Christmas, the Resurrection, the Rapture and Jesus Christ :: by Don Twobears

How odd is it? Jesus Christ, the Savior and King of everything was born in such a humble manner. And yet, there were thousands of angels who announced His arrival, to include a beautiful star to mark where He was located. The Incarnate Creator of all things, far beyond the universe who knows absolutely everything and everyone, came here as a baby. Born to humble parents in a stable full of animals and yet HE was everything…everyone…could ever need.

Jesus Christ—God in human form, came here to save billions of lives from the worst death that no one is able to conceive in their finite minds.

I am not able to truly contemplate everything that took place with His birth and there is a reason for this. It is because I am not able to contemplate everything that took place with His death. God Almighty came here for one specific reason and that reason was to die. Now that is something beyond my ability to understand. The prospects and designs from His birth, all the days of His life until the day we murdered Him on that Roman Cross; I can barely contain it.

We like to contemplate many things and somehow we think we understand what this life is like and what it is for… Jesus Christ is absolutely God in human form. The actions of everything Jesus Christ did here on earth and the reason He did them is far above our abilities to comprehend. Our ability would have to be stretched far beyond the free universe and even at that, that is still only physical.

We must discern the spiritual aspects as well. Suffice it to say, we have failed entirely to understand all the physical and we have barely scratched the spiritual.

We need to understand something here: The Word of God—the Bible, will only give you enough to understand (as you are able), and God Almighty already knows how far. Personally speaking, I am given just so much to understand, as far as the unending depths that the Word of God can go. Physically and spiritually speaking, remembering we are simply humans, we are able to understand just a certain amount. Any more would fry our hearts and spirits in an instant and the Lord God knows this.

Thus we are given small amounts at a time and even at that, we sometimes falter. We must know our places, if you will, we are human and HE is God Almighty.

That seems to make His humble birth and horrible death, more than we could understand!

As we look around today, we are witnesses to the failure of mankind in every respect concerning peace on earth. When we are able to follow Jesus Christ and do as HE asks of us, HE graciously applies peace into our lives. And as we view the world from that place of peace, we see how reckless and disobedient humans are, to include ourselves.

IF indeed God Almighty is able to come here in such humble circumstances, who are we to say, we should be any different. When recognizing exactly who Jesus Christ really is, understanding God’s abilities, knowing His love for us, what do the leaders of this world have to offer? Nothing! They will never obtain REAL PEACE, nor shall we, except with Jesus Christ.

Revelation 22:13-14: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”

This is the essence of everything we need to clearly understand about God Almighty. If you finally understand this, everything else will fall in place like a set of dominoes. If we understand the nature of being human, we see there is a price for everything. Salvation comes with a price tag as well, the death of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! No spilling of blood, for the remission of our sins, NO salvation! No salvation, no heaven with God Almighty.

Matthew 11:28-30: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

And so we look at ourselves and think we need to be the best, the fastest, the smartest, right? And the eternal God of absolutely everything says… “For I am meek and lowly in heart.”

It is absolutely evident…WE…are the “oxy-morons”…as compared to HIM! What other reason do we have to explain our abject failures as a human race. Without God Almighty we will never experience peace, or true happiness, nor joy and we will certainly never see heaven!

Is any of this beginning to make sense to you?

We have stars for ornaments at Christmas, depictions of angels, a lowly manger and stable that we call “nativity sets.” And then we hear people say, “Awe… look, the baby Jesus!” Are you kidding me? I have never heard a single person talk about the humility of the birth of Jesus Christ; that should be a very important clue to you and me and everyone else.

The eternal God of everything came here in such a humble manner and we in our infinite wisdom think we should be better or higher than that?

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17: “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

Revelation 1:7: “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.”

Matthew 23:11-12: “But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.”

Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”

So here we are reading the Word of God, and in essence God tells us that HE is humble of heart. So then how should we be…humble? We are not greater than our Creator, or the Savior that loves us enough to die on a Roman Cross for us. We are told, we should be like unto Jesus Christ.

At  Christmas…we celebrate the humble birth of Jesus Christ…GOD…in human form!

At Easter…we celebrate the death of Jesus Christ on the Cross for our SIN and HIS resurrection to heaven, where HE waits for us. Jesus was crucified as a criminal…how humble is that?

So in light of all this evidence, looking carefully at it and understanding what it means…How BIG are we? And then you wonder why some people of the Bible threw themselves down before God as though they were dead?

Some, conveniently side-step the Word of God and then wonder why the world is the way it is. By ignoring God the world is the way it is. Yet people squirm and squeal because they are not getting what they want.  There is no peace or joy in their lives so they decide to blame God. And they look around and see all those dying, even family members and they shake their fists at God.

Somehow many people have lost the perspective of what birth and death truly are. They have everything to do with the LIFE you live between two those points. Everything…depends on your decision of whether to follow Jesus Christ or not.

So what is your perspective of Christmas and Easter now?

If you cannot discern the difference, then you will never understand the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross at Calvary. Your life will mean absolutely NOTHING. Your death as a human will descend into the depths of hell and the lake of fire!

More than just that, the Rapture will not include you. It must be understood, you have a choice, Jesus Christ in your life…or NOT. (That will determine your fate, not only here on earth, but in eternity as well.)

The Rapture of the church of Jesus Christ has everything to do with salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ on that Roman Cross, and that begins with the birth of Jesus Christ in the most humble of circumstances. Let’s look at this simply:

Jesus Christ in your life…eternal heaven!

NO Jesus Christ in your life…eternal hell!

I am simply trying to understand that when Christmas comes around, how anyone is able to miss the evidence. It is not a holiday…it is the humble birth of Jesus Christ…who IS GOD!

If you don’t pay any attention to this…YOU will miss the entire reason for everything that followed. You will miss the Lord completely. You will never be covered in the blood of Jesus Christ, your sin will be your downfall and your end in eternity will be horrible!

The ONLY birth and death…that has ever that of Jesus Christ!