by Frank Broom
The story of Jesus' birth is interesting because it shows us how to receive all the promises of God. I know people like to put everything on God, but you have a part to play in receiving the promises of God. There's a spiritual exchange that has to take place. Notice in 2Corinthians 1:20 "For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us." The yea is God's part and the Amen is our part.
Notice God has a part and we have a part to play. What does Amen mean (so be it). So when the angel explained how Mary was going to give birth and she said "Be it unto me according to thy word", she actually said Amen. Then the angel departed, because she sealed the deal with her Amen. The spiritual exchange had taken place so his job was done.
Now watch this, Jesus was before the foundation of the world, but he was spiritual. What did God use to get Jesus which was spiritual to become physical? Words, God used the mouths of men and a virgin girl to get his will done in the earth. You have to know how and what to speak to get the will of God in your life. Because it's the word that you believe and speak that you will have, that's what Jesus said (Mark 11:23). In verse 45 Mary's cousin Elizabeth said, "And blessed is she that believed, for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord." Well we know that Mary didn't just believe; she also spoke. The word of God is supposed to produce for you. Any word of God that you believe and speak is supposed to do just what Jesus did, turn from word to physical.
Notice Mary brought forth Jesus (the word). It's the word of God you believe and speak that you will bring forth. Jesus said it this way "A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things." How does he bring forth, verse 34 tells you "for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." It's about putting the word in your spirit so you can bring it forth. Physically a woman brings forth from her womb, but spiritually you bring forth from your mouth. Jesus came out of Mary's mouth before He came out of her womb.
Jesus represents the word, whatever Jesus did, the word will do. That's why Romans 10:6 says you don't have to call Jesus back, the word is near you even in your mouth and in your heart. Jesus said all things are possible to him that believes (Mark 9:23). What should we be believing, the word. And if you believe you will speak (2Corinthians 4:13). Anything you believe and speak from the word is possible. No more impossibilities, you can get your healing, you can get your deliverance, you can get your money. But it starts with putting the word in your heart and speaking it out.
When God gave us Jesus, He gave us everything we would ever need. Notice what the scriptures say in Ephesians 1:3 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ." In 2Peter 1:3 it says "According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness". How hath He given, by his exceeding great and precious promises. And all of God's promises and in Christ (2Corinthians 1:20). The more abundant life Jesus came for you to have is in him. When you receive him then you can receive the more abundant life.
God has already made the provision for the more abundant life, but it's up to you to receive it. In John 1:12 it says "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." And as sons of God it's up to you to receive what the father has provided, as in the Parable of The Prodigal Son in Luke 15:29-31. Notice as long as he waited for the father to give him what was his he went without.
So in this time of the season when we are use to receiving gifts, how about receiving the greatest gift ever given, Jesus Christ (Romans 10:9,10).
Here we have the Son of God become the son of a virgin. The one who swaddled the stars with darkness (Job 38.9) is now swaddled in cloth as a baby. This is such mind bending, heart melting truth! Christ, the Lord God, becomes a man, and dwells among us.
The Lost Glory
of Christmas Caroling
If Christmas caroling once had inexplicable experience of the coming down of Heaven on earth, it has now been apparently reversed to the ascension of hell on earth because it is a money-collecting techniques used by irreligious and agnostic population of the entire global mass that carol under the influence of liquor and other hard drugs.
True Meaning of
Have you ever asked children what Christmas means to them?
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