Ignoring Jesus


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This is the 2016 Christmas morning. It is early in the morning when I write these words. The first thing that is crossing my mind today is how our society is capitalizing on making money during the Christmas season while totally ignoring and rejecting Christ. So into the Christmas decorations, the Christmas tree, the food, the parties, the gifts and so on, but who can dare to acknowledge who is indeed the reason for the season.

         We can point out the pagan history of Christmas and the fact that Christ was not born during this time a year. However, what is a fact is that Christ was indeed born. You have to be an idiot not to recognize the overwhelming historical evidence of the birth of Christ.

         Today, I want to take a look at the birth of Christ through the eyes of some of the Old Testament prophets. The birth of Christ is a monumental fulfillment of prophesy:

  1. The virgin birth of Christ

Bible prophecy: Isaiah 7:14

Prophecy written: Between 701-681 BC

  1. Jesus would be born in Bethlehem

Bible prophecy: Micah 5:1-2

Prophecy written: Sometime between 750-686 BC

  1. Jesus would come from the tribe of Judah

Bible prophecy: Genesis 49:10

Prophecy written: As early as 1400 BC

  1. Jesus would be a descendant of King David

Bible prophecy: Jeremiah 23:5

Prophecy written: Sometime between 626-586 BC

         If all of these prophecies and others were fulfill, what makes us think that the rest of the prophecies will not be fulfilled also. Why then do we continue to ignore Jesus? Jesus will come back; this time not as a child born in a manger, but as the King of kings and the Lord of lords who is coming to take over.

         In the history of humanity the world has witnessed amazing events, 1) The great flood of Noah, 2) the destruction of Sodom and Gomorra, 3) the creation of the nation of Israel, 4) the quest of Israel taking over the promise land and all of the miracles, signs and wonders that took place there and 5) the birth, life and resurrection of Christ just, to mention a few.

         The next great events that are coming to this earth are the rapture of the church (I Thessalonians 4:13-18) and the manifestation of the Anti-Christ (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4). Other events will take place after that; the great tribulation, Jesus actual return to this earth, the start of the Millennium, Armageddon and the New Jerusalem. If the prophesies about Christ were fulfilled hundreds of years after they were prophesy, what makes you think that there rest of the prophesies will not become a reality?

         I believe that the Bible has shown herself very accurate. So why do we continue to ignore Christ? Why don’t we acknowledge Him? Is Jesus that small and irrelevant on our lives? Do you know Hm?

 

Author: angelcasiano

An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.

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