KEY SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 2:14 “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;”
Many have said and even sang songs that says Jesus is the reason for Christmas. This is right. What is Christmas? Christmas is celebrating the birth of our Jesus Christ, yet the real issue is, why did Jesus come in the first place? It is therefore then, the reason for His coming that brought Christmas to pass.
The Bible gives us a number of reasons for Jesus coming. Our key scripture had something amazing to tell us. Hebrews 2:14 “For as much as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also likewise took part of the same, that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is the devil.” The Bible teaches that because Adam sinned, death reigned over him and it passed on to every man born into this life (Rom 5:12). For men to be free from the power of death a man should die for all men and by His death overpower the devil. This is the reason Jesus became a man. Remember the Bible said Jesus is God according to John 1:1 and Philippians 2:5,6. If he had overpowered Satan as God, it would not be legal for men to claim liberty from Satan, because it would not have been men over powering Satan. He therefore had to become a man so his victory over the devil was men victory over him (Satan)
In Revelations 1:18, the Lord said “I am He that liveth, and was dead; and behold I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death”. Jesus through death seized the key or authority of death and hell from Satan’s hands: for all this to be possible he first had to become a man.
Another reason for Christmas or His coming is stated in John 10:10. He said “The thief does not come, but when he comes, he comes to steal, kill and to destroy, but I am come that they might have life and have it to overflow”: He became a man so he could one day die for all men releasing His life for all men to experience life in abundance. Jesus has given His life for all mankind. Have you received this abundant life?
The next reason is in 1st John 3:8, 9. He came into this life, that He might destroy all the works of the devil. This was another reason for his birth. The truth is He has already conquered for every mankind all these we see that His main reason for coming is to liberate all men.
The true reason for Christmas is to celebrate the Lord Jesus Christ for liberating us from Satan’s power.
Thank God for giving Jesus for us. Because He came I am free from the power of death. I have an abundant Life, and Satan works cannot dominate me any longer. Hallelujah!
Galatians 1:4 ” Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:”
Romans 5:17″ For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)”