(Matthews 26:23; I Corinthians 11)
Christmas season is the time when everyone is running to and fro, here and there, after gifts for one here and the other there, but not realizing the meaninglessness of it all when they say it is YAHSHUA’S birthday. The Word of God tells us that YAHSHUA had no beginning and no end. We read this in the book of John chapter one verses 1-4: In the beginning there was the Word (YAHSHUA), the Word was with God and the Word was God Himself! He was present originally with God. All things were made and came into existence through Him(YAHSHUA), and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being. In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. He existed before time; He was never held in the boundary of time, neither to its limits, for time exists only by Him. To fulfill the Father’s will, a body was prepared for Him, but that did not measure the time frame of His existence, neither His beginning. It just implies the human’s time frame for men to mark the date of His coming to earth.
Truth can only be a deliverer of man’s chains when he/she
accepts it. Truth’s foundation is secured in true facts. It is a reality check
without blemishes. When it is embraced and accepted, freedom then takes its
wings. Years of being left in the darkness of lies, men have walked crookedly
and without direction, framed as preys of ignorance. YAHSHUA, the only true
God, without sin, is the root of the truth through Whom all who believe in Him
will be Enlighted. He Himself proclaimed to be not only Truth, but the Way, and
Life. Through Him, we can go to the heavenly Father. He is the ultimate Truth
that will set men free and lead them to heaven. When men reject Truth, they
will find themselves to be under the curse of sin. The curse from which YAHSHUA
died to set men free. Isaiah prophesized this many years before YAHSHUA came to
earth to accomplish the Father’s plan of salvation for men: “He was wounded for
our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the
chastisement [needed to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and
with the stripes [that wounded Him] we are healed and made whole” (Isaiah
53:5). Truth, in general, outside of the spiritual realm, is the breaker of
chains of blind ignorance. But sometimes, it should be confronted only at the
proper time. A man has joy in making an apt answer, and a word spoken at the
right moment- how good it is! These are the Words of Solomon (Prov. 15:23).
A decree from Caesar Augustus which was sent out to the entire Roman Empire to have all registered, caused Mary and Joseph to go to their own town. They went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the town of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David (Luke 2:4). What seemed a problem to them, supposedly, when there was no room anywhere else for them to lodge, it was providential for them to lodge at a place where sacrificial lambs were cared for. These lambs were without blemish, perfect for the atonement of sin at Passover time. That was the place where only these types of animals were found. Joseph and Mary were not aware of the deep meaning of that place in relationship with their new-born Son- the Lamb of God.