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THE REASON THE WORD BECAME FLESH

The main reason the Word was made flesh and became one of us is so that our relationship with God can be restored. Today we can come directly and boldly to God and enjoy sweet fellowship with the Godhead. Therefore, we profusely thank God for sending Jesus to do the perfect job on the cross and accomplish the needful.


Reference: John 1:14 King James Version (KJV) "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."


Jesus is not just the Son of God, He is fully God, and He came to live among us and with us in human flesh. The God of the universe came to be born as a helpless human baby, and to be raised by relatively unknown, ordinary parents in a small town, known as Bethlehem (see Matthew 2:1 NIV). As this child was raised, at the appointed time, He suffered, died and then rose to life again for our sake.


Now you might wonder why the almighty, all-­powerful God would do this. First question: Why did He leave heaven and go through so much trouble for us? We might have expected God just to leave the world the way it is and then step back, leaving us to suffer for our sins, but because God loves us so much, He longed to be in relationship with us. Second question: Why would a whole God become flesh? It's because He is Almighty God - the God of all creation, which means He can take up any form. So Jesus emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in human likeness (see Philippians 2:6-8).


Aside this, for Jesus to dwell among mankind and take our sins upon Himself, He had to come in human flesh because a spirit does not have flesh and bones, and for this reason, it does not have right to fuction in the earth realm. So Jesus had to be born of virgin mary (see Galatians 4:3-5). That way, He could become flesh and redeem every aspect of humanity. So His body in the flesh was necessary, in order that by His passion and death, He might accomplish the mystery of our redemption.


By His sacrifice for us, Jesus justified us and made it possible for us to regain our relationship with God. Is Jesus still in human flesh? No! The Bible says, 'There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another. The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor. So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.


If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. So it is written: "The first man Adam became a living being" the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven. As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the heavenly man, so also are those who are of heaven. And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly man. I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.' This reference is taken from 1st Corinthians 15:40-50 (NIV). Did you notice that? Flesh and blood is not the present Jesus seated at the Father's right hand.


Consequently, when the mystery of Christ's passion, death and resurrection was fully accomplished, His body was made glorious. No wonder in Acts chapter 9:3-8 (KJV), Paul seemed to have met the real Jesus clothed in magnificent glory and the radiance of that glory got Him blind.


Scripture Reading - Ezekiel 37:27; John 1:1; Romans 5:6; John 14:6; Galatians 4:4; 1 John 4:2.


Guided Prayer: Thank you precious Father in heaven for sending your Son to die for me. Thank you for the new, indestructible life you gave me. Its so amazing that Jesus chose to come, suffer and pay the full price on my behalf, just for me to have abundant life and enjoy the benefits of salvation. For this reason, Father, I'm forever grateful for forgiveness, eternal life, good health, strength, grace, peace, joy, and for loving me unconditionally, in Jesus' Name, Amen!



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