Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mighty God: The Gift of Strength for our Weakness

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 

Christmas everlasting is in knowing that God who is omnipotent (all powerful), omniscient (all knowing), omnipresent (always present), our Creator and Sustainer has come down to us to overcome our weaknesses.

His power is our hope and strength to overcome in life.  Sadly, rather than living as conquerors, we often live as victims to our own weaknesses.  We live in half-truths and fears, never becoming what we are to be in Christ.  Hear what the Word says about who we are in Him: Romans 8:37-39  Yet in all these things (tribulation, distress, persecution, famine,  nakedness, trouble or death) we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

An "Everlasting Christmas" is refusing to live in our weaknesses when Christ has promised us strength to live life.  Don’t allow His form to deceive you as to His power.  This babe in the manger is the incarnate Son of God.  "These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)
Everlasting Father: The Gift of Security for our Fears

Security is found in the constant and eternal presence of God.  Isaiah speaks of an "Everlasting Father" ... one who has come to our world in flesh to care for our needs.  Jesus is the "Everlasting Father" in the flesh.

Romans 8:15-17  For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father." The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs; heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.  .

Through His life, the "Everlasting Father" offers us everlasting life, victorious over death.  He has come to make us sons and daughters.  Jesus says He came that you and I may have the blessings and security of life in an abundant fashion in the here and now.  This babe in the manger brings life from eternity.

As sons and daughters we are able to live in the Father's security who, knowing us completely, cares for us fully.  Rest in your Everlasting Father's" arms today, tomorrow and all eternity, and enjoy the "Everlasting Christmas" He has given to us.  

Scripture to Claim:

John 10:29-30  "My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand. 30 "I and My Father are one."

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