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December 25, 2017

God Came Down

History shifted the day that Jesus was born! God became man and began to dwell among us. Oh the angelic rejoicing! Mankind would have an opportunity they hadn’t had since Adam and Eve fell into sin – man would walk and talk daily with God again. Intimate friendship! Face to face discussions. God came down. He came to give hope to the hopeless, forgiveness to the sinner, sight to blind, and hearing to the deaf. He came to show love to the lost and rejected ones. He came to the lonely and the oppressed. Nothing about Him has changed. He still comes to us each day just the same. Find Him today at your point of need or in your place of rejoicing! Merry Christmas!

“’Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.’” (Luke 2: 11-14; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Open your Bible and read Luke 2:1-20 and Matthew, chapter 2.

  2. Pay attention to the timing and the sequence of events. Notice how the enemy immediately tried to take Jesus out. Talk with your family about these things you noticed or write them down and think about them through the day.

  3. These are the things God wanted us to know about His son coming to the earth. He wants us to see that despite the peril to Himself and His plan, He came anyway. He is that desperate for relationship with you.

  4. Put on traditional Christmas worship songs today or sing a few carols that speak of Him and His miraculous birth. Make this a day of worship!

A prayer you can pray:

God, I am in awe! Christmas has a new meaning for me this year! It is always such a special season, but I feel You revealing Yourself in such a real way more and more. You are pouring revelation of Yourself and Your ways out on the Ekklesia. You are drawing us to Yourself. What a story Jesus’ birth is! It was dangerous and magnificent all at the same time! It was glorious and just the beginning of a whole new chapter in the earth – the chapter of “God With Us, the hope of Glory!” I will worship You all day long today in the midst of the gifts and the meals and the fellowship with family and friends! Jesus, I thank You for coming on that beautiful night long ago. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that today Jesus will be revealed more than ever before! God is with us!