“An Unsure Christmas”

Or

“Have Yourself a 2020 Christmas”

(December 24, 2020)


Isaiah 61:1-3

1“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to [a]heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,

To [b]console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”


Isaiah 7:14 –   

14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.


In Isaiah 7:14, Israel faced a grim reality. God was going to send them into exile for a number of years.  But the Lord reminds them that it is not forever.  “Look for a sign”, He tells them.

Hundreds of prophecies tell us that God will send a Messiah.  For generations, people have been looking for the Messiah – the Great Savior and Leader of the World.


Genesis 3:15

15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”


Deuteronomy 18:15

15 “The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear,


Isaiah 7:14

14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.


Isaiah 9:6-7

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder.And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.


Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice  From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.


These are just a few.

There are several things that these verses have in common.

The one thing I am going to talk about this morning.  They all came when encouragement was needed.  When the people thought there was no victory in sight – God shows them that He will provide a way out. 

Don’t give up – HE IS COMING AGAIN SOON!

The signs are everywhere that American’s days are numbered.

While our eyes have been on other things this year, almost 900,000 babies have been aborted.

China has geared up for massive war.

Christians are being slaughtered all over the world!

But…it is not forever!

HE IS COMING BACK!

Be encouraged.

Remember the signs.

That’s what Christmas is all about!

We know He will come again because He came the first time.

The very first promise of His Coming is found in Genesis 3:15

So many people today are so unaware…but the Lord is fully aware of the time!

ALL TIME IS HIS TIME!

The world runs on His time.

We mark our history – history of the entire planet, BC before time and AD – which is Latin for the Year of Our Lord.


Psalm 121:1-2

1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help?

My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.


Luke 21:28

28 Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”


A 2020 Christmas is one where our eyes are eagerly waiting…expecting…His return!

Our excitement should be building like a child awaiting Christmas Day!

Please have yourself a Very Merry Christmas

A Christmas filled with hope…because this may be the year like the one 2000 years ago!

This may be the year we see Him face to face!

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