There’s an old cliché: “Don’t take Christ out of Christmas.” I’ve been studying the word Christ this season and found that it is mentioned 555 times in the Bible. Five is the number of grace; triple five denotes the grace to overcome. Christ comes from the Greek word Chrístos, which means “anointed one.”
Did you realize there were 5 ingredients in the anointing oil? Five animals that Abraham sacrificed when God made a covenant with him? David chose 5 smooth stones when he killed Goliath. When the Isrealites were called out of Egypt, they were called to walk out in groups of 5. Finally, there were 5 wounds of Christ on the cross.
During this season, I pray we will truly keep Christ in Christmas and realize there is power available to overcome any enemy or obstacle we may face. I’m praying that we receive power to overcome in every area of our lives, live in victory, and enjoy the anointing of Christ.