The CHRISTmas Message in the Bible
God's Wonderful Creation of Our Life and Existence
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Genesis 1:26-28 And God (Father, Son Jesus, Holy Spirit) said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
God Created Mankind for Fellowship
Genesis 5:1-2 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God
created man, in the likeness of God made He him; male and female
created He them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the
day when they were created.
Adam & Eve Sin against God - Mankind is now Separated from God
Genesis 3:9-13 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art
thou? And he said, I heard Thy voice in the garden, and I was
afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
And He said, who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten
of the tree (of evil), whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
And the man said, The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she
gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast
done? And the woman said, The serpent (Satan) beguiled (tricked) me, and I did eat.
God Promises Mankind the Redeemer Jesus - the Seed of the Virgin Birth
Genesis 3:14-15 And the LORD God said unto the serpent (Satan), Because thou hast done
this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the
field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the
days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the
woman, and between thy seed (antichrist) and her seed (Redeemer-Jesus Christ); it shall bruise thy head,
and thou shalt bruise His heel.
The Tree of Life is Sheltered until Sin is Removed
Genesis 3:22-24 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of Us, to
know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also
of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the
LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground
from whence he was taken.
So He drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the garden
of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep
the way of the tree of life.
Abraham is Promised to be in the Lineage of the Redeemer
Genesis 12:1-3 Now the LORD had said unto Abram (Abraham), Get thee out of thy country (Babylon/Iraq),
and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land (Israel) that I
will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation (Jews), and I
will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a
blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him
that curseth thee: and in thee (through Jesus-Redeemer) shall all families of the earth be
Balaam's Christmas Prophecy
Numbers 24:17 ... there shall come a Star (Christmas Star) out of Jacob, and a
Scepter (King) shall rise [resurrection] out of Israel ...
The Prophet Samuel Anoints the Sheperd Boy David to be the King of Israel
1 Samuel 16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst
of his brethren: and the (Holy) Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that
Nathan's Prophecy to King David that his Throne Will be for the Redeemer
2 Samuel l7:4-17 And it came to pass that night, that the word of the LORD came
unto Nathan, saying, Go and tell My servant David, Thus saith the
LORD, Shalt thou build Me an house for Me to dwell in? Whereas I
have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the
children of Israel out of Egypt (slavery), even to this day, but have walked in
a tent and in a tabernacle.
In all the places wherein I (God) have walked with all the children of
Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I
commanded to feed My people Israel, saying, Why build ye not Me an
house of cedar?
Now therefore so shalt thou say unto My servant
David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote,
from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people, over Israel:
And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all
thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like
unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.
Moreover I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will
plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no
more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more,
as beforetime, And as since the time that I commanded judges to
be over My people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine
Also the LORD telleth thee that He (God) will make thee (David) an house.
And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy
fathers, I will set up thy seed (descendants) after thee, which shall proceed out of
thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.
He shall build an house for My name, and I will stablish the
throne of his kingdom for ever.
I will be His Father, and he shall be My son. If he commit
iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes
of the children of men: But My mercy shall not depart away from
him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee.
And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever
before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.
According to all these words, and according to all this vision,
so did Nathan speak unto David.
King David's Reply to God's Gracious Gift of Providing the Redeemer
2 Samuel 7:18-28 Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD, and he said,
Who am I, O Lord GOD? and what is my house (family), that Thou hast brought me
hitherto? And this was yet a small thing in Thy sight, O Lord
GOD; but Thou hast spoken also of Thy servant's house for a great
while to come. And is this the manner of man, O Lord GOD? And
what can David say more unto Thee? for Thou, Lord GOD, knowest Thy
For Thy word's sake, and according to Thine own heart, hast Thou
done all these great things, to make Thy servant know them.
Wherefore Thou art great, O LORD God: for there is none like
Thee, neither is there any God beside Thee, according to all that we
have heard with our ears.
And what one nation in the earth is like thy people (Jews), even like
Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to Himself, and to make
Him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for Thy land,
before Thy people, which Thou redeemedst to thee from Egypt, from the
nations and their gods? For Thou hast confirmed to Thyself Thy
people Israel to be a people unto Thee for ever: and Thou, LORD, art
become their God.
And now, O LORD God, the word that thou hast spoken concerning
Thy servant, and concerning his house, establish it for ever, and do
as thou hast said.
And let Thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts
is the God over Israel: and let the house of Thy servant David be
established before thee.
For thou, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to Thy
servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath Thy
servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto Thee.
And now, O Lord GOD, Thou art that God, and Thy words be true,
and Thou hast promised this goodness unto Thy servant: Therefore
now let it please Thee to bless the house of Thy servant, that it may
continue for ever before Thee: for Thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken it:
and with Thy blessing let the house of Thy servant be blessed for
The Prophet Isaiah Reminds the House of David about the Coming Redeemer
Isaiah 7:13-14 And he (Isaiah) said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small
thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?
Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign;
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall
call His name Immanuel (God with us).
The Prophet Isaiah Instructs that God Himself will be the Redeemer of Mankind
Isaiah 9:6-7 For unto us a Child is born (virgin birth), unto us a Son is given (cross): and
the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name
shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God,
The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no
end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to
order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice
from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of
hosts will perform this.
The Angel Gabriel Announces the Coming Entrance-Birth of the Redeemer of Mankind
Luke 1:26-38 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a
city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man
whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name
And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art
highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in
her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found
favour with God.
And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a
Son, and shalt call His name JESUS.
He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest:
and the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David:
And He shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of His
kingdom there shall be no end.
Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know
not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy
Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall
overshadow thee: therefore also that Holy thing which shall be born of
thee shall be called the Son of God.
And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son
in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called
For with God nothing shall be impossible.
And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me
according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
Mary Visits and is Greeted by Elisabeth
Luke 1:39-45 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with
haste, into a city of Juda; And entered into the house of
Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.
And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of
Mary, the babe (John the Baptist) leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the
Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said,
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come
to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded
in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a
performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
Mary's Reply - "The Magnificent"
Luke 1:46-56 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit
hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
For He hath regarded the low estate of His handmaiden: for,
behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For He that is mighty hath done to me great things; and Holy is
And His mercy is on them that fear Him from generation to
He hath shewed strength with His arm; He hath scattered the proud
in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of
He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He hath
sent empty away.
He hath helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy;
As He spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her
John the Baptist's Father's Prophecy Regarding Jesus the Redeemer
Luke 1:67-75 And his (John's) father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and
prophesied, saying, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for He
hath visited and redeemed His people, And hath raised up an horn
of salvation for us in the house of His servant David; As He
spake by the mouth of His holy prophets, which have been since the
world began: That we should be saved from our enemies, and from
the hand of all that hate us; To perform the mercy promised to
our fathers, and to remember His holy covenant; The oath which He
sware to our father Abraham, That He would grant unto us, that we
being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve Him without
fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him, all the days of
The Virgin Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem
Luke 2:1-7 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree
from Caesar Augustus (Roman Ruler) that all the world should be taxed.
And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of
Syria. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth,
into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem;
because he was of the house and lineage of David: To be taxed
with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were
accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped Him in
swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room
for them in the inn.
Sheperds are Invited to View the Redeemer Jesus
Luke 2:8-12 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of
the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you
good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the Babe wrapped
in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
The Heavenly Angels Rejoice in God at the Birth of Jesus the Redeemer
Luke 2:13-14 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly
host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and
on earth peace, good will toward men.
The Sheperds Visit the Baby Jesus the Redeemer of all Mankind
Luke 2:15-16 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into
heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto
Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord
hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the
Babe lying in a manger.
The Sheperds Begin to Tell the World that Jesus the Redeemer has Arrived
Luke 2:17-20 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying
which was told them concerning this Child.
And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were
told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all
the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
The Wise Men Come to Present Gifts and to Worship Jesus the Redeemer and King of Mankind.
Matthew 2:1-11 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea
in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men
from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is He that is
born King of the Jews? for we have seen His star (Christmas Star) in the east,
and are come to worship Him.
When Herod the king
had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem
with him. And when he had gathered all the chief
priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of
them where Christ should be born.
And they said unto
him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the
prophet, And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art
not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall
come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men,
enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and
search diligently for the young Child; and when ye have
found Him, bring me word again, that I may come and
worship Him also.
When they had heard the king, they
departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went
before them, till it came and stood over where the young
Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced
with exceeding great joy.
And when they were come into the house, they
saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down,
and worshipped Him: and when they had opened their
treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and
frankincense, and myrrh.
Jesus is Circumcised and Officially Given His Name Jesus
Jesus = God (self-sustaining, ultimate power-authority) and Eternal Salvation (healing)
Luke 2:21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the
Child, His name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel
before He was conceived in the womb.
Note: After the Tribulation Period during the coming 1,000 year Kingdom reign of Jesus here on earth we will not be primarily calling God "Jesus" (Jehovah God is Salvation) we will be calling God "Jehovah Tsidkenu" (THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS). Jeremiah 23:6 ... and this is His name whereby He shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
The Holyman Simeon Prophesies about Jesus
Luke 2:22-35 And when the days of her purification according to the law of
Moses were accomplished, they brought Him to Jerusalem, to present Him
to the Lord; As it is written in the law of the LORD, Every male
that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord; And to
offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the
Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon;
and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of
Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should
not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents
brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him after the custom of the law,
Then took he Him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy
word: For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, Which thou hast
prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the
Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people Israel.
And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were
spoken of Him.
And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold,
this Child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and
for a sign which shall be spoken against; Yea, a sword shall
pierce through thy own soul also, that the thoughts of many hearts
may be revealed.
The Holywoman Anna Prophesies about Jesus
Luke 2:36-39 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of
the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an
husband seven years from her virginity; And she was a widow of
about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple,
but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the
Lord, and spake of Him to all them that looked for redemption in
And when they had performed all things according to the law of
the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
Jesus Grew and Accomplished All that He was Sent to Do
Luke 2:40 And the Child grew, and waxed strong in Spirit, filled with
wisdom: and the grace of God was upon Him.
Matthew 18:31-33 Then He took unto Him the twelve (Apostles), and said unto them, Behold, we
go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets
concerning the Son of Man shall be accomplished.
For He shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be
mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: And they shall
scourge Him, and put Him to death (cross): and the third day He shall rise (resurrection) again.
John 19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished,
that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ the Living Redeemer
Mark 16:14-16 Afterward He appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and
upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they
believed not them which had seen Him after He was risen.
And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the
gospel (good news) to every creature.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that
believeth not shall be damned.
So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, He was received up
into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working
with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
Our Eternal Future with God our Redeemer and the Tree of Life
Revelation 22:1-2 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal,
proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it,
and on either side of the
river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits,
and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for
the healing of the nations.
The Angel Testifies that these things are soon to come
Revelation 22:6-7 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the
Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to shew unto His servants
the things which must shortly be done.
Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of
the prophecy of this book (Bible).
Jesus Testifies that He is the Redeemer
Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in
the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright
and morning star.
Invitation to All People to Become Redeemed
Revelation 22:17 And the (Holy) Spirit and the bride (Church) say, Come. And let him that heareth
say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let
him take the water of life freely.
Christmas time is a wonderful time it is a time of reassurance of God's love and of God's commitment for all mankind throughout all time.
Enjoy the Christmas holiday season knowing that there is indeed a Savior-Redeemer for mankind and that Jesus Christ is the Savior-Redeemer.
Have a very merry CHRISTmas!
God bless you!
David Anson Brown
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