Sunday, January 12, 2014

Jan | 12 | No stranger on the bus, no slob like one of us


No stranger on the bus, no slob like one of us

John 1:14
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us .NKJV

Now, here is wonder. The Word did not become flesh and remain in a protected palace surrounded by luxury and sensory satisfaction. The Word did not become flesh and then remain in some high colonnades of the King of ages of earth, looking down like a disconnected Monarch, a thoroughly pale prince, over the planet below Him. No, the Word by becoming flesh did not rem
ain aloof and untouchable, remote and inaccessible, but rather became, without sin, one of us.

He was conceived. He was Womb grown. He was a baby. He was fed at the breast. He was poor. He was homeless. He was a bosom carried refugee. He was an immigrant. He was a toddler. He was home schooled. He was a teenager. He went to school. He learned a trade. He was a man. He was not rich, though he had his own business. He had splinters. He had calluses. He paid taxes. He had accounts. He ate. he drank. He sleapt off His tiredness. He sweat. He used the bathroom. He cried, He laughed, He loved, He ate, He drank, He partied. He had a mom. He had responsibilities, even the responsibility of the elder son. He had aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, some of whom thought He was quite mad. He had friends. He had enemies. He had women after Him. He knew hunger and thirst. He was a homeless again, He was a traveler. His name was not respectable, indeed, His birth seemed continually questionable. He knew loneliness and betrayal. He knew loss. He knew temptation. He knew silence. He heard the waves and felt the sun and let the salt wind sand his face. He bathed. He talked. He tasted. He touched. He smelt. He looked. He listened. He heard. He worshipped. He beating heart made Him live and in all these human things He was made like us, His brethren. He dwelt among us, yes, He became, without sin, one of us.

However in three great things He differs from us.

First, in Him was no sin. There was in Jesus no sin nature to ghost His steps, no dark matter to incline His heart to evil. In Him was no sin and He did no sin.

Second, He did not die like us. I would propose that Jesus would never have aged. I suggest that He would have remained the perfect thirty three year old forever. I would also suggest that death had no power over His humanity and that He would indeed have lived forever. No, He did not die like us as any consequence of His own sin or any sin nature bequeathed to Him through the first Adam. He had neither! However, Jesus did die and He died a sinners death, yes, He died all sinners deaths. He was the spotless lamb of God upon whom was placed all the sins of the world, and for which He suffered and died.

Thirdly, by His own power, He rose again from the dead. Having paid the full penalty for our sin, death could not hold Him and He therefore rose again victorious from the dead as the conqueror, the last Adam who is the first fruit of the real New World Order, the template of all that we who are in Him shall also become.

By these three difference, The Word became flesh to fulfill the purpose of bringing many sons to glory.

Listen:- For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, Hebrews 2:10-11 NKJV

Pray: -  O Christ our Savior, the first-fruits of our creation, encourage our hearts today to know that when we see You, we shall be like You. God in heaven, God-man in heaven, wonder of the angels, darling of our hearts, we worship you this day. Amen and amen.

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