Christ time is all through the year. Christians celebrate Jesus Christ all year long as Lord and Saviour. He was in fact born (Luke 2:11 kjv), died (John 19:30 kjv) and risen from the dead (Matthew 28:6 kjv). As we look to understand the matter of Christmas holiday, we find no biblical indication that Jesus was born on December 25th as indicatively passed along among the gentile. It is a part of the religious dogma of today. . Christmas does not fit well with Christian theology in its blur of commercialism and Santa Claus which has nothing to do with Christ. It is not limited to that. There were previous blogs which were detailed on the matter history wise. There is a customary practice of the gentile/ heathen discussed in Jeremiah 10:2-4KJV. “Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.”For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
The text is laid out in such a manner that a five-year-old could understand it. If there was a short study conducted wherein a group of children were asked questions, they would know what you are talking about from a few words. If you mention cutting a tree and putting silver balls on it, the kid would probably say ” Christmas… Christmas tree”. Jeremiah 10 scripture is not confusing at all. In the years past I had a Christmas tree and it was full of presents. We had a white tree, a silver tree, a mauve tree and a green tree and now no tree. They were not from the forest. I could not stand the smell of a real live tree, but that is no excuse to continue on with a plastic tree. The documentary on Christmas exposed does explain mistletoes, reefs on the door and literally gives clear information on its derivative. Christmas remains a vulnerable time for commercialism.
Should I not witness during Christmas?
Yes, it is a great time to witness about Christ as all year long. It is witnessing ever put aside?! It may surface from a testimony or some other way. One idea about Christmas is the distortion and the commercialism. How would people understand what is the truth with the collision of Jolly Old Saint Nicholas? As confused as the nation is, they aim for it to be that way. While shopping in the store you will hear songs about Santa Claus, Rudolph, and Jesus are the same radio stations, interchangeably so any Christian can be of use to tell someone the Truth. You will hear Rudolph The Red Nosr Reindeer and Santa’s Sleigh vs Jesus Christ is born, Hark the Herold, Wonderful Child Isaiah 6:9 KJV etc. It could be a time to tell somebody the truth as seen fit and led to do so. It is too easy to become wasteful, caught up in commercialism and hedonism, between the music jingles in the store or anything. Even from the psychological aspects, these things weigh heavy to an individual’s emotions. If the pastors are condoning, the members are going to do it. Many churches are going along with everything including things which they see are evil Halloween, year after year. Jeremiah 8:20 KJV The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved. The walk with Christ is not about doing everything everyone else is doing. 1 Corinthians 6:17 KJV Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord. Christ time is all year along and the truth. Jesus is the Truth. My brother said so you do not celebrate Christmas and he was looking at me strangely. The bible says in 1 Corinthians 2:14 KJV “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. I began to tell my brother that I do not celebrate like that. There are some people who work in the corrupt and witches and wizards in Hollywood and churches of Satan who had goals to deter Christian people away from Christ through Christmas. I believe some were out UK. Some appeared to be scholarly presentation. I think there has to be leariness and discerning of that. Christians still celebrate Christ not Christmas and that distinguishability is helpful in presentations.
Not celebrating for this season, but will return
I heard a minister who acknowledged that she does not celebrate Christmas now and she gave valid points and seemed to want a closer walk with God, but she began to express once she gets married and has kids she is going to get a tree and the whole nine yards and celebrate it again. What in the world? That is confusing. Some people have done things in life, sometimes even unaware and other times aware in their Christian journey. Some people celebrated Christmas and they were sincere. They were just unware, unbeknownest to it. I have been there, but was able to learn better. i understood the unecessary things I had embraced. 1 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. This is no manner just about Christmas, but after truth is revealed what is done with it is your own choice. Whatever you have done, truly repented, you been graced with a chance to make new decisions. There are various testimonies shared. I am not talking about Christmas strictly, but whatever your life consists of before receiving Christ it was nothing. We have done things and been headed for destruction, but once you have received Christ now there is a holy difference. Nobody’s life is anything spectacular without Christ. Romans 3:10 KJV As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: He is our righteousness. One scripture explains we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags. 1 Corinthians 1:30 KJV But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. That is what happens when coming darkness into his marvelous light. We need to put on the breastplate of righteousness.1 Peter 2:9 KJV But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; We have to walk as children of light. The church must come away from the all time heavy merchandising and materialism of Santa Claus ho, ho… It is out. Most people do not appreciate or find that those gifts are not to their likings anyway, as we have witnessed. It is not what they wanted. Some will rewrap and give it to someone else. The Christmas tree, the loads and piles of gifts to be given out December 25th Christmas and Christmas Eve etc.. it is not customary anymore imperative to our lives. Jesus is our gift. He is God’s gift to the world. Jesus our Saviour was born, and the Bible says Ye must be born again. John 3:7 KJV Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. Our gift to the Lord is our life. I have no frankincense and myrrh to bring, but a life offered unto God a living sacrifice. Christ is celebrated and adored all year along for Christians. Peace be unto thee. Be Blessed!
Luke 2:1-52 KJV
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.
27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,
28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.
42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?
50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.