Jesus Christ (3)

Jesus at the house of the Pharisean, by Jacopo...

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The topic here is Jesus’ actual human incarnation.

Matthew 1:18 Now the origin of Jesus Christ was in this way: His mother, Mary, after she had been engaged to Joseph, before they came together, was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit.

-Through Mary, Jesus received his flesh. However, as we know, Jesus was God before he was “Jesus”. He was impregnated in Mary’s womb via the Holy Spirit. God’s spirit, so therefore Jesus’ very own spirit. If you are one of the many who still tries to think of Jesus, God, and the Spirit as different people, please try to avoid that. Think of a corporation with different divisions yet the same name.

Luke 1:35 The angel said to Mary, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore also the holy thing which is born will be called the Son of God.

-Oh how happy the Demons of Earth would have been to hear this angel’s words first-hand. Calling Jesus the Son of God, embraced his divinity as you can clearly read, it was only when he was called The Son Of Man, did the prophecies (and their demise) begin to come into play. The spirit, if you can envision this with me, totally enveloped Mary in a very supernatural way and when it left, she was pregnant with our Savior.

John 1:14 14 And the Word became flesh and lived among us (and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only Begotten from the Father), full of grace and reality.

-One of the most famous verses in all of Christianity. Pronouncing that the very Word, or breath, of God himself spoke Jesus as a human incarnation of himself, into existence. Much in the same way God spoke the world into existence in the beginning. I get goosebumps reading and writing about the supernatural ways that God has touched mankind! God, in a sense, spoke himself (in the form of a man) into existence! And why? For YOU. For ME, and all of humanity to be able to receive salvation that we could never deserve or even begin to! What a mighty and loving God indeed.

Romans 1:3 3 Concerning His Son, who came out of the seed of David according to the flesh…

-Here we read the words of the apostle Paul, clearly explaining Jesus dual nature to the Romans. And explaining the beginning part of how God became a man for their salvation.

Romans 8:3 For that which the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, sending His own Son in the likeness of the flesh of sin and concerning sin, condemned sin in the flesh…

-While Jesus had the likeness of the “flesh”, he did not have the sinful nature that we do. In case you are wondering how Jesus could be of the flesh, without carrying the sin of the flesh, let me remind you of Numbers chapter 21 when Moses had the bronze serpent, but that serpent did not have the venom of a real snake, only the appearance. Similar to Jesus, that serpent was a supernatural event. We need to also be reminded that the Jews had turned away from God and become all about the law in those days. That same law is what kept power in the hands of the Pharisees and Sadducees, which is a massive, if not the only, reason they refused to admit that Jesus was the Messiah. Their greed and gluttony for power and control over the people is what condemned those of them who did not receive him in the manner that Nicodemus did.

Philippians 2:7 But emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, becoming in the likeness of men; 

-In Jesus’ human incarnation he didn’t change his divine nature. Just his outward appearance and expression. From the highest life form, God the father of all creation to that of a servant. The lowest form of humanity. And not just any servant, but a servant to a divine cause. When he addressed his father in Heaven, it was for the benefit of those around him seeing how they are supposed to interact with HIM. Otherwise he would have just been talking to himself all the time, right? In the servant role, Jesus was showing us how we are supposed to be.

We are supposed to be servants, so those of you who believe that your sole responsibility is to go to church every time the doors are open but do NOTHING more……I pray over you desperately. To sit in a pew every week, and hear uplifting music and words of encouragement is never a bad thing, but to leave it at that, is a far cry from the plan Jesus has put in place. We are in church to serve, not be served. If you are a believer, you have already received more than you could ever deserve in salvation from eternal torment alone! It is your/our duty to serve, and not simply serve God, but to serve God by serving his flock, especially the lost sheep.

Grace and peace,

Chris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Response to “Jesus Christ (3)”

  1. srmarynoonan Says:

    Nice that you looked at my very tentative efforts to run a blog! At 86 next month, I tend to get muddled! But anyone who is for Jesus attracts me! Sr Mary Noonan

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