Christmas – The Birth of a new Era

So as I was browsing through the gospels, I wanted God to show me Christmas in a different light, a different turn, a shift in perspective from what I’m usually used to. Then it happened. He did so in a very unexpected twist. Every time I was pushing to know more about Jesus, Jesus pushed me to know more about the Holy Spirit. As I went to the Holy Spirit, He pushed me to Christ and the father from time to time, and the father back to the spirit in a quite interesting cycle. Knowing that Jesus is the reason for the season, it didn’t make sense until it hit me. Not only was I being given the different perspective I was asking for, but Jesus was also reminding me that the different persons of the trinity have no ego issues amongst themselves. Christ, the father and the Holy Spirit are one. Three very distinct persons, but one God.

John 1:2: “In the beginning [before all time]was the Word(Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. He was present originally with God.” (AMP)

On further confirmation that He is God,
Matthew 1:23: “
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” (KJV)

On that very note, reflecting upon what John said, as we celebrate the birth of Christ, we celebrate it from a point of knowing that His existence did not begin on Christmas. Christ has always existed. The birth we celebrate does not mark the starting point of his existence but the fact that he took the form of man and dwelt among us.

John 1:14: “And the Word (Christ) became flesh(human, incarnate) and tabernacled(fixed his tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we[actually] saw His glory(His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of race(favor, loving-kindness) and truth.” (AMP)

It intrigued me in how God is very dynamic and full of surprises in how He works. You would expect the announcement of Christ to be first made to kings and priests. But it wasn’t. You would expect his birth to take place in a palace. But that’s not how it turned out. Aside from Joseph and Mary, the announcement of the birth of Jesus, being the lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world, was made first to the shepherds. God is very systematic. How he operates symbolically as well is profound.

I was on Church on the 12th of December and having asked God to give me a unique lesson about Christmas earlier as well, He did the unexpected. Something I had not planned for. I was seated finishing up my works in a certain office while a wedding was ongoing until I heard the emcee calling out the famous “Sauti Sol”(a musical band in Kenya). I thought it was a play or drama of sorts, until I heard them performing and just had to go to confirm. It was an unexpected turn of events. No one in the neighbouring estates even knew that there was a wedding nearby where Sauti Sol was going to perform. If they knew, the whole church vicinity would have been flocked. They did their perfomance and were well on their way. I took a photo with baraza,  one of the performers to prove the legitimacy of the story. You can see it in the full christmas booklet

Looking at that story, it opened up my eyes more to just how unexpected in the eyes of man the story of Jesus turned out. The birth of a king in the manger is certainly one that you would least expect and a two-fold dramatic result can be seen. It not only portrays His divine humility but also ensures his birth takes place in an environment where Herod can never predict even in the slightest sense. In fact, Herod swept the entire Bethlehem, ensuring the death of all children under 2 years of age in an attempt to kill the messiah but his acts were fruitless.
The devil can sweep an entire household but miss out on the most important. The star that the wise men followed was bright enough to be identifiable and followed. Herod knew about the star as told by the wise men themselves but could not use it as a guide as bright as it was.

John 1:5: “And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” (KJV)

You are either a child of light or of darkness. A child of darkness cannot comprehend the manifold wisdom of God.  What I have revealed here is just a glimpse of the full scope of what I was shown. Click here to find out the full mind-blowing revelation about Christmas – the birth of a new era!!!

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