I have been writing this story in my head since last night, it was screaming to get to the pages. I want to encourage you about Christmas and tell you that even at the birth of Christ the enemy will try you. So I’ll paraphrase and take a few liberties with the scripture but I promise you it’s in the Bible.
Jesus’s birth was foretold and one thing that I know is true is that even the demons in hell trusted that it was true. Many didn’t put much trust in the word but evil always knows. Enter King Herod.. he knew in his heart that the king of the Jews would come and when he saw the Star in the east he called three kings to him and told them to go find this child and let him know where he was so he could worship him. The three kings found Jesus in a manger in Bethlehem they brought him gifts and blessings.
Enter God.. he told the three kings not to return to King Herod.
Return to King Herod, when the three Kings did not return he refused to be defeated, proof that the enemy never quits. He sent soldiers to kill all the boy children 2 years and younger because his intent was to kill the promise.. I just shouted in my spirit because the enemy will always try to kill your promise.. BUT GOD!
Enter God, he sent an Angel to lead Joseph and Mary away from Bethlehem because God made the promise and He will always protect the promise you listen to him.
I’m going to sum this Christmas Story up, if God promises you something (the birth of Salvation) you can count on it, even the enemy knows you can trust it. If God promises you something he will protect it (you) and the enemy will always try to come against it.. trust that! But here is the goods news, we know the end of the story..
Jesus won.. he was Born , died, and was resurrected! He took all power in his hands and the enemy has no power that we don’t give him over anything, not your mind, your heart, your circumstances or how you deal with things you are faced with.
December 25th may not be the exact day Jesus was born, however, it is the day people in Christianity ✝️ has adopted as the day we celebrate his birth. There may be many conflicting dates but that’s not what this story is about.
I am here to say that even at the birth of Christ the enemy tried it, so you can rest assured that when you try something good, the enemy will try and attack it. That is just a truth built into the fabric of the way the world works. Trust that evil will be present but also trust in God, he will always give you a way to succeed.
““I have told you these things so that you can have peace in me. In this world you will have troubles. But be brave! I have defeated the world!””
John 16:33 ERV
“After the wise men left, an angel from the Lord came to Joseph in a dream. The angel said, “Get up! Take the child with his mother and escape to Egypt. Herod wants to kill the child and will soon start looking for him. Stay in Egypt until I tell you to come back.” Herod saw that the wise men had fooled him, and he was very angry. So he gave an order to kill all the baby boys in Bethlehem and the whole area around Bethlehem. Herod had learned from the wise men the time the baby was born. It was now two years from that time. So he said to kill all the boys who were two years old and younger. This gave full meaning to what God said through the prophet Jeremiah:”
Matthew 2:13, 16-17 ERV