• By John Hicks

What was that "day" we were supposed to remember???

Sadly even Hallmark joins professing Christians in watering down that special day that the Lord hath made for our salvation. I took this picture at Walmart while picking out a card for my daughter’s birthday.

Hear me out first before condemning or criticizing me on why I do not celebrate Christmas. Better yet, hear the scriptures out as to why this day should not be celebrated.

Because first of all doing so is not a command from God but there is a command from God that is overshadowed and even overlooked by this obsession shared by professing believers with the world that involves celebrating Christmas.

We are told to do one thing until He comes again in regards to "remembering" anything and that is to remember His death because it is through His death alone that we are saved.

His birth did not save us, His death did.

I am grateful prophecy was validated with Jesus' birth and that it was this birth that brought Him, our Saviour into the world, but that was not "the day the Lord hath made" that we would“rejoice and be glad in it”. See Psalms 118:14-26, specifically verse 24…

The shepherds and wise men rejoiced to witness their Saviour's coming to earth but we are to be obsessed, if you will, with His death until He comes again.

For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.

The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.

Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:

This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter. I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.

The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.

Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. Psalm 118:14-26

On a closing note, what leaven (worldly) components do you celebrate in association to your celebration of His birthday? These would include, but are not limited to, tree, wreath, stockings, Santa, ad nauseum...

Abstain from all appearance of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:22

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2

Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Ephesians 5:10-11

The sad thing about the worldly celebrations is that even Easter (named for a pagan goddess) celebrates His rising and was not intended for specifically remembering His death. We let the world dictate our celebrations and thus have neglected the most important day in history. Shame on all who continue to do so!

#Christmas #Thisistheday

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