Bible Ballistics: Vol. 9 No.01

JESUS-

The Reason For Every Season!!!

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

Jesus came that we might receive His righteousness in exchange for our SIN! He who “knew no sin” came:

Via a virgin—to save us from our SIN.

In response to every mother’s question,

“Were you born in a barn?”—He said yes!

Because HE was/is the Lamb of God,

slain before the foundation of the world.

He was placed in a manger-

a cattle trough not a throne.

He was wrapped in swaddling clothes—pointing to His

substitutionary,

sacrificial

death

for us

on Calvary.

His birth was announced-to shepherds and strangers—

not the royalty and elite of His day.

He was worshipped by those shepherds and wise men-

but ignored by the elite of His day who heard.

He was acclaimed by two elderly saints—

with little response,

and no pomp,

no rejoicing

or celebration of those who heard.

His parents fled with Him,

from danger

at the attempts to kill Him.

But in all these unusual circumstances HE remained the newborn “King of The Jews”, the “Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world”! So as you sing “Happy Birthday Jesus” on this special day, or light your candles –remember the high price that God paid for you and me, and be sure and thank Him and take time to acknowledge and rejoice before Him for all this HE IS, as well as all that HE does!!! Keep your eyes fixed on the sky—for our “REDEMPTION draweth nigh”. Our Lord Jesus Christ, The Son of God, The Lamb of God, The Kings of Kings, and Lord of Lords IS coming again in power and glory. He won’t come to a manger but to sit on the throne of His eternal Kingdom. He won’t come as a meek and humble carpenter and Good Shepherd but as the King and Judge of all. I pray that you are ready to meet Him. I pray that you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, and that you are seeking Him at the cross, and not just taking advantage of His grace and using His birth as an opportunity to revel in greed and indulgence.

He loves you and desires that all will come to Him.

But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.” Psalm 86:15

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.” 2 Peter 3:9-14

There is a time when opportunity will have passed and He will come and separate the “sheep from the goats”! What have you done with Jesus—I hope and pray that you know Him through His death, burial and resurrection for our salvation, and have put your faith, trust and hope in the One who is the only way to know God. It is the reason that HE came. It’s what Christmas is all about. HE IS coming again!

And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders,

stood a Lamb

as it had been slain,

having seven horns

and seven eyes,

which are the seven Spirits of God

sent forth into all the earth.

And he came

and took the book

out of the right hand

of him that sat upon the throne.

And when he had taken the book,

the four beasts

and four and twenty elders

fell down before the Lamb,

having every one of them harps,

and golden vials full of odours,

which are the prayers of saints.

And they sung a new song, saying,

Thou art worthy to take the book,

and to open the seals thereof:

for thou wast slain,

and hast redeemed us to God

by thy blood

out of every kindred,

and tongue,

and people,

and nation;

10 And hast made us unto our God

kings and priests:

and we shall reign on the earth.

11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;

12 Saying with a loud voice,

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain

to receive power,

and riches,

and wisdom,

and strength,

and honour,

and glory,

and blessing.

13 And every creature which is in heaven,

and on the earth,

and under the earth,

and such as are in the sea,

and all that are in them, heard I saying,

Blessing,

and honour,

and glory,

and power,

be unto him that sitteth upon the throne,

and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

14 And the four beasts said, Amen.

And the four and twenty elders fell down

and worshipped him

that liveth

for ever and ever. Revelation 5:6-14

Let me simply say, may we be in unison with those who continually (Not just once or twice a year.) proclaim HIM with our lips, our hearts and our lives —

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain

to receive power,

and riches,

and wisdom,

and strength,

and honour,

and glory,

and blessing.

Blessing,

and honour,

and glory,

and power,

be unto him that sitteth upon the throne,

and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

May we each join with the heavenly host:

And the four beasts said, Amen.

And the four and twenty elders fell down

and worshipped him

that liveth

for ever and ever.

Amen and Amen, and Merry Christmas to you, one and all!!!