Many have spent the last few days thinking about the birth of Jesus, focusing on him as a baby. Celebrating his birth in religious and social settings based on traditions.
How was the birth of Jesus described in the Bible? Luke 2: 10 But the angel said to them: “Do not be afraid, for look! I am declaring to you good news of a great joy that all the people will have.11 For today there was born to you in David’s city a savior, who is Christ the Lord.12 And this is a sign for you: You will find an infant wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger.”13 Suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God and saying:14 “Glory in the heights above to God, and on earth peace among men of goodwill.”
Note that the account refers to Jesus as the “Saviour” by the Angel. His birth, life and sacrifice would result in “on earth peace among men of goodwill”.
Relevant for today!
Can the birth of a baby over 2000 years ago have any effect on today and our future?
How can his birth bring peace to the earth?
The words of John 1: 29 “The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and he said: “See, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” highlight the role Jesus took on, taking away the sins of the world. How could he do this?
The Bible explains that the scales of justice must be balanced. Adam the first Human is created perfect, his sin is the direct cause of human suffering and death. He passed imperfection to his family. To balance the scale another perfect human life would need to be tested to demonstrate that humans will worship God voluntarily and sacrifice everything. Jesus a perfect man, directly identified by God as his son (Adam is also called a son of God) performed many miracles, taught about God’s right to rule and God’s Kingdom as being the only solution to Human problems. The Bible accounts clearly show Jesus was executed but no crime or sin was found against him. False charges led to his death.
So the scales balanced. To prove this the accounts continue to explain Jesus resurrection and how Jesus was elevated to his father’s side.
Jehovah God appointed his resurrected son Jesus to be the King of his Kingdom the very point of Jesus prayer Matthew 6: 9 “You must pray, then, this way: “‘Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified.10 Let your Kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth. What is God’s will for the? Simple! the restoration of the conditions given to Adam. These include:
- Good Health
- Worthwhile work
- Homes for everyone
- Safety and Security
- an end to all the isses that affect human society, including human governments.
The key point to take from this post remains that Jesus as a child had not achieved any of these things, he had to be tested, publicly and the outcome had to demonstrate that a perfect human would serve Jehovah God out of love even to the point of death.