This is the true Gift of Christmas.
Published by Deborah Negron – Child of God
December 23, 2021
Not to hard to explain.
We all sin. We all fail.
No matter how hard we try, we all mess up.
It’s in our DNA. Thanks to the fall of humanity. Adam and Eve passed it on. Like a disease that is hereditary, we have an innate sinful nature.
How do we fix it? We cannot. But God had all planned out.
Knowing we would fail,
Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me.
Jesus came as a human body. He became flesh and blood to be like us. He then took our sin upon himself. He was nailed to the Cross as payment for our freedom. He took the punishment for our sin.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
The opportunity for us to be made right with our Creator. The right to become Children of God. This is what Jesus did 2000 years ago.
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. I John 3:1
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
So, how do I obtain this gift?
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
How can I be Born Again?
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
I John 1:9
So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
1 Peter 1:23
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
John 3:1-8 –
There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: he came to Jesus by night… Jesus told him what we must also know… YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN ❤
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Acts 2:8- Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.