And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21 KJV
Many know Christmas but they don’t know Christ, Many celebrate Christmas but they don’t know Jesus. Many know this season but they don’t know the reason for the season.
The reason for this season is not only meant for eating chicken, jollof rice, cow meat etc. Is not meant to start calling DJ, partying, dancing, drinking, all the name of celebrating Christmas. The reason for season is far more than this.
If you’re celebrating Christmas and you don’t know Christ which is the main reason for this season, or you have not accepted Him as your Lord and Savior and also walking in His will? Beloveth, you’re celebrating what you know not. Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well that you worshiped what you know not
Christ came to this world to save us from our sins, to restore us and to give us dominion. Today we are celebrating our Wonderful Savior for the great price He paid for us.
Beloveth, Jesus is the reason for the season, any other reason for this season have not yet been discovered and have not been established.
Though we don’t know the real date that Christ was born and how accurate the calendar of the birth of Jesus Christ corresponds to this season, but for many decades now and hundreds of years, the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ have always been celebrated in a season like this and it is the main reason for this season.
Here are 7 vitals things to know for the reason for this season, things you must observe carefully so that this season will not pass you by just as it came.
1. You Must be Saved
John 3:5 KJV
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
As I’ve said earlier, Jesus is the reason for this season and the reason why He came to this world is to save us from our sin.
“And thou shalt call his name JESUS : for he shall save his people from their sins”.
The first thing you must observe this season is your salvation. If you are not saved, you need to humble yourself and come to the Lord today.
You must come to the saving knowledge and grace of Jesus Christ. You must be born again.
2. Examine Yourself
Examine and test and evaluate your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves [not Christ]. Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you–unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected?
2 Corinthians 13:5 AMPC
If you have been saved, restored and redeemed by the blood of Jesus, It’s time to do a thorough spiritual check up of your salvation, many do go for medical check up, but don’t perform any salvation check up.
Many is aware whenever any transaction is being taken place in their account but they don’t know when something is being deducted from the work of their salvation.
It’s a time to check maybe you’re still standing strong in faith. It’s time to amend your ways if you’ve fallen short in this salvation race, it’s a time for a divine balancing, a time for examining yourself to check maybe you’re right on the track.
If you finds out that you have fallen by the way side, it’s time to acknowledged your ways and amend it. Ask for mercy, and God will gladly receive you again.
3. Prepare for Eternity
2 Corinthians 4:18 KJV
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Every day, every seasons and every annual celebration reminds us that the day of the Lord is at hand and is drawing nearer than we think. There is no better time to start preparing for eternity than now.
Jesus came to restore us so that we can live forever with Him in heaven, now He has gone to prepare a place for you and I so that we can reign with Him eternally.
You must use this season to prepare for eternity. Cut everything away from you that might want to hinder you from making Heaven.
Hebrews 12:1 KJV
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
4. Plan and Prepare For Your Assignment
Habakkuk 2:2 KJV
_And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it._
It’s time to accept responsibility, this is the season to start planning on how to fulfill your divine purpose of existence. It’s a season to plan and prepare on how to fulfill your assignment. If you don’t plan now, another Christmas will come and go again without you doing anything about your assignment.
Jesus planned and prepared for His ministry, till today, nobody can ever match His achievements both in personal and in ministry. Though we might do greater Works than He did because His word said so, but nobody can match or qualify for the finished work that he did at calvary.
God has also designed every man in His own unique way to carry out a specific and a unique purpose, your assignment is different from others, that’s why you must use this season to plan and prepare for your assignment as well. Jesus fulfilled His purpose, you too plan well so that you can fulfill your purpose.
5. It’s a Season to Extend and show Love
1 John 4:7 KJV
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
This is not the season to hate, this is the the season of love. This is the the season to free that person that you’ve not forgiven for many years, this is the season to extend love to family, friends, neighbors and the needy.
While many other people celebrate valentines day as their day of love, to do all manners of things. Use this season to exhibit and show the love of Christ to someone, and the Lord will not forget your labour of love, He will surely reward you.
6. Reach Out to The Lost
My Father is glorified and honored by this, when you bear much fruit, and prove yourselves to be My [true] disciples. John 15:8 AMP.
Our first mandate given to us by our Savior is to reach out to the world and bring them to the kingdom of Light.
Jesus saved you so that you can also help others too to come to the knowledge of Him. Use this season to reach out to the world, to proclaim the good news of Lord our Jesus Christ, use any means that’s within your capacity, just do something for Jesus this season.
Raise the banner of his name with your voice, deeds and action.
1 Peter 2:9 KJV
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
7. Give Thanks
1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Let us with gladsome mind
Praise the Lord for He is kind
For His mercies still endures
Ever faithful and ever sure
There is also a song in yoruba dialect (Western part of Nigeria) that sang:
Modupe mori Anu gba
To ri kin se gbogbo eniyan lo ri Anu gba
It means I’m grateful and thankful because I received mercy
Not everyone that receives this kind of mercy.
For us to witness another season and another 365 days, despite all the toil, snare and challenges, is just by the great mercy and grace of God.
And I want you to know that God didn’t just preserve you to occupy space, He preserved you for a reason, He preserved you so that you can fulfill a purpose for His kingdom, He preserve you so that you can produce and bear much fruit for Him.
Beloveth, there are too many things to thank God for, if we start counting them, time won’t permit us because they are uncountable, use this season to thank God and appreciate Him for everything.
So Brethren, just go ahead, open your mouth, begin to thank and Worship His majesty, worship the beauty of His holiness. Give Him all the Glory.
Psalm 100:4-5 KJV
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.  For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
May this season brings joy unspeakable for you and your family in Jesus name. Amen.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in Advance. God Bless You.
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