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My God is made incarnate 1 John 5:1-5

25 Dec

1 John 5:1-5 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.  This is how we know that we love the children of God:by loving God and carrying out his commands.  In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,  for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

in·car·nate

adjective \in-ˈkär-nət, -ˌnāt\

a : invested with bodily and especially human nature and formnativity scene
b : made manifest or comprehensible : embodied <a fiendincarnate>
The word became flesh
John 1:14 – The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Jesus Christ came to this world as a baby. He gave up His standing in heaven so that we, who had no claim to heaven, might live with Him forever in heaven. God the Father sent His only Son Jesus into the world as a baby, in the flesh and lived among us. We were able to see His glory, that He was full of grace and truth.
Amazing Grace
It is truly amazing that we have a God who is willing to give up all He had to come to earth so that we might have an opportunity to live with Him. He sacrificed Himself, not just on the cross, but even His comfort, His standing so that we, as ungrateful as we are, might have a chance to spend eternity in heaven.
He humbled Himself
There is really nothing lower than becoming like those you’ve created. Clearly we were less than gods. We were doing stupid things, we are confined to bodies that ache, stink, break, sweat and defecate. There is nothing glamorous about becoming a human when you are God. But Jesus willingly came to earth as a human. Not as an important human either. There wasn’t an announcement in the paper when He was born, and His mom had to put Him in a feeding trough for a bed. There was nothing showy or cool about that. He humbled Himself, becoming like us so that He could take our place and preserve us for life eternal. It truly was a Christmas miracle.

 

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Posted by on December 25, 2012 in 1 John, My God is made incarnate

 

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