The real implication of Christmas is the merriment of the birth of Jesus who lived in Israel 2000 years in the past and who deceased on the cross for our immoralities (1 Corinthians 15 1-4; 1 Peter 2:24). More precisely, when we use the word “meaning,” we are speaking about the purpose of his birth that Christmas is thought to rejoice. His purpose was to come into the world and come to be one of us that he might relieve us from our sins. Jesus is not merely just another man. He is God in the flesh (John 1:1, 14; Colossians 2:9). He is the second being of the Trinity who, by being born of the Virgin Mary, was created under the law (Galatians 4:4) and subject to the similar enticements and restrictions that we are. Christmas is not merely the occasion for just mandatory Christmas wishes, it is the festivity of the historical occurrence of where God entered into our world so that he might show the excellence and sacredness of God and that through his effort of living impeccably and also dying on the cross for our sins, that all who have faith in him would be protected from the virtuous sentence of God.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him,” (John 3:16-17).
So, Christmas is thought to be the time of year when we make merry the birth of Christ. Unluckily, it has turned out to be a money-making holiday rather than a sacred one. It is commonly recognized as a time for trades to make cash, for individuals to offer presents, for kids to be enthusiastic, for festivities, etc. The “reason for the season” is supposed to be Jesus, not presents, not festivities, and not viewing “the big game.” Of course, partaking in celebrations, going to parties, and seeing the big game is not in the wrong. It is simply that the meaning of Christmas is thought to be the acknowledgment and gratitude of the birth of the one who loves us and deceased in our place.
- “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit,” (Matthew 1:18).
- “Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” 29 But she was very perplexed at this statement and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was. 30 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. 31 “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. 32 “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Highest, and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; 33 and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end,” (Luke 1:26-33).
Jesus’ birth residence was predicted in the Old Testament.
- “But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you One will go forth for me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity,” (Micah 5:1-2).
Jesus’ being born of a virgin was foretold in the Old Testament.
- “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel,” (Isaiah 7:14).
Jesus is God in flesh was predicted in the Old Testament.
- “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,” (Isaiah 9:6).
- “I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn,” (Zechariah 12:10).
Jesus would be headed by a great prophet was foretold in the Old Testament
- A voice is calling, “Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God,” (Isaiah 40:3).
Jesus is the reason for the season
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