Most people follow a Messiah of their own imagination. The gross level of deceptions never become more obvious than during the festival of Christmas.

The Roman Catholic copy of the Messiah.

The gospel of Mark and John do not even record the birth of the Messiah. Its a non-important event. Simply because God of the Bible knew that religious people would start to misuse His name, and do all kind of non-sense on what they claim is His birthday. The gospel of Matthew and Luke highlights two different events, during the Messiah’s first two years in flesh. Luke explains His birth in a manger, among the shepherds out on the fields of Bethlehem. Matthew gives us an account of the plot to kill the 2 year old infant Messiah, now residing in a house in this small town of Judea in Israel. A mass murder of small Israeli boys takes place. The Roman Catholic Church makes a mockery of the Christmas message, by linking these two distant events to each other. The bid to twist biblical history is manifested in every Catholic Christmas crib.

Isaiah 53:2-3

He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
    and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by mankind,
    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

For too many who claim to be Christians, this part of the prophecy of Isaiah 53 is considered to be offensive, a message to remain untold and best forgotten. Or simply twisted. The large multitudes desire their Messiah to be a handsome, small little white Italian. Or a strong, tall and powerful man, with blue eyes and long brown hair. Surely these are idols set up in their imagination. Because their Messiah contradicts the Word of God. The Messiah was not an european. He was a man born in Israel, a son of the tribe of Judah, a descendent of Jewish King David. The Messiah was not good looking and physically attractive. If fact, people would turn their face away when they saw him. Not at all the king many expected. It was His choice to become a human like this. In popular terms: The Messiah could have been both fat and ugly. Not a person people at large would desired to make a poster boy. Therefor: Do not make any image of Him. But tell people to open the bible and read about Him. The whole bible.

John 4:24

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

Matthew 10: 34-36

 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.  For I have come to turn “‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law— a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.

The Messiah must be worshiped as He desires. Not as an idol, not a a picture made by men, set up in claimed to be churches. And not to forget: He did not come to bring peace on Earth. He came with a sword. He warned that He would set even the closest of your family members up against you He promised all who decided to follow Him, and speak the truth, severe persecution. They had to get ready to be hated by all. Thats why the large multitudes of religious people, will not make it to the Kingdom of Heaven. Because they want to be loved by men. They compromise and becomes a part of worldwide deceptions. The Messiah said: «You have to make it through the narrow gate, and only a few finds it». You are among them? I hope. Amen.

Published by Ivar