Christ is the joy of the season. The main reason why we celebrate Christmas is that Christ died for the sin of mankind, He made himself a sacrifice for our sake. While we await this great day we must learn some vital lessons about this auspicious day.
Because of this, we will highlight 5 lessons to learn this Christmas.
Christ The Joy of the Season – 5 Lessons To Learn This Christmas
God Takes No Pleasure in Death of Sinners
Ezekiel 18:23 Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?
One of the things we must learn from the celebration of Christmas is that God doesn’t want the death of a sinner. He wants repentance instead. He doesn’t take pleasure when a sinner dies in sin, instead, his intention is for them to turn away from their evil ways. This was one of the reasons why Christ was sent to the earth. A man never gets true forgiveness before Christ.
Before Christ was born, the Priest make use of lamb as a sacrifice for the atonement of sin. Meanwhile, the blood of the lamb is not sufficient enough to wash away the sin of a man completely. Man needs more authentic blood. As the priests continue to slaughter lamb at the altar of the Lord, the altar continues to be a place of stench and dirt, until Christ came.
Because God wants a more authentic means for repentance and a quicker way to salvation of man, that was why Christ was sent to the world. The scripture in the book of John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. All that man needs for reconciliation with God is genuine repentance. Once man repents from his sin, God is faithful to forgive.
God Can Do All Things
Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.
The way Christ came to the earth is miraculous. His coming defies every natural theory of man as God proves again that He is powerful to do all things. Mary was a Virgin. This means she has not been with any man before the conception. God wanted the world to know that He is powerful. The power of the Holy Spirit came mightily upon Mary and She conceived.
God is powerful and He can do all things. As you celebrate this Christmas, bear in mind that God is powerful and there is nothing He can not do. So, even if you have received a terrible report from the doctor that your disease is incurable, or you just got the report that you can not father or mother a child. Do not let that disrupt the Christmas celebration. This season is to remind us of the power of God Almighty.
That which seemed impossible before is possible before God. Let this be your motivation to defeat the fear that the enemy has orchestrated. God is powerful and there is nothing He can not do. Jeremiah 32:27 “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?
There is nothing impossible for the Lord to do. If Mary could have a child without meeting a man, your bareness is a minor problem before Him.
There Is Provision
(Luke 2:6-7) “So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn”
You can’t be stranded, never. The scripture says God will supply all my needs according to his riches in glory through Christ Jesus. At the time when Christ was the be delivered, the entire city was so occupied due to the census. There weren’t even available rooms in the hotel where the baby can be laid.
God made provision for Mary and Joseph in the manger. He caused the animals to hospitable and magnanimous to the newborn king. This means, as a child of God you can’t be stranded. God will always make a way. He has promised to make a way in the wilderness and a river in the desert. You are not permitted to be stranded.
Remember this Christmas that there will be supply, there will be provisions, you can’t be stranded. It is time for you to bask in the reality of this claim.
God Has Plans For The Condemned
John 1:46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
Christ was a Nazarene. He came from the tribe of Nazareth. Remember the scripture that says God uses the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. Christ came at a time when the city of Nazareth has been condemned. Among the twelve tribes of Isreal, Nazareth was considered to be the least because there has never been any good thing that came from there.
God made Christ come from Nazareth to rubbish this claim that can any good thing come from Nazareth. Now, that claim is obsolete. When the world condemns, God doesn’t. He has plans for you. The scripture says I know the plans I have towards you, they are the plan of good and not evil to give you an expected end.
Even if you have been named a failure, His plans for your life will still stand.
The Love of God is Unending
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
One would have thought it was game over for man after the fallout in the garden of Eden. The essence of God creating man is for fellowship, but how can this happen when the soul of a man has been taken by the devil through sin? Because of the unending love of God, He sent Christ forth to die for the sin of man.
Revelation 5:5 But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to lose its seven seals.” According to the vision of John, he wept when there was no one worthy to open the scroll and lose its seven seals. The lamb of God was the only worthy. It means the blood of Christ was all that the world needed for redemption. The blood of Christ is righteous even more than the blood of Abel.
Because of the love of God for man, He sent Christ to die for us.
Conclusively, as we celebrate Christmas in different parts of the world, let’s remember these lessons. Christ is the essence of our celebration. He is the joy of the season. Meanwhile, if you still lack ideas for the Christmas celebration, read our previous blog for great ideas.