*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*WHICH GOSPEL DO YOU BELIEVE?.*
Luke 2:9-11 *And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.*
*And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.*
*For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
The birth of Jesus was announced as good tidings because evil tidings were already in existence.
Paul says if anyone preaches any other gospel other than the one that has been preached to you, he says let such *be accursed."*
This tells us there is another gospel on the loose and this is the Satanic gospels.
News of Jesus's birth was brought by the angel as *'....good tidings of great joy....'* because there had been great sorrow over land.
There would not have been any need to bring Jesus as great joy if sin had not had its way to cause great pain and sorrow to mankind.
In Matt 26:28, Jesus says *for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for the remission of sins.*
Since sin and death were not plans of God for us, God had to bring Jesus so that sin and death will no longer hold on to us permanently.
By His coming, the worst death could do was to take us away physically, but we will be changed so that we may be with God forever.
Paul says in 1 Cor 15:53-55 *For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.*
*So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.*
*O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?*
Satan brought sorrow in the garden of Eden, but Jesus came to wipe out the sorrow. Jesus says in John 16:20 *Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.*
The end of sorrow is the joy that Jesus brought through His birth.
It goes to tell us that people may not know the way out of the sorrow they are going through if they do not know about Jesus as the joy to the world.
The love for this world, in spite of its rough rides, tells us how the devil deceives people to have a false sense that they could enjoy to suffer yet
have *.....their conscience seared with a hot iron;...* thereby avoiding them to know the truth that will save them from sufferings (1 Tim 4:2).
It is a world where riches are not guaranteed for long and and where poverty may linger for as long as it wants.
The devil makes life hard and unbearable to live in, yet people are afraid to die. The devil keeps some in bondage, some go after him at their will, (Gal 5:1, 2 Tim 2:26, Isa 49:24-26).
We must know there is no captivity without freedom, there is no sickness without healing, and there is no sin without forgiveness and redemption.
If we choose to sin, it is God's plan that we should choose to be delivered from it.
Help yourself by seeking deliverance from bondage of evil will and choices.
You need to hear, accept, and preach the gospel of Christ as the joy to the world. It is your first step to achieving victory over the sorrow given to the world by Satan!
If you do not hear the gospel of the joy to the world, you will hear the tidings of sorrow to the world, and nothing will challenge or resist your troubles or sorrow.
If you do not believe Christ, you will believe the devil.
You can not enjoy Christ's salvation until you have tasted it. Psalm 34:8 says *O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him."*
Which gospel do you believe?
Jesus was joy to the world that was soiled and full of sorrow.
*Call to Word action.*
For those who will accept Jesus as joy to the world, Psalms 30:5 *For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.* (Psalm 30:5, Rev 21:4).
*The Christian clarion duty.*
For you to appreciate Jesus as the joy of the world, you must appreciate what true joy to the world means.
Lord, help me to experience true salvation in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.