Why He Came!
Dr. Dennis Demuth
During this time of the year, everyone is thinking about Christmas. For teachers, it’s an opportunity to have a significant break in the day to day routine of teaching. It’s unfortunate that each year there is more and more secularization of Christmas to a point where culture in Western society and around the world tends to forget the real meaning of Christmas and why Jesus came. Even this past week the city of Tulsa renamed the Christmas parade the holiday parade. Thank God for government officials like Senator Jim Inhoff who chose to stand up for the Christ in Christmas parade. Thousands of students in public schools all across America are having the Christ taken out of Christmas. “The world’s preparation for Christmas shuts Him out. Jesus, our Lord -- the long-awaited Messiah, simply doesn’t fit today's vision of pluralism. That's why signs and symbols of the celebration bearing His name have been censored from schools and public places from coast to coast.”
John 3:16 provides the reason why God sent Jesus to this earth. Without the Christ in Christmas the Christmas break becomes like any other break.
Beyond the purpose of bringing salvation to mankind, the assignment of Jesus is outlined in Luke 4:18. Jesus said that He had come to 1) proclaim the Gospel to the poor, 2) heal the broken hearted, 3) set the captive free, 4) proclaim deliverance, 5) recovery of sight to the blind, and 6) set at liberty those that are bruised.
During this Christmas season, it is worthwhile to reflect on the question, “Why is it that God sent you to Victory Christian School? Why did you come?
Signs and Wonders
“Jesus’s coming not only was a sign and a wonder, His works were signs and wonders. Healing and deliverance were part of these signs. Jesus said in John 1o:37-38, “If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though you believe not me, believe the works; that you may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in Him.”
Have you ever asked yourself the question, “What works am I doing that would cause my students and their families to believe that God sent me to this school?”
You are a Channel
God has said in His Word and through prophetic words that Victory Christian School “would be for signs and wonders, that the staff would be chosen by God to become the channel thru which signs and wonders would be performed.”
He has sent students to this school who need to have the Gospel of the good news spoken to them. In your Bible classes take time for students to express their thoughts on Christmas, then have all of them confess, as a class, Christ as Lord and Savior. There are those that need to have their broken hearts healed. Family turmoil, abuse, and depression are evident in many of our students.
You are God’s messenger to set captives free-students who have been taken captive by the spirit of this world. You are here to proclaim deliverance, the recovering of sight to blinded eyes; not just physically, but those who can not see the goodness of God or His plan for their lives. He wants to use you to set at liberty those that are bruised..
Students and parents will believe that God is real when they see the miracle working power in academics, behavior, sports, and every avenue of ministry.
How is this going to be accomplished? It will not be done by man’s mind but by the power of God, the miracle working power of the Word of God, the Name of Jesus, and the Holy Spirit – through you. This is your reason for coming to VCS.