At Christ"s first coming, there was an announcement from the heavenly realm by an archangel(Gabriel) to Mary. There was a sound from heaven to the shepherds in the fields through the angelic realm heralding the birth of a Savior. There was the sound of a cry from the manger as a newborn sacrificial lamb made His presence known. As He prepares to make His second coming a reality, there will be another sound from heaven. There will be a shout from the King of Glory, a voice of the archangel(Gabriel) and with the sound of the trumpet of God!(1Thess.4:16) Surely the mountains will shake, the dead in Christ will rise and enemies will flee! The King is coming! His shout is like the roar of a lion. Yeshua is one and the same a sacrificial lamb and a roaring lion.(Revelation 5:5-6). He who died on the cross as a suffering servant is the same one coming back as a conquering king! In this season of light, let's celebrate the newborn King, His virgin birth, the beauty of who we celebrate. At the same time let us anticipate the sound of heaven announcing His triumphant return! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
In John 6:48-51 it reads in The Passion , "I AM the true Bread of Life. Your ancestors ate manna in the desert and died. But standing here before you is the true Bread that comes out of heaven, and when you eat this Bread you will never die. I alone am this living Bread that has come to you from heaven. Eat this Bread and you will live forever. The living Bread I give is my body, which I will offer as a sacrifice so that all may live." There is a difference between eternal life and living forever. The only reason I would die is if there is a record of sin in my DNA. I do not need to die, none of us do. But we need to undergo transformation by applying the body and blood of Jesus. The body and blood of Jesus carry the record of the DNA of God. We can age and die, or we can take the body and blood of Jesus within ourselves, and live forever!. Jesus says in John 6:58, "I am not like the bread your ancestors ate and later died. I am the living Bread that comes from heaven.