Why do we celebrate advent?
Advent means 'arrival' or 'coming'. At Christmas we celebrate the advent, arrival, birth of Jesus the Messiah.
Here is just 3 reasons why we as Christians celebrate advent!
1. To celebrate the coming of Christ into the world, the word incarnate made flesh. Immanuel, God with us. Very God, begotten not created. He was born of a Virgin to break the curse that passed from generation to generation through the seed of man, all the way from Adam.
2. To remind ourselves that God not only came as a baby, but today is also Immanuel, God with us, through the indwelling Holy Spirit.
3. With great anticipation we wait for His second coming, His return, the resurrection of the dead, when He, with righteous, absolute authority will judge all mankind, all powers, principalities, and every spiritual being. When every knee will bow and tongue confess him as Lord and Savior to the Glory of God the Father. When He will make all things new and complete God’s redemptive plan for the world ushering in the Kingdom in full, an everlasting abode of God with men; Immanuel, God with us.
Of the greatness of His government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over His kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. Isa.9.7