True Peace You Will Enjoy on Christmas (Luke 2:8-14) 12/22/2019
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True Peace You Will Enjoy on Christmas (Luke 2:8-14) 12/22/2019
“Christmas” means to worship Christ. There are two reasons for us to be grateful to Him and worship Him.
First, He gave us the blessing of salvation. Through His angels, he gave us the “good news that will cause great joy for all the people” (gospel).He came as the one to save us (verse 11). “The blessing of salvation that Christ gifted us” is something we must clearly hold onto and be grateful for on this Christmas. When we enjoy this blessing, all problems will truly be finished.
As the eternal Priest, He finished all our eternal curses (Romans 8:1-2). There are curses of the original sin (Romans 5:12), curses of the family line (Exodus 20:4-5), and curses resulting from individual sins (Romans 3:10-18). By dying on the cross for us, Christ gave us the privilege to enjoy God’s blessings. As the eternal King, he has crushed the authority of Satan that continues to create pain and curses in this world (1 John 3:8). Let us no longer be deceived and stolen from, but rather fight the spiritual battle and live a life of victory (Luke 10:19). As the eternal Prophet, he showed us the eternal way and gave us the eternal truth and life (John 14:6). He has prepared our eternal future. Try entrusting everything (life, children, businesses, future, and eternity) to Him and looking upon only Christ in faith (1 Peter 5:7).
From there, follows the important blessing of peace. This is the second reason for our worship and gratitude.
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests” (verse 14). When we say “peace,” it consists of two meanings – blessing of comfort and oneness. These two things are lacking in people, families, churches, and the world. We do not have this peace within us, which is why conflicts, quarrels, and wars continue.
The entire world is a battlefield. There are constant fights within politics, families, and churches. Why is that?
Only Christ can end these conflicts, fights, and wars (Isaiah 9:6, Zachariah 9:10). There are three missions that we must do in the name of Christ, by His authority. Through those three things, we must save people, the churches, and the world.
- Hold onto the fact that Satan is working behind all conflicts and fights.
1) Why do we fight? We fight because we are upset, unjustified, or sometimes to seek justice because things are unfair.
However, it is ultimately tied to our own opinions, standards, and greed. If we see things through God’s point of view, we would not have to fight. Moreover, sometimes we ought to yield and wait. God may have greater things planned for us. Atheists believe that God does not exist and even if He did, they would not believe. Perhaps because things were not the way they idealized God to be, so they do not believe nor want to believe. One of their biggest reasons is that if God were to exist why is the world so difficult?
2) That is not the work of God, but the work of Satan (John 10:10).
When conflicts arise, there is a different spirit at work, and that is the spirit of Satan. He was a liar from the beginning, a murderer and a follower of his own desires (John 8:44). The age of Nephilim began this way (Genesis 6). Captivated by physical greed, corruption continues. That is the work of Satan (the one who fell from heaven). The age of the Tower of Babel also began this way (Genesis 11). They wanted to reach the top to become their own gods. Satan fueled them to form oneness for their greed, and things like dictatorship and wars begin with this kind of strength.
- Let Christ, who came as the King of peace (Isaiah 9:6), become the King of yourself, your family, and your life.
1) Unknowingly, we tend to make ourselves the king and the master of our lives. That is when Satan also begins to work.
But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic (James 4:14-15).
2) In those times, kneel before Christ and ask Him to reign over you. Do no wait until you are broken; do it in your daily lives.
That is the 3 today’s. Every day, we are to receive strength through prayer, in order to save ourselves and the world. There are things that come from above when we do this. The wisdom from above is peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere (James 3:17-18). Wherever you go, there will be works of peace (2 Corinthians 5:18-19). You will save people, families and churches, and this world.
- To be used as apostles of peace, we must cultivate the strength of oneness.
Satan is splitting us apart, as he gathers his people and their power to dominate the world. The power of the 3 organizations in America is overwhelmingly great. The Jewish organization, New Age, and the Freemason organizations do good deeds, but deny Christ. They speak of uniting all religions and refuse to talk about only Christ.
1) Satan is quietly creating a flow in this world in which Christ no longer exists.
When Christ, who came as the only light to this world, is veiled, then this entire world will be masked in darkness (Isaiah 60:1-2). Satan, the spirit of the world, will confuse the hearts of people and prevent people from believing in Christ (2 Corinthians 4:4). Ultimately, there will come a time of suffering in the end (2 Timothy 3). Hatred, anger, war, terrors emerge as depression, mental illnesses, substance abuse, and suicide rates continue to rise.
2) By the power of only Christ, God’s kingdom, and the Holy Spirit, churches that will save the world must arise.
① We must save the remnants with the power of oneness that is within Christ. We must become one for the work of saving remnants.
Through the 25 years of remnant movement, remnants around the world are rising up as spiritual summits, skills summits, and culture summits. Our church must pray quietly for each and every remnant to commission them out to the world.
② We must do world missions with the power of oneness that is within Christ. The core of that mission is multi-ethnic missions.
From the start of our church, God had given us this blessing. It is so precious, and we are so grateful. Beginning from the multi-ethnic ministry, those individuals become oneness to be sent out into the world. The 5-member team from Acts 13:1-3 commissioned Paul and Barnabas, who were able to save Rome and the world.
③ Through the power of oneness that is within Christ, we are to create a healing center.
There are so many among us that are in pain and failure. By the authority of Christ, we must heal and save them (Mark 16:17-20). We are to go forth as a witness and save individuals like us (Acts 1:8).
Conclusion – May Christ’s true peace and blessing of oneness be overflowing in all our lives this Christmas.