Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! The birth of Christ fulfilled so many promises and the realization of prophecies that spanned over hundreds of years. The birth of Christ also ushered in a new covenant.
If we have witnessed anything in this last year – we have seen a world of chaos and fear gripping everyone. It is one thing for a non-believer to live in fear and torment but not for Christians. Due to the birth of Christ, and the fact that we are living under a new covenant, we should be walking to a different step, dancing to a new beat. There are over 7000 promises from God to man, found in the Bible. (Herbert Lockyer, All the Promises of the Bible, 1962). This is incredible!
Either we do not know the promises of God, or we don’t believe. Where do you stand?
The ultimate promise of God is the birth of Jesus. We move from eternal death to eternal life. When Jesus died on the cross, He took away our sins and He closed the separation between man and God. When the angels declared in Luke 2:14, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, good will toward men,” – they are stating God has now been reconciled back to mankind. Jesus will take away the sins of the world.
This promise rocked my world. No longer do we have to live under an umbrella of religion that portrays God as an angry being waiting to strike us down at any minute or mishap, instead, we can experience true eternal life. John 17:3, “And this is eternal life, they may know the only true God”. As a result, we can live each minute in the finished work of God, which includes all His promises.
If God has promised it, then we can believe it! 2 Corinthians 1:20, “For all the promises of God are yes and amen”. Christianity should not make us “sin managers” but instead live a life of freedom experiencing His joy and abundance – free from fear and dread.
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus this year, may our lives be different because we experience all of God’s promises!
If you have never experienced God’s promises, please reach out. God’s promises are not only for eternity but to be experienced today!