Christmas! Two thousand years after the miraculous birth of the Son
of God, the day that should represent the highest ideals possible on
earth continues to be corrupted and eroded by the very humans who were
entrusted to be a shining example in a darkened, fallen world.
There doesn’t seem to be a religion, an ideal, or an institution that
humans won’t pervert and distort. Is it any wonder that Jesus referred
to Satan when He spoke of “the ruler of this world” (John 12:31)? Jesus
also said, “While you have the light, believe in the light, in order
that you may become sons [or daughters] of light” (John 12:36)
Have you noticed how insidious the corruptors are? How they use
tactics to divide those who take a stand for positive change? How they
go after the weak that they call “realists” in order to break down any
meaningful change? An example of this is the nonsense concerning
“humane” animal-derived products. This is trickery and deception
straight from hell. Obviously, those who choose to be fooled fall for
this evil doublespeak that is so prevalent today.
What has this got to do with Christmas, you may ask. Everything!
Satan is still the ruler of this world, and Christmas has been distorted
into a time of greed and indulgence.
About Jesus, John 12:37 and following says:
37 “But though He had performed so many signs before them, yet they
were not believing in Him;
38 that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he
spoke, “Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of
the Lord been revealed?”
39 For this cause they could not believe, for Isaiah said again,
40 “He has blinded their eyes, and He hardened their heart; lest
they see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart, and be
converted, and I heal them.”
41 These things Isaiah said because he saw His glory, and he spoke
42 Nevertheless many even of the rulers believed in Him, but
because of the Pharisees they were not confessing Him, lest they
should be put out of the synagogue;
43 for they loved the approval of men [people] rather than the
approval of God.
“For they loved the approval of men [people]…” People-pleasers! The
more things change, the more they stay the same! Right?
Also read the rest of the chapter (John 44-50), where Jesus makes it
clear that though He “did not come to judge the world, but to save the
world,” (this is used out of context by the “cheap grace” people) “He
who rejects Me, and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him;
the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day.”
Jesus also makes it clear from Whom He received the words He spoke
49 “For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father
Himself who sent Me has given Me commandment, what to say, and what to
50 “And I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the
things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me.”