Tuesday, December 7, 2010

For Unto Us

Isaiah 9:6  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Luke 2:11  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

            Within these words rest our whole faith.  The one verse describes the future Son of God, the other verse, the announcement of the birth of that Son, the “…only begotten Son,..” of God.  A portion of the future is revealed.  Within a few days we will celebrate the birth of a man called Jesus, the only begotten Son” of God.  

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.
            It is not the birth of God, but the birth of His Son who “shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”  
            He is first and foremost “Christ the Lord.”  He was born for a purpose and that is to “glorify God.”      That purpose is what we, (who are called by His name, CHRISTians) have. 

1 Corinthians 6:20  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

Jesus’ goal here on earth was to “glorify God,” consequently, we as CHRISTians have been given the same task.   Our single focus as a CHRISTian is to “glorify God.
            We were given a Saviour to lead us, to guide us, to teach us, but also to save us from an eternal burning Hell.  
            This CHRISTmas Season, spend time first and foremost with Jesus at home, and in His Church house.   If you haven’t been to church much this year, get with God this month.  He will help you become more faithful next year.  Also, spend time with your family, those immediately around you, and if physically possible with those who live away.  We “glorify God” in our lives.  Be what you claim, be the CHRISTian you claim to be.  
            In all, do remember, “For unto you is born” a Saviour.  The “unto you” makes Him a personal gift, an everlasting gift.  We have been given a home in heaven with Jesus and His Father, our God.
            I realize there are people who may read this article and have never accepted Jesus the Christ as their personal Saviour.  Our King James Bible teaches that without Christ they are lost, yet Christ lives for them also.
Luke 19:10  For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

            You may be acquainted, you may have heard His story, but you have never put Him within your heart.  We are told in John 3:16 that if you will believe, God will give you everlasting life.   I know some will say, “God knows what I have done and He would never accept me.”  The word whosoever” in John 3:16 tells us that regardless of what you are, or what you have been, He will save you if you believe.

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.

Jesus won the Victory over the grave.  If you confess in your heart that Jesus is the Son of God, and believe that God has raised him from that grave, God will save you from the grave, and give you everlasting life.  Accept Him, follow him, and live a life after Him.           

Bro John R. E Chastain

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