Now, anyone celebrating CHRISTMAS and NOT JESUS’ RESURRECTION is celebrating IN VAIN CHRISTMAS! To celebrate CHRISTMAS is celebrate JESUS’ VICOTRY ON THE CROSS OF CALVARY (Luke 23:33)!
When our Lord JESUS was born the Holy Spirit revealed to a just and devout man in Jerusalem name Simeon that he would not die until he had seen the Lord’s Christ (Luke 2: 25-26). When Simeon saw Jesus for the first time he said:
“For mine eyes have seen thy [SALVATION], which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; [A LIGHT TO LIGHTEN THE GENTILES, AND THE GLORY OF THY PEOPLE ISRAEL]” (Luke 2:30-32).
Furthermore, Simeon foretold of JESUS’ death and resurrection.
“And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, [BEHOLD, THIS CHILD IS SET FOR THE FALL AND RISING AGAIN OF MANY IN ISRAEL]; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
(Yea, [A SWORD SHALL PIERCE THROUGH THY OWN SOUL] also,) [THAT THE THOUGHTS OF MANY HEARTS MAY BE REVEALED]” (Luke 2:34-35).
Jesus’ death and resurrection was purposed by God to let the inhabitants of the earth know of the REWARD OF ETERNAL LIFE for humankind, which was hidden since the time of creation (John 6:70–71) Acts 26:18). Jesus said, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me” (John 12:32).
When Jesus was crucified along with two thieves, the prince of this world, the Devil or Satan thought that he won again, as he did with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. However, little did he know that it was all part of God’s perfect plan to finally destroy death, with the promise of ETERNAL LIFE through HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON (John 3:16-18) (John 6:70–71).. The word of God says:
“[FOR THIS PURPOSE] the Son of God [WAS MANIFESTED], that he might [DESTROY THE WORKS] of the Devil” (1 John 3:8–9).
Jesus expressed this fact to his disciples when he told them saying: “Therefore doth [MY FATHER LOVE ME, BECAUSE I LAY DOWN MY LIFE, THAT I MIGHT TAKE IT AGAIN]. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I [HAVE POWER TO LAY IT DOWN, AND I HAVE POWER TO TAKE IT AGAIN]. [THIS COMMANDMENT HAVE I RECEIVED OF MY FATHER]” (John 10:17–18).
“[FOR THERE IS ONE GOD, AND ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS]: who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:5–6).
“[FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON], that [WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD] not perish, but [HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE]” (John 3:16).
“To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen” (1 Peter 5:11).