Sunday, November 14, 2004

The Miracle of Christmas

Do you truly believe?
Ask yourself these questions, just to be sure.

Do I believe that Jesus of Nazareth, born in a stable in Bethlehem of Judea 2000 years ago, is the Son of the Living God, conceived of the Holy Spirit, empowered by the Holy Spirit to do the will and the work of the Father in all things, forever?

Do I believe that Mary the mother of Jesus, a daughter of the House of David, was truly a virgin when she delivered her first born son, wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger?

Do I believe that Jesus, The Son of Man, the Son of God, was crucified on the Cross of Calvary; that he died as a sacrifice, an offering, to take away the sins of the world, and that He, and He alone, can save me, and all of His people from their sins?

Do I believe that same Jesus, who physically died on the cross, physically, and spiritually, arose from the grave on the third day - exactly as His prophecies said?

Do I believe that Jesus the Christ is the last and greatest prophet fulfilling all prophecies of God; that He is the Great High Priest who has made the only sacrifice acceptable to the Father, the spotless, sinless Lamb of God; that all other sacrifices, all other ways, all other gospels are an abomination to Him?

Do I believe that same Jesus, born in a stable, is now the King of kings and Lord of lords, that all power is given to Him in Heaven and on the earth, and that He rules over the Eternal Kingdom of the Living God, that He will soon return to earth and every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that all of this is true; that He will judge all the living and the dead?

If you have answered yes to theses questions, you have come near to the Kingdom. But you must enter in through the door which is Christ the Lord. You must ask Him to show you the Way, the Truth, and the Light; you must ask Him to give you Eternal Life. Being one with the Son who is one with the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit, you will then receive the gift of Eternal Life - Life without beginning or ending in Jesus Christ the Lord. All of this is impossible for physical, mortal and temporal man. But, with God, all things are possible for them who truly believe!

Copyright: SunShine DixieLand Company 2001.
Stephen Wayne


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