Christmas in the Heavens
I think we would all agree that the glory of the Christmas story never fades. God came to earth in human flesh and the world has never been the same since. However, the greatest Christmas of all is still to come for Jesus declared, “I will come again.”
When Jesus came the first time, He did not come to be a literal king and sit upon a Jewish throne where the Jews could rule the world. He did not come to solve all of the political and social problems. Jesus came “to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10
It was as the shepherds were keeping their flocks that the angels came saying, “glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Matthew even tells us that there were wise men that heard the message of his coming and came and honored Him with gifts and went back home another way.
When Christ comes into our heart, we become a new creature. The Samaritan harlot said, “come see a man!” The demonic sat at His feet. In the presence of Gods man of the hour, the cold-hearted jailer cried out, “what must I do to be saved?” Luke tells us that Simeon and Anna knew who He was. His presence makes a difference.
Jesus was rejected in His day as well as ours. “He came unto His own but His own received Him not.” Jesus said that “a prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house” in Matthew 13:57. Religious leaders ignored Him.
Consider the good news with me for a moment. JESUS IS COMING AGAIN! John the Revelator tells us that He will come quickly. At His coming He will reward the righteous for their righteousness as well as punish the wicked, Jude 14-15. Remember that Salvation is in three-tenses: 1) God has delivered us. 2) He now delivers us. 3) He will yet deliver us. We will have a new body and the curse of sin will be removed.
Jesus said, “I go to prepare a place for you and if I go I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am there you may be also.”
THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS OF ALL IS ON THE HORIZON – CHRISTMAS IN THE SKY!!!
Larry Davis is the pastor of Little Rock West Assembly of God. Visit the church's home on the Internet by clicking here or send the good reverend an email here.