Greetings today. Merry Christmas.
2000 years ago a human child was born. The Angels sang Glory to God in the Highest for unto us a child is born.
This child was destined to be both Messiah and Lord based on his obedience. This child was not God. This child was the promised seed of Genesis 3:15. God Himself was with mankind because He created the seed in the womb of Mary and enabled Mary to give birth to a human child born without the taint of the sin of Adam and Eve. The blood of the child comes from the father. God is Holy and is Spirit and by His power God created seed with Mary. There is only ONE TRUE Spirit outside of us in the whole universe.
The Apostle Peter stated on the day of Pentecost: You men of Israel: Jesus of Nazareth, a man – a man is a human being – Peter says Jesus is a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you. You have crucified and slain this Jesus. God has raised him up from the dead.
It is by belief God raised Jesus from the dead and confession he is Lord – meaning Lord of the Cosmos – that we have everlasting life and spiritual birth of holy spirit by grace which was made available for all mankind – not just Jews – but all mankind on the day of Pentecost.
God can do this on legal grounds because the blood of Jesus is pure.
Jesus was born on 11 SEP 3B.C. Our tradition is to celebrate his birth near the end of the year. A time when we sing Peace on Earth and goodwill to all men and take time of work to celebrate his birth.
My prayer this 2015 is that the Church of His Body will leave behind the darkness of the 16th century and stop saying that God Himself came down from heaven and became flesh. God is Spirit and cannot become flesh and blood. He is outside His creation and is in no way a part of it. Jesus our Lord himself said spirit is spirit and flesh is flesh.