Today we will look at how God planned and prepared for the Christmas Day.
WHO IS THIS JESUS BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY?
The Bible tells that HE is the Creator God who created everything that exists.
Christ has no beginning and no ending because HE is God.
So HE existed before the creation of the world.
Christ Jesus existence does not start at Bethlehem on a Christmas morning.
Only that God became a man on Christmas day.
Jesus Christ lived for 33 ½ years, revealed the Invisible God to people, taught the way of Salvation, died on the Cross and rose again on 3rd day and lives forever now.
WHY GOD PREPARED AND PLANNED FOR CHRISTMAS?
For God so loved the world that HE gave HIS one and only Son, that whoever believes in HIM (Jesus) shall not perish but have eternal life.
Bible says God is love and HE loved us so much that HE planned for this day.
God planned for this day so that you and I can have eternal life with HIM.
Ephesians 1: 4
For HE (God) chose us (all humanity) in HIM (Jesus) before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in HIS (God) sight.
This verse tells us that everyone needs to be holy before God.
Lord Jesus would provide that way to be holy before God not by any human means.
God planned all of this before HE created the human.
God of the Bible requires blameless and holy people to live with HIM in eternity.
The inborn nature of human sin courtesy of Adam and Eve prevented us from being blameless and holy in the sight of God.
So God Himself thru Jesus Christ redeemed and restored those sinful human who believed in HIM and accepted Lord Jesus as Savior of their life.
HOW GOD PLANNED AND PREPARED FOR CHRISTMAS?
God foretold the coming of the Messiah, the Anointed One through HIS prophets.
Prophet Isaiah and Micah prophesied about the birth of Jesus 700 years before HE was born.
Isaiah 7:14 & 9:6
God planned Lord Jesus birth through a genealogy of amazing people.
Lord Jesus genealogy includes two prostitutes, one murderer, and a non-Jewish woman.
Two prostitutes were Rahab and Tamar, One murderer was King David
Non Jewish woman was Ruth a Moabite, a gentile woman.
God sent HIS angels to announce and prepare some people for the birth of the Lord.
God prepared a Virgin to bear the Child through Holy Spirit.
Then God prepared Joseph who was betrothed to Mary to accept her and take her as his wife.
God planned and prepared a place so humble and in utter poverty for the Creator to be born.
Then God prepared the illiterate shepherds to visit the new born baby in the cattle shed.
Then God prepared few gentile wise men to travel thousands of miles to visit the baby and worship HIM with gifts.
WHAT IS GOD TELLING THE WORLD AT CHRISTMAS?
God is declaring once again that HE has given the greatest gift of a Savior to us.
God is declaring that Savior came to redeem us from our sin and restore us to God.
Those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord have the gift of salvation and hope of eternal life.
Christmas is the time to celebrate God’s Love, Grace and Peace in Jesus Christ.