“And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” (Luke 9:23).

I will begin this blog with a prayer: Father God, in the name of Jesus, through the power of the divine Holy Spirit. I come before your throne of mercy and grace, to ask you to remove the veil of deception from the hearts of your people. I pray that a spiritual revelation of true worship, is unleashed in each heart of those who seek your divine will. Father, your honor has been seized by false gods, false religion and commercialism! The spirit of darkness has deceived your people into believing that you are to be celebrated with forty days of hypocrisy! I know every day we are to honor you through love, obedience, and true worship. I know Father, that we do not have to dress up like clowns and buy bunny rabbits, eat hard boiled eggs and tons of sugar! This is not what you require of us. These requirements are for THE HOLIDAY CHRISTIANS, who do not truly know you, and the demonic puppeteer parade. Lord God, please remind your people that we are to acknowledge your sacrifice every day, by condemning the world’s ideals and their commercialized celebration of JESUS CHRIST ABSOLUTE SACRIFICE OF LOVE!

The horrors and falsities of Christianity is enough to make any true Christian pick of their Holy Bible; and read it again and again to make sure we are not missing something.  How is it possible to be so far away from the truth of God? But here we are in a world that has completely turned millions of Christians into raving fools and a mockery to the very Cross of Christ! It is true that the Christian journey can get tedious sometimes, but not enough to change God’s Word! Those stagnant times in our journey is a time of testing to see what we will do in our circumstances. Will we hold on to the truth or will we turn away from God and go back into the world? “For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the commandments delivered unto them.” (2 Peter 2:23). These are those Christians who love the time of worldly celebration without the restrictions of true godly obedience and worship! They show up at every holiday celebration and have themselves a bang-up time! Where there is drinking and dancing and gifts and lust and sin.  Where is the praise and worship of the Creator of Heaven and Earth. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob! The Father of our Lord and Savior Christ? The HOLIDAY CHRISTIAN will only surrender a short prayer to say it was a Christian fellowship!

Unfortunately, THE HOLIDAY CHRISTIAN is sort of absent during the non-celebratory times of the year. You know, the times when prayer meetings are being held, and the weekly bible study classes are gathering together. Oh, and let us not forget Sunday school and Sunday Morning Worship Service. THE HOLIDAY CHRISTIAN has no time for foundational fellowship and evangelist work.  But schedule a special event; and I promise you THE HOLIDAY CHRISTIAN will be there front and center with their finest apparel on! What happened to their faith in God? What happened to “On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand.” There must be a shaking in the body of Christ to remind those HOLIDAY CHRISTIANS that the Day of Judgment is still on God’s calendar, and it is not too late to return to God. There’s still time to repent and come back into the fold of God. The world’s theology is wicked, and it is hell bound! Any religion that allows their members to live as they please without correction or consequence is demonic! Whose correction you ask? The God of heaven corrections. This is his world and his property, and he is the LANDLORD OF THIS EARTH AND HEAVEN!

Please keep THE HOLIDAY CHRISTIANS in your prayers. As I will continue to pray for them too! I promise you will see them all clowned up and marching in parades. They may be sitting in a pew near you. It will be a great gesture of love, if you invite them to return to the next weekly service. Embrace them and let them know that you are in the service of the Lord every day of the year. We call that evangelism, preaching and teaching and prophesying and pastoring and apostleship. “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” (Luke 9:23).

For the record, this is written to the spiritual 24/7 Christians. Please be on the lookout for THE HOLIDAY CHRISTIAN. Encourage them to return because we them for full time service in Christ! God bless you and amen!

Written by Reverend Jessica L. Matthews, Missionary Pastor

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