Topic: Benefits Of Christmas [December 25, 2016]
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a child 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)
The birth of Jesus was a miracle; a miracle is God intervening in the affairs of men. The angel looked at Mary and said, “you shall conceive and bring forth a son and His name shall be called Jesus. He shall be great…” Mary stopped the angel and asked, “how shall this thing be? How can a woman be pregnant without knowing a man?” And the angel said that with God nothing shall be impossible. This is the miracle of Christmas.
For your character to change is a miracle. You were a thief before but no more. If your old life dominates you, the Holy Ghost needs to come upon you. The power of the highest needs to over shadow you. It takes the power of God to change our nature.
When Jesus was born, wise men came from the east to look for Him. The fools sat at home. The wise men sought for Jesus. Wise men are still seeking for Jesus today. Fools will tell you that there is no God. Fools will say “who is Jesus? He was a man like me; you can go through life anyway.”
The wise men saw the star. May you see the star today, the star is still shining. When Jesus was about to be born, Mary and Joseph went to an inn but the inn keeper said there was no room. If the man knew who was about to be born, he would not have said no room. If he knew that the savior of the world was to be born in his hotel, he would have given his bedroom. Jesus wants to be born in your heart. Humble yourself and let Christ be born in your heart. Do not destroy yourself with pride.
FURTHER READING: Luke 1:26-38
WORDS OF WISDOM: Humble yourself and let Christ be born in your heart.
PRAYER/CONFESSION: Oh Lord, Christmas is a miracle. The devil was given a surprise; you did not do it the normal way. If you could bring Jesus when everything was against it, I believe today I have found favour with you. The miracle of Christmas can happen in my life. My life can still change. Spirit of God, power of God, come upon me in the name of Jesus.
Eagles Devotional is a daily revelatory and inspirational Publication by Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the founder and presiding Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, Warri, Nigeria.