Join with your brothers and sisters across the world. Add some fun to your Christmas, sharing this event with your children. Print out this page, and cut each line into strips. Fold each one up, and put them in a basket to be passed around your Waves Of Praise gathering. Ask people to try to speak “Merry Christmas” in the language on their strip, and the others should try to guess what country it comes from. If you see an error, or have another language you want included, please let us know at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Have fun with this!
Afrikaans Geseënde Kersfees en ‘n Voorspoedige Nuwe Jaar.
Arabic I’d Miilad Said Oua Sana Saida
Argentine Felices Pasquas Y felices ano Nuevo
Armenian Shenoraavor Nor Dari yev Pari Gaghand
Basque Eguberri on
Bohemian Vesele Vanoce
Breton Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat
Bulgarian Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo
Chinese [Mandarin] – Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan or Sheng Dan Kuai Le
Chinese [Catonese] – Gun Tso Sun Tan’Gung Haw Sun
Croatian Sretan Bozic
Czech Prejeme Vam Vesele
Danish Glædelig Jul
Dutch Vrolijk Kerstfeest
English Merry Christmas
Estonian Haid joule ja head uut aastat
Filipino Maligayang Pasko
Finnish Hyvaa joulua
French Joyeux Noel
German Froehliche Weihnachten
Greek Kala Christouyenna
Hawaiian Mele Kalikimaka
Hebrew Mo’adim Lesimkha. Chena tova
Hindi Christmas mangalamaya ho
Hungarian Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket
Icelandic Gledileg Jol
Indonesian Selamat Hari Natal
Iraqi Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
Irish Nollaig Shona Dhuit
Italian Buone Feste Natalizie
Japanese Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
Korean Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Latvian Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus
Lithuanian Linksmu Kaledu
Maori Meri Kirihimete
Navajo Merry Keshmish
Norwegian God Jul
Pennsylvania German En frehlicher Grischtdaag
Polish Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia
Portuguese Feliz Natal / Boas Festas
Romanian Craciun fericit
Russian Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom
Samoan La Maunia Le Kilisimasi
Scots Gaelic Nollaig chridheil huibh
Serbian Hristos se rodi
Slovak Vesele Vianoce
Slovakian Sretan Bozic or Vesele vianoce
Slovene Vesele Bozicne. Screcno Novo Leto
Spanish Feliz Navidad
Swedish God Jul
Tahitian Ia orana te Noera
Thai Sawadee Pee Mai
Turkish Mutlu Noeller
Ukrainian Z Rizdvom Khrystovym !
Vietnamese Chuc Mung Giang Sinh
Welsh Nadolig Llawen
Yugoslavian Cestitamo Bozic
2017 is the 8th annual Worldwide Waves Of Praise. This year, we are asking everyone to help us with the “saturation of the nations.”
Our world is seeing massive earthquakes, torrential storms, the dying of the ocean. We are in the time of “wars and rumours of wars.”
Many nations are facing virtual annihilation due to threats of nuclear war from several world powers.
Individual billionaires are throwing their monies at destroying individual nations.
Yet one thing remains constant. That Is the Saving Grace of our Lord Yeshua, Jesus Christ.
He Deserves to Be Praised every day!
There are a couple of reasons why Joseph was turned away, when seeking a place for Mary to give Birth. First, baby lambs are born only once a year in the Spring. It is quite probable that our Good Shepherd, Who Watches over His Flock, Was Born in the Spring.
Luke 2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
Second, the time of the Passover would have brought a multitude of people to the area on their way to or from Jerusalem and The Holy Temple. The rooms for weary travelers would have been all taken.
Third, a woman giving birth was considered unclean until 8 days after the birth. She was not to participate in society until the dedication of the child on its 8th day, and, if a male, his circumcision.
This was something that both Mary and Joseph would have known. They sought shelter in a cave near the field where the perfect lambs were birthed and raised. These were the lambs that would be the sacrificial offerings, without spot or blemish when they were one year old.
The Lord Yeshua (Jesus) IS The Sacrificial Lamb of God, without spot or blemish. He Was, Is and Ever Will Be the Eternal Sacrifice for the sins we’ve committed in the past, the present and the future. Of course, that doesn’t give us license to go on committing sins, for that would be like slapping His Face.
Take some time to think about the great sacrifices that Joseph and Mary made as well. Both faced stoning, flogging and being cast out from their village and families. Surely they were ostracized. They came from Nazareth, therefore they were Nazarenes, living in strict obedience to the Torah and the Laws of Moses.
In making the journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem, they would have gone through dry and stony places. Mary, heavy with Child, would have been bounced and jostled on the donkey, causing continual pain for a woman about to give birth. For a first born child, there are always fears that arise as one views both the miracle and seeming fragility of a newborn. But for Mary and Joseph, they had already been told and shown that This Child, Would Be Like no other ever born. Every breath of their lives was to bring forth The Perfect, Sinless, Holy and Spotless Lamb of God. How they must have hovered over Him and Taught Him continually!
Blessings, as we remember The Greatest Gift EVER Given!
Holy Spirit IS SO Awesome! As I’ve worked on the 2014 WWWOPM, He’s Been Instructing and Guiding as to the Desires of God for what this movement should be. It was a major accomplishment to combine the former website and blog into one site this year. It was also a learning curve under the stresses of dwindling time. For simplicity’s sake I used the same theme and background as I did previously and updated the logo. Somehow, we just “know” when we haven’t quite hit the mark graphically. When what we’ve produced doesn’t reflect the essence of what God Is Doing. In that vein, He’s already Given me insights as to where to head with the graphical representations of His Heart for this movement. Next year will bringing sweeping changes, again that will reflect His Royalty and Majesty! Hallelujah!
Meanwhile…we are two days from the beginnings of Christmas Day at the International Date Line!
What can YOU DO to get this Desire of God’s Heart out to the masses?
It’s ALL about Him, and His Precious Gift to us of His Son.
Here Is A Man Who Was Born in an obscure village, The Child Of A Peasant Woman.
He Grew Up in an Obscure Village.
He Worked in a carpenter shop until He Was thirty. Then, for Three Years He Was An Itinerant Teacher.
He never Wrote a book. He never Held an office.
He never Owned a home. He never Had a family.
He never Went to college.
He never Traveled, except in His Infancy, more than two hundred miles from the place Where He Was Born.
He never Did one of the things that usually accompanies greatness. He Had no credentials but Himself.
While He Was still a Young Man, the tide of popular opinion turned against Him. His friends ran away. One of them denied Him.
He Was Turned over to His enemies. He went through a mockery of a trial. He Was Nailed upon a Cross between two thieves.
His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth, His Seamless Robe.
When He Had Died, He Was taken down from The Cross And Laid In A Borrowed Grave through the courtesy of a friend.
More than two thousand years have come and gone. Still today, He Is The Centerpiece of the human race and The Leader of all human progress.
I am well within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever were built, all the parliaments that ever sat, and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon this earth as Powerfully as has This One Solitary Life.
1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;
8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;
9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;
10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;
11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;
14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;
16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.
22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.
1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,
2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.
5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
7 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.
8 And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest’s office before God in the order of his course,
9 According to the custom of the priest’s office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.
10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.
11 And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.
15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb.
16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.
17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
18 And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.
19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.
20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
21 And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.
22 And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.
23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.
24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,
25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.
26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;
40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth.
41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.
46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
54 He hath helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;
55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.
57 Now Elisabeth’s full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.
58 And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.
59 And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father.
60 And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.
61 And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.
62 And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.
63 And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.
64 And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.
65 And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea.
66 And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.
67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,
68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
69 And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;
70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:
71 That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;
72 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;
73 The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,
74 That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,
75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,
78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, 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, good will toward men.
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.
27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,
28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
Jesus Celebrated Chanukah? You’re kidding! No, I’m not.
The Feast of Dedication is Chanukah, Hannukah, Hanukah!
Chanukah is the celebration that commemorates “the great miracle” that happened when the Maccabees fought the Syrian pagans who had taken over The Temple and won. The pagans had been worshipping their pagan gods in The Holy Temple.It was considered “defiled” and “unclean.” Pigs and other things were sacrificed to Zeus there. It needed a thorough cleansing and rededication to The One, True God, Jehovah. Interestingly, when Jesus/Yeshua Cast the demons into the pigs and they ran over the cliff, He Won a Great Victory that day, too. Those pigs would have been sacrificed to Zeus, too.
They needed enough oil to light the 7 branch Temple Menorah, but there was only enough for 1 day. It took 8 days to make a new batch of holy oil. Miraculously, that one day of oil lasted the eight days necessary to make the new oil! Chanukah is celebrated with 9 candles. The center one is the Shamash, or servant candle. It is representative of Yeshua, Who Came to Serve and Give His Light to others. Together, we are His Light in the darkness.
John 1:3-4 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
The Chanukah victory over the Syrians is also prophetic of the history of the Jewish peoples, and of the world. Through sins, we are often defeated and feel separated from our God. In the end, The Lord Wins the Great Victory over evil and we will worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.
Remember that Jesus Is/Was/Always Will Be Jewish. The Feasts that are celebrated in Judaism are The Feasts of The Lord. Chanukah is also the celebration of freedom from oppression, and freedom to celebrate the religion of choice. It’s good winning over evil, taking back the night,
“Yes, but that was Old Testament!” God Is The God of Precision and Pattern, of Symbolism, Types and Shadows. The Bible Becomes a Comprehensive Whole as you study the deeper meanings and symbolisms.
Are we wrong to celebrate The Feasts? If it was good enough for Yeshua/Jesus, it’s good enough for me. Everyone needs to make their own decisions. As for me and my house, I am honoring God, Yeshua and Holy Spirit and Everything They Represent. I am thoroughly FASCINATED with them, studying God’s Precision and His Word continually.
Celebrating Chanukah, I think about how many, many times God Has Provided when I seemingly had nothing. Suddenly! Something I needed was 90% off at a store He Directed me to go to. Suddenly! That little bit of food seemed more than enough. Suddenly! I would find an extra $5 or $20 in my wallet that I KNEW hadn’t been there hours before. Suddenly! He’s Made a Way where there was no way. Suddenly! Unexpected help arrives. Suddenly! A bill I couldn’t pay is wiped out! Suddenly! An unexpected check arrived the day before the electric was to be shut off when I was raising young children. Suddenly! He’s Taught me just to be still and let HIM BE my God. I don’t have to do it all, after all. I just have to believe in His Love for me. I just have to sit at His Feet and love Him back. He Does the rest while I’m focused on Him.
Of course! We worship the SAME GOD. HE DESERVES to Be praised EVERY DAY!
How do we celebrate the lighting of the menorah? We say these blessings, from www.jewfaq.org:
On Christmas Day, as it turns 3pm in each time zone, successive “waves of praise” will go up to Heaven all across the earth. Since its inception in 2010, this movement has been growing exponentially. It’s becoming a new and annual tradition!
People in over 120 countries will gather in their own homes to help put Christ back in Christmas. Our goal is to reach people in every time zone and every country, so that the whole earth is praising The Lord! Some churches in Africa have opened for this movement in past years.
Let the whole earth praise Him with one mind, one voice and one accord!
Let everything that has breath….Praise The Lord!