80. Christmas 2016

Christmas is around the corner again and what a wonderful time of year it is! It is a time to reflect and a time to be around loved ones. Christmas is a joyous time, filled with God's love and splendour. It is also a time to ponder the wonderful coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. I know a lot has been written about His coming and a lot has been said. So I know we can become sort of numb to all the messages and not really hear the essence of it anymore.

But today I want you to sit still and really think about what Jesus came to do for us. Close your eyes and really think about Him. He was living in Heaven in His glorified state, Master of the Universe, with millions of angels at His beck and call and the Universe at His feet. But His heart was yearning for us, He wanted us free from the bondage of sin, He wanted us free from the sting of death, He wanted us to be able to fellowship with Him and to walk in His Kingdom as part of His family. He wanted so much for us. He wanted us free from the grip of His enemy. And in His glorified state, He agreed to become small, He agreed to become a helpless baby; He agreed to walk a road of pain and suffering in order to have us with Him.

Isn't that just glorious? Isn't that true love? We think we know what love is, but we don't have a clue. His love is all-consuming, all-encompassing, and all-enveloping. His love is higher than the highest mountain and deeper than the oceans' deep. And when He came, He showed us the extent of His love. Every step that He took was with compassion and a caring heart. He WAS love.

And He accomplished His goal as you all know. He freed us from the grip of sin and death, He freed us from the enemy's rule in our lives, He gave us access into His Kingdom and He welcomed us as part of His family. And the pinnacle of all that He did was to come and live inside of us through His Spirit. So today, the fullness of who He was on earth and of who He still is, is working mightily within you. Love made perfect, is therefore within you in full measure. Love in its purest form is within your spirit.

This Christmas walk in this love available to you. All Christians are filled with this love, the question is just what are you going to do with it? Christ gave His love to you freely; He is in fact showering the fullness of who He is on you daily. But are you open to let it flow through your soul into the physical realm? Or are you too focused on your own world, too focused on the material world to allow His love to flow through? Within His love lie the answers to all of life's problems. If you can get a revelation of the fullness of what is available to you in Christ, your life will never be the same. Allow God to work through you this Christmas season, and going forward. Allow Him to flow in mighty torrents through you to those in desperate need. Allow Him to change you from a cowering human being, into a glorious son of the living God. That is His purpose for you, His destiny, and His dream. Allow Him to take over and to walk with you, hand in hand, in love.

Thank you Jesus that You came to save us. Thank you that You opened the way for us into Your glorious Kingdom. We declare that we want to walk with You in love and reach out to a broken world. We want to become love just like You demonstrated on earth. Thank you that You have already given us all things that pertain to this life and godliness. We praise Your mighty Name. Amen

1 comment for “80. Christmas 2016”

  1. Gravatar of RonelleRonelle
    Posted Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 8:10:56 AM

    Thank you Ilze for being obedient to your Maker and giving us these wonderful insights that He gives you. He has been an inspiration to us all this year through you. We rejoice in His unfailing love and grace!

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