Tuesday, January 31, 2012
"THE WORD BECAME FLESH"
Good Evening to All!
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14 NKJV) This is the doctrine of the incarnation. God, Himself, became Human. His body and nature was human, His soul divine. He went through the same feelings as we do, He went through the same temptations as we do, the same hunger. the same tiredness. The thing that was different is that He had the soul of God which helped him to remain sinless.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1 NKJV) Let's look at this for a minute. I would like to give you something to ponder. The word "Word" in Greek is logos which in translation means plan. Therefore lets rephrase this. In the beginning was the PLAN, and the PLAN was with God, and the PLAN WAS GOD. This tells me that all along He knew what was going to happen, He knew mankind would fall and that He would ultimately have to be the sacrifice for our sins, but the only way He could do that was to become flesh and blood, because there could be no sacrifice without blood.
Can you imagine living for hundreds and hundreds of years knowing that you're going to have to come down to this "lowly planet" after living in the glorious heavens, and go though everything He went through only to feel the intense pain, mentally and physically and then die on the cross for us? For people who didn't appreciate Him? I started to say and for people He didn't even know meaning descendants, but that would be an untrue statement because God's Word tells us that He knew us in our mothers wombs. So He knows us better than we know ourselves.
I am sorry, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how anyone who knows and understands the "truth" can look at this non-chalantly as another event. How can they not want to literally throw up their hands and surrender control of their lives to Him? Yet we have people who don't want anything to do with the idea of Christianity. They won't even entertain the thought of a God who is willing to sacrifice His flesh and blood for His creation. I won't say I was to that extent years ago, because I have always "believed" in God. I knew that He had a son who gave His life for me and died for my sins. The thing is, I wasn't serious enough about it to study His Word, so it didn't have that deep of an impact on me. What I said about was the extent of my knowledge about God, with the exception of the "Bible Stories", and songs that I learned about different verses in the Bible such as "The Wise Man Built His House upon the Rock, You Can't Be a Beacon If Your Light Don't Shine, and This Little Light of Mine.
As much church as I have attended in my life, I didn't get serious about my RELATIONSHIP with God until about 12 or 13 years ago. There is definitely a difference. Going to church, and having a serious relationship with God are different. A person can go to church, and go through the motions without ever getting close to God, yet a person really NEEDS to go to church to develop a serious RELATIONSHIP.
Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher
God created Prophets, Pastors, Sunday School teachers, Apostles, and Evangelists for the expressed purpose of spreading His Word to as many people as who would listen. His Word tells us to "not forsake the assembling of ourselves, meaning to go to church. Not only for the "learning" aspect, but so that we can be around positive and uplifting people. After being out in this "cold" sadistic and immoral world all week, we need to replenish our souls and our hearts with the positive things of God.
I have no idea how my thoughts got so far off subject, but I shall now get back on track. My main topic in this post is that Christ was serious enough about wanting a relationship with us to die for us, therefore we should have no qualms about getting serious about Him. He is not asking us to die for Him unless it came down to a choice of "living for the devil, or dying for Christ, then I know I would give my life for Christ literally. Other than that, He only asks that we live for Him, abide by His Word, in which He doesn't ask us to do the impossible. Not to mention our lives are so much more fulfilled when we live for Him.
He gave us His ALL, We should give HIM OUR ALL as well.
Just so you know, I will be away from my computer (internet) from the 4th of February until the 13th. So I hope that y'all don't give up on me. I was really hoping to be able to blog while on the ship, but at 75 cents a minute, hubby said ABSOLUTELY NOT. (I can't imagine why. It only takes me 2 1/2-4 hours to post my blog! LOL! Let's see.... at the minimum 2 1/2 hours, it would cost him 112.50 per post! I can't imagine why he wouldn't go for that! (Yeah, right!) I may not be blogging from tomorrow on because I will be busy trying to get things situated and ready to go, but it will be hard for me not to, so you might make a quick check Thursday and Friday.
Pray for me as I will definitely be going through Blogger's withdrawal! LOL! I love posting my blog and I love y'all for reading it.
Good Night to All and May God Bless!