The Rest of The Story
Now that Christmas has come and gone, once again, let ’ s take a look at what few Christians think about. They don ’ t usually think about it because they have been trained by the Judeo-Christian clergy to not think about anything except the false teachings that they provide in the pulpits and on the Talmud vision (television) and on the radio broadcasts by so-called preachers who know little about the scriptures, and even less about what they mean.
While the Bible doesn ’ t give the date for the birth of Christ (although we can get pretty close by a thorough study of the Scriptures and using common sense, which the Judeo-Christian clergy never does), nor mention any celebration over His birth, it has become the highlight for people who claim to be Christians all over the world. However, under observation one can quickly see that something is wrong. If the birth of Christ is as meaningful as the celebration called Christmas indicates, why isn ’ t this meaning reflected in all of society where the celebration is taking place?
Retail stores began gearing up for Christmas early enough to give people two months to buy decorations and preparations for the celebration. But, as we are sure you noticed, the next day after Christmas everything pertaining to Christ has been ripped out of the stores as soon as possible. This is because our Pharisee-dominated culture does not favor the businessman who openly honors the Messiah Jesus Christ. All this indicates that in spite of Christmas being the biggest holiday of the year, the idea that Christ is actually the Messiah, the one anointed as Redeemer, Savior and King, is not to be taken seriously.
The picture book nativity and the Hall mark greeting cards have given us a cute sanitized view of Christ. We see a sweet smelling baby in a soft blanket, in a cozy crib of fresh straw. The well-groomed donkey stands by with a cow and sheep; all cooperatively fitting into place. The whole event is portrayed a-la Walt Disney.
Russell Holt wrote: “ So? What does it matter if we carry a romanticized version of the nativity around in our heads? Probably not much. Unless along with it we unconsciously subscribe to a ‘ gospel according to Disney. ’ A Jesus who begins life in such a cuddly, cute way with angels and shepherds and white, little lambs will probably go on to grow up Disney-like, animatedly meeting one perfectly choreographed adventure after another until the happy ending of a glorious resurrection and triumphant return to heaven. ”
In contrast to the observance of other birthdays, Christ is celebrated as a child, as if He continues to remain a child. Certainly He was unique in birth, being begotten by Almighty God and conceived by a virgin, and this uniqueness is essential in recognizing His person and His purpose. But by keeping Christ an infant in the manger it becomes easy for people to celebrate Him without giving heed to His purpose and accomplishment.
Miraculous as His conception was, Christ was born as we all are. After nine months of gestation He was born of a woman, with pain and blood. Although we don ’ t know the exact date of Christs ’ birth, we know that by Hebrew law He began His ministry at the age of 30 when He was baptized and empowered by God ’ s Holy Spirit. From that day for three and a half years He preached the good news of THE KINGDOM OF GOD, spoke the words of God, and did the works of God. (John 5:19; 14:10; 15:15)
The prophecies concerning the advent of Christ, the Messiah, did not concentrate upon His infancy. They speak of a mature man; a suffering servant, a man despised and rejected, a Redeemer and a King
The first announcement of Christ ’ s coming was in Genesis 3:15, in which god addressed the serpent and said that the seed of the woman (Christ) would bruise the serpent ’ s head, while the serpent would bruise His heel, thus indicating both Christ ’ s suffering and victory over death. Thus proving that there are TWO SEEDLINES NO MATTER WHAT THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN CLERGY TEACHES.
The prophecy concerning Bethlehem focused, not on a baby, but on a ruler.
“ But thou, BETHLEHEM EPHRATAH, THOUGH THOU BE LITTLE AMONG THE THOUSANDS OF JUDAH, YET OUT OF THEE SHALL HE COME FORTH UNTO ME THAT IS TO BE RULER IN ISRAEL; WHOSE GOINGS FORTH HAVE BEEN FROM OF OLD, FROM EVERLASTING. ” (Micah 5:2)
The most complete prophecy of Christ is found in Isaiah 53:3:
“ HE IS DESPISED AND REJECTED OF MEN; A MAN OF SORROWS, AND ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF: AND WE HID AS IT WERE OUR FACES FROM HIM; HE WAS DESPISED, AND WE ESTEEMED HIM NOT. ”
Like all who live to please God rather than man, Christ ran all the risks, and suffered the consequences. Peter said, “ He went about doing good. ” (Acts 10:38) He gave until there was no more to give, in return He received criticism and scorn; and still the criticism and scorn has not stopped in the last 2000 years because of the hatred of the Jews.
“ ALL WE LIKE SHEEP HAVE GONE ASTRAY; WE HAVE TURNED EVERY ONE TO HIS OWN WAY; AND THE LORD HATH LAID ON HIM THE INIQUITY OF US ALL (This means the White Race, it does not mean all the other races and peoples of the earth, because the Laws of God were never given to them, and sin is the violation of those laws). ” Isaiah 53:6)
When we think of sin (the violation of God ’ s Laws) that is worthy of death, we think of serial killers or cruel dictators. But “ every one of God ’ s Israel people ” has sinned and gone astray, and Christ suffered the penalty for us.
“ He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. ” (Isaiah 53:7-8)
We must meet Christ, not at the manger, as pleasant as that might be, but at the stake, where He was slain like a sacrificial lamb to pay the penalty foo our sin.
“ And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. ” (Isaiah 53:9-11)
The reality of the world of wickedness is drowned in a sea of fantasy and pagan tradition, but man still stands in desperate need to have his sins forgiven.
“ Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. ” (Isaiah 53:12)
To Mary the angel Gabriel announced that Christ would “ SAVE HIS PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS, ” (Matthew 1:21), but this was to come only after He set an example for us all by a life in which he “ LEARNED OBEDIENCE BY THE THINGS THAT HE SUFFERED; AND BEING MADE PERFECT, HE BECAME THE AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION UNTO ALL THEM THAT OBEY HIM. ” (Hebrews 5:8-9)
There was a glorious wonder in the birth of Mary ’ s baby, God ’ s own Son, but it would have been in vain and soon forgotten had he not lived to resist every temptation, to obey the Father ’ s will, die for our sins, then be resurrected and exalted to be Lord and King.