Monday, December 20, 2010

Remembering Christ This Christmas

“Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal[1]?” Jeremiah 23: 27(Amplified)

Do not forget the Name of Christ this Christmas

Today I googled  searched a questionWhat do you think of when you hear the word Christmas?” and I was not even vaguely shocked when I found that only one of the sites even mentioned Christ  or Jesus  even once! (Sites listed at the end of this post)

However I did notice that there are three four basic thoughts when the name Christmas is spoken, they are;
  1. False Gods;  those that associate Christmas with teaching of Santa Clause or other traditions that have nothing to do with Christ.
  2.  Atheism; those that are instigated to hate anger and anti-Christian communications
  3.  Pride; those that associate Christmas with memories solitude, or reading a Nancy Drew novel in front of fireplace, eggnog and snow capped hills.
  4. Greed; those people that see the Christmas season as another opportunity to capitalize on others. 

So what cause these thoughts?  Simply, the traditions of men, inspired by Satan to take Christ out of the mouths of God’s people. If we think about it we all have to admit that for so long we have failed to teach our children who Christ is. While at the same time we continually introduce them to false gods of this world.Small children know who Santa clause is  before Jesus Christ. They know Santa Lives in the North Pole but have no clue where Christ is. Nor do their parents. We teach them to believe in elves, and ignore angels. Tell them about the gifts of Santa, but not the gift of God. In our teaching of this microwave satisfaction, we guarantee their eternal destruction.Because we forgot the Christ in Christmas.

How much do your 10 year old know about Christmas? Could your son or daughter answer these very basic questions?  
1).What city was Jesus born? 2).What is a manager? 3).Who were his earthly parents? 4).Name three of the disciples. 5).How did Jesus die? 6).Who was Judas?  7).What happen after he was buried?

Don’t be fooled Christmas as we celebrate it today is the work of Satan, he wants us to know nothing about Christ, so that he can destroy us, that is why Satan has built a new god that we are teaching our children to worship called Santa clause.

The solution is to teach your children the truth, there are a number of resources available, but the most effective is time spent with our children teaching them about God  check out this posting on my blog the  lower case i  called  Train Up Your Child don’t let him be fooled.

One of the ways that the evil one tries to cause God’s People to forget His Name is by the teaching the name of false or worthless gods like santa clause, the tooth fairy, and the easter bunny, are all worldly replacement personalities for Yehowah and Yehoshua (Jehovah and Jesus).  But the enemy wants us to believe that these are simply fun things given to children having no real value or harm. But it is these fairytales, and dreams which they tell to their children, even other people children, causing them to forget[2] (or never be taught) the Name of God. did that sound like the verse from Jeremiah?

 God Will Not Share His Glory

I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Isaiah 42:8  

When we replace Jesus Christ with Santa Clause we give God’s glory to a false image.  Children cheer Santa and the Easter bunny, and they praise them and can’t wait to be visited by them in much the same way we praise God on Sunday seeking the presence of the Holy Spirit in our service.  

When we allow our children to praise these worthless and fairytales we teach our children to create idols with their mind a direct violation of the second commandment, thou shall make no graven image (not with your hand or with your mind)

However the very worst part of this is that Christ becomes an afterthought even during Christmas. Making the name of Jesus powerless speaking it in vain[3] (violation of the third commandment) What ? You say I’m taking this way too far, it’s just fun? Well some things God just don’t joke about, read the following passage in the context of this posting.

But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. Matthew 12:36-37

I am not asking you to stop celebrating Christmas, I just saying if you claim to have Christ first in your life. than at lease make Him first in the season that bare His name. for your sake and your children’s sake, for all our sake.

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T. Charves FireSpeaks

[1]  supreme male divinity of the Phoenicians or Canaanites (False Gods)
[2] Sad as it is we live in a society where Santa Clause, the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny is more popular than Jesus. What’s worse is that these imaginary personas can be spoken of in the walls of school and the courts of our justice system but Christ cannot. We have made idolaters of our children, teaching them to love the gifts greater than the giver, and  have hidden the Name of God and Christ from their ears.  The dilemma is not about the enemy as much as it is our lust which has turn us form God.
[3] Vain means worthless have no value, with not thought, having no power, meaninglessly