For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Only the love of God is able to carry out a task such as that of the incarnation. The perfect love of God was the source of power for the Son of God to strip himself of his majesty and to clothe himself in humility to save humanity. He who dwelt in heavenly glory and in perfect harmony with the Father and the Holy Spirit left his throne to descend to dwell among human misery and the evil that men housed in the depths of their hearts. The Creator and Author of life descended from heaven to bring light to a lost humanity, thereby ending darkness. Despite having taken the form of a servant his greatness and majesty was recognized by many and his grace and his love did not go unnoticed. His plans were completed successfully to the letter and the world was able to know salvation.
Need direction? The Lord Jesus is the Wonderful Counselor. Let his hand be your guide so that your foot will not stumble and you can live safe and secure. Are you discouraged and tired? Jesus Christ is Mighty God and he will help you because he has promised: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” Do you think that nobody in the world loves you? The Lord Jesus Christ is the Everlasting Father and his love and compassion are unparalleled and have no end. Are you overwhelmed by worries and insecurity? Jesus is the Prince of Peace and only in him you will find calm and rest for your troubled heart. We sincerely hope that the true light that gives light to every man, life himself, will fill you all with his blessing and that love and glory become a reality in your lives. Merry Christmas! To God alone be the glory!
May grain abound throughout the land;
on the tops of the hills may it sway.
May the crops flourish like Lebanon
and thrive like the grass of the field.
Although throughout history some nations have experienced good times ─nothing permanent, never there has been general and thorough prosperity in every corner of the globe. Always the financial health of any nation or empire has been achieved by exercising control and mastery of the riches of other nations or empires, which obviously end up in an economically disadvantaged position because of having to meet the demands and needs of the dominant power. Empires and powerful nations that yesterday dominated today are not as powerful as they were and other nations now take their place. A balance where everyone benefits equally from the riches of the planet has never been achieved. And despite all the lofty speeches heard in economic summits, no country is seeking the general welfare of the world but their own.
God has promised that in the future, hopefully very soon, the earth will experience a general well-being as it never has been known, where all nations will prosper, without distinction of climate, latitude, land, races, industrial capacity, agricultural and mineral resources, transport routes, availability of water or access to sources of energy. To participate in this bonanza it will be imperative that all nations subject themselves to the dominion and government of He who will come as conquering King to impose order, justice and prosperity on all of the earth. With great hope we await that moment in which all nations shall bless each other, every knee shall bow before the King of kings and all of us will consider ourselves blessed. We wait with much optimism for the return of our beloved Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. To God alone be the glory!
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When the Almighty scattered the kings in the land,
it was like snow fallen on Mount Zalmon.
When in the high mountains the temperature drops, the snow does not fall as in the idyllic images of the Christmas cards of the Nordic countries, whose illustrations often show a house in the woods with soft snowflakes falling vertically and very organized as in slow motion. Up in the mountains something very different usually happens; the snow falls but wind gusts disorderly move the snowflakes in any direction as they please. This chaos of snow-laden stormy winds frantically dancing everywhere and in every direction is a good picture of what is going to happen when the King of kings and Lord of lords returns to reign over the whole earth. Kings and rulers will see how their way of life ─oppression and abuse of people for personal gain─ will cease to be and they will have no place to run to escape the wrath and demand for justice that for years they have accumulated over their shoulders.
In view of so much injustice, death and destruction that the tyrannical rulers have inflicted upon their own people, the only resource we have left is hope. We crave for that moment where all justice will prevail and all rebellion and disobedience will disappear. “Peace, justice and joy” will be the motto of this new stage of creation where all people will finally enjoy a perfect government and true prosperity. As we wait for that time to come, let us prepare ourselves to serve the Lord in the area and with the skills that the Holy Spirit has given us. As faithful and wise servants, let us work with vigor until our beloved Lord returns and He finds us involved with His affairs. There, we will see his glory incomparable bring a new dawn. To God alone be the glory!
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