Kingdom believers, what is most important to God? We who have the scriptures know. To love God, follow His commandments, and love your neighbor as your self. The entire “Law and Prophets” is summed up in this. But why can’t we put all our desires aside and love God and one another. We know this is right. But we just can’t do it. Some have ask the question “Is #Christmas A pagan Holiday”? Another (Luke 12) ask of the Lord Jesus, “make my brother share the inheritance with me”. And the Lord answers with a question, “Who made Me judge or arbiter between you and him”. You see if we know the TRUTH we have our answers. Why would anyone ask such a question concerning Christmas if you love Christ and know all the benefits of his coming. Or, if we know that there should not be any lack among the members of the body of Christ why is one #homeless, one naked, or one hungry? Why does one brother have to beg or prove he is due his inheritance. It is because of greed and the holding on to one’s material possessions. Yes we can share the joy, the love, the faith, the tolerance, but no this building, this #business, the skill, these jobs, these positions, no this is not the inheritance the word is talking about.
I personally don’t have the will to fight for such things. I know the Lord is my provider, and I know He can provide, deliver, and satisfy all my needs. But this does not make me innocent. And also I am not a fool to anyone except for Christ. So I must speak up for the unfortunate, the mute, the deaf, the lame and etc. So I see why the hypocrite would say Christmas is a pagan day. He has a guilty conscience about all the stores he owns at the mall decked out in Santa Clause, Holy, and #HappyHolidays. He gives the pagan, heathen, or what other vile name he can think of his minimum wages for 24/7 and holidays, and he thinks he has done his duty.
I hope someone will read this and know that the same struggles the world has the Church has also. But as believers we live by faith in God. It seems no one wants to acknowledge that all things belong to God. The Lord tells a rich young ruler to sell all your goods and give to the poor. Then in another place the word says no greedy person has any inheritance in the Kingdom of God. We ask and don’t receive because we do not want to spend our possessions on the things that pleases God (James 2).
Many unbelievers give their time and money to care for the needy but do not acknowledge God. As believers we are no better when we weigh down thousands of brothers and sister with rules and rituals that in themselves make void the grace, mercy, freedom, and the inheritance that comes with acknowledging and obeying God. And we believers loose our authority to ask for what is rightfully ours as Children of the King when we do not speak up or stand up for what is right.
It is a new day and light has come into the world to expose the age old evil of the world. The Light will expose the hypocrite and greedy desires of men. Finally believers, study to show yourselves approved before God, a workman rightly dividing the word of truth.
Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Grace and Peace from our Heavenly Father, and the Lord Jesus. I am Lezah Rous Edwards (Pen), Promise Seed CDC, Inc at http://livingthepromiseseedlife.net a 501-C-3) tax exempt corporation.