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The War Against Jesus

There was a news report out a few days ago that told about a bank that was being forced by the government to remove all of its Christmas decorations. Generic holiday decorations could stay, but anything having to do with Christmas, Jesus, or the Christian message of the season had to go.

Many would see this kind of action as another example of what’s been called “the war against Christmas.” But actually, attempts to rid the season of any vestiges of the Christ child is just one battle in a much larger war – the war against Jesus Himself.

The war against Jesus has been going on for a very long time. In fact, it precedes His incarnation.

After the fall of mankind, God promised that a seed would be born who would overcome evil and redeem fallen humanity (Gen.3:15). Once that promise was issued, Satan did his best to keep it from being fulfilled.

Cain’s murder of Abel, the corruption of the human race before Noah, Pharaoh’s efforts to kill the male offspring of the Hebrews, and Saul’s attacks on David are just a few examples of Satan-inspired attempts to keep God’s promised seed from coming forth.

But the seed did come forth. In the fullness of time, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman. This is what we celebrate at Christmas.

Yet, even after Christ was born, the war continued as attempts were made to keep Him from reigning and ruling as the royal seed.

Upon hearing of Christ’s birth, King Herod of Judea ordered the slaughter of all the male children in Bethlehem under two years of age to assure he would have no rival. Christ escaped this massacre, but Satan would not give up.

During Christ’s ministry, Satan tempted Him to forsake His mission, and tried to have him murdered multiple times. Then, by working through Judas, Satan thought he finally had Jesus where he wanted Him when He was crucified on the cross. But this only furthered God’s plan of redemption as Jesus was raised from the dead.

Today, the war against Jesus continues as souls resist His rule over them. But Jesus has already vanquished His enemies. Though the rulers of the earth take their stand against Him, He who sits in the heavens laughs, because the whole earth is His inheritance (Ps.2).

The day is coming when every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord (Phil.2:9,10).

Any effort to remove Jesus from the season represents one battle in the long war against Him. But the war has already been won. Satan’s head has been crushed, and those who follow his inspired ways are on the losing side.

“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever” (Rev.11:15).

  1. CJ
    December 21, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    I really appreciate your message regarding The War against Jesus. It breaks my heart when I see how society is trying to take Jesus out of Christmas, how the teachers are not allowed to tell students the true meaning of Christmas; let alone say the name of Jesus in the schools. It breaks my heart when I see so many people who are so blind and on the losing side. I pray that God will open their eyes and that they will repent before it is too late. I Thank God for the Victory and being a Child of the One and Only True Living God. I Thank God for Jesus. The battle has already been won on Calvary.

  2. A walkaway
    December 22, 2010 at 9:57 am

    There is no war against Jesus. What DOES exist is a war by so-called Christians who repeat lies and propaganda to support their attempts to force their form of religion on others.

    I’ve personally heard several atheists say “Jesus I like, but it is Christians I hate!” They read HIS words and would follow Him, but the bigotry, hatred, and desire for control exhibited by most of those who claim to follow him turns them off. Add to that things like the public prayer lawsuit in Lakeland (people who don’t pray are singled out and even reprimanded even if they aren’t Christian – read the reports), the war against education (evolution is FACT, and it only disproves a literal interpretation of the Scriptures – which the Bible itself says that parts of it should not be taken literally!), and the belief of so many “christians” today that they have to take over the world before Jesus can return. (Sounds a bit like the Nazis and other totalitarian wannabes, doesn’t it?)

    In the decades that I’ve been living in this county, I constantly heard that liberals were dangerous and threatened violence. Well, after leaving the churches I’ve learned different. This is the reality!!! The ONLY people who have committed violence against me were all CHRISTIANS!!! I’ve been beaten, threatened, and harassed (even stalked), and it was by “Good Christians” who either didn’t like something I said or were angry when I stopped going to their idea of a proper church. The liberals I’ve met? All honest, able to back up what they said with documents or research, and not one was violent. (Why do you think some liberals support gun control? They’re anti-violence!) Oh… and the “Tax and Spend liberal” lie? It turns out liberals have always been saying that the poor and middle class are taxed too much, while the rich are getting away with a free ride. Look at how much of the resources (and the tax structure today); most of the people in this country know that something is wrong, but they’re being manipulated into defending the very people who are hurting them!

    Big Government liberals? The people who made that claim were all angry because the government was telling them they couldn’t persecute African-Americans any more. Read Francis Shaeffer (and others)… the reality is that the leaders want Big Government – but supporting the things THEY believe in, rather than defending liberty and equality for all.

    I just wish all of these people would learn to think for themselves and start questioning the people who are feeding them propaganda. I wish they could see themselves as others see them. Maybe they would do the very thing that they like to prattle (for all of the wrong reasons): REPENT!

  3. dbostrom
    December 22, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Walkaway: I am sorry to learn of your bad experiences with some Christians. This, of course, does not remove your own need to submit to Christ. On the last day, how other professed followers of Christ treated you will not be an issue — the issue will be whether you have followed Him.

  4. cj
    December 22, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Walkaway, I am praying for you. I pray that God will open your eyes and mend your heart. You sound so angry. I don’t know what made you that way, but I promise you, Try Jesus. You will NEVER be the same.
    No matter what Soceity does. The Church Will Stand. Christ declared, upon this ROCK I shall build my Church and the Gates of Hell Shall Not prevail against it.

  5. November 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    It seems to me the real villians in the war against Christmas are the capitalists, you know, all the buying frenzies in the name of the 1 who lived so simply and who was indifferent to earthly stuff.

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