(Ver 1.0) This is the season for celebration. Many people enjoy times with their family in giving and receiving gifts. This seasonal time has been abused. This seasonal time of remembrance has become only commercialized to some. To others it has become a pagan holiday to be avoided. But to many others it is still a time of peace, love, joy and thankfulness for the True and living God’s arrival onto the planet earth in a manifested physical human form.
This blows the minds of a lot of people. How could the awesome, omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent Creator become a part of His creation? Why would He do this? Behold this child that was born in a manger in Bethlehem, He is the Savior of the entire world. Come let us find and see Emmanuel, which is interpreted: “God with us” (Mat 1:23). If this is not enough cause to rejoice, then you do not understand very much about who He was, and what God has done by being born a baby human. He has made a way for humans out of this dark evil world by us choosing to join with Him in unity. This plan brought us His brand-new creation! But how does one become “born-again” to be a new creation ( 2 Cor 5:17)? The answer is found in a question that Jesus asked to His disciples:
Mat 16:13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
Jesus asks his 12 close followers, the most significant question a human could answer. Jesus certainly had no doubts and knew exactly who He was. But how many people around Him knew who the Son of Man was? The disciples’ answers Jesus question with what they had heard people say about Him:
Mat 16:14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.
Some say You are John the Baptist, some Elijah, some Jeremiah, and some just one of the prophets. None of the answers was correct. People obviously did not have a clue who this man was, that was walking with them. Do you know that what other people think, believe or know about Jesus will never help you personally? Even today some people still say, that He was just a prophet. Others think less of Him than that. So, Jesus makes the question more personal:
Mat 16:15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
This is the most important question you can answer today to save you from an eternity in hell. If you can answer this question correctly, you will be saved from a state of endless separation from the God who created you. Take notice how Peter one of the disciples answered correctly:
Mat 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Wow! This was Peter’s winning “all in” response with no hesitations or doubts attached to it. This statement held such great confidence. Notice that Jesus did not deny the answer. People today have the same opportunity to give Jesus the correct answer. By anyone today confessing this reality of truth, causes us to make a personal confident affirmation that Jesus was God born in a manger in Bethlehem. It further affirms the belief that Jesus was a man that lived 33 ½ years on the earth in the flesh. Jesus was a man who was hung on a cross. Jesus was a man that died and was buried in a tomb for 3 days and nights. But it also means He was raised from the dead being the first born within a new creation. Then by acknowledging to Jesus that He is the Christ/Messiah, the Son of the Living God, we confirm to Him and everyone else that He is risen and alive forever more. Praise the Lord!
Therefore, during this time of out celebration of the birth of the Lamb of God in a manger, let us remember how blessed we are to know Him personally and to fellowship with Him daily. Romans 10:9-10 proclaims that if anyone will believe in their heart that Jesus was raised from the dead, and then confess with our mouth that Jesus is MY LORD, they will be saved! This is the number 1 priority for this website, to get people saved and then to bless them with the knowledge of the true Living God, so that they will never depart from this faith in Jesus Christ.
God bless you if you prayed this prayer for the first time. Please leave a comment acknowledging your decision to follow Christ. Jesus said very clearly, that if you acknowledge me before men, I will acknowledge you before my Father in Heaven (Mat 10:32). It is absolutely essential for you to go and tell someone, and it does not have to be this website. You can go to your friend, a neighbor, a loved one, a family member. Just please tell someone, I made Jesus my LORD and Savior, and then open your Bible and begin to fellowship with Him. Ask Him to speak to you from His written Word to show you what He has given to you as a free gift.
Thank you to all readers and subscribers that pray for us on Agapegeek.com. We are blessed immensely to have the pleasure to spend time with those of like precious faith (1 Peter 1:1). God bless you all and “be a blessing” to someone today and have a very Merry Christmas! Please never forget the Greatest Gift that you can ever receive is from our Father in heaven, His name was Jesus Christ and He is LORD!