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Skrevet af Alan Navaratnam   
Tirsdag, 31. januar 2023 16:10

Most people like to get involved at Christmas.  The blessed name CHRIST is in that word, but most people don´t care.

Christmas is staged all right as a romantic drama happened more than 2,000 years ago for our emotional enjoyment with its food and drinking orgies, jingle bells, Santa Claus stories and pixies everywhere.

However, beautiful world-class Christmas carols we´re now singing joyfully with their music announcing that “Christ is born!”

In what sense though?  As God´s love gift to a sinful world. He was born in Bethlehem, but was given at Calvary as a sacrifice for our sins.  That was the objective of His coming.  This good news must constantly be renewed to us.  The objective was not any empty noisy Christmas stage.

Satan is busy coming at a sore spot as the eloquent accuser (Rev. 12:10).  In that warfare we make our lessons, but what silences him is the fact that Christ has come and His blood stained victory we boldly hold forth.

We don´t do it as a merel “statement of faith”, - it´s our battle cry even in our lonely prayer closet, where in our darkness the Spirit of the Lord will rise His banner against Satan (Isa. 59:19).

Yes, we feast upon that gospel every day not as a mental process but as a fresh anointed understanding (1 John 5:20) where the battle lines have been drawn with the Hero of Calvary and Easter Morning as our own bright morning Star leading up to His second coming for “those who are eagerly waiting for Him”.  Hebr. 9:28.

Winston Churchill asked the young Billy Graham at an audience at Downing Street in 1954, “Do you have any hope for the day tomorrow?”  Billy said, “Yes, Christ is coming again!”  There´s more to Christmas than the world thinks.  To preach the full gospel is indeed to proclaim also that, He´ll be coming again! – “Amen, come Lord Jesus!”  - 12/23/22 - jn.

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