Merry Christmas to you all in the name of the lord Jesus christ, i bring you greetings as the redeem of the lord, those who as been saved, washed by the blood of Jesus and who as been regenerated, transformed and enlisted for the day of his glory.
These are really those that Christmas celebration are meant for, is to the end that we value the death and Resurrection of our lord Jesus, why he was born, what he did on the cross and why we are victorious by the work of his grace as believers today.
Though, in our days and time, Christmas as been believe to be a time of many sales, many merry and celebration, time for the best of shopping, clothing, love and eating all kinds of delicacy, oh, this is good but this is not really the essence of Christmas.
What JESUS CHRIST did for us through Christmas is worth much more than all of that.
Praise the name of the lord forever!
I want to share with you today, few tips to help you have the best of Christmas celebration.
- Recognize JESUS as the reason for the season : We are not celebrating a religious anniversary or some sort of cultural festival No! Its the birth of our lord and saviour JESUS CHRIST that we are celebrating and we are remembering, he is the reason for the season., its the unbelievers that use the word happy “Xmas” it is not ‘X’ it is ‘CHRIST’ mas, so there is no Christmas without CHRIST, So f you have not accept the lord JESUS as your lord and saviour, this is just the best time to do so, Remember the word of God says in Isaiah 9 : 6 – … 5 For every boot of the booted warrior in the battle tumult, And cloak rolled in blood, will be for burning, fuel for the fire. 6 For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. 7 There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this. So this is the assignment of Jesus been prophecy ahead of time, so we must be conscious of what reason begat is coming forth, its one of the relevance of christmas, to bring afresh to the body of Christ, awareness of the reason behind the birth of Christ and his assignment on the earth.
- Remember The Love of The FATHER : This is very important! Remember John 3 : 16 – 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. So Christmas is totally an expression and celebration of the love of the father for the world’ Its amazing to know that the first symbol of expression the father used to show his love for the world is to “GIVE” and not just anyhow giving, he gave his one and only begotten son, this means he gave all that he has for the world, so you must also give all of your life to God through Christ JESUS the saviour, its yet another medium of showing your appreciation of what the father did for the world which you are also a partaker, praise the lord forever more, amen!
- Show Love to Others : This is very important, Christmas is all about the love of God to the world, so the world owe the father Loving each other, we don’t have any reason to hate one another or wish one another bad or evil in our heart, for Christ as brought us Good will from the father, so to access the good will, you must wish your brothers and sisters well also. Now apart from that, God gave! as a prove of his love, so you must appreciate the season we are in, by giving and sharing whatever you have with a fellow brethren, let it be a good celebration season for the saint that nobody will be sad due to lack, everyone must have something to share with one another to the glory of God. You can make some nice and Christmas delicacy and invite folks and brethren to come and have a lunch in your home, and by so doing, you have shared the love of God to other brethren and Jesus is glorify in your home. But more importantly, is sharing the goodnews of Christ the saviour with unbelievers, i remember while in school, those days on campus we deliberately choose to go on outreaches and salvation missions on Christmas day, as a way to reach out to the lost souls with Christ Jesus and bring them into the kingdom of Light from the darkness where they are.
- Attend a Christmas Carol or Christmas Service : Churches all across the world always bring the solemn feast into a place of consecrated worship atmosphere in honor of the king of kings and lords of lord, so yo must ensure you attend a Christmas carol service, which is always characterize by good Christmas music and songs, in honor of the new king and it use to be a refreshing time before the lord and it helps you to come into the spirit of Christmas ad the celebration thereof.
Finally, a major requirement of every child of God in chritmas than any other thing, is to love the lord, seek him and pray for the grace and power to come into a deeper intimacy with him as you journey through in life and your walk with God.
I pray that the good will of the lord and peace of God be with you even as you celebrate the christmas season we are in, the lord bless you.
We wish you a Merry Christmas.
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