Faith In Action ‘Life In Abundance’

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Again Christmas time is a time to reflect. Christ Jesus came down from heaven to be born as one of us, so that through dying as one of us, He could give us new birth.

To be Born Again, born of The Spirit, regeneration, second birth. We were born into sin when we were born the first time, Christ Jesus came to pay the price, so we could be reborn of The Spirit.

Born Again, Spiritual rebirth of someone who professes faith in Christ Jesus.

To be Born again, we are made one with Christ Jesus, by a living faith and a vital relationship with Him {Our Lord, Our Redeemer, and Our Friend}.

1 Peter 1 verse 23;

“since you have been Born again— not of perishable seed but of imperishable —through the living and enduring Word of God”.

John 3 verse 3:

“I tell you the truth, unless a man {or woman} is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God”.

Galatians 4 verse 28 and 29: We need Spiritual Birth.

V28: “Now you, brothers, like Isaac are children of promise. V29 But just as then the child born according to the flesh persecuted the one born according to the spirit, so also now”.

Christmas Time is a great time to reflect, why did Christ Jesus come? It certainly was not because he wanted to be born as a baby, but to show us that He came, to give us a new start, by being Born Again. Born of the Spirit, into to right relationship with Him and The Father and The Holy Spirit.

Christmas is not about the baby Jesus, it is about why He came, take sometime to reflect.

God Bless.

O F J

5 responses to “Faith In Action ‘Life In Abundance’

  1. Clearly here we say more proofs that there have to be works also to be saved:
    We have to be”born again” and keeping up the ” right relationship” with brethren, sisters, Jesus and with God.

    But Christmas in reality is not about a baby Jesus. On the 25th of December he would have been already more than 2 months and a half (been born on October 17, 4 BCE)
    December 25 or Christmas is a heathen festival for the goddess of light and Santa Claus, reindeer, Christmas trees, garlands, glass balls, have nothing to do with the birth of the son of God, born in Bethlehem, were no such trees are and at that time would not have been snow.

    • We agree that Jesus was not necessarily born on the 25th December. It is a bit like in this country, we celebrate the Queens birthday not on the date, when the Queen was actually born. To use Christ Jesus in the same example is only to explain the need to celebrate. Celebrate Christ Jesus God The Son, incarnate in flesh and to celebrate the great love of The Father to let Him come. That is more important to explaining the Message of Good News, rather than get into a debates about dates. The date doesn’t help anyone obtain salvation, it is only the Message. God can use anything for His purpose, He used a donkey in Numbers 22 v28, to get a message across. So why can’t we use a celebration like Christmas, to let people hear and know the real message of why Christ Jesus came. But to stop a celebration because it origins were wrong, could be denying, a ‘whosoever’ a chance, to hear the message of God’s great love, and the Salvation call, to new life in Him.

      • Yes you van use other occasions to have a message coming across. But we as Christians should take care of what we do ourselves and how we participate in such occasions and with what. I also, on several of my websites, take the end of year and the Christmas time to talk about the birth of the Saviour, not God the son but the son of God (a whole difference), but would not participate on the heathen activities of those days.

    • Couldn’t agree with you more. And while it’s not the pagan celebration that we indulge ourselves in, it’s the celebration of the fact that for one of the few days in a calendar year that the day has Jesus as the focal point. Regardless of the history or the technicalities of the time and season, any day, month, or year where songs of our lord and savior are played in shopping centres, mangers being erected with Him as a focal point, are great.

      But yes. Could not agree more with you. Just focussing on the baby Jesus is only half the message, half the story. The other half is that that baby was born to die for our sins. From the cradle to the cross, his message was hope. And on days when we as christians can reflect on it, I think we can appreciate it.

      Thanks for messaging.

      The Kid

      • In not many shops you will find the focus on the child Jesus nor on the adult Jesus, with no references to the salvation of humankind.

        Much more we should try to bring that message of salvation across, and to show the world it is real earnest to come closer to the Most High God and to accept His son as the Kristos, (Christ) the Messiah and Saviour of the world.

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