus sits on the throne in Heaven and his Kingdom will reign forever.

 

And every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippines 2:11

And one day everyone will confess the Jesus is King, whether you do today or whether you do tomorrow. Because he’s coming back but this time it will be with a sword to reestablish Gods Kingdom.

He came as a Lamb that was slain the first time and he’s coming back as a Lion of Judah this time, The Name above Names, our Lord and Savior in Jesus Name Amen

 

Gods Love Is Jesus

In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 1 John 4:9

How do we know God loves us? It’s very clear by him sending Jesus as a gift for us. A gift that gives us hope, peace, strength, and grace. There is no greater gift than Jesus and there is no greater act of love than what Jesus has done for us.

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10

The gift of Jesus is for everyone, even when we don’t deserve it. Thru the blood of Jesus he created a new covenant that allows us to be part of the Kingdom of God. Once you understand the importance of God’s gift of Jesus, you understand how much God truly loves us all.

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:11-12

Since God gave us the greatest gift of love thru Jesus, we should spread this gift to everyone. In hopes that the world will recognize Jesus for who he really is, the Son of God, and accept him into their hearts so they may receive God’s gift also in Jesus Name Amen

Straight Outta Bethlehem

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” Micah 5:2

The prophet Micah predicted the Messiah would born in Bethlehem, so who fulfilled this prophecy? Of course Jesus did, not only was he born in Bethlehem but he was also from the line of David which is the tribe of Judah.

Jesus birth has been prophesied throughout the Bible starting in the book of Genesis to the book of Revelations. There is no doubt Jesus has fulfilled all these prophecies and he is The Son of God.

Therefore Israel will be abandoned until the time when she who is in labor bears a son, and the rest of his brothers return to join the Israelites. Micah 5:3

Who is this son that was prophesied, of course it’s the only Begotten Son of God Jesus. Jesus came to save the world, notice it says “ the rest of his brothers” meaning Gentiles which is us “to join Israelites” (Jews)

Because of Jesus was have the new covenant which makes us a Child of God even though we were not born a Jew, this is clearly predicted in this scripture and has been fulfilled by Jesus.

He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth. Micah 5:4

Jesus has identified himself as the “Good Shepherd” his sheep know his voice and he has come to save them. And Jesus flock has been scattered across the world but we follow The Good Shepherd in Jesus Name Amen

 

Image Of The Invisible God

The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. Colossians 1:15

Jesus is the only begotten Son, the image of the invisible God. The firstborn over all creation, when you understand this, you understand the importance of Jesus birth. He wasn’t just a miracle that happened, he was Gods plan for salvation to save the world

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. Colossians 1:16

Jesus was giving all authority and power by his Father who is our Creator. He wasn’t just a baby lying in the manger, he is the Kings of Kings and Lord of Lords. Yet the world didn’t recognize him, despised and rejected him and eventually killed him.

But all things were created through and for him, meaning he is the only way to eternal life. He is sitting on the throne in Heaven and will return again.

He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.  And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. Colossians 1:17-18

Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. He was sent on a mission from God to save the world as an ordinary baby. Rejoice in the Lord for this day, because the head of Satan has been crushed. Sin and death have been defeated because Jesus is the firstborn among the dead Amen

Lower Than The Angels

You made them a little lower than the angels; you crowned them with glory and honor and put everything under their feet.” In putting everything under them, God left nothing that is not subject to them. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them. Hebrews 2:7-8

On that glorious day Jesus was born from a Virgin in a manger, that day he was made lower than the angels. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, even though he is The Son of God he was made the Son of Man to save us from our sins

But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. Hebrews 2:9

How could God understand what its like to be us? He knows thru Jesus, who suffered unexplainable torture due to us. He also defeated death so that we would not have to taste death ourselves. Thru is birth on Earth, Jesus knows how it feels to be you, he has felt joy and pain, he has received acceptance and rejection, he knows because he was made lower than the angels.

In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered. Hebrews 2:10

Jesus didn’t come to Earth for his own glory, he came here to save you. He was born in a stable, his family needed to move to Egypt when he was a child to save his life from King Herod. He was despised and rejected from his own people, yet he did all this to show God loves you in Jesus Name Amen

Follow The Star

He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” Matthew 2:8

The Word about the Messiah being born has spread across the land, King Herod felt threatened by this because he didn’t understand Jesus came to save the world not condemn it.

The wise man began their journey in search of the new born King, all they had to guide them was The Star sent from God.

After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. Matthew 2:9-10

The wise man studied the scriptures and they knew from prophecy that the child would be born in Bethlehem. God supplied them with the Star to show them the exact location of where Jesus would be.

They also knew that King Herods intentions of finding Jesus were not honest, as he wanted to find Jesus to kill him and not worship him.

 

On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:11

We must keep in mind Jesus was probably around 2 years old by the time the Wise Men reached him. This is why they found him at there house and not the manager. When they finally reached Jesus they knew he was The King and bowed down and worshiped him bringing gifts.

Jesus is the best gift you could ever receive, accept this gift from God and find peace, love, and joy in Jesus Name Amen