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One of the greatest (if not the greatest) revelations in the Bible is this: Matthew 1:23 — Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.”
Without Emmanuel there would be no salvation, no freedom from sin. Because of this we realize we aren’t just forgiven of sin: we are free from it. Big difference! What we must understand is that Jesus was fully man and fully God. If we don’t believe this, we cannot be born again a child of God.
Test the spirits:
1 John 4:1–3 — Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2) By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God. 3) But if someone claims to be a prophet and does not acknowledge the truth about Jesus, that person is not from God. Such a person has the spirit of the Antichrist, which you heard is coming into the world and indeed is already here.
Walk with God:
So, in order to walk with God, we must believe that Jesus is God come in the flesh. Jesus is all God and all man.
As we celebrate this Christmas season, let’s never forget who Jesus is — Emmanuel. God with us! He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, December 14, 2020 @ 10:37 AM MDT
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