JUST THIS ONCE

JUST THIS ONCE

life, love,In very few days, we would be celebrating the birth of The Greatest Man who ever and would ever walk the face of this earth.  He entered this world through the womb of a young virgin girl, from a lowly family, was born in a stable and laid in a manger.  Can you imagine that? What a way for The Saviour of the whole world, The Son of The Almighty God, God Himself to be come into the world!

He lived in Nazareth for a while because His parents were not certain Archelaus would not try to kill their special child Jesus, just like his father Herod did,so they stayed in Nazareth for a while. And when Phillip introduces Jesus to Nathanael as JESUS CHRIST of NAZARETH, the Messiah whom had been prophesied about, Nathanael asked: “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” John1:46

He knew the Prophecy was that the Messiah would come from Bethlehem in Judah, and he thought it did not happen like it was said, so he had doubts…  Nazareth was a small obscure city in Galilee, and The Messiah was supposed to be from Judah, the land of the great King David.
Now we must forgive Philips ignorant message to Nathanael, because we have also made our own mistakes as young believers, and praise God Phillip not knowing what to say like most of us at the beginning too, said to Natahnael; “come and see”…
Now my point in all of this is to remind us that just like Nathanael jumped to conclusions that it could not be Jesus, instead of asking where He was born and perhaps getting more details, a lot of people also jump to conclusions without digging in the word and finding out the truth via the word of God. We try to understand the word of God through the lens of logic and intellect causing us to draw confusing and inaccurate conclusions.
I hear a lot of people say they have been hearing about Jesus’ return from their childhood and that was 50 years ago, so they believe it is all a goof. Some say their grand-parents told them when they were little and it has not happened since then, so they stopped waiting for His return. Some never believed at all because “how could a God we claim to love unconditionally destroy the earth and send his creation to burn in fire?”
The word of God says “So always be ready! You don’t know when the Son of Man will come.” Luke 12:40
I thought to remind you that just like He promised to come the first time and was born and died, buried and rose again: He will also return like He has promised, to take with Him those who believe in Him. But He does not tell the exact time or day or year of His return, no matter what prophets prophecy, if Jesus said He didn’t even know when, while He walked the earth, then nobody can. That is why Jesus advised in the verse above that we live ready since we do not know the day or the time, we should walk and work in order to be ready to go with Him upon His return.
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, let us also bear in mind that His return is imminent.

This is a season full of temptations due to all the merriment in the air. The devil strategically positions his snares for God’s people and unfortunately simple ones fall for it. (You will not in Jesus name!)

This is the season where people throw caution in the air and do all sorts of things without considering the consequences, both now and in eternity.  They make the excuses that it is JUST THIS ONCE…

Forgetting that once can be enough for for the enemy, I advise and admonish that we all stay good and remain godly as we celebrate, staying in The Spirit and keeping in mind that it is Jesus we celebrate and He expects us to remember that He still requires that we live holy.

I hope you get me… Please scroll further down in the comment box and let me know you did.
 
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Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a Christ-follower, wife to Benson, mother of 3 awesome boys, God's agent, speaker and blogger. Writing to inspire you for a better life in God! Find her on: google
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16 Comments

  1. God bless and Merry Christmas. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

    1. My privilege always Katie. I hope you had a glorious celebration too! Thanks for coming by and leaving this note, sorry for my late response. Do have a super blessed weekend!
      Love

  2. Yea, I get you. Just once, but once is enough! Enough to decide ones eternity, enough to make nothing of all ones sacrifices to the faith. It is ironic that evil and general crime is highest at this time of the year- the celebration of the birth of the Righteous and Holy One. The rush to make more money and indulge in frivolous feasting and the like. A lot of people are thankful to God for seeing the last month of the year. But what a way to thank God by engaging in ungodly path. The certainty of the second coming of Christ is unwavering but the timing is not known. While Jesus couldn’t tell us because he wasn’t in the know, he however gave us signs of his coming in Mathew 24 and other scriptures. His coming is here and now-closer than we think.

    Anyone who doubts the second coming of Jesus does so at his/her peril. For the unbelievers, we owe them our relentless prayers. That the eyes of their understanding be open to see and accept the gospel of salvation. For believers, we must hold fast and stronger than ever before. We should celebrate the season with eagle eye on the essence of the season- Jesus Christ and the gospel of salvation. We must not join the bandwagon but instead, with love and with our life, reveal the true essence of the season so that they may come to the light of the gospel. While we share gifts with relations and loved ones, we must also present a gift to the celebrant of the season- Jesus Christ. No birthday gift could be more appreciated that a gift of a soul to the kingdom

    Just once, but once is enough to ruin our Christian race. May God help us. Amen.

    1. “Anyone who doubts the second coming of Jesus does so at his/her peril.” I agree totally bro, we can only warn, love and pray for them. Thanks a lot for coming by and leaving this note. Do have a super blessed weekend!
      Love

  3. Well said Ugochi!! So true. People truly lose sight of the fact that Christmas is the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior and they put off living Godly lives every day like it’s no big deal to sin. It’s like being a Christian is such a stimga in society that they try to talk about us like we are dumb and ignorant when in fact, we aren’t. I always love your posts and this one really touched my heart. God bless you my dear.

    I hope you’re having a great week my dear!
    Thank you so much for linking up to last week’s Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I’m following you.

    If you have time, we’d love to have you come and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven’t already! We are hosting a great giveaway too which is a wonderful opportunity to give some extra exposure to you lovely blog. Come and link up, enter the giveaway and celebrate the coming weekend with us!

    Aloha,

    Jean {What Jean Likes}

    1. Hi Jean! Thanks for coming by and leaving this note. I hope you had a glorious celebration this season, do have a super blessed weekend.
      Love
      BTW- Not sure where you follow…

  4. Your writing was so nice and I surely got everything you mentioned in there, merry Christmas and a happy new year.

    1. Thanks Sophie, I trust you had a glorious celebration too. Here is praying you have a never-like-before glorious new year.
      Love

  5. Yes we must hold to the truth that we are in the final days and His return is soon and as believers to be ready. I love what you wrote but I always do you have such wonderful post. This is my new blog same Janice though. i am having problems with satan well not him himself but one of his people constantly trying to attack me and make me stumble in my walk, this person pretend to be a friend but I no longer welcome that kind of lifestyle or person in my life and it just drives her crazy so she stalks my blog and I switched the names but no luck and then made a new blog again found and mocked on social media so I am really struggling. Thank you for your blog><>

    1. Thanks Janice! You know, God knows how to turn things round for His children, do not give up or get frustrated, He will make it good for you, darkness always overcomes light.

  6. I just came over to wish you Merry Christmas. 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot Rosey, I trust you had a glorious celebration, I send best new year wishes in advance. Have a super blessed weekend!
      Love

  7. Amen my sister in Christ! We are to be the hands and feet of Jesus as we wait for His return. When people state that they don’t believe in Jesus because He hasn’t returned yet I have two answers. First, time to Him is different than time to us. Secondly, He is waiting patiently for His children to accept Him. It may just be that He is waiting for the person is is questioning Him.

    Have a wonderful Christmas celebrating the birth of our Perfect Jesus.
    Xoxo

    1. Very true sis! He is being lovingly patient. Thanks a lot for coming by and leaving this note, do have a super blessed day! Please forgive my late response.
      Love

  8. Hi my friend! So true, some people can go a lifetime slipping up and seem to never suffer any consequences, whereas another can slip up just once and it will be to their detriment. There are consequences to our actions that may or may not have a long term effect. So why take the chance? It’s better to keep yourself and stay on track, then to have Jesus return at the moment you decide to let your guard down. Thanks for sharing Ugochi! Have a blessed week! 😉

    1. “It’s better to keep yourself and stay on track, then to have Jesus return at the moment you decide to let your guard down.”
      These words pretty much sums it up my sister. Thanks a lot for coming by and leaving this note, do have a super blessed day! Please forgive my late response.
      Love

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