While all the talk this time of year is about the “Spirit of Christmas,” the real Spirit of Christmas isn’t what most people think. It isn’t about the feel good positive vibe someone gets during this festive time of the year.

Nor is it the attributes that are on display, or at least are listed out like love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, giving, or even hope. While these attributes are great and all, they aren’t the real Spirit of Christmas.

The real Spirit of Christmas is no One less than the Holy Spirit. This is what heaven declared.

“The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God’” (Luke 1:35)

“This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 1:18)

Just as the power of the Holy Spirit overshadowed and formed the Son of God, Jesus Christ, inside of Mary, so the Holy Spirit, the real Spirit of Christmas, wants to overshadow and form inside of us His Temple, along with God’s plans and purposes for our lives.

We need to allow the Holy Spirit to conceive within us His special and unique promise. Just as the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, we need the Holy Spirit to impregnate us with the Lord’s dreams, visions, purpose and promises.

Wouldn’t you love for God’s power to overshadow you and meet your greatest need, solve your most insolvable problem, and bring forth victory in an area of your life that you’ve been utterly helpless to achieve?

It can happen. Why, because while with men it’s impossible, with God all things are possible. The angel said to Mary, “For nothing is impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37)

Dennis Lee is the Senior Pastor of Living Waters Fellowship located at 211 West First South behind ACE Hardware.

This Sunday will be looking further into the real Spirit of Christmas and how God want to overshadow us with Him to meet our greatest need, to solve our most insolvable problem, and to bring forth a victory in our lives that in our own strength we’ve been unable to achieve.

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Living Waters is located at 211 West First South behind ACE Hardware

4 thoughts on “The Real Spirit of Christmas

  1. That is so much what we need to be reminded of, not the commercialized version of the spirit of Christmas, but the Holy Spirit Himself. When we do allow the Holy Spirit to impregnate us with His plans, purposes and dreams for our lives as He impregnated Mary with the immaculate conception of Jesus Christ to be our Lord and Savior upon receiving Him, then our hope will not be in the things of the world which is false hope only to be deferred when the promises of the world are broken, but rather in God Himself Who gives us the only hope that never leaves us both for now and eternity, because the promises of God are always kept. “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” (2 Corinthians 1:20)

    1. Debbie,
      Thank you for the insights you have given. We must always remember that Christmas isn’t about what the world celebrates, but it’s all about how Jesus Christ, the Word of God, came to this earth, that is, the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. And then all those who believe in Him will never die but have eternal life. Jesus, then is the real reason for the season.
      Thank you and God bless

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