An important event shocked the ancient civilized world and changed the course of time, history and religion was the divinity birth and arrival of a prophesied baby during the reign of Roman Emperor Augustus, 1st Emperator (31BC – 14AD). The divine arrival that was foretold by many prophets and Jewish religions in the past and also far beyond the eastern borders of the Roman Empire as recorded by Matthew: 1. 18. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19. And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. 20. But when he thought on these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21. And she shall bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name JESUS; for it is he that shall save his people from their sins. 22. Now all this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, 23. Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, And they shall call his name Immanuel; which is, being interpreted, God with us.
The birth of Christ Jesus is miraculous because He was different from our normal conception because mother Mary conceived Christ Jesus without a pair of genetic material and of Holy Spirit elements as marvelously recorded in Matthew: 2. 1. Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, Wise-men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, 2. Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we saw his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
Until today there is no proper historical or archeology records of the exact date of Jesus birth. The reason for 25th of December is remembered and celebrated as the birth of Christ today, because the Roman Emperor Constantine, who accepted Christianity in around 300AD after God gave him the promised sign of victory in battle against a competing general. Emperor Constantine decreed that the previous pagan festival of worshiping the Sun Deity became Christmas. The purpose of Christmas is not other than spreading the Gospel, above all the partying and celebration we experience these days.
Of all the Messiah, prophets, saints, holy men who came to this world, why Christ Jesus is highly regarded as the saviour and redeemer of all humanity with the recognition and status of The Son of God and Man? First, Jesus as the lineage of King David who is the most Godly and God’s chosen Israel king. He came to establish justice and righteousness on earth that is willed and based on the power and glory of God as per Isaiah: 9. 7. Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of Jehovah of hosts will perform this.
Second, Jesus is Lord and also God for He gave us the authority of heaven on His shoulder. And as our Lord God, He who sits on the right hand of God. His bestowed authority is peace and justice and the establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth and that is not of this world as recorded by John: 18. 36. Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. 37. Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end have I been born, and to this end am I come into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
Thirdly, Jesus is the savior of all humanity because we humans cannot save ourselves from sins. And the Son of Man did not come to prophesy or claims to be somebody but He came to save and salvage in the past and present from sins of lust, anger, envy, pride, greed, gluttony, sloth and more. But was wrongfully accused by high priest Kaisefes and other chief priests and religious teachers of Temple of Jerusalem out of hate and malice during holy week of passover as mentioned by Luke: 2. 10. And the angel said unto them, Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people: 11. for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord.
Jesus is the Lord of our Life and creation of all life because in Him was life. Jesus is also the author and pecfector of our lives. Because the Son of God had conquered the grave and appeared before His mourning diciples on the sunday of passover and as explained by John: 1. 3. All things were made through him; and without him was not anything made that hath been made. 4. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. Alot of times we think that we are the controller of life but forget that life is temporary and short term and we do not have the ability to appropriately manage life. Therefore we need to treasure life and let God help manage our lives, thus less problems, emptiness, directionless and confusion.
Christ Jesus is our one and only Son of God for all humanity unlike any other deities, because He is our one true God that can be trusted. Jesus came because God love us so to be among us in order to save us from sins. He came to declare that His Father God is one and only God as portrayed in John: 1. 14. And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth.
Throughout all the ages, Christ Jesus also has for 4 unique names attribute to His status, teachings and wonders. Jesus is the wonderful counselor because He is able to give us life’s wisdom and guidance. Because we humans have 3 confusions I.e. When we are born? when we are going to die? and how to live our life in between birth and death? But through Christ He is our teacher, He will guide us to live life with wisdom, purposeful and Godly. Secondly, Jesus is our mighty God because He is all able God that can do all things strengthen us in all areas of our lives, because through our own strength we cannot deal with all the problems and we alone cannot overcome and obstacles of life.
Third, Jesus is the Everlasting Father because in Christ Jesus we can be fulfilled with the ‘best true love’ that is everlasting. Christmas also brings us the hope of God’s love. Fourth, Jesus is the Prince of Peace because Christ Jesus can bring us true peace not just social stability and no wars, unrest, oppression and mutiny as 2 Chronicles: 9. 8. Blessed be Jehovah thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on his throne, to be king for Jehovah thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do justice and righteousness. Through the reconciliation of man with God and restore our relationship with God, we can rejoice in God’s peace, assurance and promises Romans: 5. 10. For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by his life; 11. and not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.
In recognition of Jesus greatness and assurance in our lives, we need to continue to rely on our one true God, worship His glory and power and spread the good news of the salvation of God in the form of Son of God became flesh and blood to be amongst us to save and salvage.