Blessed And Holy Christmas To All

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Oh the wonders of Christmas time, it has come around again.

My Lord My Friend {} was established to be like many others, to help people anywhere and everywhere to come to know Our Loving God, as Our Lord, Our Redeemer and Our Friend.

The Amazing Love that God has for us all, so lets look at one of the vital aspects of the Christmas and Gospel message. The virgin birth of Jesus Christ is the most wonderful and vital fact to the truth of the Good News, which brings newness of life to all who accept.

Since Jesus Christ is God. He existed before Mary, therefore, He could not have been conceived as are all other babies. He was not only born, but He “came into the world.”   {John 18 verse 37}.

Jesus Christ is both God and man, the sinless lamb of God {1 Peter 1 verse 19}.

The Message of Christmas is “God with us”. In reading the Gospel of Matthew the Gospel opens and closes with this message. {Math 1 v 23 and Mathew 28 v 30}.

So let this Christmas time be a time for us all to reflect “God with Us.”

Christmas time is a time of great love and joy, share it with all those you meet and particularly those closest to you. It is also a time for refreshing.  We will be back in the New year, to share and encourage with messages of God’s love for us all and any ‘Whosoever’.

Our writings are not only to encourage all who read them, but to encourage us at the ministry as we delve deeper in to His word.

Have a Very Blessed and Merry Christmas from all at Ministries.

6 responses to “Blessed And Holy Christmas To All

    • Thank you for you response, our response could many, but we wrote an article called ‘The Deity of Christ’, which is an obvious answer
      Peter found The Truth and said it in Matthew 16 verse 16:

      “You’re the Christ, the Messiah, Son of the living God”.

      But it is The Gospel of John where John shows us Jesus as the self-revelation of God and the various responses of the people around Him, to that revelation.

      Firstly: In john 1 verse1: “The eternality of Christ Jesus.

      V1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God, and the Word was God”.

      V2 He was with God in the beginning.

      Secondly: Jesus, is distinct from God John presents Jesus as fully God, but distinct from the person of the Father. This is the foundation of the teaching known as the trinity, that there is one God, but He exists as three distinct ‘persons’ Father, son, and Spirit. We were created in the image of God, Body, Soul and Spirit.

      Thirdly: Jesus is God: John is saying that Jesus is God in bodily form, and He is God completely. Salvation can only come through the Creator dying for His Creation as one of us. It would have been pointless for Jesus to die if He wasn’t God incarnate in flesh.

      Fourthly; John 1 verse 2 and 3: Everything came into existence by Jesus, which means nothing came into existence without Him. Again the only one who could pay the price for our wrong-doings {sin} is the one who created us.

      Fifthly ; John 1 verses 4 and 5: Jesus is the source of Spiritual life. John does not hold back here, and refers to Christ Jesus as the source of life more than fifty times in his Gospel.

      These are only brief example of highlighting the Deity of Our Lord and Our Friend. The challenge for us all is to delve, into His Word more and more to find out more about the awesomeness of The God that loves us.

      We are created for a purpose and destiny and we only truly find that destiny, when we know for sure who Jesus really is.

      God Bless.

      O F J be many but

  1. Where do you see in John spoken of the eternity of Christ Jesus.

    V1 speaks about the Word, which is there the speaking of God. The Word or speaking from God refers to God speaking and it coming into being. The evangelist writes his gospel like the Bereshit Moses wrote, looking at the Genesis of the New World, the world of the New Covenant, of which Jeshua (Jesus Christ) was the in the Garden of Eden(long before Abraham) promised Messiah, who became in 4BCE a reality when the virgin or young girl became pregnant without having had intercourse. The promise = the speaking of God = the Word of God became fulfilled by becoming in the flesh. Not God came in the flesh but the Word (It) (a being = the man Jeshua) and as you yourself quoted or seems to know “Peter found The Truth and said it in Matthew 16 verse 16:

    “You’re the Christ, the Messiah, Son of the living God”.”

  2. The Word given by the eternal God, which we call the Bible clearly speaks of there being only one Divine God between the many gods (like angels, Pharaoh,Moses, Apollo, Zeus, Jesus a.o. are called gods).

    That One God Who knows everything and does not tell lies can not be seen by man or they would die, can not be tempted, can not sin, and can not die.
    Jesus was seen by many, was tempted more than once, could sin, but did not sin, did not know everything (even did not know when he would come back to the earth, really died.

    We do not see the relationship about Jesus so called being god in “and was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, {1} Out of Egypt did I call my son. {1) Ho 11:1}” (Matthew 2:15 ASV)

    In this text is a referral to The Son of Yahweh/Jehovah as at Psalm 2:1-6. Hosea 11:1 (“When Israel was a boy, then I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.”) is not a prophecy in the strictest since the context shows the prophet speaks of Israel as a “young man.” In Israel’s youth, the new nation was called out of Egypt. The whole experience was something of a parable which pointed to another “Son” who would go into Egypt and then be called back out. Matthew borrows the phrasing and applies it to young Jesus. Clearly the Son is not the same as Yahweh the one calling. The quote is from the Hebrew text and not the Septuagint, for the Greek reads: “… out of Egypt have I called (Israel’s) children.” One of those later children proved to be also Jesus.

    Jesus clearly is considered by the Jew Matthew a later child of the People of Israel, born out of the tribe of king David and not having been already existing somewhere else before. (See the genealogy in Matthew 1)

  3. You should understand the intentions of the pupils of Christ who were convinced that Jesus brings the Scriptures to their intended goal, that the incomplete revelation to and through Israel has been brought to completion.
    Matthew goes to great lengths to show that Jesus’ birth, life, and death, are rooted firmly in the Old Testament. Jesus was born of a virgin (fulfilling Isaiah 7:14). He was born in Bethlehem (fulfilling Micah 5:1-2). He was sought out to be killed by Herod (fulfilling Jeremiah 31:15). He was preceded by John preparing the way (fulfilling Isaiah 40:3). He healed diseases (fulfilling Isaiah 53:4). He spoke through parables (fulfilling Psalm 78:2). He came to Jerusalem riding on a donkey (fulfilling Zechariah 9:9). Matthew is very deliberate with his use of the Old Testament. So his citing of Hosea 11 must be more than just a loosey-goosey connection with the word Egypt.

    Also in Mark 1:14-15, for example. “Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” When Jesus said “the time is fulfilled,” he did not mean “right now a specific prediction of Scripture is coming to pass.” He meant, “with my preaching of the gospel, the time has been filled up and the kingdom is here. The Old Testament is reaching its climax.” Likewise,Matthew thought thought Jesus’ flight to and return from Egypt was filling up Hosea 11:1.

    • Jesus established a new covenant between us and God. In Old testament times God agreed to forgive people’s sins if they brought animals for the priests to sacrifice. When this sacrificial system was inaugurated, the agreement between God and man was sealed with the blood of animals {Exodus 24 v *}. But animal blood did not in it self remove sin {only God can forgive sin}, and animal sacrifices had to be repeated day by day and year after year. Jesus instituted a “new covenant’ {one reference Luke 22 v 20} or agreement between humans and God. Under this new covenant, Jesus would die in the place of sinners. Unlike the blood of animals, His Blood {because He was God} would truly remove the sin of all who put their faith in Him. And Jesus’ sacrifice would never have to be repeated, it would be good for eternity {Hebrews 9 v 23 to 28}. The prophets looked forward to this new covenant that would fulfill the old sacrificial agreement {Jeremiah 31 v 31 to 34}, and John The Baptist called Jesus ‘the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world’ {John 1 v29}. If Jesus was just a good man and not God incarnate in flesh, we are all still lost in our sin wilt no hope. I am Glad that God Loved me so much, that He sent His Son to die in my place for sin, or I would still be separated, From Him because my sin could never be forgiven by just a good man dying in my place. The Creator died for His creation, that is how awesome His love for us is. {John 3 v 16}. Any whosoever can come, and be made right with God, if they believe who Jesus really is, if they don’t believe that there is no salvation.

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