The Christmas Promise Part 2

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The Christmas promise includes “Peace on Earth Good will toward men”. I like this because I have had in my past the will of many different people imposed on me but not all were good and even the good will of men may seem noble- it cannot compare to the good kindly intentions of God will toward every human being.

God says in Jer 29:11 Amplified bible-  For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.

The King James version says to give an expected end- Good will- the Christmas promise includes God’s good will toward you- the world would have us believe it is God that causes our calamities- no on that morning when the angels announced the birth of our redeemer- it was the answer to all our problems- Jesus Christ is here now- all of God’s grace, truth; benevolence, mercy, loving kindness –long suffering, power, strength, love and peace- God’s extreme good will is all wrapped up in the greatest gift ever given to man- the Savior Jesus Christ!!!

God’s good will includes his good plans for you- He has a purpose and plan for everyone of and that perfect will of God for your life cannot be realized with out the church- the body of Christ and gods appointed leadership- Ephesians 4:11-14 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

It is not hard to do the will of God through Jesus Christ- we make it hard and complicated- we get caught up with men’s whims and fairy tales- but God has a good plan and will for your life- it was activated the day the savior came- Peace on earth good will toward men-God Bless you!!


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