“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.” (Gen. 3:15).

Continuing our reflections on the Christmas story, we note that the very first prophecy in the Bible about the Messiah occurred right at the Fall. That’s what defined Jesus’ mission to our sin-infested planet. He came as God’s solution to humanity’s status as the serpent’s sworn enemy.

Beloved, there’s no love lost between the kingdom of darkness and human society! We’re at war. Satan hates everyone made in God’s image with a perfect hatred–hence the relentless terror, suffering and strife across the globe. Many don’t know that all humans live under satanic tyranny (see Ep 2:2).

Therefore, an informed celebration of Christmas accentuates the centrality of the Prince of Peace who came to deal a fatal blow to Satan’s head. That means we’re dealing with a defeated and demented devil. He’s mad in every sense of the word! Let not this festive season’s bright lights, parties, decor, delicious food, fashion and new song hits obliterate the truth about the first advent.

Pastor Josh