The commercialization of December 25, the man made day of the birth of Christ, distracts from the real reason of the birth of Christ.
We all know that the actual birthday of Jesus is unknown. What we do know is that the birth of Jesus was necessary. Genesis 3:15 was the Lord God’s declaration to forever redeem man from his sins.
Those caught in the sin of sexual immorality know that the birth of Christ is indisputable. However, few will acknowledge the real purpose. The Lord God said, after Adam and Eve deliberately disobeyed the commandment, not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.”
Another paraphrase says….“From now on you and the woman will be enemies, as will your offspring and hers. You will strike his heel, but he will crush your head.”
The phase…“He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel” is a judgment pronounced symbolically on the devil’s head.
But the crucifixion is the place where the devil would bruise Jesus’ heel. The seed and her Seed, is the hostilities that would take place between the spiritually dead and those that would accept Jesus as Lord and become righteous.
The clash of the unrighteous against the righteous is seen everyday with those trapped in the sin of sexual immorality, in particular, with LGBT. When the righteous seek to speak the truth in love, the righteous is called “bigots, intolerant, and discriminating.” The usage of these terms is an attempt to persuade the righteous to back off.
For what lies ahead for sinners in eternity, we choose not to neglect to warn every man.
Yet, they want to use the Christ of love to continue in the very sin He came to set us free from.
Jesus is not just a prophet or great teacher. John the Baptist announce Jesus when Jesus came to be baptized in the river of Jordan. “Behold. The Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.”
Jesus came from heaven to earth to die for your sins.
We do not hate anyone that is caught in sin. The objective of the child of God is to offer the love of Jesus that saved us, to set free the bound and heal broken in heart. To liberate and set the captives free. To bring hope to the hopeless, and power to the powerless. To never spew hatred towards anyone, including those trapped in the sin of homosexuality.
Our purpose is to offer true love and salvation from the power and guilt of sin. To deliver you from the power of satan to the power of God. To help you overcome sin and the shame connected with committing sexual immorality.
Even Jesus despised the shame of being mistreated to free you from the shame of sin.
The Bible also tells us that Jesus was “…tempted in all points like as we, yet He didn’t sin.”
You mean He was tempted to be a homosexual?
If the devil tempted Him in the wilderness for 40 days and if the Bible says that He was tempted in ALL POINTS, then He was tempted, but He didn’t yield to any sin.
LGBT. Just know that we love you. God loves you. We love you enough to tell you the truth in love and to help you to see the Savior and understand the real purpose of the birth of the Savior.
Since sin entered the world and death, women are constantly engaged in hostilities from the devil. From the sex trade, thanks to human trafficking, to acquiring STDs, pregnancies that end in abortion, to a husband’s infidelity, women have experienced many horrible things.
The enmity or hostilities are enormous but through it all, the Lord provided redemption and deliverance through the sacrificial offering of Jesus’ sinless blood. The Father provided His Son because He loved us. The Son was sent to rid the world of sin. The Father demonstrated His love in a way that no man could love a woman, nor could a woman love a man. Sex and all it’s “love” is no match for the true love of the Savior.
Man’s promises of fulfilling love always fall short but God’s love is eternal. God meant His love for you.
If you are looking for the promise of fulfillment and love in sex, you will not find it. Everything that you need is in Jesus.
Love, peace, affirmation, acceptance, value, worth, esteem.
Jesus was given as a gift to man, wrapped in swaddling clothes, but more importantly, wrapped in flesh with sinless blood to purchase men for God.
All of these things the Father gives as a gift to us, courtesy of the birth of Jesus.