For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace – Isaiah 9:6
This is the season, believers as well as unbelievers celebrate Christmas. The Christian community celebrates Christmas as the birth of Jesus; although there is no record indicating He was actually born on the 25th of December, but this is the date given for celebration. Religious people have given the day chosen to celebrate Christmas as a pagan holiday. Paganism is an individual that denies there is one God, but many gods, it’s the worship of all gods, it’s a non-Christian, atheist, agnostic, polytheistic. Whatever day Jesus was born, it’s a day that needs to be celebrated, that is why as Christians, we should celebrate His birthday everyday by praise and worship and submitting ourselves to our Father’s instructions through His written Word to the believer.
To celebrate is to recognize the occasion, observe, consecrate, hallow, commemorate, honor, and to rejoice. Christians that are celebrating , is celebrating the birth of Jesus, not a god, but the Son of God who is God! A holiday usually is a day of freedom from labor, often one set aside by the law, just as Thanksgiving was established by President George Washington issued a proclamation, naming Thursday, November 26, 1789 a day of Public Thanksgiving. December 26, 1941, President Roosevelt signed the resolution establishing Thanksgiving to be the fourth Thursday in November, to be the Federal Thanksgiving Day holiday. So we know, as Thanksgiving was given a date so was Christmas, but as Christians, we know Jesus was born, it doesn’t matter what day He was born or the month. Division comes to hinder the unity of Christians causing non-effective Christians. There is no denomination in the Bible, but yet there are numeral denominations, and we argue about who is a true Christian. A true Christian is one that submits themselves to the instruction of God and not just a religious body.
Christmas is another day that the Lord made and man made it a holiday, so whatever day we celebrate, its the day the Lord made, not man and it should be hollowed. Satan doesn’t care how he can bring division as long as he can get Christian’s to be divided. We should be concerned about souls being reconciled to God and not about a day that was set aside to celebrate to fight against it and each other because we’re being moved by our emotions and not our spirit.
This Christmas, we should purpose in our hearts to love everyone as Jesus love them, that’s the true gift God would desire for each of us to give to one another. Jesus has been taken out of the Christmas holiday because so many fought against the name of Jesus being present, just as they fought against His name being used in the Bible, the same thing is happening today, and we’re fighting against each other over a day. Jesus is on His way back for His church and we must be rapture ready. Spiritually, its not the day we’re celebrating, but the God of the day!