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THE WORD BECAME FLESH - The mystery of the God-Man


THE WORD BECAME FLESH
The mystery of the God-Man

 The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ is True God and True man all at the same time. This is a great mystery for our finite minds to grasp. And as with other Biblically  revealed mysteries, we may not be able to grasp it by reasoning or science or logic or experience. But that doesn't  make such a mystery any less true. We need to "understand" it  by faith. We need to take the attitude,

 "Lord, this doesn't make any sense to me..it is a seeming contradiction...there is nothing in this world to compare this with....nevertheless, if You say that this is true in Your Word, and I know that You would not lie to me, then I accept it as being true, even though I don't understand it." 

{8} For my thoughts are not your thoughts, 
neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 
{9} For as the heavens are higher than the earth, 
so are my ways higher than your ways, 
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isa 55:8-9 (KJV) 

Always remember that God is a Genius of Infinite Magnitude. He does things on an "every day" basis in the universe that are incomprehensible to us in quality, quantity and complexity. Even with the most advanced logic, science, higher mathematics or supercomputers, we can only grasp a microscopic amount of what He knows about the world in which we live, and He knows it and coordinates it and governs it simultaneously and perfectly according to His own will and plans.

We also can know  very little about spiritual truths...things which are not describable or observeable by scientific means. It is true that each of us has a conscience, which allows us to sense the diffrence between good and evil, right and wrong, justice, reward, punishment. We have vague feelings and aspirations about eternity, although that concept is not demonstrated in our brief lives.  In fact, some philosophers have suggested that since we have all these non-materialistic notions, their presence in our thinking proves that God must exist..a God who has these qualities has passed them along to us...since inanimate objects demonstrate no traces of such concepts.

Rom 1:18-20 (KJV) 
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven 
against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, 
who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 
{19} Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; 
for God hath showed it unto them. 
{20} For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, 
even his eternal power and Godhead; 
so that they are without excuse:

God wants to somehow bring all these truths down to our level and explain them, if we are to understand them properly...and some are so different from our earthly experience He must REVEAL them to us. It is up to us to accept these revelations as truth even though we cannot understand them. 

Therein lies the necessity of using FAITH to "understand"  that which can not be understood with the logical mind.  

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
 the evidence of things not seen.
 Heb 11:1 

And so it is with the Dual Nature of Christ...Jesus Christ has every attribute that God has... Eternal Self-Existence, Omnipotence(all powerful), Omnipresence(present at all places at once), Immutablilty(does not change), Omniscience(All knowledge of all things)...and many many more. 

{1} Long ago God spoke in many different ways 
to our fathers through the prophets 
(in visions, dreams, and even face to face), 
telling them little by little about his plans. 

{2} But now in these days he has spoken to us through his Son 
to whom he has given everything 
and through whom he made the world and everything there is. 

{3} God's Son shines out with God's glory,
 and all that God's Son is and does marks him as God. 
He regulates the universe by the mighty power of his command. 
He is the one who died to cleanse us and clear our record of all sin, 
and then sat down in highest honor beside the great God of heaven.
Heb 1:1-3 (TLB) 

As True God, Jesus can say, 

If you have seen me, 
you have seen the Father
John 14:9

In the beginning was the Word, 
and the Word was with God, 
and the Word was God. 
John 1:1

I and my Father are one.
 John 10:30 

But as true man, He is able to do everything we do and experience all temptations we face, the same as any man..it is also this dual nature of the God/Man that makes Him the perfect sacrifice for our sins, and the perfect intercessor for us with the Father.

This fact is one of the greatest mysteries of the universe. It says that God became human: the Divine, all powerful, omni-present God took on a human body so that He could teach and touch and heal and reclaim His lost creation by His own death on the cross. 

While being totally human, He nevertheless showed that He had the Divine presence inside Himself. He broke the laws of physics, weather, chemistry, botany, fishery, miraculously healed the unhealable, was able to read peoples thoughts, predicted the future with 100% accuracy, forgave sins (which only God can do), lived a perfect and sinless life, arose from the dead, ascended bodily into Heaven, then came back to earth with a glorified body and walked through walls, ate food, opened the scriptures to his followers. 

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched 
with the feeling of our infirmities;
 but was in all points tempted like as we are,
 yet without sin.
Heb 4:15 

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 

But now ye seek to kill me,
 a man that hath told you the truth, 
which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
 John 8:40 

Ye men of Israel, hear these words; 
Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you 
by miracles and wonders and signs, 
which God did by him in the midst of you,
 as ye yourselves also know:
Acts 2:22 

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, 
and shall bring forth a son, 
and they shall call his name Emmanuel,
 which being interpreted is, God with us.
Mat 1:23 

May the Holy Spirit, the God of all Truth, teach you and reveal these truths to your heart, by faith.

In Christ......brother bob...............<><

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