Did You know Christmas was a weapon?

by | Dec 6, 2020 | Christianity Today | 48 comments

The leading newspaper in the nation has not mentioned Christmas in 10 years. Christmas is attacked by both God haters and religionists. It has fallen into great disfavor—accused of everything from paganism to materialism. It is socially unacceptable to celebrate Christmas.  It is 1843 England. Also known as the hungry 40’s.
A young and gifted writer is deeply restless and can’t sleep. He asks an assistant to meet him in the middle of the night, “take me to see the worst of London. Do not spare me anything.”
What he saw horrified him and left a mark in his soul that would haunt his novels for the rest of his life. Children, living like stray dogs scavenged through garbage in sub-zero temperatures.
Charles Dickens had to do something. So, he mustered his considerable weapon: he marshalled the English language and sent it into war against child abuse. Vast corruption must be exposed! This nation-destroying curse must be lifted!
He set ink to paper with the force of a volcanic eruption and the skillful cuts of a surgeon. The result was a pamphlet entitled An Appeal on Behalf of the Poor Man’s Child. Then something happened:
He never released the pamphlet. Historians are divided about why. Usually, it does not fall upon facts but on anti-Christian bias. Here is my heart tells me happened: He heard the voice of God. “If you release this pamphlet it will bring good for a season, but if you write the story, I am about to give you, it will bring good for all time.”
It would be a story where the main character is the most uncompelling, and unsympathetic character to any audience: an old man—a wealthy miser! Even his name is off-putting: Ebeneezer Scrooge.
With only weeks left before Christmas how could he finish it and get it published? Astonishingly it was published on December 19, 1843. Not only that, it was made into a script and opened in 2 theaters that Christmas day.
This story is not only credited with saving Christmas, it has been synonymous with Christmas ever since.  Outside the Bible, no written word about Christmas has been more influential and widespread in its power to evoke love for children and the poor.
Christmas has inspired the best music. Musical artist regardless of their fame are compelled to release a Christmas album. It has a power that no one can explain or predict. Opposing armies have stopped combat, met on neutral ground in the middle of a war to celebrate Christmas.
Here is Nephew Fred from A Christmas Carol: “I have always thought of Christmastime… as a good time: a kind forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”
The supernatural power of Christmas is also seen in the creation of Silent Night. It was written because the organ broke and a song for a guitar was necessary.  Christmas again showed its power with Handel’s Messiah. Handel wrote it in 24 days. When he finished the Hallelujah Chorus, he said it was as if the roof came off his room and he saw the great God Himself.
Christmas is a weapon! It brings proof of the Deity of Christ by its inexplicable effect on the world. Even when it offends it is doing God’s work. Even Scrooge screamed, “then let me leave it alone!” But Christmas won’t let us leave it alone.
But the message about Scrooge transcends even Christmas. It is about God’s power to create a weapon to combat evil through anointed artforms.
It is because of Scrooge, that I find much of some today’s  Christian music formulaic, unimaginative, predictable, and even snowflake like. Bono from U-2 called some of those songs “dishonest.” How dare I make such a criticism? Because we didn’t use to scare so easily. We wrote songs of sacrifice and commitment; towering themes filled majestic hymns.
Somewhere in the mid to late 20th Century the church developed an insecurity complex and began to “do things almost as good as the world does.” Not just in music, but in all art forms. We even have green rooms which is a nod to Hollywood.
A great exception is Black Gospel Music. It was so original the world had to copy it for Motown and R and B. Black Gospel was so powerful the world kept trying to steal talent out of the church. Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and many others began in church.
The spark of divine creativity does not rest on those who surmise what might sell or what won’t offend. It comes on those who would sacrifice all to obey God.
However, there is another reason creativity is in short supply: We don’t recognize the multiple opportunities of service outside the pulpit. Not everyone is a preacher—nor should they be! The gifts of God fit in business, art, media, healthcare, education and yes, politics.
Because God came upon a famous novelist like Charles Dickens, the devil was blindsided. What if you are supposed to create something no one has seen before?
Finally, the idea that we need to tone anything down to win souls is hogwash. Johnny Cash comes to mind. It is truly amazing the influence he carried. Bob Dylan, Elvis, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones revered him. Yet, he never muted his faith or his witness. God gave him a sound the world couldn’t resist.
A heart filled with love for God and hatred for evil, who is willing to be completely open to do something new is our greatest need today. God is searching to drop original miracles on someone like you.
Now check out the video of the entire village.  It’s one way Mechelle and I want to Merry Christmas and God bless you and yours.



  1. Ramona Sarsona

    Mahalo nui loa. Thank you very much Bro. Mario. I appreciate you for sharing the truth always.
    Your sister in Christ’s service,

  2. Brianna

    Great article. Ty! Amen.

  3. Marsha Carol Watson Gandy

    MARIO AND MECHELLE, Thank You for reminding us of Charles Dickens and his life, and how he touched the world and its people on every continent. His life and his writings touched us from childhood and have stayed with us throughout our lifetimes.
    To me, this is a SIGN—A Great Big Flashing Sign……for this time in the history—not only in America and Europe—but to the Entire World.
    How GOD uses YOU comes as no surprise….All HE needs is a WILLING VESSEL(S) and a Humble spirit……And that describes YOU.
    Marsha Carol Watson Gandy

    • Clark

      Marsha, I agree 1000%!

    • Jack

      Thank you for your inspiring teaching it comes at a bright light in a darken world

  4. Shari Jason

    Thank you for your message tonight but especially seeing your Christmas Village again. What a Joy!! God be with you all. I pray for your safety and strength at all times.

  5. yesua7

    praise God for your ministry

  6. Clark


  7. PEARL Dalton

    Thank you ?
    On Mon, Dec 7, 2020, 1:19 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:
    > mariomurilloministries posted: “The leading newspaper in the nation has > not mentioned Christmas in 10 years. Christmas is attacked by both God > haters and religionists. It has fallen into great disfavor—accused of > everything from paganism to materialism. It is socially unacceptable to ce” >

  8. Ralph & Susan Simon

    Merry Christmas The Simons Marietta, GA
    Sent from my iPhone

  9. bdk11

    I see thousands of folks do something completely opposite. These people are not lovers of Jesus Christ or God and some are even haters; yet celebrate this holiday. Is it because this holiday originated in paganism and is as far from scripture as it can be. We don’t even know the birth date and we’re never told to celebrate it. The apostles, the early Christians never were told or was it ever recorded in scripture that they celebrated Christmas. Could this be a tradition of men as mentioned in scripture? Jesus birth was recorded to reflect that He was sent miraculously by God as the King of the Jews and later Gentiles and was born and became our Messiah. Yes we should always reflect on Jesus as he was used by the Father to bring His Kingdom to earth as it is in heaven. Most of what it is now has not anything to do with our Lord.

    • B

      Yes, my internet friends are with you on this and I’m learning how much of the Christmas decorations and traditions are pagan in origin and I wonder if we’re sinning. I know there’s grace but if we are aware of this and still participate then what? I don’t have small kids anymore but there’s grandkids. I’m not doing decorations anymore but we are giving gifts. I’m so torn.

    • Clark

      You missed the point of Mario’s blog. The angels in heaven, who are the heavenly news media, were rejoicing and celebrating the birth of Jesus (Savior), who is Christ (anointed Messiah), the Lord (Creator and Owner of everything). Any wise follower of Jesus would follow the example of the angels in heaven, and rejoice and celebrate the birth of Emanuel, God with us, God in the flesh! THIS is CHRIST-mas! No “Scroogian Bah Humbug comments can erase the celebration of the True Christmas Message!

      • Mark Mecucci

        Amen! ??

    • prayinginok

      Even our founding fathers didn’t celebrate Christmas. It was after the Civil War that it really “took hold” as a holiday celebration in America.
      Yet as n9nwo said below, people long for light (and traditions) especially in dark times, so it’s tough.
      I think each person has to follow what the Holy Spirit is saying to them about whether or not to celebrate Christmas. I felt convicted about it and have not celebrated it for the past 3 years. That said, I don’t condemn anyone who does. Even Kevin Zadai addressed the issue about 2 weeks ago. It’s in the first 10 minutes of this video:

      • bdk11

        I agree, I celebrated Christmas all my life but I do know and can prove it’s origin is pagan. I with a clear conscience cannot. I think as more people did for the truth, God will reveal that to them. But as the scriptures say, they love the traditions of men vs Gods word.

  10. n9nwo

    On one hand I understand that Christmas is more pagan than gospel. But it is so much of our culture. It is a family celebration. Yes the Puritans opposed Christmas, to the point that the English revolted in 1660 stripping Puritans of power thus creating the Industrial Age (with no land or power the Puritans turned to making things).
    We need light in the dark times. Thus a celebration in the heart of the darkest part of the year. But we need light as well in the dark times of the soul such as now in America.
    Christmas before the Puritans (middle ages thru Tudor – Henry VIII) was a huge drunken party. The Puritans ended that. When it came back it was smaller, one day instead of twelve. Dickens, along with Victoria and Albert, brought us the modern Christmas. Still pagan but a huge family celebration in the middle of dark times.
    Yes Yeshu’a was more likely to have been born on Rosh Hashanah (about 10 Sept 3 BCE). That fits the scripture.
    Frankly, even knowing all that I know, I still like light in the middle of darkness.

  11. eanndw22

    Dear Mr. Murillo, May I copy this with your name and a link to your blog to put inside my Christmas cards this year? Just the story not the pictures (though they are beautiful). I have been blessed by your posts during this strange, turbulent time. We must keep our eyes on Jesus or we, like Peter, will sink beneath the waves of the raging storm, your posts have been a help to me in keeping my focus on Him and on God our Father. blessings, Merry Christmas, Ann Westerman
    On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 1:19 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:
    > mariomurilloministries posted: “The leading newspaper in the nation has > not mentioned Christmas in 10 years. Christmas is attacked by both God > haters and religionists. It has fallen into great disfavor—accused of > everything from paganism to materialism. It is socially unacceptable to ce” >

  12. Audrey Wright

    Thank you Mario, you touched my heart!!! This article is so good. We have faith in God and all He is using to draw people to Himself. God is God and we are not! Jesus is Lord!!!

  13. fromanislandinnewhampshire

    Mario, your Christmas London village is beyond words. It’s marvelous! Charles Dickens was anointed when he wrote “A Christmas Carol”, don’t you think? All those people in dark London celebrating the Christ Child, the Light of the world, and still we do it, no matter the climate of opinion. I read it every year. I think God lets us celebrate it in dark December because He is the Light, shining in the darkness, and the world gravitates to His warming fire, even not knowing why. Jonathan Cahn says on a Youtube video that Jesus was really born on March 20th, in Nisan, lambing season in the Temple’s lambing pens, which makes total sense. But God is not stuck on times and seasons. We are fighting the devil’s darkness now with Christ’s light. Thank you for showing us your Christmas Village. Merry Christmas!

  14. addedperspective2020

    Excellent post on Christmas and Charles Dickens, sadly as too many churches have go “seeker friendly” and preaching feel-good sermons, we need to be reminded of history like this. Two years ago the Holy Spirit said we would be seeing the separating of the wheat from the tares and that is truly where we are now. We are truly seeing a time when the churches have to make choice of which road to take. The cry of Socialism, anti-God and anti-Israel is strong in the nation and pastors are going to have to stand for God and Jesus or they will fall.

  15. Louise Evans

    Christmas is a time to remember the birth of Jesus in a manger. The Angels of heaven appearing to the shepherds telling them “Peace on earth. Good will toward man.” A host of angels filled the sky to praise His birth. When we were sinners He came humbly to bring peace to all men, whosoever will. The actual day of his birth is not known but the events happened as was written in the gospel of Luke. He is not a baby anymore but neither am I. Yet for 63 years I’ve celebrated my birthday. Why not celebrate Jesus’s.

    • Clark

      Religious Stiffnecks can’t celebrate anything because they are baptized in lemon juice!

  16. Frank Hubeny

    Good observation: “the idea that we need to tone anything down to win souls is hogwash”.

  17. Pam Knight

    I love this! The two biggest impacts on my heart and soul were (1) our family’s Nativity scene as a child. I would stare at the baby in a manger as a 6 or 7 year old, and knew He was God as a baby. Then, (2) at the age of 10 or 11, I saw a version of A Christmas Carol, and the storyline spoke so deeply to me. Although I didn’t understand sin, repentance, forgiveness and redemption at the moment, it became my favorite story of all time. I went through my own rebellion for a few years, but the warmth of God’s love drew me back to Him at the age of 23. God is Love. He is the Father of Lights, He is the Giver all good gifts, and He is the Giver of the best Gift of all…Jesus Christ!

    • kingskid48

      That’s beautiful, Pam.

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  19. Bobbie

    Wow, I agree with someone, something great has happened to Mario and he has Fire in his Bones. Every year when lived in California, would go to the Glendale Play House or Pasadena and see “Scrooge”, and also appreciate the Movie “Scrooged” with Bill Murray/Karen Allen and Cast. I also wished that all people would behave like that EVERY DAY of the year like the “Golden Rule” by Norman Rockwell; as it’s also one of my favorite pieces of artwork to give away and should be hanging in every Business and Home as a reminder. “Golden Rule”, such a wonderful picture of Humanity and Worship and Prayer. Let’s NOT forget Andrea Crouch and Phil Driscoll. Remember one year, went to a Baptist Church at Christmas time that did a tremendous rendition of Beethoven’s life and music in the light of, had Beethoven been aborted highlighting the obstacles his Mother overcame; we would not have his body of music that we do today.
    Parent(s) had taught us at Christmas time, find family in greater need and blessed them with Food, Clothing, Money which expanded to Orphans, Single Parents and their children in later years, Homeless, Poor which became a life long ministry with Friends. I can still see Dad running after the UPS Truck or the Trash Truck and Postal Worker offering them Water in Summer and Hot Chocolate in Winter; what a great legacy and as he was always giving the Gospel message and a Bible. Those who have nothing, give out of their nothing.
    Over 30 years ago, I woke up and no longer do the commercialism side of Christmas; this is from one who had a Christmas Tree in every room of the House as wished had all that money to give to Orphans from one who had to much stuff and never saw a U-Haul follow anyone’s Hearse, ever. Family and Friends network daily those in need. https://iblp.org/questions/what-are-commands-christ. Ironic lesson in all this, you spend a life accumulating; at the end of your life you might spend it getting rid and all my family/friends grown children tell their parents they don’t want their stuff as they have their own and it’s a burden to have stuff. In light of eternity, studied what Christ commanded since wasn’t exemplified in any “La Iglesia” grew up in. Again, with Dickens, “the pen was mightier than the sword”! Great, to serve others, go find a Ministry that serves the Homeless, Poor, Orphans and serve. Every year, make a point to go to this Church that plays all kinds of different Christmas and Worship Music and enjoy the real reason for the season! Thankful & Grateful, God is awesome; amazing!
    Matthew 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. (KJV).

  20. Alyce

    OH MY! This a most beautiful message about Christmas Mario! Christmas has always been the most wonderful time of the year! It has a special memories from my childhood and from raising our children and now Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren! It should never be “ toned down”!
    I love the nativity scenes, lights and music…( original Christmas music).
    Thank you for posting such a historical and uplifting and wonderful message of Christmas!!
    My fondest, most heartfelt hope is for a wonderful Holy Spirit filled Christmas and all of God’s Love poured into yours and Mechelles Christmas !!??????❤️❤️❤️

  21. Wordforworld

    “Merry Christmas”
    Let’s see:
    “Merry”means happy
    “Christ” means Anointed One
    “‘mas” means celebration.
    You have problems happily celebrating
    The Anointed One? Then don’t.
    Not sure if you should give others gifts? Then don’t.
    Let me explain, a baby named Jesus was born. That particular day is as yet unknown to us. The day is somehow forever etched in my spirit. I rejoice my Savior was born of flesh!
    I use the season to order a bakery cake w/“happy birthday to Jesus”; and my family puts a few candles on it, & sing the birthday song to Him who sits on heaven’s mercy seat! We cannot get gifts to Him, so gifts to children ar’d the world, to needy, to friends, to family will have to do! And we can’t help it! He has our hearts & souls. But we want to give. Nothing fancy maybe, but what we’d like. Every baker’s countenance was changed when they finished my cake order. It becomes my “in road” to witness, or to hear them tell me, “it made me feel so good to think about Him”!
    Trees as adornment of the house? Firs, pines, cedars Isa 60:13 to beautify the place of His sanctuary.
    Legalism, stinginess get in the way to rob you of joy: To steal your hope, to kill you.
    Let’s reclaim every day, let’s overcome the world and its ways, by superimposing our authority on every day to celebrate Jesus!
    Thank you Mario for reminding us to see the Light in the darkest time, Light that’s greater than the candles of man.
    Celebrate the gift of the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit, in us, the hope of glory! They have given to us. Freely we have received! Great thanks be to the LORD!

  22. swordandspiritwriter

    God is WAAAAAAAYYYYY BIGGER than we often see Him, and He’s in the Redemption and repurposing business.
    Got ashes? No problem, He can turn it into beauty and for His glory.
    Celebrate Christmas? No problem, He can make what was meant to take away from His literal date of birth and a pretty tree with lights and repurpose and reclaim it and use it for His glory and does.
    People’s hearts are softer towards Him and to others this time of the year. Any time the name of Jesus is lifted up, it is good in His sight.
    I have total peace celebrating Christmas and listening to the beautiful music written for and about our Lord Jesus because God sees the heart, and my heart and its intentions when celebrating it are 100% for Jesus. Not doing any pagan chants to reindeer or anything. My God knows me. He knows why I celebrate it. All for remembering Him and this:
    “8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
    13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
    14 “Glory to God in the highest,
    And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
    Luke 2:8-14
    O Father, thank You for sending Your one and only Son, Jesus. How we praise You!

  23. kingskid48

    I love Christmas, always have, always will. We were taught that the reason we give gifts to others is because the Wise Men brought gifts to the Christ Child. Many scholars say He was most likely conceived on December 25th and born around Sept. 12. Whenever He was conceived, and whichever day He was born on, I’m afraid I do not see the harm in honoring Him by celebrating it.
    At Christmas time more people are giving, generosity abounds, and love is poured out. Are we told in Scripture to celebrate His birth? Not that I know of, but we’re not told not to either. My guess is, the people of that day acknowledged their own birthdays in some manner.
    The names of our days and months all have pagan roots. Are we supposed to ignore them also? It might be difficult to function on a daily basis if we are told we have a doctor’s appointment on Tuesday, April 5, and we tell our doctor we don’t acknowledge Tuesdays or April. Good luck with that.
    Is Christmas commercialized? Of course. As we get further and further away from our God as a country, culture, and world as a whole, selfishness is becoming more rampant. Rather than tossing out this beautiful time of year, perhaps the Church should work a little harder at promoting the real reason for the season in whatever way we can. Atheism is running rampant. Why should we give in and let them have their way? We have to fight back against their onslaught of hatred, and what better way, than to make sure our children and grandchildren understand just what it is they are celebrating?
    If the mad rush to the stores on Black Friday bothers you (it does me), then don’t take part in it. I don’t, because I do find it disgusting the way the stores have hyped it so badly and dragged it out, to the point that I think it was like two weeks of Black Friday this year (14 days). They milked it for everything they could get out of it. It became ridiculous to me. But, this is a strange year, and maybe they were afraid people would not shop at all, at least in the stores. But online was just as bad. i got so sick of Black Friday emails.
    I love Christmas lights, but don’t care for the garish ones that show nothing about the Manger and the Christ Child. Our church used to put on a wonderful Christmas play, even with the angels and live animals. It was a major event in our town. The church was packed for every service. The last few years, they have diminished it to where, last year, they didn’t even start out with Christmas Carols and much of it left me unmoved. That is part of why I left that church. When the pastor said one Sunday that we needed to, “evolve”, I felt something was amiss. That was just one thing about the direction of the church that nagged at me. I ended up leaving the church. Hoping to find a smaller church. If not, start a home group if I have to.
    All that said…THANK YOU, Pastor Mario and Mechelle for that beautiful Christmas write-up and the wonderful video. I hope it is okay if I use just the story/history as an insert into my Christmas Cards. I try to always put something meaningful into the cards. Which is another reason to celebrate Christmas. What an opportunity to witness. Send people on the “edge” an inspirational book. You’ll be surprised how it lifts their spirits. I get the most wonderful comments back from people who I thought could never be touched by anything spiritual.
    Okay, sorry to have written a book here. Blessings to all.

    • fromanislandinnewhampshire

      Kingskid, that makes excellent sense! I had my own go round about pagan celebrations, but the Holy Spirit talked some sense into me. Who made all the stuff we celebrate with, greens, holly and lights, etc.? Our Father. It’s His world, His Son died to take it back, so the earth and His gifts are all clean now, and we should know that the curse is broken. We can use what He gives us to celebrate Him, in total peace, joy and freedom! Merry Christmas!

  24. Maritza

    Thanks dear Mario for such a beautiful message of Light shining in the midst of darkness ! And yours and Mechelle’s Christmas English village is a great visual weapon to convey this message to our souls. We love you both . Be blessed forever !! SHALOM.

    • Mike Gleason

      Thank you Mario for your steadfast, persistent faith. My closest brother in Christ introduced me to you about a year ago and I love your messages along with Dutch Sheets, Lance Walnau, and Hank Kunneman. The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give peace Numbers 6:24-26 May you continue to war for the Mighty Lord Jesus Christ and may God give you the added strength.

  25. Nancy Nichols

    Thank you, Mario, for the Villages video. Merry Christmas to you and your family! ~Nancy
    ~Psalm 57:7 My heart is stedfast, Oh God, my heart is stedfast; I will sing and give praise!
    ~Psalm 57:11 Be exulted, oh God, above the heavens; let Your glory be above all the earth!

  26. Mary G. Ferrell

    Thank you so much for sharing. Really enjoyed the Christmas village accompanied by the favorite Christmas carol.

  27. Mark DuBois

    Merry Christmas to you & your family brother Mario!

  28. Betty Cooper

    Wonderful important message. And the Village video/music are awesome! Thank you for sharing Christmas in this way with us. God bless.
    On 1:29am, Mon, Dec 7, 2020 Mario Murillo Ministries mariomurilloministries posted: “The leading newspaper in the nation has > not mentioned Christmas in 10 years. Christmas is attacked by both God > haters and religionists. It has fallen into great disfavor—accused of > everything from paganism to materialism. It is socially unacceptable to ce” >

  29. Dan

    I remember in 2002 when I helped you build this Dickens set in your front entryway in Alamo. Love you Mario and miss you more. Dan Hinz Tommy Barnett’s boy from Phoenix.

    • mariomurilloministries

      Dan I am so sorry I missed this. so great to hear from you!

  30. Linda Lindner

    Merry Christmas and Blessed Happy New Year 2021 to You and your Beautiful Family! You are a blessing to me Mario in My Intercession and Spiritual Life always speaking truth filled words from the Holy Spirit. Your Ministry is always in my prayers. God Bless, Your sister in Christ Jesus Linda Leslie Lindner

  31. Chris Michals

    Great article!! I never knew the history behind that story. Excellent comments on “Christian” songs & all that (plus definitely movies). I agree. Creativity is lacking in much of what’s put out. ???

  32. tannapaulson5839

    This is one of the coolest things I ever read. It was such an encouragement that I had to write and thank you. It hit me right where I’m at as a writer. This is exactly what happened to me this year as a big surprise and is still going on. I appreciate all your blogs, and I am going to do what you said to do about contacting my state officials to join in the Texas lawsuit today. But this blog about creativity was off the charts. I am going to write down these words so I can read them often:”The spark of divine creativity does not rest on those who surmise what might sell or what won’t offend. It comes on those who would sacrifice all to obey God.What if you are supposed to create something no one has seen before? Finally, the idea that we need to tone anything down to win souls is hogwash.God is searching to drop original miracles on someone like you.”Thank you so much,Tanna

  33. Kelly

    Thank you, this post was so encouraging! I am a writer and with God’s guidance, I want to make a difference, inspire, encourage, and make people seek and question. I had no idea that was the backstory behind “A Christmas Carol”! How greatly God used Dickens work to further inspire & effect future generations.
    Thank you for sharing this, absolutely beautiful.

  34. Ray Martinez

    Hello Mario; All I can say to this Post if Right on Target!..Amen…God’s whole work is a Weapon to dEVIL..Have a Blessed and Peaceful Merry CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!, it will be..



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