It is Christmas day, I just put my turkey in the oven. And had some coffee with hubby. Our son, is in the next room sleeping. We will open our humble presents later. We did not go all out, buying lots of gifts for a couple of reasons. But we are content, we know why.
My tree is humble. I did not put up our big tree, for a couple of reasons. But I feel Christmas in my heart.
I feel it, because of Christ. I feel it because I know, truly the reason for the season, is because of who He is. And I was thinking, of how yes, He came, with angels announcing Him, and a star that guided wise men, to seek Him. The saying is true. Wise men still seek Him.
Luke 2:10-14 King James, is a great gift of scriptures, because it tell us about His holy birth.
AND THE ANGEL SAID UNTO THEM, FEAR NOT: FOR BEHOLD I BRING YOU GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY, WHICH SHALL BE TO ALL PEOPLE. FOR UNTO YOU IS BORN THIS DAY IN THE CITY OF DAVID A SAVIOR, WHICH IS CHRIST THE LORD. AND THIS SHALL BE A SIGN UNTO YOU: YE SHALL FIND THE BABE WRAPPED IN SWADDLING CLOTHES, 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, GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN.
In these King James scriptures so much is said about what God is trying to tell us. To give us good tidings, but to announce who Christ is, to give us a sign. And to remind us to always praise God. I do even here. Lord, I praise you, and thank you Lord Jesus. And yes to have good will toward people. I will elaborate on that, but even here, yes I do.
See, because if you do seek and praise Him, you do become wise. But there are ways, and principles of God, that cannot be compromised when you seek Him. He is the way, the truth, and life. But you have to do things His way, in His truth, for truly life abundantly. To give Him glory.
I actually have learned in the way, it is in the Bible one may use. It just goes to show that the King James is over 400 years old. Its holy, and anointed. It has power. When I read His word, I feel and sense it is Gods voice. Not another, who disobeyed, God in this, and corrupted His word, by changing it, deleting it, or adding to it.
So, this morning, as I share this verse. I want you to think about who Jesus was, and is. See even though, He went on the cross for us, and died, He is alive. He was resurrected. He went to hell, and got the keys, from the devil. So we can be free.
He is as alive as you and I, if we sat down and talked. This is why I have relationship with Christ. I do not have a religion.
But here is one gift, He gives us, I want you to reflect on. By His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5. King James.
BUT HE WAS WOUNDED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS, HE WAS BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES; THE CHASTISEMENT OF OUR PEACE WAS UPON HIM, AND WITH HIS STRIPES WE ARE HEALED.
I know He can heal anybody or anything really. And I know this for myself, because He has healed me physically, on many an occasion, but also spiritually. I truly know this. Because I was so very lost, so very broken, and yes still broken in some ways, that I will not elaborate on.
But it does not hold me back any more. I accept that there can still be some healing. In my lifetime. I don’t limit God, and I know I just must trust Him.
But I want you to understand, when you are healed spiritually, you truly can sense your salvation. You get an understanding, of what was, and is, but what can be with Christ. I am happy this morning spiritually, and truly the joy of who He is, is in my heart, mind and soul. Healed. Its Christmas morning, glory to God!
I just thought, why He came. Yes, to save us. To be the answer to sin, to take our sins, to cleanse us of the curse of sin. But to heal us.
The world, so tries to tempt us, with this or that, and the enemy knows that. I have not always been perfect in such matters, and I have had poor judgement, even with people.
In fact, I had a “scrooge dream” of sorts last night.
I dreamt of a friend, that I thought was a friend in Christ. I loved this lady dearly. For many years, I thought we were sisters in Christ.
Well, we did have a parting of ways, over a year ago, and I have written here about it, now and then, and I have tried to let go of it, but I think I am now healed from that friendship.
I dreamt, I was very angry with her in my dream. I was so angry, that if I could, I would have slapped her. I told her, that, and exactly how she hurt me, and then I dreamt a door bell rang, and I woke up.
It made me think that I must still have held great resentment for her actions, but I saw how ugly it made me feel. It was like God was telling me that He was taking that hurt away, and to just let it go. I thought, I had, but obviously my dream told me differently. The door bell, I heard was a warning, I believe to let it go in His love.
It was a Christmas dream that released me. Because I do not ever want to be that way, with anybody. I want to obey God, in forgiveness, and His love. So, I am letting it go. By even writing it here. I am letting go of what I felt. It is done, over, and a lesson of life. I pray God bless her, as I go on.
So, I truly believe one of my gifts of healing spiritually, is for me to be healed. From that friendship. The sense of betrayal I felt from her. Even to God. That I sensed from her, in choices she made that made me feel a Judas spirit and a Jezebel spirit. When I think of her actions. See, if you play dumb, you will be dumb. And she did do that, on occasion, but I always extended grace. But she could not do that for me. We cannot change people, only Christ can change us.
But I sense that today, I sense that, for many reasons, with great anticipation, and hope.
I feel free, in Christ. I feel hope, and love, and joy, and my trust in our Lord is so sweet.
I sense the baby Jesus in my heart, to make my life, more innocent again, like a child like faith. I hate sin. I hate, what sin, can do, when we allow it in our lives. I know the difference. I know what Christ has taught me, but I just long for His presence as my present. This whole week has been a lesson, in so many ways, that I have felt conviction to do this or that.
I know by His stripes, I am healed. Physically and spiritually. I praise God, and give Him glory. May you have a blessed Christmas.
I know we all can have different reflective moments of who He is. That the star that shined, above to guide those wise men, can shine for you. But you have to ponder on Him. You have to be like those wise men, who seek Him. You have to see, that there are things that will try to distract you from Him. But don’t let anybody, or anything, separate you from the true love of God, that can only come from Christ.
Merry Christmas, and happy New year.