Matthew 1:21-23 (NLT) And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet: “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’”
Christmas, the day God's only Son was born as a man for the most amazing purpose. Sin had separated us from the relationship our Father had designed and desired for us to have with Him. A divine union...God and man...communing together... but due to sin... now His Spirit was contained behind a veil...The only way we could once again gain access to His presence was for the veil to be torn in correspondence to the tearing of His flesh.
The life of Jesus was not stolen from Him but freely given. He was in agreement with His father as He came into the world as a man. He felt the pain, disappointments, rejection and ultimately even betrayal from His friend as He was handed over to His assassins.
Yes, He was as much God as He was man, but none the less He was able to relate to our experiences...even the weight and darkness of sin... but not due to His transgressions, as He hung on the cross He took upon Himself every sin we've ever committed. Therefore paying the ultimate price for our souls through His shed blood. Yet, so many choose to reject this incredible gift and remain in bondage to the grip of sin and the manipulation of controlling spirits from hell. There's a path to freedom and it's paved in blood, love and sacrifice. Accept Him as your personal Lord and Savior and completely surrender your life to the one who came to the earth to give His life for YOU! Merry Christmas!
Romans 5:8-11 (NKJV) But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.
Hebrews 2:9-10 (NLT) What we do see is Jesus, who for a little while was given a position “a little lower than the angels”; and because he suffered death for us, he is now “crowned with glory and honor.” Yes, by God’s grace, Jesus tasted death for everyone. God, for whom and through whom everything was made, chose to bring many children into glory. And it was only right that he should make Jesus, through his suffering, a perfect leader, fit to bring them into their salvation.
Hebrews 5:17-18 (TPT) This is why he had to be a Man and take hold of our humanity in every way. He made us his brothers and sisters and became our merciful and faithful King-Priest before God; as the One who removed our sins to make us one with him. He suffered and endured every test and temptation, so that he can help us every time we pass through the ordeals of life