“…Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.” (John 18:37 KJV)
In my December letter to my ministry partners, I shared with them on the purposes of Christmas. The 12 purposes I shared in the letter may not be exhaustive but captured the heart or core of Christ’s advent. I pray you to meditatively read and allow the Spirit of Grace to inspire faith in you. Enjoy the reading.
Christmas is the day Christians all over the world remember and commemorate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Although the date has been an issue of theological debate, what’s most important is its significance to our destiny and more so, making everyday of our lives Christmas.
It’s important to remind us of the essence of Christmas because its meaning and significance may be lost in the maze of eating, drinking, carousing and merriment. If the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable.
The purposes of Christmas are anchored on the love of God for mankind which He demonstrated amply and evidently by the gift of grace and mercy. Therefore, Christmas is the manifestation of love, grace, mercy and peace of God in His Son Jesus Christ .
Here are 12 purposes of Christmas.
1. To save us from sin and its consequences.
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” (Matt.1:21 KJV)
2. To restore humanity to divinity.
“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” (2 Pet.1:3-4 KJV)
3. To redeem us from the curse of the law.
“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” (Gal. 3:13-14 KJV)
4. To destroy all the works of the devil.
“For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8 KJV)
5. To abolish death and bring eternal life.
“But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:” (2 Tim. 1:10 KJV)
6. To bring healing, health and wholeness.
“That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.” (Matt.8:17 KJV)
7. To make us rich and wealthy.
“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” (2 Cor.8:9 KJV)
8. To give us power and authority over the devil and all his works.
“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19 KJV)
9. To confer on us the right of sonship by adoption.
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” (John 1:12 KJV)
10. To give us all round peace and breakdown every wall of partition between us and God.
“For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;” (Eph. 2:14 KJV)
11. To share and identify with our infirmities.
“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”
(Heb. 4:15 KJV)
12. To beautify and glorify us.
“Having determined our destiny ahead of time, he called us to himself and transferred his perfect righteousness to everyone he called. And those who possess his perfect righteousness he co-glorified with his Son!”(Rom.8:30 TPT)
All these blessings and more are yours and mine in Christ Jesus. Therefore, activate the faith of the Son of God which we are beneficiaries of and begin to appropriate these blessings. This Christmas shall be the best ever for you!
To a purposeful Christmas,