WHAT WENT WRONG WITH JESUS AFTER CHRISTMAS?


Christmas is almost here. Many church planning committees are within schedule, planning to bring Jesus out of obscurity into the open. Detailed plans and effort are given for the grandeur display, of the Son of God. Many believers are in great anticipation for Jesus centered sermons, songs, concerts and shows, to ignite their emotions. Excitement is in the air, and we all can’t wait for the pomp and pageantry of the celebration of a life time. 

I love Christmas
I love it to the Max
I love the lights and the red ribbons
I love the good will messagesjesus out
I love how we act nicely towards each other
I love the zeal and the enthusiasm of the preacher
The old story of Jesus birth is retold in new depths
I love to see Jesus at the center of it all
Thank God for Christmas…
He is given His place, in all areas of life
From the board room to the media house of America
He tops viewer ratings in all media house
Kids are going to see Prince Jesus again in a manger
I almost forgot the rush to the mall for sales
The rush to the post of office, for people we have ignored for centuries
What about the gifts and cards in the mail box
 

CHRISTIANITY IS CHRISTit is very simple, yet many of the followers of Christ miss it. The new created beings have received the very nature of God, to display His life in the open, everyday of their life. We cannot do anything worthwhile in this life, without his life flowing through us. What religion has done is, making Jesus a cult figure, which is brought in the open on certain occasions, to receive homage from its many followers and return back into hiding.

THE SILENCE AFTER NEW YEAR’S EVE. Like an old country musician, who has faded into obscurity; he hangs his old guitar at his old ranch, with no recognition and fame, but a flood tide of questions swept over his soul. He ask with tears flowing through his cheeks; Where is the love? Where is the applause? Where are all the ten thousand of fans who chanted my name in big arenas, and help him me soar like superman? I have asked myself these same questions on several occasions in regards to Christ and the church. On top of my list is “what went wrong with Jesus, imagesCATM3FL0 after Christmas? The light of the world, in complete obscurity is unbelievable.

Why do we love the festivities of Christianity with passion, and neglect the persuasions of God in our hearts, for intimate relationships? I have come to believe that if Christianity is redefine as Christ… ( centered on Christ); we will do greater works, and experience greater peace in our personal lives. I also believe  that God has been misrepresented to the Church; He is like Santa to most of us.Why do you say that, McDaniels?

Most believers (At Christmas) become Christ centered…with their unveiled faces beholding as in a mirror, the glory of how God gave Jesus to humanity, begins to reflect the same glory in their lives, through the power of the spirit. Paul talks about it this way; “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18(NIV) 

Can you imagine how our lives will be transformed, if the altogether lovely Jesus, sits on the throne of our hearts, in all we do. (Everyday will be Christmas of sort)

SIX GUARANTEED TURN-AROUND, and many more:

1. Joy which is a reflection of the Character of Christ, would emanate out of  our lives effortlessly, as we stay in His presence daily
  •  You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. (Psalm 16:11 NIV)
2. The centrality of Christ in our life and that of the family, keeps us stable and secure at all times, just as you see a united front in all things, through Christmasshopping-bags-101122-02
  • I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. (Psalm 16:8 (NIV)   
3.The poor among us would be set free from the materialistic culture, which makes everything God, and the true God become a god. When God is your portion, you become content
  • I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” (Psalm 16:2 (NIV) 
 
4. The Church will be empowered to share the goodness of God, which put smiles on people’s faces, without prejudice just as we love to smile to the next door neighbor, who is always on our last nerves at Christmas
  • When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them (Luke 2:17-18(NIV)
5. Unprecedented, hassle free miracles shall be seen in our midst as we rest in the finished work of Christ.
  •  So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? (Galatians 3:5 NIV)
6. The culture of prejudice and hostility shall die out in our Churches. The spirit of Christ always dominates the heart of believers in worship to the extent that, our A family which hinges on agapao love will always run through the fire together and come out unhurtracial lines are thrown into the trash. (Look at the smiles on the faces of Ushers and the protocol team…they welcome the poor and the nobodies with a heart full of love)
  •  They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. (Acts2:42-44 NIV)

A PRAYER TO PRAY…Father God, as we reflect on who Jesus is today, may we all through the help of the Spirit, be drawn to the awesome presence of Christ, in our hearts, as we receive supernatural empowerment for greater works and greater peace, only you can give.  Amen!

McDaniels Gyamfi

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5 comments

  1. “What religion has done is, making Jesus a cult figure, which is brought in the open on certain occasions, to receive homage from its many followers and return back into hiding.” Oh, that’s good! Couldn’t agree more on the “turn-around’s” too. Blessings.

  2. Reblogged this on GRAVITY OF GRACE and commented:

    The Christmas season it’s in full swing. As usual, love is in the air…the Jesus love and brotherly kindness. I wish all my cyber world friends prosperity for the NOW season, and in the ensuing year a heart filled with a brand new passion for Jesus and a new frequency within His purpose. I reblog my post; WHAT WENT WRONG WITH JESUS (THE NEW BORN KING) AFTER CHRISTMAS. Keep the momentum going on. Don’t stop the Jesus festival. Spread Him like graffiti on the walls of your community and wherever the soles of your feet shall tread upon. Merry Christmas and love to you all!

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