These are Bible verses about the meaning of Christmas that would lift your Christmas spirit. In case you did not know, Christmas is more than just eggnog, baked cookies, and roasted turkey.
Christmas is when we remember Jesus Christ’s birth and the salvation he brought to the world. It also reminds us of the ultimate sacrifice of His willingness to come and take away the world’s sins.
On the other hand, Christmas time can also be a distraction if we allow it to rob us of our peace and our gratitude to God for helping us to see the end of the year.
We can become so preoccupied with what we do not have and the gifts we forget to buy that we lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas.
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What is the true meaning of Christmas, according to the Bible?
One of the Bible verses which clearly states the meaning of Christmas is found in Isaiah 9:6 KJV
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
This Bible verse reminds us that regardless of what the world thinks or the different names given to Christmas like Xmas.
Jesus is still the reason for the season. The government of this world will be upon His shoulder therefore there is no situation in our lives or our nation that God cannot handle.
There is a reason why God gave Him a name that is above every other name. So don’t worry about how late you’re going to purchase those Christmas gift for friends,
or how hard it is to raise the money for your rent, or get a good credit score everything is working together for your good.
Mary was confused by the angel’s words and wondered what they meant. 30 Then the angel told Mary, “Don’t be afraid! God is pleased with you, 31 and you will have a son. His name will be Jesus.
Did you know that there is still a lot that God wants to do through you? Mary the mother of Jesus never thought that she was ever qualified to carry the messiah but she held on to the words of the angel and believed.
If Mary can bring forth something extraordinary, no matter how far gone you are in your season of waiting, God is still going to do a new thing in your life just hang on.
Another Bible verse that reminds us about the meaning of Christmas is in Galatians 4:4-5 NLT
But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. 5 God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.
Did you know that God didn’t create a world where He would not be needed? There’s a void in everyone that only God can fill. Not money, friends, or fame can fill that void.
Some people would think that just because they have money then they have everything. Money without God equals misery because you can have money and everything money can buy and still feel empty. No wonder the Bible says,
Matthew 6:33 KJV
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Another meaning of Christmas is freedom. Freedom from every form of captivity. No matter what struggle we have be it an addiction, making poor choices, or just a besetting sin, or an illness God can set us free if we allow Him.
For some people, Christmas reminds them of the loss of a loved one or a bad experience they’re trying hard to forget. Remember that God sent his son Jesus Christ to carry our burdens.
Sometimes we want to show people that we are strong enough to carry our burdens. But the truth is that there are burdens that only God can carry. If you feel you have a strained relationship with God, it is time to come back home. God is knocking at the door of your heart.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Another meaning of Christmas in the Bible is captured in John 3:16 as this clearly shows the level of love and regard that God has for His children.
If God did not withhold His son Jesus from us would He not give us the things that we ask of Him? God promises not to withhold any good thing from us.
Sometimes we ask God for a blessing but we don’t ask in faith. Other times we ask but we’re too impatient to receive from God.
Please remember that if we can find it in His Word then it can happen in our world. Another scripture that further explains the meaning of Christmas is found in Micah 5:2
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
from ancient times.”
Did you know that the prophecy about Jesus’s birth had been prophesied in the Old Testament but was fulfilled in the New Testament? My word of encouragement to you in this Christmas season is to be still and know that He is still God.
I know that you might not have smashed all the goals that you set for yourself at the beginning of the year, but God is still faithful.
Yes, I know that delay is painful but God is still ‘El-Roi’ the God that sees you and He will cause everything to work together for your good. Another scripture about Christmas is found in Matthew 2:10 KJV
When they [the wise men] saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
What do you see this season? Do you see despair, celebration, or regret? Your perception of this season will go a long way to determine how the new year is going to be.
You have to be careful about what you speak and your association. Don’t allow what you lost to stop you from moving forward. There is still a lot to accomplish.
Luke 1:33-35 KJV
And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
What is a good Bible verse about Christmas?
If you want to further discover what is the true meaning of Christmas, it can be found in Isaiah 11:1-16 KJV.
There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD…..Isaiah 11: 1-16 KJV
The whole chapter captures the essence of Jesus’ birth and what it would accomplish on Earth. If we capture the revelation behind the birth of Jesus Christ then we would realize that we are already overcomers.
There is nothing about us that can take God unaware because His coming was to give us the victory that we deserve. I don’t know what challenges that can defeat us when Jesus is on our side.
“And will assemble the outcasts of Israel, And gather together the dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the earth. Also the envy of Ephraim shall depart, And the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not envy Judah”
Also, the birth of Jesus Christ was to also give us restoration and peace. God’s perfect peace that the world cannot give.
The birth of Christ is to restore the years we have lost. So don’t walk around moody because everything you’ve lost will return a millionfold. Can I get an amen!
The LORD will utterly destroy the tongue of the Sea of Egypt; With His mighty wind He will shake His fist over the River, And strike it in the seven streams, And make men cross over dry-shod. There will be a highway for the remnant of His people Who will be left from Assyria, As it was for Israel In the day that he came up from the land of Egypt.
God also sent His son Jesus Christ to destroy generational curses and bondage. No matter how long you have been battling addiction or you’re trusting God to end the addiction in a family member or friend.
God can fix it if you truly surrender to Him. A New Year’s resolution cannot fix it only the power of God can through the Blood of Jesus.
The true meaning of Christmas is when we discover that the purpose of Jesus on Earth is to give us victory.
As you celebrate and buy cool gifts for friends and family don’t forget that you are loved and chosen by God and through His birth there is nothing that you cannot overcome.