Wednesday, 24 December 2008

REASON FOR THE SEASON [2]

Hello again folks! I would like to take this opportunity [despite the fact that Jesus was not born on December 25th!] to wish all visitors to my blogspot a peaceful and Christ-centred holiday.
I would also like to remind readers of the blessings involved in blessing the people ordained by God to be His nation. The nation of Israel is not perfect by any means ... but it will be when the Lord returns to take His place as King.
The Jewish people are still [after nearly 2,000 years] blinded spiritually with regard to believing, acknowledging and receiving their Messiah Yeshua en mass [although not a few have been saved] but we should still be praying for the peace of Jerusalem [Psalm 122:6-7]; for their security and most importantly; their salvation. If celebrating Christmas is about anything; it should also be about the fact that Jesus Christ is Jewish; born of a Jewish mother married to a Jewish man in the land of Israel; Whose elected disciples were Jewish and Whose 'ekklesia' [or "called out ones" - the early True Church] was initially, mostly Jewish too. For me; 'Christ-mass' is a time to thank God not only for the birth of our Saviour; the Lord Jesus Christ; but for the bigger picture too. His faithfulness to the descendants of Abraham is a marker for us gentile believers too. So; once again; "Happy Christmas" to you and "Thank you" to God for His people Israel!!!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 24-Dec-2008

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