The Word of God Became a Person: Jesus 101! (pt. 4)

“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.” John 1:14

When we put on our faith glasses we can see clearly that the Truth is the Person of Jesus. The person of Jesus in the flesh that talked with:

Lazarus – John 11 – We know well the story of Lazarus, the raising of a dead man to life by The Life – We know that Jesus delayed going to Lazarus for two days, John 11:6. A motto I heard says “Delays are designed to show the magnitude of the miracle.” When we can’t understand God’s timing, we can trust His love. God’s timing can be frustrating to us, but it is ultimately the best for us. Faith over fear. Do you have on your faith glasses?We can live our life by sight or we can live our life by faith in the Son of God. Our glasses of faith will help us to live through the uncertainties of life.

With your faith glasses and belief in Jesus you can know the end of your story. It was written at the cross. I can’t wait for the end of time, when Jesus’ thunderous voice will command the devil, “Unbind them and let them go, they belong to me! Did you hear that -- we belong to Jesus! Oh, how I need to hear these words.  

THE COMPLETION

Jesus Death and Resurrection –THE COMPLETION of the Word of God becoming flesh is found in John chapters 19 and 20. The Gospel opens with the beginning before Creation and end at THE COMPLETION. Since The Beginning He has been The Antidote offered to us in The Exchange in which He took upon Himself The Verdict becoming The Light that illuminated our darkness, and gave us The Life that He purchased at the cross through His blood in The Completion of His mission!  ~ Elizabeth Talbot ~Faith is like a pair of glasses through which we contemplate an unseen reality that we come to trust above and beyond anything our physical eyes can see. Have you ever needed a pair of glasses to see clearly, I have. I need my “faith-in-Jesus” glasses every day. I need Jesus every moment of my life.The most important words in the entire Bible are these: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (John 1:14). This is the great truth that sets Christianity apart from all of the other world religions. Our God has not remained remote and unapproachable, He has come to us in person. He did not just write us a letter. He did not just send us a representative. He did not just speak his laws from a mountain. He came to us as one of us. The Infinite became an infant. The Eternal One became a wee one.

The Bible describes the miracle of what Christ has done when it says: “Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death — even death on a cross!” (Philippians 2:6-8). When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! He emptied Himself of His Divinity for you and me. Having become human, He stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that: a crucifixion.”

THE WORD BECAME FLESH!

… ‘The Word Became Flesh…” UNDERSTAND - though Jesus was fully God when He walked this earth… HE – was also fully human; He was flesh and He was blood… Jesus was a man. God becoming a real man so that he would experience what it was to be human. He was God, for the Bible says, “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form” (Colossians 2:9). But he was also fully human, for the Bible says, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are — yet was without sin” (Hebrews 4:15). 

“He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him” (John 1:10-11).

UNDERSTAND – when you look at the life of Jesus… YOU SEE – that He lived life as a man…

• Jesus was conceived in a womb • He was born just like you and I • Jesus had to depend on His parents, to fed Him, Bath Him and change His diapers • Jesus had to learn to walk and no doubt took many falls on that journey • He had to learn to talk… I wonder what His first word was? • Jesus got tired and he slept • He got hungry and he ate • He got thirsty and he drank • He fell down and scraped his knee, crying for his mother • If you hit Him – He bruised • If you cut Him he bleed • If you killed Him – he died. He died for you and I.

Jesus was a man… For 33 years he would feel everything you and I have ever felt. Jesus is real and he was fully human. His victory is our victory.

As I said in an earlier post, please read the Scriptures associated with these post to receive a full understand. Part 1 - http://faithfuldevotions.com/encouragement/the-word-of-god-became-a-person-jesus-101-pt-1 Part 2 - http://faithfuldevotions.com/encouragement/the-word-of-god-became-a-person-jesus-101-pt-2 Part 3 - http://faithfuldevotions.com/encouragement/the-word-of-god-became-a-person-jesus-101-pt-3