Greg Laurie, the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship church, has said that what Christmas is really about is recognizing that Jesus Christ will return one day to fulfill the promise that remains in Isaiah in the Bible.
Laurie quoted from Isaiah 9:7 in a Facebook message on Thursday, which reads: “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.”
Laurie commented that part of that promise has not yet been fulfilled, however.
“The Son has been given. The Child has been born. But He has not yet taken the government upon His shoulders. We do not yet have peace with judgment and justice,” the megachurch pastor wrote.
“But the good news is that there will come a day when Christ will return. He will establish His Kingdom on this Earth. And it will be the righteous rule of God Himself.”
He noted that while when Jesus was born, a star marked His arrival, the next time He arrives, “the Heavens will roll back like a scroll, all of the stars will fall from the sky, and He Himself will light it.”
Laurie continued: “Christmas is not about tinsel or shopping or presents. Christmas is not about the gifts under the tree. Rather, Christmas is about the gift that was given on the tree when Christ died there for our sins and gave us the gift of eternal life.”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post