He is the Messiah --Annointed One.
He is the King --whose kingdom is not of this world.
He is the Shepherd --to the sheep in His fold.
He is the Sacrificial Lamb of God --who takes away the sin of the world.
He is the Prince of Peace --who taught us to love, forgive, share and be compassionate.
He is the Rose of Sharon--and I don't know exactly what that signifies!
He is the Mighty God, Everlasting Father --"I and the Father are one --you have seen me, you have seen the Father."
He is the WORD incarnate -- "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us."
He is the Savior --"...that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life."
"Hal-lelujah! Halle-lujah! hal-le-lu-jah! for the Lord God Omnipotent Reigneth..."
"Behold, I go to prepare a place for you --that where I am, you may be also."
"O Death, where is thy sting? Grave, where is thy victory?"
The dead in Christ shall all rise to everlasting life! We are eternal beings with an eternal destiny that need not be feared, because of this Christmas Babe.
No wonder Christmas is the happiest time of the year for the redeemed who put their trust in Him.
John3: 14Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.[a]
16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[b] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.[c]
We are all condemned to die --and so we do --but we have a 2nd chance at immortality in a happy state --because Jesus Christ died to justify us with a holy God and rose from the grave --and promised the same for all who trust in Him. He did not come to tell us our sins were not sinful --He brought clarity to the Creator's definitions of sin and righteousness; He did not declare any sins to be pleasing to God. He died for those sins; that we might have life and have it more abundantly, starting in the here and now and continuing through eternity. That's why Christians should be the happiest people in the world! We are not under a heavy yoke of meaningless legalism --but Jesus said His yoke is easy; His burden is light. It's not always EASY to resist temptation and take the high road --the narrow road that leads to life. But once on that path, it is a joyful journey--a hopeful journey --a comfort through all the sorrows and difficulties of life. The broad road that many follow, however, will lead to destruction --and the misery does start in the here and now. We have a great choice to make --to follow the Lord Jesus Christ or to follow the enemy of God who wants to deceive and destroy.
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible