Tuesday, December 6, 2011
"AND THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH"... A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE.
Just thinking about Christmas.. and about OUR PRECIOUS JESUS.. He reminded me of this verse today.. John 1:14.. "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."
When Jesus left His Holy heaven to come as a baby to this terrible sinful world.. YOU CAN KNOW THIS FOR SURE... He didn't come EMPTY!! HE CAME BRINGING!!!!!!!!!!!
Luke 2:10-11 "And the angel said unto them, Fear Not: for, behold, I BRING you good tidings of GREAT JOY which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the LORD."
HE CAME BRINGING!!!! I love the WORD.. I love how It says in John 1:14&16 "FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH..... and of His fullness have all we received, and grace for grace."
HE IS THE FULLNESS OF ALL JOY... ALL PEACE... ALL GRACE.. AND ALL LOVE!!!!!
He came for ONE PURPOSE... ONE PASSION.. ONE MISSION... to SAVE THE WORLD!!!
John 1:29...Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."
Jesus loves you ... HE LOVES YOU!!!! Think about it for a minute.. Would You leave a place that never had any pain..no hurt.. no sin.. to come to a dirty rotten world..filled with pain.... agony.... suffering... hurt... tears... disappointment???
Would you come even bringing gifts?? Bringing THE FULLNESS OF JOY.. LOVE.. GRACE.. to people that HATE YOU??? THIS LOVE AMAZES ME.........<3 <3
The Lord just really has been showing me lately.... that I should NOT WITHHOLD from OTHERS what HE HAS SO FREELY GIVEN ME!!!!!
1 John 4:10-11 "Herein is Love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought to love one another."
So this CHRISTMAS... I believe the BEST GIFT you can give someone else... is TRUE LOVE!!! GODS LOVE!!! BUT HOW CAN WE DO THIS without "US" getting in the way.. WE must allow the SPIRIT to LOVE THROUGH US.. by KNOWING HIM AND ABIDING IN HIM...
1 John 4:7-8 Beloved, let us love one another for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
HE CAME BRINGING........ THE BEST GIFT EVER....Jesus Christ Himself.... He is the GIFT..... May HE FILL YOU THIS CHRISTMAS.... and then in return YOU GIVE BACK TO HIM.. BY BRINGING TO OTHERS THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL... THE LOVE OF CHRIST!!!!! <3