Bible Ballistics: BBs #119 A Christmas Fortnight-When???
As we celebrate the incarnation of the Messiah Jesus Christ, I’d like to remind us all that Jesus didn’t begin in Mary’s womb. He has always been, still is and always will be. As Hebrews 13:8 says,
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
Our Lord Jesus — always God!!! When?
Gen 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Father, Son and Holy Ghost/Spirit.
John 1:1-4, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” Jesus is creator God. Why? He declared it Himself!
John 10:30, “I and my Father are one.” Jesus is one with the Father!!! He claimed to be God—HE is!!!
Mark 1:1, “And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” God the Father declared it so!!! It’s truth!!!
Colossians 1:14-17, “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” He created all things and holds them together. How? Let’s see what Hebrews 1:1-3 has to say,
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:” He upholds “all things” by HIS power–Jesus is creator with His Father and the Holy Spirit. HE purged sin– for all who will come to him in repentance and faith.
It’s why He came.
Born to die for YOU and ME!
When? Before the foundation of the world, God set Jesus Christ to be our redeemer.
1 Peter 1:18-21, “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, 21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.” Jesus did it all so we could have life!
So, as you celebrate during this season, and every day—
remember who it is that gave HIS life for you and me!!!
God took on flesh—
came as a babe—
that HE might redeem us
back from the penalty of sin
and give us eternal life—
in Christ Jesus.
Do you know HIM personally? If not He’s waiting for you.
Revelation 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Jesus wants fellowship with you—He died for the privilege.
How can you come? Come believing in the “gospel”, which is:
1 Corinthians 15:1-5, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:”
Accept His death, burial and resurrection for your sin. He came for YOU and me!!! Won’t you seek Him while He may be found? Is He knocking at your hearts door? Simply open the door to HIM!