"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7 NIV)
On Christmas Day we celebrate the day of Jesus' birth. A wondrous day. History's turning point. The zero point of our common era. One might think that this day is just a great day for those who call themselves Christians. But it's not. This is a vitally important day for all people. It is a road marker, a flag and everything is related to whether it occurred before or after this date.
In our age it is actually a fact that all people, in a way, witness on a daily basis that the world's savior has been born. On virtually every written document produced in the Western world, there is a notation about what happened on this particular day. In every letter or e-mail that’s written, in any contract or agreement made, on any publication produced one signifies the importance of the event. The entire world bears witness to this divine turning point in history. Every time we write a date it’s related to the fact that it’s either before or after the birth of Christ.
Historically man has wanted to silence the gospel. As early as the time of Jesus Pharisees were trying to stop Jesus’ followers from paying tribute to Him as king of peace, but Jesus said, "... if they are silent stones will cry out." (Luke 19:40)
What God has once decided, has been fulfilled throughout history. It is fulfilled today, and it will be met fully in the future.
Father, thank you for what You have said in your Word is final. Thank You Jesus for coming to establish the Kingdom of God in our midst; an everlasting kingdom, enforced and sustained in power with justice and righteousness.
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