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SOME PEOPLE DONT CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS BECAUSE IT WAS A DATE NOBODY IS SURE OF.

I AM NOT BOTHERED ABOUT THE DATE, I AM BOTHERED ABOUT THE BIRTH. I AM BOTHERED ABOUT THE FACT THAT A KING WAS BORN.

I AM NOT INTERESTED ABOUT WHETHER THE DATE USED TO BE A PAGAN FESTIVAL, ALL I AM INTERESTED IN IS THAT A KING AND MY SAVIOUR WAS BORN.

STOP OVER LAMENTING ABOUT HOW YOU WERE BORN, STOP LAMENTING ABOUT WHERE YOU WERE BORN OR WHO GAVE BIRTH TO YOU. FOCUS ON HOW YOU WILL END INSTEAD.

EVERYONE BEGINS AS A CHILD EVEN JESUS, BUT IT IS DISASTROUS TO LIVE ALL THE DAYS OF YOUR LIFE AS A CHILD.

EVERY CHILD OF GOD MUST GROW TO BECOME A SON. UNTIL THE CHILD BECOMES A SON, HE IS NOT PRESENTABLE TO HIS GENERATION.

– Pastor Dr. Paul Enenche at Dunamis Christmas Carol Service .

Isaiah 9:6
The subject tonight is A CHILD IS BORN. This season is a season we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Some people say they don’t celebrate Christmas because it was a date that nobody is sure of or that somebody fixed it. I am not bothered about the date, I am bothered about the birth. I am bothered about the fact that a King was born. As much as Bible history says the birth was in this season, it’s okay for me.

Don’t argue date with anyone or whether it used to be a pagan festival. Just tell them you are not interested in all of that, all you are interested in is that your Saviour was born. We are not just celebrating it at this time of the year but every day of the year, every month of the year and every season of our lives.

The stories of scripture are full of revelations for life. So A Child is Born is the title of my speech tonight. Our assignment is to glean revelation from that phrase ‘A child is born’. We have seven things to understand so our assignment is accessing revelations from the birth of the child.

1. God is the God of plans, purpose, objectivity and designs.
He plans what He does, He does what He plans. He had purposes for everything. He has objectives for everything. He is not the God who acts at random, He is the God who acts with wisdom. Jeremiah 1:5. You may be calling him a child but the future says he is the Everlasting Father. You may be calling him a child but the plan says he is the Prince of Peace. He is an authority figure, you might be calling him a child. The reason why people deal with us how they deal with us is that they can’t see us how God sees us. We traveled to Benue State last week and I took my wife and daughter to the spot where the drunkard walked with me by hand and wanted to kill me on the highway at the age of 10. I wanted to run, he held me back. Vehicles were blaring horns on both sides, how I escaped that night only God knows. Himself died a drunkard’s death. He was inside a room for three days before they found his dead body.

Never let anybody make you feel that God did not plan your life. Never let any devil make you feel that God has no purpose for your life. You may think he is just a child but this is the Mighty God in the form of a baby. This is the everlasting father in the form of a baby.

2. God is the God who declares and determines the end from the beginning.

He does not just predict the end, He declares it and determines it from the beginning. Hence He knew that this is the child but he is the Everlasting Father. Jeremiah 29:11, Isaiah 46:10. God can not determine for you a bad thing. If God ever predicted a bad end for anyone, it is because of inherent character defects that He sees in those people that are almost incurable. For example, when He looked at Esau and said “Jacob have I loved” even when they have not done anything. It is because He saw the behavioral tendencies of Esau and how Esau was not going to change from that kind of life.
– I declare to someone here, your end shall be great. Your end shall be mighty. The negative wishes of people regarding how you will end shall never come to pass.

If it was left for what people predict, you won’t know me at all. We won’t be anywhere. They predicted all manner of terrible things but who is he that saith it and it cometh to pass when the Lord has not spoken.
– I announce to someone here that what God has said concerning your life shall come to pass.

3. How you were born is not as important as how you will end.

How a person is born is not as important as how they will end. He was born as a child but he ended up as a King. Don’t overlament how you were born. Don’t over lament where you were born. Don’t overlament who gave birth to you. Focus on how you will end and you will end well.

I was born in the house, I wasn’t delivered by medical doctors, I wasn’t delivered by an obstetrician and a gynecologist. I wasn’t even attended to by a nurse or midwife. My mother went to the hospital and they said she was not in labour and she returned and delivered me on the bare floor before people arrived. I could have had measles, I could have had cholera, I could have had all the childhood diseases but I didn’t have any of them. No medical personnel attended to me at birth yet I became a medical doctor. I don’t need to be born in the hospital to head a hospital. In a short time to come, we will be interviewing all manner of Professors for our Medical School and Teaching Hospital if Jesus carries to come. They are just waiting. Don’t focus on how, where or who gave birth to you, focus on how you will end.

4. It’s not a crime to be born as a child but it is tragic to live and die as a child.

It is important for everyone to start as a child. Someone said the reason why the first Adam fell was because he arrived as a mature man and the last Adam, Jesus arrived as a baby and he succeeded. It’s not a crime to be born as a child but it is tragic to live and die as a child. It is okay to begin as a child but it is disastrous to live and die as a child. It’s okay to begin with immaturity but it is disastrous to exist as an immature person. There are adults at 18 and children at 81, it’s not the age. When I was a little child, when I spoke adults had to think twice. My father was talking one day and he said some people went to the university and it appears as if they don’t have a brain and I said Yes Sir, I wasn’t in the university at all. I said some people pass through the university but the university does not pass through them. He stood and said what? That’s true. Whatever you will do, don’t remain a child. I am talking spiritually, I am talking in life, in career, in destiny. We have seen junior brothers and sisters who are more mature than senior ones in every realm.

5. Being a child is a matter of birth, but being a son is a matter of growth.

You give birth to a child, then the child grows to become a son.

6. To move from being a child to becoming a son, responsibility must be accepted and maturity must be established

Even in the Church, if you want to move from being a child of God to become a son or man or woman of God, responsibility must be accepted and maturity must be established. There are so many irresponsible people who are permanently dodging responsibility, who don’t want to confront life. There are people permanently looking for who to blame for where they are in life instead of facing this devil and facing him out. They have an excuse for everything, but God is saying you have being a child for too long, accept responsibility. Accept responsibility in the word.

A woman testified today at the Early Will I Seek Thee Service she said something came against her and she literally died.

She was in her pool of blood almost lifeless and she remembered the scriptures she had heard in the church and read, so she began to speak them out and all of a sudden she came out of that death realm and came back to life. She would have been gone for good if she did not accept responsibility.

The responsibility you accept in times of peace is what gives you the capacity to handle calamity in times of crisis.

You build your faith by the word. When fear knocks on your door, send faith to answer it and when faith gets to the door, you will realize there is no fear in the first place.

Faith is a product of the word. Grow up in the scriptures, settle down with the word, settle down in prayer.

I am not going to be looking for someone who will help me forever. I am not going to be a crying baby forever. Accept the responsibility.

Someone said his wife is delivering the next week and he was trusting God for baby things. Pregnancy gives you nine months notice, if you have to carry block on your head for the arrival of a child that you have a hand in bringing into this world, you have to do so.

That is acceptance of responsibility. If you are complaining about who refused to help you when your wife delivered it is koboko you are looking for. If you don’t have money for baby things hold your peace. Whatever is worrying you hold yourself.

– I see someone moving from the realm of babyhood to the realm of maturity.

7. Until the child becomes a son, He is not presentable to his generation.
Children are born but sons are given. God wants to manifest you to your generation in His kingdom agenda for your life but children are not presented, it is sons that are presented. Until the child becomes a son, he is not presentable to his generation.

Now talk to God that if there is any childish behaviour in me that is preventing me from being presented to my generation, have mercy on me. Open my eyes to such behavioral tendencies. Unveil to me what is hindering me from being presented to my generation. Lift your right hand and speak to God. Help me to be a son and not a child.

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