The Christmas holiday was started as a reminder that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was born to die for our transgressions. It is a simple story that demonstrates the power of love. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”(Jn. 3:16) Thirty-three years after His birth; He was sentenced to die, innocent of any wrongdoing. Jesus made a promise to His disciples before He died. He would come again, and gather all His followers and take them back to heaven with Him. “In My Father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may also be. (Jn. 14:2-3) This amazing event known in evangelical circles as the rapture could happen at any time.
Men’s natures have been in free-fall since Adam's rebellion, but the accelerated decline of spiritual character in recent generations is a sure sign the earth is in its final descent. Although the millennial generation is the most informed generation in history, it is fast becoming the least spiritual. We are rapidly approaching a period in the final hour of earth’s rebellious existence when men will no longer consider God a deity but more, a tiresome myth. It’s at this time the church of Jesus Christ will be evacuated from planet earth giving hell its way for seven years. The Lord himself will come down from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. And the people who have died and were in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive at that time will be gathered up with those who have died. We will be taken up in the clouds and meet the Lord in the air. And we will be with the Lord forever.(1Th.4:16,17) All believers will be changed in an instant and be taken up to meet Jesus in the air.
At the end of the seven-year period, Jesus will come back to earth with all the power of heaven, the church at His side; the rebellion will be snuffed and Jesus will reign Triumphant. “Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. And He has on His robe, and on His thigh, a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
This is the true meaning of Christmas: Jesus freely gave up His life so that depraved men and women could be redeemed back into the family of God. Unfortunately, most people will refuse to accept God's forgiveness and remain rebellious. Which group will you be part of, the most miraculous event in the history of human affairs, or will you choose to remain behind? It's your choice!! For a better understanding of Christmas read the free ebook, “Beam me up Commander” or the study more link found on the homepage.