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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR MESSAGE

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR MESSAGE EXPRESSION OF GRATITUDE: With Joy and thanksgiving in my heart, may grace, mercy and peace from God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour and the Holy Spirit be unto you. The Lord said; “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him” (John 4:23) I humbly and exceedingly thank and praise the Almighty God for His Love, mercy, care, protection and blessings towards us this year. Honestly, this year has claimed many lives through hunger, accidents, illnesses, kidnappings evil rituals etc. Also many Christians were slaughtered in cold blood and yet God did not allow our country Nigeria to plunged/pushed into a religious, tribal or civil war. God is mighty, merciful and good because He refused to give us to the evil plans of our enemies including the Devil. He (God) also preserved our lives not because of our righteousness but for His own righteousness and for His name’s sake. Now that God has kept us alive to see this Precious Christmas Season, we must like King David show Him excellent appreciation by living for Him faithfully, worshipping/serving Him in spirit and truth throughout our life on earth and forever and ever through His only begotten Son, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. For instance, KING DAVID said, “I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.” “For thou hast delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling;” “What shall I render to the LORD for all his bounty to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD,” (Psalm 116:1-2, 8,12-13). “I will extol thee, my God and King, and bless thy name for ever and ever. Every day I will bless thee, and praise thy name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.” “The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The LORD is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.” “Thou openest thy hand, thou satisfiest the desire of every living thing. The LORD is just in all his ways, and kind in all his doings. The LORD is near to all who call upon him, to all who call upon him in truth. He fulfils the desire of all who fear him, he also hears their cry, and saves them.” (Psalm 145: 1-3, 8-9, 16-19).  The Meaning/Significance of Christmas: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called "Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David, and over his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and for evermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7), “The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:9-13), “I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hireling and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He flees because he is a hireling and cares nothing for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.” (John 10:9-15).  By carefully reading and understanding the above Bible passages, it is clear that Christmas which means the birth/coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is Salvation, eternal life, having life in abundance, protection prosperity etc. Therefore, we should not misuse or mis-interpret it.  The Best Way To Celebrate The Christmas Season: My dear friend, please do not use this Christmas season especially the Christmas day like the worldly people or those who do not know God rather you should use it wisely for your own good and to the Glory of God.

  1. Use the Christmas day to sincerely thank, praise and worship God. Use it to spend time with God, God’s children, good family members, relatives, good neighbours, friends and well wishers
  2. Share what you have with the needy (ie the poor)
  3. Use it to think about this year, how you lived your life ie use it as a time for sober reflection
  4. After all this, plan for next year and pray seriously about it.

  What You Must Do To Have A Perfect Protection From The Living God Now And In Future: In my experience and from my humble observation as the Anointed Prophet of the Most High God, I am 100% sure/convinced that God Almighty will always give you a permanent PERFECT Protection if you trust, worship and obey Him faithfully. For example, God gave us a FIRM PROMISE through His Servant King David by saying, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, who abides in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust." For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence; he will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand; but it will not come near you. You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD your refuge, fortress and shelter, the Most High your habitation, no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent. For he will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder, the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot. Because he cleaves to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him my salvation.” Psalm 91:1-16. In the above Bible passage, Psalm 91 you will see the assurances and promises of God to you even when you are in trouble (Psalm 91:14-16) “Because he cleaves to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him my salvation.” I know that the year 2019 is full of uncertainties because of elections and other unforeseen circumstances, yet do not panic, rather you should take a full refuge in God, have faith and put your whole TRUST in Him. may I appeal to you never to put your hope, confidence or trust in the Devil/demons because they will always give you devilish, deceitful, destructive and unclean protection/help. For those who put their trust in human beings, witches, wizards witch doctors, charms, occultism, secret societies, ritual killing etc will only receive from them deteriorating and disappointing protection, help etc.  Nigeria needs prayers and we must do our best to maintain peace, love and unity: I know that those people who are doing everything possible to cause confusion, trouble and unrest in Nigeria or even phage the country into a bitter civil war including shedding innocent blood have other countries where they can flee/run to because they have the money/means to do so. But some of us including the poor, the under priviledged and the Elderly who are very patriotic have no other country to run to and moreover we cannot afford it as we do not have enough money or means to do so. Therefore, I call upon all those who love this country, Nigeria whether you are in Nigeria or abroad, to pray very well for Nigeria. May the Living God give us a free/fair elections because RIGGING of elections is very dangerous and also a big problem in the country. Pray also that God will give us a President of His Choice.  Let us also pray that God will never allow the disasters like killing and slaughtering of thousands of innocent people especially Christians, hunger, illnesses, lack of medical care, accidents due to bad roads etc that befell our country this year to repeat in 2019.  We love our country and may God continue to protect and save His people in Jesus name, Amen. Commendation: may I thank the Hezekiah University community including the Board of Trustees (BoT), the University Management/Staff and the Students. It is also my pleasure to commend the staff and pupils of Living Christ Nursery/Primary schools at Onitsha, Nkwerre and Owerri respectively. May I also thank all those in the world who do one thing or the other to help the poor or someone and all those including people of good will who always support God and do HIS WILL. My thanks also go to my well-wishers, good relatives, good neighbours and all those in Authority who have conscience and do the right thing.      Condolences: I plead with God to console all those who lost their dear ones, who faced some temptation/disasters etcetera in one way or the other. May God be with you and may you not lose hope, may you put your confidence and trust in HIM (God) so that He will intervene to make next year better for you than this year. once again be consoled, be patient and take heart. Special Wishes/Prayers: May I humbly use these Bible passages to give you hope, confidence faith, encouragement and advice:

  1. Read psalm chapter 91 from verse 1-16 very well/spiritually and then pray fervently to God, then, with faith, claim God’s assurances/promises in it.
  2. Psalm chapter 91 verses 1-2, 9-10 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, who abides in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust."… Because you have made the LORD your refuge, the Most High your habitation, no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent.”
  3. 3.    Proverbs chapter 8 verses 17, 32-36 “I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me…. And now, my sons, listen to me: happy are those who keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it. Happy is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors. For he who finds me finds life and obtains favor from the LORD; but he who misses me injures himself; all who hate me love death."”
  4. John chapter 1:11-13; “He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God”

I humbly suggest we, accept Christ as our Redeemer, personal Lord and Saviour, worship God in spirit and truth (John chapter 4 verse 23), always go to worship our God when it is necessary including on the 25th of December, Christmas day and January 1st, New year day so that we will begin the new Year with God and in His presence. May I once again thank you for your encouragement, prayers and support.  I am now praying to the Everlasting God not to forsake you, may God protect keep and care for you and may He bless you according to His will in Jesus name Amen. Once again I am sincerely wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous Happy New year in Advance.                    Yours in the service of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,  His Grace, The Most Rev. Prof. Daddy Hezekiah, MFR, Amb.P, JP, NFNY, Lion of the Tribe of Igbo (Odum Ebo Igbo), The Anointed Prophet of the Most High God, Founder and Leader, Living Christ Mission Worldwide, Proprietor/Chancellor, Hezekiah University, Umudi.,

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