Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
2017 is a new year, full of new beginnings and new hope. Whatever trials or suffering you endured over the past year , go into the new year knowing this “Gods mercy is New Every morning”. You can go into the new year with joy, peace and victory knowing this principle that God did not leave or forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6) But he is still with you giving you a New start with his everlasting love
Its time to put on the new self, which is renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator (Colossians 3:10) Now that you know God has granted you grace and mercy by the blood of Jesus Christ, its time to start New. Its time to put away your old self , full of sin and despair, and its time to live in victory for your Heavenly Father. But you must make the change, Gods mercy is new every morning but you must be new also.
Set your mind on things above and not on earthly things (Colossians 3:2) You can’t expect a new beginning if you don’t change. Stop living for the flesh, which is temporary, and live for God which is eternal. Start this year off with a New Self and a New Beginning. Accept Christ as your Lord and Savior because his Mercy is new every morning in Jesus Name Amen
To bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. Ephesians 1:10
When Jesus came down here to Earth, he brought unity to all. By his blood, he created a new covenant that allows all of us to be “Children of God”. This is a real reason to celebrate the coming of our Messiah. Before Christ , we were just Gentiles, hopeless without God. But because God loved us so much he sent his only Son to unite mankind together.
There is no longer Jew or Gentile, we are now one body of Christ. This would not be possible without the fulfillment of our Messiah, Lord Jesus. He fulfilled over 300 prophecies in the Old Testament. The possibilities of anyone even fulfilling a few of those prophecies is one in a trillion, trillion, ect. Take confidence in knowing Jesus is our Messiah, he is the Son of God promised by our Heavenly Father.
Just as Jesus said a kingdom divided among itself will not stand, we must unite through Christ. There is only one Heaven, one God, and one way to get there. Be kind and patient with your brothers and sisters for they will be with you for all eternity. Instead of a mind of division, fix your mind on the unity of Christ in Jesus Name Amen
But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law Galatians 4:4
The time has come! God has sent his only begotten Son born of a virgin! Because of this great gift given to us from our Heavenly Father , we can now be children of God. Many find it hard to imagine that we could become part of this covenant, but because of the great gift of Christ, the time has come!
We are no longer slaves to sin and death because of the birth of our Messiah. Because of this reflect on the importance of Jesus birth. Our hope and peace could not be possible without birth of Christ. Heaven came down to Earth to save us from our sins.
But because Jesus was born under the law, he had to die for our sins because the wages of sin is death. He became the living sacrifice, the atonement for us so we can be free. The gift of Jesus is the gift of eternal life. Without Christ there would be no hope but since God sent his son we can live in Jesus Name Amen
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. John 1:9-10
During this Christmas season when I see all the lights lit up at night, I see the radiance of Jesus Christ. The light of the world sent to give us hope and salvation. There something beautiful about seeing bright light shine in the darkness. This is the beauty of Jesus Christ, when all hope is gone he is our light of the world.
God made in the flesh, and the world still didn’t recognize him. Everyone noticed the light, because a light can’t be hidden. However even though the self-professed experts of the law of God, didn’t recognize him, they instead condemned and rejected him. Don’t make the same mistake, recognize your Lord and Savior , Jesus Christ
Even though the world was made through Jesus Christ, he lowered himself below the angels to become our Passover Lamb. The light of the world shined among us into this dark world. So when you look at your lights this Christmas season remember the light of the world given to us in Jesus Name Amen
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
When Jesus was sent here, born of the virgin Mary, he was sent with a purpose. That purpose is to save the world of our sins so we should not taste death. Even though he is the Son of God, he was made lower than the angels for a little while, to show us the truth , life, and way to our salvation.
So because of what Jesus has done for us, he is crowned with glory and honor. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. God had a plan for our salvation and it all started at the manger and was completed at the cross.
Take time to remember and reflect that the Lord Almighty lowered himself below the angels to save your soul and suffered for your sins. Remember there is no other salvation than from the baby in the manger, Jesus Christ Amen
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
We often hear that God is love and this love has been demonstrated by God sending his only begotten Son , Jesus, into this world to save us and be our Lord. Can we really know love without action? You can be reassured by the birth of Jesus, it’s a sign that God does love you! Even though we were sinners, Christ still came down from Heaven and eventually died for us!
God has fulfilled and shown his promises to us by sending Jesus to us. The more you study the Old Testament, the more you realize it’s about the coming of our Messiah. There are about 300 prophesies about Jesus in the Old Testament and all these prophesies have been fulfilled in the manger at Bethlehem.
Shouldn’t you rejoice of Gods other promise of eternal life to whoever believes in Jesus. This is why the sky was filled with angels rejoicing singing “Glory to God in the highest” because God loves us enough to send Jesus to redeem us. Is there any other greater gift? The only begotten Son of God given to us as the greatest gift of all in Jesus Name Amen
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” Genesis 3:15
The first prophecy of our Lord Jesus comes in the first book in the Bible Genesis. You don’t have to read far into the Bible to know that God had a plan for our redemption and it was through his Son Jesus Christ.
Enmity– state or feeling of being actively opposed, or enemy
Notice Jesus is between Satan and mankind. Jesus is the Savior of the world opposing the evilness of Satan. Her offspring that is prophesied is none other than the birth of Jesus Christ. The woman that is prophesied is the virgin Mary. Through the birth of Christ, at the manger, God has revealed his plan for redemption for the human race.
There is no other road to redemption except through the offspring, the Son of God, Jesus Christ. He is the Truth, Life , and Way we can’t get to the Father without him. As God promised Jesus will crush the head of Satan, he defeated sin and death at the cross.
But Satan will continue to strike our heels, meaning he will continue to attack Christians and God. We need to stay strong in The Lord, remember that our Savior was born and he redeemed us all in Jesus Name Amen
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Romans 1:20
What is your excuse for not accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? God is telling us there is evidence all around from his creation and we are without excuse! Ever since God spoke the Heavens and Earth into existence his qualities have been clearly seen
Jesus said “Since you have seen me you have seen The Father (John 14:9) God sent his only begotten Son here and dwelt among us. Yet still many deny the existence of our Lord Jesus and deny our Creator and Heavenly Father. Why? Because they walk in darkness, the dark hates the light. The evidence is overwhelming that you are a creation of God and so is everything that came into existence.
So as you celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrate the clear evidence that God is in complete control. Celebrate that even though we were sinners , Christ still came here to Earth and died for our sins. Because God is love and we are without excuse in Jesus Name Amen
Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. Isaiah 42:1
Notice Jesus is not only Gods Son but his servant. Why? Because Jesus was obedient to his Father, He was obedient to carry out the will of his Father, to save us all from our sins. As Jesus said “By myself I can do nothing” (John 5:30) Jesus came to serve and not be served (Matthew 20:28)
But Jesus is “The Chosen One” , as God confirmed “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased (Matthew 3:17) born of a virgin, the chosen one, Jesus Christ, was sent here to save the world and be our Lord and Savior.
God put his Spirit on him, as confirmed when John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River and when he came up John confirmed “I saw the Spirit come down from Heaven as a dove and remain on him “(John 1:32) Even though Jesus was born the son of man, he is the Son of God full of the Holy Spirit.
Let’s remember the reason for this season is to celebrate the birth of our Messiah, who brought justice to all the nations! He brings hope to the hopeless and makes the crocked paths straight in Jesus Name Amen