CHRISTMAS NATIVITY SCENE, DEC. 19, 2009


What if Jesus had never been born?  What difference would it make in the world and in our own individual lives?

As Christians we know Jesus’ life, death, resurrection and ascension has made an eternal difference in our lives but what other answers could we give to this most important question, “What if Jesus never was born?”

I want to give you some answers to that most important question in this blog, but I am hoping after reading this blog that you pause and consider this question yourself.  I know you will find, as I did, you will appreciate the Lord’s coming into this earth and want to worship Him and give Him thanks.  So here are some of the answers I want to give you for that very important question, “What if Jesus never was born?”

  • Obviously we would not have Christmas to celebrate Jesus’ birth and His life.
  • There would be no celebration of Easter for Christ’s resurrection.
  • Obviously there would be no New Testament in our Bibles (Pause and think about that and give God praise for this New Testament written with Jesus’ blood!).
  • Obviously there would be no dispensation of the grace of God, no forgiveness of all sins of all mankind but instead all of mankind would be facing the wrath of God for their sins and eternal punishment.
  • There would be no revelation of Father God and His great love for all of mankind through His Son Jesus Christ.
  • There would be no beatitudes and all the rest of the teachings of Christ that have impacted mankind for over 2,000 years.
  • There would be no Holy Spirit (the Comforter, Helper, Strengthener, Standby and Advocate) living in believers and impacting this world.
  • There would be no presence of the Kingdom of God and its influences on this earth.
  • There would be no all powerful name of Jesus.
  • There would be no stripes laid on Jesus’ body for the divine healing and divine health for all mankind.
  • There would be no defeat of sin, spiritual death and physical death.
  • There would be no defeat of Satan and all other spiritual enemies.
  • There would be no covenant with God through Jesus Christ.
  • There would be no peace of God in believer’s lives that passes all understanding.
  • There would be no joy of the Lord that gives believers strength.
  • There would be no presence of the unconditional love of God.
  • There would be no unlimited miracles, signs and wonders to follow believers.
  • There would be no Church, no followers of Christ to impact this world with the Gospel of the Kingdom and all they have done as ambassadors for Christ to change this world for good:

There would be none of their inventions, discoveries and their writings;  there would be no birth of a formal system of education and Christian institutions of learning; there would be no teachings of the Kingdom that makes for a moral, godly world; there would be no hospitals and proper health care and no Red Cross; there would be no revolutionary idea of the equality of man, the need to abolish slavery and the liberation of women from a second-class status; there would be no Mothers & Fathers Day; there would be no “Gabriel Project” for crisis pregnancy counseling service and thus there would be no one to stand up for the rights of unborn children; there would be no one to stand up for the institution of marriage between a man & a woman; there would be no Salvation Army and lack of humanitarian aid going on throughout the world; there would be no discovery of America in 1492 and no pilgrims coming to America for religious freedom that impacted the forming of this nation of America; there would be no godly men writing the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution for the United States of America filled with godly principles; there would be no Christian programming on TV, no Christian movies and no Christian influence in the arts; there would be no Christian literature and Christian books; there would be no Christian influence in the media (Paul Harvey and multitudes of others); there would be no Christian influence in the government to put this nation, America, back on course for a better nation for all (Abraham Lincoln and numerous others); there would be no Christian influence in education (teaching of morality and the teaching of Creation to prove the falsity of Evolution); there would be no Christian influence in the religious community; there would be no Christian influence in the family; there would be no Christian influence in the military where men and women face death every single day and their families face uncertainties and untold grief; there would be no Christian influence in the financial institutions;  there would be no godly counselors; there would be no intercessors to bring God’s will to a hurting world; and last but not least there would be no pastors, teachers, apostles, prophets, and evangelists who have tremendously changed the lives of multitudes (Billy Graham and others faithful to their calling in Christ).

I could list more and more of the influence the body of Christ has had in this world by the Christ who lives in them and they allow to flow through them.

I could make a list of my own, as I am sure you could as well, of the Christians who have impacted your life by the Christ who lives in them; of which we are eternally grateful.

To further impact your thinking of why Jesus came I want to include what Jesus Himself told us why He came:

Matt 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. KJV

Luke 9:56 For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them [from the penalty of eternal death]. AMP

John 10:10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). AMP

John 12:46 I have come as a Light into the world, so that whoever believes in Me [whoever cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] may not continue to live in darkness.  AMP

Here are some other scriptures showing us why Jesus was born,

John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man comes to the Father except through me. KJV

1 John 3:8 The reason the Son of God was made manifest (visible) was to undo (destroy, loosen, and dissolve) the works the devil [has done].  AMP

Heb 2:9-3:1 But we are able to see Jesus, Who was ranked lower than the angels for a little while, crowned with glory and honor because of His having suffered death, in order that by the grace (unmerited favor) of God [to us sinners] He might experience death for every individual person. 10 For it was an act worthy [of God] and fitting [to the divine nature] that He, for Whose sake and by Whom all things have their existence, in bringing many sons into glory, should make the Pioneer of their salvation perfect [should bring to maturity the human experience necessary to be perfectly equipped for His office as High Priest] through suffering. 11 For both He Who sanctifies [making men holy] and those who are sanctified all have one [Father]. For this reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren; 12 For He says, I will declare Your [the Father’s] name to My brethren; in the midst of the [worshiping] congregation I will sing hymns of praise to You. 13 And again He says, My trust and assured reliance and confident hope shall be fixed in Him. And yet again, Here I am, I and the children whom God has given Me. 14 Since, therefore, [these His] children share in flesh and blood [in the physical nature of human beings], He [Himself] in a similar manner partook of the same [nature], that by [going through] death He might bring to nought and make of no effect him who had the power of death — that is, the devil —  15 And also that He might deliver and completely set free all those who through the [haunting] fear of death were held in bondage throughout the whole course of their lives. 16 For, as we all know, He [Christ] did not take hold of angels [the fallen angels, to give them a helping and delivering hand], but He did take hold of [the fallen] descendants of Abraham [to reach out to them a helping and delivering hand]. 17 So it is evident that it was essential that He be made like His brethren in every respect, in order that He might become a merciful (sympathetic) and faithful High Priest in the things related to God, to make atonement and propitiation for the people’s sins. 18 For because He Himself [in His humanity] has suffered in being tempted (tested and tried), He is able [immediately]  to run to the cry of (assist, relieve) those who are being tempted and tested and tried [and who therefore are being exposed to suffering]. AMP

Let’s be thankful we know JESUS and know why He came and let’s celebrate every single day His life, His anointing, His presence, His power and His glory in our lives.

CHRISTMAS SCRIPTURE FOR END OF BLOG, DEC. 2009

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