How to Keep Christ In Christmas ~ Part 2

That has been a struggle and a debate for years!

Find Part 1 here: How I Keep Christmas Meaningful 

Our Santa vs Jesus Story here

I can tell you, with FULL assurance, that I have discovered the answer to the question, "How do I keep Christmas meaningful?"

People get offended if the cashier says, "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas."  Others purchase buttons and bumper stickers that say, "Jesus is the reason for the season."  Often, there are huge fights, offences, and battles to keep a nativity scene in a public place like a court-house.  Oh, and the upside-down Christmas tree... not even going there!

Slowly but surely, America is divorcing God.  So how do we as Christians, Jesus followers, disciples of Christ, keep the momentum going in the right direction?  Well, that's a bigger question than the one that I am going to tackle today!

Don't you wonder... 

Well, the short answer is... 

Read the rest of the story:

...we don't!  Now before you click me off, hear me out!

I have discovered the true meaning of "holiday festivities."  Where did I turn to find it?  God's Word!  I discovered the "feasts of the LORD."  I discovered the "holidays" that Jesus not only celebrated but fulfilled!  

Let me say this.  People often make the mistake of calling the feasts of the LORD "Jewish holidays."  That is incorrect!  The feasts are for believers in Jesus.  They are for God's people and I am one of those people!

It's really amazing!  I am so excited to have found this treasure that was there all along.  I'll be honest, when I first discovered the "Biblical holidays" I felt ripped off.  How could I go to church since I was 3 days old and not know about this?  Why am I just now learning this at the age of... 30 something? (I'm now 40.)

Once you learn some basics about the feasts, you will find mention of them all over the Old and New Testaments.  You will discover that God intended for His children to celebrate them!  You will discover that Jesus is in them.  You will find that Jesus fulfilled them!  He is "the feasts."

Jesus is the Passover Lamb.
Jesus is the Unleavened Bread.
Jesus is the Firstfruits. (Passover)
Jesus is our atonement. (Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement.)
Jesus "Tabernacled among us."  (Feast of Tabernacles or Booths also likely His BIRTHDAY.)
Someday, Jesus will fulfill the Feast of Trumpets!

I will tell the rest of my story later.  But for now, here is some information on the basics of the Biblical Holidays:  Finding Jesus (Yeshua) in the feasts

Information from Robin at "The Heart of Wisdom."  She explains it all and has books to help you understand.  She is a kind, loving, Christian lady who gets it!

Biblical Holidays ~ Exploring Our Hebrew Roots
Hebrew Roots ~ Passover
Hebrew Roots ~ Fall Holidays
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photo credit: (From "The Nativity Story," Paramount Pictures, 2006)

1 comment:

Beautiful Mess said...

Love this!

Some of the links were not cooperating. Under "don't you wonder" the 2nd and 3rd bullets. Might want to double check 'em.

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