The Miracle of the Manger

The invisible God revealed!

“And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, [but] grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him].”
(John 1:16-18 av)

The plans for our salvation established!

“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom [are] all things, and by whom [are] all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.” (Hebrews 2:9-10 av)

Reconciled us to God, and gave us the possibility of righteousness!

“To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech [you] by us: we pray [you] in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 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 5:19-21 av)

Gave us the true example of a perfect spiritual and natural life!

“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed [himself] to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” (1 Peter 2:21-24 av)

Brought Christ as our High Priest to make reconciliation for our sins!

“Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto [his] brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things [pertaining] to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.” (Hebrews 2:17 av)

Brought One who could destroy the works of the devil!

“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” (1 John 3:8-9 av)

The small babe born in the manager was not a gentle Jesus for the world to make merry!

He was our King, our Savior and our Priest, and his arrival gave us life filled with righteousness and possibilities!

We were given hope and faith and love; our eyes were opened to distinguish the profane from the holy, the wicked from the saintly, the carnal from the spiritual. Our ears were cleaned to hear the Word of God, spoken clearly and distinctly to our minds, hearts and soul.

We were given the opportunity of being born again, cleaned from the sins of man through baptism, and resurrected to our glorious destiny through the sacrifice of God’s only begotten son.

The LORD God’s Son, was born into life, to give life, to me and you and all other faithful followers of Jesus Christ!

As you experience the fellowship and gifting of the season of merry making, remember the joy and peace of our Lord’s birth, in the manger of miracles, in the tiny town of Bethlehem, that established the foundation of our Kingdom and our future forever!

God’s peace to those who celebrate our Christ’s birth, and walk in His Way.