His Most Eminence The Baba Aladura’s Christmas Message to the ESOCS Church and the World
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
Christmas is a celebration of love, joy and peace. It demonstrates to the world the love of God towards mankind. God desires to save all human beings. He pursued this objective with all His might. Inexorably no one will prevent God from granting salvation and redemption to mankind. Noting was able to prevent Him from realizing this objective of conquering sin and death once and for all. Christmas shows us that God’s love is stronger than all hatred, that God’s love is greater than all guilt.
God became a Human Being in Jesus Christ, as flesh and blood who lived for a specific length of time, preached about the kingdom of God, performed miracles and died on the cross for the sins of the whole world. This same man was raised up by God from death. This is what distinguished Jesus Christ from all other human beings who have lived and died.
It was during the time of hope throughout the Roman Empire that God became human. The Roman poet, Virgil, known for his Roman national epic, “The Aeneid #, composed a poem of praise in which the birth of a divine child was foretold to the imperial house of Augustus. Others, namely the devout Jews of the time were waiting for the promised Messiah. One such example was #Simeon who waited patiently until God showed him the Messiah (#Christ) in the little Child Jesus. But the birth of this child had already been announced before. The prophet Isaiah already foretold, ” #Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son and shall call his name #Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). The gospel of Matthew translates the Hebrew word “#Immanuel” as God with us, which means that God Himself has come into the world in Jesus of Nazareth.
The incarnation of God is something that completely defines our lives. The question remains, #”why did God become Human “? He did so because He loves mankind. Jesus Christ has come into the world and taken its sins upon Himself. Mankind has thus been liberated from sin.
I pray that the birth of Jesus Christ will bring joy to your homes, our nation, the church of God and world in general.
I wish you all a richly blessed Christmas, as well as much peace and joy over the holidays.
May the Lord bring you joy, preserve and protect you all in Jesus name; Amen.
God bless you all.
HME BABA ALADURA DR. DAVID D. L. BOB-MANUEL, Dip. The
MOSES ORIMOLADE IX & PRELATE OF ESOCS WORLDWIDE