Commentary By: Gordon King
The true reason for the season is Jesus Christ! This is what Christmas is all about. However to the world it is merely a time for the masses to gather together for a celebration, to party, to receive gifts, it is merely Mas!
How many times do you go to the store and hear someone say “Happy Holidays”? I always respond “Merry Christmas!” But in this world Jesus Christ has been taken out of Christmas, people have forgotten either by ignorance or by choice that Jesus Christ is the reason for the season!
I don’t feel the Christmas spirit this year, and as I drive around the largest town closest to me I don’t see any Christmas decorations lining the streets or businesses, it’s very sad! When I was a child I felt the Christmas spirit all around me, it was present in town and around the streets. People were excited about Christmas, stores and streets were decorated with lights, trees, and Nativity scenes! Almost everyone said “Merry Christmas!” with a smile and seemed cheerful. Not today, at least not where I live, it really brought tears to my eyes!
There is a predominant spirit in the world today, and it’s not the Holy Spirit! This spirit is antichrist, it is in fact an antichrist spirit. And as I drive around in my car I attempt to tune the radio into some Christmas music, but to my surprise I cannot find any! No stations playing any Christmas music, I had to go to the store and buy a Christmas CD, and even that was a sad experience as there wasn’t much to choose from!
What in the world is going on? I don’t know about you but I see a strong antichrist spirit emerging in the world, I see hatred against God, I see hatred against God’s people! There is in fact a rise in the antichrist spirit, and this my friends is a sign of the times! It’s a sign that we are living in the last days, a sign that the soon return of Christ for His bride is very soon!
Christmas without Christ is merely Mas, it is a mass of people celebrating anything other than the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! The reason for Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Jesus, it is to celebrate the coming of God to earth, the incarnation of Jesus Christ! It is the hope of the One who has come to save the world, our only redemption in a world of sin!
But Satan has taken Christ out of Christmas, his spirit leads the world into believing lies, to hating God, to undermine the workings of God! It isn’t by chance that I don’t see the streets lined with lights and Christmas decorations anymore, nor is it by chance that I don’t hear people say “Merry Christmas” but ” Happy Holidays”! It’s the increase of the antichrist spirit in the world, it’s a sign that Jesus Christ is coming soon for the church!
Evil in the world is growing exponentially, but so is the spreading of the gospel! But sadly I must also say that there is a growing deception in the church as well! Many are led to believe lies, to believe doctrines of demons, many believe heresies and apostasies. And just how many want anything to do with bible prophecy?!
The testimony of Jesus Christ is the spirit of prophecy! Let us not ignore bible prophecy for by doing so we are in fact ignoring God! Do not be afraid to ready, study, and understand bible prophecy, it is the testimony of Jesus Christ. By learning and understanding all of the bible we are learning and understanding more about God, we are building a stronger relationship with God!
Let’s not forget what Christmas is really all about, the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, our eternal salvation! And do not be afraid to say “Merry Christmas!”
God bless my friends! Maranatha and Merry Christmas!