The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. Those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them. Isaiah 9:2

For a child is born to us, a Son is given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, God Hero, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace. On the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this. Isaiah 9:6-7.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:

A beacon of Light, a House of delight. For a child is born to you, a Son is given you, and on His shoulder dominion rests. And His Name is called WONDERFUL, Counselor, God Hero, Father Forever, Prince of Peace. The Holy Child of Light that made the dark night of the world bright. The dawn has come, the new day, the new Covenant. My House is now open to you. The ancient gates that adam shut opened wide the day Christ died. Yes, My Light and My fidelity lead you on to My holy mountain where I dwell, Zion, perfect in beauty, from whence My Light shines forth. I have established My dwelling in Zion, the place of grace. “You have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels in festal gathering, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel.” Hebrews 12:22-24.

And when you receive Jesus and become His follower to Mt. Zion you never walk in darkness, you will have the Light of life. The beacon Light comes into you and you become a Light of the world beaming from Mt. Zion too. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16.

And when you receive Jesus, you receive another gift too, the gift of the Holy Spirit dwelling in your born-again spirit as a new creation in Christ regenerated by the Holy Spirit. “When the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” Titus 3:4-7. You are now a house of God and a dwelling of the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 3:16. “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?” 1 Corinthians 6:19.

Do you know what is in My house? “How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; and You give them to drink of the river of Your delights. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.” Psalm 36:7-8. A fountain of life and a river of delights are in My house. And now they are in you too by My Holy Spirit in you, for He is the living water poured into your hearts from My throne of grace and He is a river of delights! The gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit are delightful. The trees that grow beside the river of the water of life that proceeds from My throne where My Son and I are enthroned, Revelation 3:21, bearing fruit and leaves that heal the nations. Revelation 22:2. And you, mortal men and women, who delight in My Word and meditate on My Word day and night are like trees planted by streams (canals) of water channeled from My throne into your heart by My Son, who baptizes you in the Holy Spirit and fire, the living water and the Light. Psalm 1:2-3, Luke 3:16.

A beacon of Light, a House of delight. Now, in Christ Jesus, My gift to you, you can be both right in your heart. You have both: Christ in you, your hope of glory, and the gift of the Holy Spirit pouring that river of delight into your hearts and giving new life to your mortal bodies. “For if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” Romans 8:11. “And to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, and to another the working of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the discerning of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.” 1 Corinthians 12:7-11. Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. 1 Corinthians 14:1. And the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Revelation 19:10. When you prophesy testify to Jesus because He is My Word of encouragement, comfort and exhortation. You should talk more about Jesus and less about yourself. Like John the Baptist said, He must increase and you must decrease. The more you become like Him the more you become the real you I made you to be: WONDERFUL. In you, you hold the testimony of Jesus. Revelation 19:10.

And in Jesus, you become a branch on the vine of My Son, drawing all you need from Him for life and godliness, and it is as if that life, the sap, you draw from the vine is the Holy Spirit, My divine life and power, and you bear much fruit, the fruit of the vine, and the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law, making you live a life free of condemnation. Galatians 5:22-23; Romans 8:1.

Christmas tells you many things but above all it tells you that I care about YOU—that I never leave you or forsake you, that you are precious to Me, and I honor you and I love you. Even when you sin and turn away from Me, I call you to return through My Son and be reconciled with Me, not counting your trespasses against you. Reconciliation, however, implies a break and a mending, but what I give you in Christ is more than reconciliation, it is total restoration as if the sin had never occurred, as if you had never turned away but always been faithful and holy. You may be wondering how I, the just Judge, can do that and satisfy justice, for the wages of sin is death, eternal death, and there is no other way. But that is what Christmas is about. My Son took on your humanity, yet not your mortality since He was born of the imperishable seed of My Word in a virgin’s womb and had no blood from the corrupt seed of Adam, and on His sinless, immortal flesh I placed, and He accepted as His own, every sin ever committed from Adam to the end of time and He took your sentence of condemnation and paid the penalty of death by shedding all of His eternal imperishable blood once for all. For the eternal life you lost, He gave His eternal life. In Him all have been perfected who receive Him and are holy and blameless before Me—beyond reproach because there is no longer any stain of sin upon them, He took it all. Hebrews 10:14; Hebrews 10:17; Colossians 1:22. He paid the ransom for all. 1 Timothy 2:6. There is no further sacrifice to take away sin, it is always His that you call upon for it is constantly cleansing you. Hebrews 10:18, 1 John 1:7.

Yes, your testimony is Christmas. How beautiful on the Mountain are those who bring good news of Salvation! Just as the angels over the fields of Bethlehem lit the world with glory speaking of My good news, My glad tidings, of great joy for all peoples that the Messiah, Savior and Lord was born according to the flesh that day showing My good will for all men. My plans for you are Shalom and not evil, a glorious future and a hope. Jesus is your hope and hope does not disappoint.

I love you. O radiant dawn, My very splendor in the heavens, speaking to you of the true dawn of the Son of Righteousness with healing in His rays, showing you Jesus, the true Light that enlightens every man, woman, and child. Yes, a people walking in darkness have seen a great light. And if they have not noticed it, you have that light in you to shine on them. Go tell the good news. This Christmas light up the world. Let every believer shine. Give My joy to the world. I have anointed you with it in Christ.