Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Who is this child?

"For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and peace
there will be no end. "
Isaiah 9:6-7

This child is the one that God promised to send already when Adam and Eve were driven out of Eden. In Genesis 3:15 God speaks to the serpent which is Satan, saying:

"And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel."

He’s the one that was prophesied in Isaiah 52:13-15

"See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.
Just as there were many who were appalled at him— his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man and his form marred beyond human likeness—
so will he sprinkle many nations, and kings will shut their mouths because of him. For what they were not told, they will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand."

He’s the one that was prophesied in Isaiah 53:3-7

"He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth."

His name is Jesus and in His name and His name only, there is salvation for every man that believes and receives forgiveness for sin.
In Isaiah 55:1-3 it says:

"Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David. "

In some parts of the United States it's not politically correct to say merry Christmas anymore. You are supposed to say Happy Holidays. Well, the gospel is offensive and He is still the reason for the season so

I wish you all a

Very, Merry Christmas!

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