Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Child... Christmas Son...

For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given;
and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace… Isaiah 9:6

The underlined sentence is a double one, but trust
me; it has in it no duplication. The careful reader will soon discover a “great” distinction. And it is not a distinction without a difference. “To us a Child is born, to us a Son is given.” As Jesus is a Child in His human Nature, He is born, generated of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. He is as truly born, and as certainly a Child, as any other man that ever lived upon the face of the earth! He is therefore in His Humanity, a Child born. But as Jesus Christ is God’s Son, He is not born, but given, begotten of His Father from before all worlds, begotten—not made, being of the same substance with the Father… He IS “Emmanuel..” which translated means “God-With-Us”

There is so much to write about, so much to “Think” about in our little prophetic verse… His Name.. Wonderful…Counselor.. Mighty God!! Everlasting Father… “The Prince of Peace” … meditate on those for a few hours..

Back so soon……. Well, I want to take three minutes to draw Your Attention to the two simplest words in the verse, and some would argue the most important & Power-Full… “To Us” (or for you old school King James fans) “Unto Us”

Here in these two little words we begin to perceive the “real” Power of this verse.

This Mighty God; This Wonderful Counselor; This Everlasting Father; This Prince of Peace… “Is Ours”

The question must be asked this Christmas season is this Babe of Bethlehem “Born Unto YOU?” If He is then You are “Born-Again Unto Him”

For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. John 3:16

Because of this earth born Child, this heaven sent Son we have escaped the penalty of our past, the eternal prison of sin has been shattered and we are “Free” …

Free to Love God..

Free to Serve God…

Free to Worship God…

Free to walk on streets of gold someday..

Heaven is Ours... Salvation has been provided!!

Praise this Child of Christmas... Worship this Son of Heaven…

Deb & I are trusting you will be able to join with us on “Sunday” …Christmas Day.

We are having a special 10:00am service, remember to bring your 1-1-2 “Birthday Gift” for Jesus

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