Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men! – Luke 2:14
The arrival of King Jesus brought goodwill to mankind. This goodwill means the kindness, generosity and favor of our God towards mankind. This tells us that the animosity between God and man is now forever settled. Mankind is no longer under the wrath of God because of Adam’s sin; rather the terms for peace with God have been met, because God decided to show us His unconditional love through the coming of the promised Savior – Jesus.
We celebrate the birth of Christ today because His birth heralds every good thing that is available to us by GRACE; things we cannot secure by our own MERIT. Mercy, Righteousness, No condemnation, Joy, Love, Peace, Favor, Prosperity, Health and all-round Goodness have all been gifted to us in Christ Jesus.This is called “THE TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE GOSPEL”, because it is just too good to be true, but it is TRUE nonetheless.
Any ill-will, bad luck, misfortune, hostility, animosity or malice that may be directed at you now are not of God and not from Jesus. I decree that all these are turned around for goodwill toward you today and beyond, in Jesus name. Open your heart and receive it. Lift your hands and say, “Thank you Lord for Your indescribable gift – Jesus!”
Have a Merry Christmas!
Galatians 4:4-5 and Titus 3:3-7.
1. Thank God for the Gift of Jesus that has given you a favorable disposition with Him.
2. Cancel and reject every misfortune or ill-will around you and pronounce goodwill (and all it means) over you this season.
3. By faith receive by confession, all the goodness made available to you because of Jesus.
Reach out with goodwill to someone today. Send a message of goodwill or give a gift. Let them experience the ‘spirit’ of Christmas.