Why Celebrate Christmas?

Merry Christmas! With that said, consider why Christmas is celebrated. For the devout, the answer will likely be something like “we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the only begotten Son of God.”. This is certainly the best reason but why?

Jesus was the Promised One – the Messiah. His birth signifies the most important period in history, culminating with his death and resurrection. I have no issues with remembering and reflecting on this important event. In fact, I embrace such reflection. Everything else should pale beside the birth of our Lord at this time.

I say all if this even though I do not believe Jesus was even born on December 25. Too much evidence points to his being born either in the fall or spring. One date put forth is, wait for it, September 11. Is this correct? I don’t know nor do I care. What matters is what Jesus did while he lived and the fact that our Heavenly Father raised him from the dead after three days.

Jesus said in John 8:32

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

And in John 10:10

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

Today these words are as important as they have ever been. The thief has accomplices. Just as Judas supposedly served Jesus, the thieves in government are supposed to be serving us as our representatives. They “hold the the bag” just as Judas did.

The first truth we should hold on to as if our lives depend upon it – because they do – is Jesus lived a life without sin and his death, the shedding of his sinless blood paid for our sins. Because of this each of us can be saved from the wrath to come by simply confessing Jesus as Lord and believing God raised him from the dead.

Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

This is the end result of Jesus birth, his life and his death for us today. It is not the end of the story but it is where we are in this story.

Our Heavenly Father has not stopped blessing us! Over the centuries He has blessed His children in many ways. I am convinced no generation has experienced such blessings as we have today. They are indeed unprecedented. Sadly, the determination of many to turn away from God and His only begotten Son is also unprecedented. Please, let this not be said of you!

Among the blessings God has granted are those He bestowed upon the citizens of this nation – our liberties as guaranteed in our constitution as well as our constitutional republic itself. Once again the thieves seek to steal kill and destroy what a Holy God has granted us. They have already done much damage. The truth is we need not stand for it. We only need to turn to Almighty God once again and ask for deliverance. He has already delivered us from His wrath to come. He will also restore our nation if we simply ask.

Consider the words of Proverbs 11:

Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

2 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

5 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Today’s thieves – our politicians are masters at using false balances. Everything they weigh tilts to their advantage at our expense. Already they are deemed an abomination by God Almighty. As stated here, their own perverseness will be their destruction.

In verse 5 the word “perfect” means without blemish. As Christians, Sons of God ourselves, we are righteous because we’ve been made righteous by a Holy God because HE made us righteous.

Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Romans 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

To be “justified” in Romans 8:30 means to be “made righteous”.

More from Proverbs 11:

Proverbs 11:18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

19 As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.

20 They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.

21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

The controllers are absolutely wicked in every way. They live to deceive us. Notice these words? “…he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death” Read all four verses here. It is plain to me that God Almighty WILL deal with these wicked people. How He deals with them is yet to be seen but it is clear to me they will not escape wrath. Their only hope is the same as our own – to accept Jesus as Lord and believe God raised him from the dead.

While some may, I anticipate many more will scoff only to pay the consequences.

God bless and again, Merry Christmas