IMMANUEL – a great BOLT of TRUTH – ANNOUNCED by angels. “A SAVIOR IS BORN”. The Christmas Message is a Biblical and an eye witness account of when God Almighty broadcast His plan to the world. What Jesus did defied absolute comprehension or clear understanding. How did the Creator become the created? It is NOT a fable, or a story, but it is a fact. Our holy God made a Way for us to spend eternity in heaven with Him. He manifested Himself as a baby named Immanuel. Jesus came and dwelt among us. He humbled himself and took on a human frame.
What can we possibly give to the Creator of all things? Perhaps a heart that overflows with gratitude and worship. The holy Presence of God “Immanuel” means that God is with us. The awestruck shepherds were told by an angel about the birth of their Savior. They went to give the Lord all they had to offer, their praise and worship. The wise men traveled far to humbly kneel and worship Jesus and give what they had. How long has He tabernacled within you? Glory and honor is all His for what only God can do. 1 Samuel 7:2 “The ark remained at Kiriath Jearim a long time—20 years in all.”
Be blessed knowing that wherever you go — that you carry “Immanuel” God with us, along with you. Be ever aware of His holy Presence. The promised Holy Spirit goes wherever we go. The most fascinating gift given to all mankind, was unwrapped very slowly as our Father revealed His plan of Salvation.
Consider the precious 💕 covenant with our Creator. A brief history of the ARK of the COVENANT. Genesis 6:18 God told Noah “I will establish My covenant with you, and you will enter the ARK—(Presence of God in the ark) you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.” Noah did everything just as God commanded him and all who entered the ark were blessed. ❤️ God told Moses Deuteronomy 10:1-2 “Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones and come up to Me on the mountain. Also make a wooden ark. I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. Then you are to put them in the ARK.” ❤️ God commanded Joshua 3:4-6 “Keep a distance of about 2,000 cubits between you and the ARK; do not go near it.” Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.” ❤️
A barren woman cried out to God and He anointed her womb with the first prophet. Hannah bore a child and gifted her son to God. Hannah prayed 1 Samuel 2 “My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in Your deliverance. “There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides You; there is no Rock like our God. The Lord sends poverty and wealth; He humbles and He exalts. He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; He seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. “For the foundations of the earth are the Lord’s; on them He has set the world.”
We are blessed with the gift of FAITH to BELIEVE and RECEIVE the salvation that our Father offers to us. We are blessed as we go out, and as we return. Read Deuteronomy chapter 28. Then track along with the ARK. Samuel 3:1-4 “The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions. One night Eli, (the priest) whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the house of the Lord, where the ARK of God was. Then the Lord called the boy. Samuel answered, “Here I am.”
Following the ARK of His Covenant 👋 we learn that David, once a shepherd, was struck with great fear as he witnessed God’s firece anger over disobedience. 2 Samuel 6:3-12 “They set the ark of God on a new cart and brought it from the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, sons of Abinadab, were guiding the new cart with the ark of God on it, and Ahio was walking in front of it. King David and all Israel were celebrating with all their might before the Lord, with castanets, harps, lyres, timbrels, sistrums and cymbals.
When they came to the threshing floor of Nakon, Uzzah reached out and took hold of the ark of God, because the oxen stumbled. The Lord’s anger burned against Uzzah because of his irreverent act; therefore God struck him down, and he died there beside the ark of God. Then David was angry because the Lord’s wrath had broken out against Uzzah, and to this day that place is called Perez Uzzah. David was afraid of the Lord that day and said, “How can the ark of the Lord ever come to me?” He was not willing to take the ark of the Lord to be with him in the City of David. Instead, he took it to the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.
The ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite for three months, and the Lord blessed him and his entire household. (walls, floors, ceiling, furnishings, inhabitants, all visitors, all fields, and flocks) King David was told, “The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-Edom and everything he has, because of the ark of God.” So David went to bring up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with rejoicing.”
Lift up your hands and praise our Lord Jesus for salvation is His gift to us. Count your blessings 🙌 one by one then offer your gratitude for all you have, and for the eternal plan God has for you. 2 Corin 6:16 “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” ❤️Our Father of all majesty chose a message of HOPE that would welcome all. Mary labored on the floor of a barn atop used straw with unclean animals nearby. Our glory filled Lord and Savior was born in a lowly place. It was His Father’s chosen, humble, planned beginning for the Son of man. Immanuel was born, God with us, to save the world from certain death because of unconfessed sin. Thank You, Lord God, for providing our Savior — Jesus Christ. To teach by His example of service to the lowly and humble. He loved us first, and from His lavish overflow, we can serve Him by loving others. Isaiah 7:14 “The Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a Son, and will call Him Immanuel.” ❤️ Thank you Lord for saving us new life! “Why me?” Simply because of what John 3:16 tells us. ❤️
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Matthew 7:8,12,14 “For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. ❤️ In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you. ❤️ Small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” ❤️ Matthew 24:41 “Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.” ❤️ Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.” ❤️ John 12:26 “Whoever serves Me must follow Me; and where I am, My servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves Me.”