Christmas Discounts – 3 power
Christmas was first discounted by the way people responded to the radical change from religion to a Relationship with The God Who Is Love beyond human ability to conceive. The idea that this door to healing and Peace and a Life without shame and condemnation scared most, especially those who had the most power and riches in this earthly kingdom. This is a classic example of why America can’t and won’t see Grace.
“When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.” – Matthew 2:16
In the comfort zone of performance based religion, Grace is not needed. This same idea extends to the comfort zone of position and power. This is why so many “big time” preachers fall – it’s the only hope that they will find Grace. A great book on this is “Fall to Grace” by Bakar by the way.
The challenge for America and the reason why the message of Grace is growing outside the “Christian nation” is that America is Not a “Christian nation” in the GraceFull sense – only in the religious sense and that is slipping away. In short its slipping away because the message is NOT The Good News it is the message of performance based religion.
When religious comfort or power comfort sees GraceFull Faith it gets afraid, it gets Very Afraid!
GraceFull Faith says “It Is Finished!” It was completed on the cross! God Loves us So much that ALL our sins and troubles were Already dealt with – NOW because we see that Love we can Love each other and grow to understand this deeper Love each and every moment!