Commercialism has a way of masquerading and drowning the truth of the afflictions of the multitudes. Dare I raise such a conversation in this time of camouflaged holiness? But I will taunt the hypocrites who choose to sacrifice the truth for a moment of pleasure. Millions are crying out because the meaning of CHRISTmas has been changed to FALSIFIED LOVE IN A RAPPED GIFT BOX. While the world ignores the AFFLICTIONS that many are facing. The trials, tribulations, persecution, mental and emotional stress and even the physical suffering of so many. Advertisers have again, successfully pulled the covers over the eyes of those who are called to tell the world “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, and WHOSOEVER believe in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).
Yes, we are called to celebrate LOVE, but what kind of love is the WORLD truly celebrating? Who is benefitting from this worldly love? The toy manufactures, electronic manufactures, car manufactures, greeting card companies, are they worshipping Jesus Christ? Or are they laughing their way to the bank, while the AFFLICTIONS are hard pressed on the backs of those who are forgotten? Will this kind of worldly love revive the lost soul and impart the love of God in their heart? Will the multitude know that they may be forgiven for their sins; and receive the free gift of SALVATION that Jesus Christ died for? Where is LOVE in a DEPARTMENT store BOX? Tell me where can one lay down his AFFLICTION while millions drink and merry and be gluttons?
There are many who are AFFLICTED in the world, many due to their own doings and disobedience. But there are many who are afflicted because they are preaching the TRUTH about the TRUE reason for celebrating. THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. We are criticized for even mentioning the name of JESUS. Many say, “How dare you ruin our celebration!” It is the call of THE RIGHTEOUS to preach the word of God to the entire world; and what better time to do this than on the celebration of the BIRTH OF JESUS THE CHRIST?
People, you may choose to ignore this writing, it doesn’t diminish the TRUTH. Many are afflicted with financial burdens, pressed down with drug addiction, marital problems and the trials and persecution of being a CHRISTIAN in an increasingly Non-Christian society. However, the truth of God will forever stand and the righteousness of God will always prevail. So I say to those who are bearing up under AFFLICTION: “IN THE WORLD YOU HAVE TRIBULATION; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33). MERRY CHRISTMAS SAINTS.