FRIDAY 25TH DEC.,2015
TOPIC: UNTO US
TEXT: Isaiah 9:6 “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.”
When Jesus came to earth, He brought with Him everything you need to be empowered to live a life of victory. He came as a little baby, but He represented all authority in heaven and earth. When you choose to serve Him, you have access to all of His resources. You have access to His peace, power, authority, provision, joy and strength. He brought all of this to us when He came to earth. Unto us a child is born…unto us victory is given. Unto us, peace is given. Unto us, provision is given. Unto us hope and healing are given. Unto us eternal life is given! Whatever you need today, remember, when Jesus came into the world, He made a way for every one of your needs to be met spiritually, emotionally and physically. As we celebrate Christmas today, I would like to specially remind all to renew their choice to be “burning and shining beacons of lights” for Jesus. This is because when we remember that the whole world today call this day what it is but not everyone truly acknowledges the reason for the celebration, then all true believers like me and you should celebrate with a choice in view.
The church at Antioch was a “burning and shining light” in the darkness of temporary heathenism. So luminous was its witness, that at the peak of its spiritual power, it was said that of every two citizens of Antioch, one was a Christian. Small wonder it was this church our Lord chose to launch His World missionary enterprise. Jesus himself declared “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven ” MEN ARE NOT TO SEE THE LAMP BUT THE SHINNING, and to give God the praise. Celebrate and express Jesus daily through your witness.
Lk.2:1-20; Eze 36&37; Isaiah 60