Jesus is the reason for the season. Who would have even thought of such a concept where the Creator of everything would enter His creation in order to save the human race from its bondage to sin, death and the Devil?
The prophet Isaiah said this world happen.
Isa 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
The name Immanuel means “God with us”. The name Jesus means “Jehovah is salvation” and Christ means “anointed one”. So, Jesus Christ means the anointed one who is the salvation of Jehovah.
Mass means “celebration” so Christ “mass” means the celebration of the anointed one. Christians celebrate the Son of God being born into the world on December 25th.
Jesus probably was actually born in the fall but tradition says December 25th. That may not be all wrong if we consider that Jesus may have been conceived in Mary around that date.
Christmas is a good time to ponder about why Jesus was given by God to deliver us. Ever since the fall of Adam, mankind was subject to sin and death. Nobody escaped. We were all born into the sinful flesh nature that Adam fell into.
Mankind was created in the image of God. We were to become imagers of God. We would reflect God on earth as Jesus/Jehovah our Creator reflects the Father to all of creation.
God told Adam that he must not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil or he would surly die. Eve was deceived and ate of that tree. Adam was not deceived and most likely ate of the tree to save Eve. Adam could have been the first savior type in the Bible. He trusted that God would provide a redeemer.
From the time that Adam disobeyed until Jesus rose from the dead, all the predestined sons of God were mortal beings living in the hope that they would receive salvation from a righteous God, but living and dying under the condemnation the Devil. The kinsman redeemer the predestined of God hoped for is Jesus.
Jesus was born into the nature of Adam’s sinful flesh but His father was God. He had no sin. Jesus was the second Adam. This Adam could not be corrupted because this image of God was God. When the Devil killed this sinless God/man he defeated himself. This second Adam rose from the dead and gives spiritual life (1Co 15:45) to all the predestined drawn to Him by the Father.
By one man’s disobedience sin and death came into the world, and by one man’s obedience to be a sinless sacrifice, the predestined sons of God are made righteous.
Rom 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
God is giving the sons and daughters of Adam a free gift of salvation and all we have to do is receive it. This gift is not something that we can earn. God did it all.
It makes sense to me that a righteous God would provide a way for our salvation. After all, we are not responsible for our fallen sinful human nature. We really had no say in the matter.
To escape sin and death we have to be born from above into the spiritual body of Christ. We must receive God’s gift (Jesus) and His Holy Spirit will be come to us.
Until we receive Christ, all living according to their flesh nature are under condemnation. The Ten Commandments were given to show us our sin nature. The commandments were given to teach us that we need God’s savior. Those predestined to become sons of God will take the free gift of God (Jesus) and be saved from their fallen flesh nature. The tares that the Devil sowed in the world will not.
The tares in a sense are Adamic race lookalike’s with limited freewill. The software (mind/soul) these humanoids run on did not come from God. It came from their father the Devil. That is why tares that even claim to believe the gospel will soon depart from it. Their programing does not allow for belief in salvation by a righteous God. Like the Devil, they think they become like God through their own effort and self will. They cannot trust in God for salvation because they are not of God. Tares are not in the book of life. Their destination is the same as the Devil. They will be cast into the Lake of Fire.
As we approach the end days the tares have matured, become global and organized. They are the people that want to remove the knowledge of God from the planet. They are the people that want to enslave everyone under religion or the collective state. They do not believe in inalienable rights given by the Creator. They will not tolerate free will. These lost souls believe the humanistic decrees of the perverted collective must be forced on everyone.
The tares will prevail on earth until the angels gather them to be burned at the end of the age. Apparently angels can determine the difference. As we near the end of the age, these counterfeits should also be increasing evident to Christians.
God knew that Adam would do what he did, but He created mankind anyway. That really means the buck stops with God. It was all factored in as part of the plan to defeat Satan. God knew how He would redeem mankind before He created him a freewill creature. All things work together for good for those called according to His purpose.
The Devil thought he defeated God’s plan for mankind by deceiving Eve and by killing the Kinsman Redeemer but he defeated himself. Those predestined to become sons and daughter of God did believe and they received Jesus the Christ. I hope all the sons and daughters of God have a Merry Christmas! I know those programmed by Satan will just find the usual reasons to say bah humbug!