Joy Joseph Mundukottackal Konkani Christian (Brethren) Assembly Wishes you A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year
Long time ago in Bethlehem so the Holy Bible says Mary’s boy child Jesus Christ was born on Christmas day And man will live forever more because of Christmas day Hark now hear the angels sing, a king was born today And man will live forever more Because of Christmas day. Trumpets sound and angels sing Listen to what they say That man will live forever more Because of Christmas day. (Do you sing this carol song ?)
O come, all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant, Come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem; Come and behold Him Born the King of angels; O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord . You celebrates Christmas; But do you celebrate knowing the plan of God, in sending His son (Jesus) into this world ? John 3: 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life . It was the eternal plan of God for you. (You to have this eternal life)
O come, all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant, Come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem; Come and behold Him Born the King of angels; O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord . Romans 6: 23 For the wages of sin is death. Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden; but it was the eternal mercy of God. And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: (Gen.3: 22- 24) Romans 5: 12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (Man is mortal and death reigns in him)
Ever since man tries to attain eternal life by his own means Matthew 19:16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? Luke 10: 25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? Luke 18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? (But cannot attain by means of doing good works or law)
How can then have the eternal life ? Revealed thru Holy Scriptures the Bible John 5: 39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. Was promised before the world began. Titus 1: 2 Eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began. Not by work, but by faith can receive it. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (You can receive it only as a gift of God)
PROMISE FULFILLED Fulfilled the promise in due time. 1 John 1:2 For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us. Galatians 4: 4 When the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman. Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. (God send his son that we can have eternal life.)
God the father the source of eternal life ? John 5: 26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself. Jesus the giver of eternal life. John 17: 2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. John 10: 28 And I give unto them eternal life. The nature of eternal life John 10: 28 They shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. (It is His life He shares to us- Col.3: 4)
How to receive the eternal life ? John 6: 40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life. John 6: 47 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me (Jesus) hath everlasting life. Anyone can have the eternal life if believes in him. 1 Timothy 1:16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
Jesus himself is the eternal life 1 John 5: 20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. It is to know the Son of God and who hath send him. John 17: 3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. Peter said; John 6: 68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
Who can have the eternal life ? John 3: 36 He that believeth on the Son hath ever lasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. The message of eternal life is same to all. You can accept by faith Acts 13: 48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed. Or you can reject it. Acts 13: 46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said…but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life.
Must be sure of eternal life now 1 John 2: 25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life. 1 John 5: 11-12 God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 1 John 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
You can have now in this world. Titus 3: 7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. More abundant in the world to come. Luke 18: 30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting. Romans 6: 22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
O come, all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant, Come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem; Come and behold Him Born the King of angels; O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord . . Luke 2: 15-16 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. O come, all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant, Come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem; Come and behold Him Born the King of Angels: O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.
What Jesus have done for you ? He came to this world to give eternal life. Born in Bethlehem to become a kinsman for you. Died on the cross as substitute to save you. Resurrected from the dead to be the Lord of all. Coming again to take you with him to live forever. (He wants you to have this eternal life) You can have eternal life right now.
Another season of Christmas has come to you. When you celebrates, be sure of the eternal life God planned for your life. God wants you to have this eternal life.