Christmas 2015

December 19, 2015

Merry Christmas from the great Indian subcontinent!  As I visit this great continent this Christmas, I am amazed at our Lord’s birth over 2000 years ago.

Many reputed scholars believe He was born around late December in 4 B.C..  After so many years of anticipation, He finally came, largely unnoticed by the world, but not by King Herod!  Herod tried to kill Him when he found out about our Lord & King Messiah’s birth (Matt. 2:13ff).  Of course God protected Him and ordered Joseph to Egypt to reside until Herod’s death. After this, Joseph moved to Nazareth to fulfill prophecy.  Fulfilled prophecy was ultimately the reason for the Egyptian move, as His birth in Bethlehem was as well.  In short, Christmas reminds us of God’s fulfillment of His greatest prophetic promise to mankind: To bring His Savior to earth to be born as the perfect God/Man, to live perfectly on earth, completely fullfilling the O.T. Law, and to die and rise again as Israel’s and the world’s perfect Messiah God/Man……. and…..to be destined to reign as the King of all the Universe (Isaiah 9-11; Is. 53; Is. 55-59; Psalms 2)………..regardless of what the world, its religious and political leaders think!  He is coming back to Judge the earth and establish His Kingly rule.  No person or nation will be able to resist Him (Ps. 2; Rev. 19).   Just as He fulfilled all of His O.T. promises before, God will keep His bibilical promises for His judgment and return as well.   For it is impossible for God to lie (Num. 23:19)!  Therefore this Christmas season, let us praise God for His past promised fulfillment of Christ’s birth and for His ultimate return.   The time is short, no doubt.  Let us do all we can for Him while we still can!  Merry Christmas to all on behalf of MM in Asia!