The True Meaning of Christmas
(i) Beginning of the Great What
The “Great What” regarding “Salvation”:
“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,” (Titus 2:11, NASB)
*All Flesh —> In the “Last Days” (Plural) <—
“And it will be in the last days, God says, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your elders will dream dreams.” (Acts 2:17, BSB)
Example of a ‘Day’ (singular) in God’s Hidden Time definition (‘seen’ only when translated literally ‘as it is written’ in the Original Greek Bible Scripture):
“and increase ye in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; to him is the glory both now, and to the day of the age! Amen.” – (2 Peter 3:18, YLT)
Agreeing with the ‘conclusion’ promised in His Word in the attached image.
(ii) Intermediate of the Great How
The “Great How” regarding “Salvation”:
“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:3 – 4)
*The word translated as “Will” in the actual Greek in the verse above is a “Verb” proving God’s Act to ‘bring it to pass’ explaining the “how” perfectly as He Himself declared:
“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.” – Lord Jesus Christ (John 12:32)
Also, His Salvation is for “all” eventually too which is to be “testified” (become true) in its own “times” (plural – “not” all at the ‘same’ time):
“Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due times.” (1 Timothy 2:6)
The word translated as “willing” from the original Greek word in the verse below too is a “Verb” (again) proving a certainty that both verses (above & below) will come to pass regardless in the appropriate times simply because in these verses “He Acts” & that assures —> “No Failure” is possible:
“The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)
It’s not a lie and to declare these truths was the reason ‘why’ apostle Paul was appointed too:
“Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.” (1 Timothy 2:7)
The Beautiful Confession of “Jesus Christ is Lord” by His “Spirit” poured upon “all Flesh” in the “Last Days (plural)” —> will cause ‘all flesh’ to ‘be Saved’ eventually as we see when we ‘combine’ these verses together to ‘see’ the overall ‘Salvation of God’:
“Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus is accursed”; and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 12:3)
“and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:11)
“And it hath come to pass afterwards, I do pour out My Spirit on all flesh, And prophesied have your sons and your daughters, Your old men do dream dreams, Your young men do see visions.
And also on the men-servants, and on the maid-servants, In those days I do pour out My Spirit.
And I have given wonders in the heavens, and in the earth, Blood and fire, and columns of smoke.
The sun is turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, Before the coming of the day of Jehovah, The great and the fearful.” (Joel 2:28 – 31)
In the prophecy verses above, we see that:
The ‘Ending’ promised in Scripture regarding when “His Spirit” is poured upon “All Flesh” across these ‘last days’ (different time periods):
‘EVERYONE shall BE SAVED” in appointed “TIMES” (plural) because “ALL” will call upon HIS NAME eventually when each makes the Beautiful Confession “JESUS (Yeshua) Christ is LORD” by HIS SPIRIT being poured upon them ALL —> A ‘Conclusion’ Clearly Understood when these related verses (context) are ‘seen together’:
“And it WILL come about that EVERYONE WHO calls on the NAME of the LORD
Will be SAVED;
For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
There will be those who escape,
As the LORD has said,
Even among the survivors whom the LORD calls.” (Joel 2:32)
(iii) Ending of the Great Why
The “Great Why” regarding “Salvation”:
Because He is the RIGHTEOUS GOD & SAVIOUR of All:
“For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited),
“I am the LORD, and there is none else.
“I have not spoken in secret,
In some dark land;
I did not say to the offspring of Jacob,
‘Seek Me in a waste place’;
I, the LORD, speak righteousness,
Declaring things that are upright.
“Gather yourselves and come;
Draw near together, you fugitives of the nations;
They have no knowledge,
Who carry about their wooden idol
And pray to a god who cannot save.
“Declare and set forth your case;
Indeed, let them consult together.
Who has announced this from of old?
Who has long since declared it?
Is it not I, the LORD?
And there is no other God besides Me,
A RIGHTEOUS GOD and a SAVIOR;
There is none except Me.” (Isaiah 45:18 – 21)
“and the RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD is through the FAITH of JESUS CHRIST to ALL , and upon all those believing, — for there is no difference,” (Romans 3:22, YLT)
Yes, by the FAITH OF JESUS CHRIST (also called the ‘Faith OF God’ in Romans 3:3; yes THROUGH His Faith & Action Alone) He Will Save the whole World.
“For as through the one man’s disobedience THE MANY were made sinners, even so through the OBEDIENCE of the One THE [same] MANY WILL be MADE RIGHTEOUS.” (Romans 5:19)
“So then as through one transgression there resulted CONDEMNATION to ALL MEN, even so through One Act of RIGHTEOUSNESS there resulted JUSTIFICATION of LIFE to ALL MEN.” (Romans 5:18)
“For as in Adam ALL die, so also in Christ ALL WILL be MADE ALIVE.” (1 Corinthians 15:22)
ALL (EVERY TONGUE) as it is prophesied ‘conclusively’ as follows in ‘subsequent verses’ depicting perfect context (please note the ‘BE SAVED’ too when ‘all’ will ‘turn to Him’ when they CONFESS that Jesus Christ is Lord & SWEAR allegiance to HIM for SALVATION):
““Turn to ME and BE SAVED, all the ends of the earth;
For I am God, and there is no other.
“I have sworn by Myself,
The word has gone forth from My mouth in RIGHTEOUSNESS
And will NOT turn back,
That to ME every knee will bow, EVERY TONGUE will SWEAR allegiance.
“They will say of ME, ‘Only in the LORD are RIGHTEOUSNESS and strength.’
Men will come to Him,
And all who were angry at Him will be put to shame.” (Isaiah 45:22 – 24)
By imputing HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS upon ALL, He SAVES ALL —> the meaning of ‘RIGHTEOUS GOD & SAVIOUR’ in verse above which is understood when all these related verses (context) are ‘seen together revealing’ the truth echoed in verse in picture too that ALL FLESH will SEE the SALVATION of GOD through our Blessed Lord & Saviour, Jesus Christ.
The Beautiful END for ALL MEN (Conclusion) is BEING SAVED by HIM, the LIVING GOD:
“For it is for this [END] we labor and strive, because we have fixed our HOPE on the LIVING GOD, Who is the SAVIOR of ALL MEN, especially of believers.” (1 Timothy 4:10)
We are COMMANDED to declare this GOSPEL (GOOD NEWS) in FULL to include “THESE THINGS”:
“THESE things COMMAND and TEACH.” (1 Timothy 4:11)
But first, as believers we are to ‘ACCEPT’ it too (It is sad that many among His Own Bride either don’t know about it or are too doubtful to BELIEVE IN HIM toward this WORTHY truth regarding HIM alone):
“This is a FAITHFUL SAYING and WORTHY of ALL ACCEPTation .” (1 Timothy 4:9)
Do we believe it or are we only going to believe ‘after we see it’?
“Jesus said to him, “Because you have SEEN ME, you have BELIEVED; BLESSED are those who have NOT SEEN, and yet have BELIEVED.” (John 20:29)
““Drip down, O heavens, from above,
And let the clouds pour down RIGHTEOUSNESS ;
Let the earth open up and SALVATION BEAR FRUIT,
And RIGHTEOUSNESS spring up with it.
I, the LORD, have created it.” (Isaiah 45:8)
“Declaring the END from the BEGINNING, And from ANCIENT TIMES things which have NOT been DONE, Saying, ‘MY PURPOSE WILL be ESTABLISHED, And I WILL ACCOMPLISH ALL My GOOD PLEASURE’;” (Isaiah 46:10)
“Behold, I am the LORD, the GOD of ALL FLESH; is anything too difficult for ME?” (Jeremiah 32:27)
“I am the ALPHA and the OMEGA,” says the LORD GOD, “Who is and Who was and Who is to come, the ALMIGHTY.” – Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:8)
“And HE Who Sits on the THRONE said, “Behold, I AM making ALL things new.” And HE said, “WRITE, for these WORDS are FAITHFUL and TRUE.” (Revelation 21:5)
“HE hath made EVERY THING BEAUTIFUL in HIS TIME: also HE hath set the AGE in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that GOD maketh from the BEGINNING to the END.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
“I am the ALPHA and the OMEGA, the FIRST and the LAST, the BEGINNING and the END.” – Lord Jesus Christ (Revelation 22:13)
GOSPEL means GOOD NEWS