Merry Christmas 2011… Peace, goodwill toward men… MP3

In Bethlehem 

A Christmas Cantata

by L. A. Marzulli

This was written in the fall of 1995 and was first performed at Malibu Presbyterian Church.  In Bethlehem was also performed at the Malibu Vineyard,  The Church of the Nazarene, and Church of the Living Christ.  It is a musical production taken straight from the Gospel account of Luke.

Years later I was finally able to get the Cantata recorded in my studio. Thanks to all who made this possible as you are listening to hundreds of hours of work by many wonderful people. It has some great moments and it is my gift to all of you… Send the link to your loved ones and friends.

The King was born, lowly in a stable, and laid in a manger.  Later he would die horribly on Calvary.  We celebrate His Virgin Birth but look to His sacrifice by which all men and women can be reconciled with God.

Merry Christmas:

L. A. Marzulli

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67 thoughts on “Merry Christmas 2011… Peace, goodwill toward men… MP3

  1. Merry Christmas to you L.A., the good and faithful servant, and to all those on this blog and their families… The body of Christ.

    Let us remember this very important time in history that the best way to achieve goodwill towards men is God’s Will through men!!

  2. Merry Christmas to you too, thank for this gift, I will be listening to it all day today and tomorrow. Praise the Lird for the birth of our Savior. God bless, Julie

  3. Beautiful! Thank you so much! Glory to God in the highest ……..and kudos to Marzulli! Have a blessed Christmas for both of you!

  4. The Bible says that the shepherds were out watching their sheep when they were awe-struck by a bright, shining star and a chorus of Heavenly angels. Well, in this song the Bible, it seems, was off just a little bit. It wasn’t the Christmas star, it was a flying saucer, and those voices? A chorus of aliens. Yes, the guy who wrote “Lady In Red” penned a prog-rock opus about his story of Christmas, in which an alien drops in on baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in order to wish them all the best. The thing is, though… this song is weird as can be , but it’s catchy, and it’s well-produced and performed. Ah, the seventies.

  5. The story was touching, but we are not to pray to angels etc.! We have but one mediator between God and man and that is Christ Jesus!! Immanuel, God is with us. God come in the flesh.

    When I listened to the story of the Marine I wondered was he Catholic, but I think Jehova Witness. The Great Deception is in full motion.

    Merry CHRISTmas/Immanuel God is with us. everyone. Merry Christmas L.A.!!

  6. Brother Lynn,

    May the Lord bless you with great Joy, Peace and Love this Christmas.

    He has indeed blessed you with many gifts and talents to give us insight into the REAL world that surrounds us every day.

    Thank you for fighting this Good Fight for all of us even as you fight your personal battles as the Acussor of our souls seeks to keep you from carrying out the Lord’s will.

    Merry Christmas my Brother.

    In Christ,


  7. This has to be a gift from the Lord himself!!!! He has blessed you with so many talents LA – thank you for sharing this beautiful piece of music.

    God bless you & your family

  8. OnIslam endorses all-faiths Christmas (which I believe is a trap, toxic, and should only be handled as outreach in teams with spiritual warfare discernment and full Armor of God)

    USAToday gives the up-side of not celebrating Christmas

    JRED takes the pro-side of celebrating Christmas

    Romans 14 helps keep it all straight.

    • The Duty of Christmas in Damascus Syria

      All-faiths Christmas in Detroit

      Christmas pictures from all over the mid-est

    • Christmas in Japan

      Christmas in mainland China

      Christmas for atheists

    • Wow, that alien nativity was really disturbing. That was no joke. I know good humor, being a bit of a clown my whole life and that does not even remotely qualify as funny. That is one church the people need to flee as soon as possible.

  9. L.A., this is so beautiful! I’m listening right now as I get ready to head to the in-laws for a Christmas dinner. Very moving. You’ve been richly blessed with music and teaching gifts of the Holy Spirit.Thank you for sharing and God Bless you and your family today and all through the year.

  10. Merry Christmas again L.A.! I tried to open the cantata and nothing happened, so I read responses and moved on. Then to day I sat down and tried agin and nothing(my PC is scewed up!) I left the page open and tabbed to other mail and lo and behold it opened and this beautiful music started to play to my surprise! Now I know what everyone else was admiring. That was definately a gift to you from God to give to all of us. HE’s so wonderful and caring towards his children and wants to be to HIS creation!!!!!! You are a very talented man and where has this beautiful music been hidden? I hope I can download this, if not do you have it copied to sell? God Bless you and your ministry! You have opened many eyes and ears to look at things a little differently than the normal and these sure aren’t normal times! Have a very good year in the Lord L.A.!

    • linda, right click on the link. choose save target as. remember where you are saving the file to(ex. downloads folder, desktop, etc.) click save.

  11. la that work is amazing!! thanks so much for sharing that. i imagine the theme for acceleration radio is yours also as it is similar in style. were/are you a fan of progressive music(elp, yes,etc.)?
    i definatley hear some of that in your stuff. grew up loving those types of bands. stopped listening to much of it due to the influence of a certain guy in red. no, not santa(although santa-satan?)
    anyway, with your music i can listen to my roots again so to speak. that glorious orchestral, synthisized prog opus!!

    hahaha, thanks again man!! many blessings to you and your family. is there a preferred address to send a love offering?

    i hope you can somehow release more of your music.

    • I am thoroughly enjoying this! Very nice music L.A., and I hope your Christmas was blessed.

      Regarding Prog Rock, when I came back to the Lord in 1996 I started attending Calvary Chapel. A few months later Rick Wakeman performed at the Easter Sunrise service and later the same day in the main sanctuary. Apparently he became a Christian at some time, though lately I hear he is touring again with new ager Jon Anderson.

    • hi ray. yeah rick was touring with yes throughout the early 2000’s too.
      i hope he hasn’t been too compromised or lost even.

  12. HI L.A. Merry Christmas to you and your wife and daughters. I just listened to you and Doug Hamp. Excellent, excellent, excellent. My only complaint is that it wasn’t long enough. How I miss your radio show. Just wanted to let you know I pray for you daily. I will be sending a love offering through Paypal. I try to support you monthly as you know. I gave copies of the Cosmic Chess Match as Christmas gifts and am praying that the Lord will use your book as a witness and a warning. Thank you for your obedience to His call.


    • Oh My!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Truely gifted, thank you for sharing! The gift just keep getting better as we learn of the artistry involved. 🙂


  13. Brothers. Sisters and Dear Brother Lynn,

    More than a couple of times over the past years, I have come before you petitioning you for prayer as the enemy of our souls has wrought havoc upon the ties and bonds that unite my family as he seeks to destroy them and in turn destroy us as a family.

    Now more than ever before I need your prayers. Yes, I have said that each time I have asked for you to intercede on behalf of my family and I do apologize Brother Lynn as I do not desire to monopolize your BLOG for my own needs but I KNOW the prayer WARRIORS here do pray and I do strongly need them…my family needs them.

    Never before have I witnessed the attacks from within my family that are inspired by the evil one who knows more than anyone how to exploit our sin nature to bring out the worst in us. I cannot bare to say this but the words of our King Jesus in Matthew 10:21-22 are in their own way being lived out in front of my eyes as the Accuser seeks to make the Lord’s Words a reality when He said, “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”

    I cannot go into detail here but Brother Lynn has a good idea where I am coming from as we have spoken and prayed over the phone regarding my family and the situation we find ourselves in. I have NO doubt that as the new year comes in hard and fast, so will the ratcheting up of Satan’s attacks on ALL of us, our families and loved ones for he knows his time is VERY short.

    Again, my sincere apologies for taking your time and for going off topic but I will NOT see my family taken apart without fighting the Accuser of our souls with my armor on right and tight and equipped for the many battles that lie in wait each day that is ahead of me.

    Bless each of you for bearing with me.

    Respectfully in Christ,

    Jeff D

    • Dear Bother Jef, I don’t know if it’s proper to reply this @ this time, but written to the Jew as Jesus sent the Apostles to the Jews only and Paul to the gentiles. (These things will apply to them when the Dispenation of Grace is ended and ev. goes back under the Law! You are saved and need to do nothing, but repent=metanoia/Grk. “a change of mind” from where your trust was in before, to Trust in Jesus as who He is=God-man and shed blood and Resurrected to power @ God’s right hand! This is the powerful Grace which we need only recieve and place our compete reliance on Jesus w/o works!!! He did it all! God CALLS you, GIVES you the Faith to believe and the HS works in you untill you are at that place to receive. HE places you in Christ and seals you with the HS!!! It’s all God/Jesus and nothing of us, except we realize our state and need of Jesus and receive that FREE GIFT. The family members must come the same way! READ: Romans 3:10-20; Romans3:22-26; Romans 10:4 & 9-13; Romans11:6 (the Mystery) Eph.1:1-14; Romans 8:28 the famous scripture also relating the Mystery; Romans 3:1-11 “The Mystery” (Eph.4,5,6 tell us how to live). We must keep things in context. The Apostles were sent to the Brethern/Jews and when they rejected Jesus in His resurrection (around Acts.19 the Church was born!! ALL must come by Faith as Abraham did. We can trust God that what HE has started He will complete. It’s hard I know I have a 40+yr old daughter who says is saved, but can NOT defete Crack(now add alcohol=self medication for ADHD!!) so far. We have much turmoil in the family also and sometimes I wonder if certain ones are really saved, (babes not much growth) but it’s not of works!! We just keep fighting and praying and never give up! PRAYER is a powerful thing, pray God’s words to the situation and proclaim His will ! All things work together for good to them that love God, to them WHO are the CALLED according to His PURPOSE …..Romans 8:28 He is our Peace!
      As the Body of Christ I think we are going to have to get really serious about intercession prayer!


    • Jeff, brother in Christ,

      I’ve added my voice, with confirmations. Not in the least that the enemies’ communications be cut off in every dimension and through all extensions concerning you and your family.

      Romans 5
      21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

    • Linda… for you daughter,

      “” 03.20.11 number 3140 Lynne Miller Alcohol, ADHD, M.S.
      (in real audio or windows media asx)

      …and many of the others are about being freed from drugs

      Some folks are delivered all at once. Some bounce a few times… The Unshackled testimonies are actual testimonies. PGM helps put them in radio play format.

    • Thank you for sharing, but the probem lys in her desire I think. When trouble comes she doesn’t run to God, or help from others she runs to her choice of resolve. Many are there to help, but still she chooses the “life”.. It’s hard to know if she’s saved only God knows, but she has received Jesus and his shed bood for her atonement and Grace, but azy, weak, and mentaly unstable. She has severe fright and flight. I have placed her in God’s hands and pray. This has been going on since at least Sophomor yr., she’s 42! I can’t help her I’ve tried for years. Prayer that someone other reaches her. I don’t communicate if she’s this behavior I have a grandson my youngest daughter adopted and we have to protect his emotions. There’s a lot of emotional damage when you are basicly discarded!

    • Oh I have to add my 11 yr old grandson oves to isten to unshacked! lol I tel him he has to get to bed! Comes on a ittle late, but he needs ight music and a nite light on still. He use to wake up often to make sure we were still there! He knows now we aren’t going anywhere w/o him!

    • Thank you to each of you who stood up to be counted as I pleaded for your prayers. God knows who you are and will if He hasn’t already, reward you for your faithfulness.

      I know as long as we dwell in these earthly tents and truly seek the Truth of God and His Word as freely given out through the spiritual gifts bestowed upon Brother Lynn, we will ALL be under the pressure of Satan’s thumb as he hates us with every molecule of his spiritual being.

      It is so very comforting to know one can come here at any time seeking Refuge and it will be given abundantly.

      May God’s blessings be upon each of you as I ask a special prayer of protectonn for my daughter who turns eleven today. The enemy is already working to ruin the day. That is just the sad fact. But I stand in faith on the prayers of you my Brethren.

      May the Lord help us all to stand FIRM to the very end.

      Respectfully in Christ,

      Jeff D

    • Hi Jeff,
      I am praying for you and your family. Happy birthday to your daughter. I pray you and your family are able to celebrate and enjoy a wonderful day together.

    • The King James Bible and other leading selling translations state many people will be tormented or tortured in the lake of fire and brimstone forever. Is that really so? The Greek behind word: “tormented” reveals something entirely different.

    • The Word reveals the impostors as followers of the beast or satan and cast them out to suffer the same fate as the rebel angels.

      re: Rev. 14:11 esp. “torment” — Mathew Henry’s Commentary

      III. A third angel follows the other two, and gives warning to all of that divine vengeance which would overtake all those that obstinately adhered to the antichristian interest after God had thus proclaimed its downfall, v. 9, 10. If after this (this threatening denounced against Babylon, and in part already executed) any should persist in their idolatry, professing subjection to the beast and promoting his cause, they must expect to drink deep of the wind of the wrath of God; they shall be for ever miserable in soul and body; Jesus Christ will inflict this punishment upon them, and the holy angels will behold it and approve of it. Idolatry, both pagan and papal, is a damning sin in its own nature, and will prove fatal to those who persist in it, after fair warning given by the word of Providence; those who refuse to come out of Babylon, when thus called, and resolve to partake of her sins, must receive of her plagues; and the guilt and ruin of such incorrigible idolaters will serve to set forth the excellency of the patience and obedience of the saints. These graces shall be rewarded with salvation and glory. When the treachery and rebellion of others shall be punished with everlasting destruction, then it will be said, to the honour of the faithful (v. 12): Here is the patience of the saints; you have before seen their patience exercised, now you see it rewarded.

      Rev. 13
      7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
      8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
      9 If any man have an ear, let him hear. 10He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword.
      Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

      Rev. 14
      9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
      10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
      11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
      12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

      Rev. 20
      10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
      11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
      12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life:
      and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
      13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them:
      and they were judged every man according to their works.
      14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
      15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

      Hebrews 6
      1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 3 And this will we do, if God permit.
      4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
      7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
      8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

      1 Timothy 5
      11 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;
      12 Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.
      13 And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.
      14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
      15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.

      Revelation 22
      19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

  14. Gehenna

    The picture of Gehenna as the place of punishment or destruction of the wicked occurs frequently in the Mishnah in Kiddushin 4.14, Avot 1.5; 5.19, 20, Tosefta t.Bereshith 6.15, and Babylonian Talmud b.Rosh Hashanah 16b:7a; b.Bereshith 28b. Gehenna is considered a Purgatory-like place where the wicked go to suffer until they have atoned for their sins. It is stated that the maximum amount of time a sinner can spend in Gehenna is one year, with the exception of five people who are there for all of eternity.[9]

    Due to Jewish religious tradition regarding the bloodiness of its history, Gehenna became a metonym for “Hell” or any similar place of punishment in the afterlife.

    There is evidence however that the southwest shoulder of this valley (Ketef Hinnom) was a burial location with numerous burial chambers that were reused by generations of families from as early as the seventh until the fifth century BCE. The use of this area for tombs continued into the first centuries BCE and CE. By 70 CE, the area was not only a burial site but also a place for cremation of the dead with the arrival of the Tenth Roman Legion, who were the only group known to practice cremation in this region.[12]

    In time it became deemed to be accursed and an image of the place of destruction in Jewish folklore.[13][14] However, Jewish folklore suggests the valley had a ‘gate’ which led down to a molten lake of fire.[citation needed]

    Eventually the Hebrew term Gehinnom[15] became a figurative name for the place of spiritual purification for the wicked dead in Judaism. According to most Jewish sources, the period of purification or punishment is limited to only 12 months and every shabbath day is excluded from punishment.[16] After this the soul will ascend to Olam Ha-Ba, the world to come, or will be destroyed if it is severely wicked.[17…

    Many modern Christians understand Gehenna to be a place of eternal punishment called hell.[20]

    On the other hand, annihilationists understand Gehenna to be a place where sinners are eventually utterly destroyed, not tormented forever. Christian Universalists, who believe that God will eventually reconcile all souls to himself, interpret the New Testament references to Gehenna in the context of the Old Testament and conclude that it always refers to the imminent divine judgment of Israel and not to everlasting torment for the unsaved.[citation needed]

    The Valley of Hinnom is also the traditional location of the Potter’s Field bought by priests after Judas’ suicide with the “blood money” with which Judas was paid for betraying Jesus.


    [9] And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.


    [2] But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:
    [3] And he shall sit as a refiner and purifer of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.


    [26] And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

    [20] And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
    [21] And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

    [17] Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

    • Regardless of what man thinks and believes, God says that everyone must come by Faith in the Messiah and He is Jesus Christ, Immanuel! Salvation is in the blood and without the shedding of blood there is none. Who’s Jesus, the propitiation between God and man, the God-man. The Only Begotten Son of God! There is appointed onto all men to die and then the judgement, unbelievers to the White Throne Judgement and Believers before Christ to account for how they lived for Christ, for rewards as they already saved! 🙂

    • Hi Kelly,

      I’ve been researching the subject of universal reconciliation from a Christian perspective and believe there are some Scriptures that point to
      the possibility of it being true for all who choose to be reconciled to God through Christ. However because God allows free choice perhaps not
      all people in life or death will accept to be reconciled if they are given the chance. There are Christians that have researched this subject in
      more depth than myself and they have a hope of reconciliation for all people who in time will come to a revelation of Christ as Lord and Savior.

      One website that examines this hope is Gary Amirault Tentmaker Ministries website:
      Christians should examine the Scriptures and reasons Gary and others present and
      see if it has enough merit or not.

  15. This subject has been on my mind, I also read a blog called parablesblog and he too believes the same. I respect this man as he has sold all and devoted his whole life to God. And that’s what makes me think I need to return to this subject. If you’d like to read his take on the matter to get you started, here is a link:
    and there is more about the subject during the month of November. May God’s Spirit teach us in all truth. Help us to rightly divide the Word.

    • John – I’m still here and monitoring many websites and of course the news. I’m getting ready to go to the conference and then I’m taking 3 days off. I’ll be back in full swing next Wednesday…

    • Can’t wait till you get back. I know you need a break now and then, I was just giving you a hard time. Keep up the great work.

  16. Article questions the possibilities of induced cancers…

    “Chavez, Fernandez, Paraguay’s Fernando Lugo, Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff and former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have all been diagnosed recently with cancer. All of them are leftists. Doctors say Fernandez has a very good chance of recovery and will not need chemotherapy or radiotherapy . Chavez said other regional leaders should beware, including his close ally, Bolivian president Evo Morales. “We’ll have to take good care of Evo. Take care Evo!” he said. ”

    But there’s another possibility. They’ve all been using stem cell treatments (or aborted fetal tissue treatments) to try to prolong their own lives like Castro might have tried to convince them. …using his own longevity as the example. This is similar to Marzulli’s speculation about “mark of the beast” or nephilim technologies being used to extend life but also causing sores and pain… and death fleeing them.

    Of course it’s shrewd to deflect the speculation to the CIA since they’ve tried or had plans to kill Castro in various ways. I keep watching to see if Chavez gets taller.

    Castro’s medical research programs are unchecked and easily co-opted by the rebel angels. But God is not mocked, we reap what we sow.

    • Of course, the napoleon of the state supporters of terror is Ahmadinejad who’s headed to visit the latinamerica bolivarian junta in january…

      “Iran in recent years (since 2005) has expanded and intensified bilateral relations and cooperation with several Latinamerican countries, mainly those linked to ALBA (the Bolivarian Alliance) (*) such as Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Brazil which “has caused great concern in the United States”.”

      ““Ahmadinejad must visit us at the beginning of next year; he has also requested to meet with Peruvian President (Ollanta) Humala who was unable to make it to the CELAC summit in Caracas”, at the beginning of December said Chavez.”

      I should have put this thread in LA’s conference notes, since now Castro-Chavez-Ahmadinejad junta is back in action, absent Q’daffy. No doubt Assad is still in play along with N. Korea.

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