|The Word became Flesh|
|Written by arkwriter|
|Friday, 12 June 2009 20:56|
THE WORD BECAME FLESH
The Holy Spirit has inspired the apostle John to write:
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (Jn 1:1)
"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." (Jn. 1:14)
The "Word" is "Logos" [ Greek ] , a conception or idea. God had in the very beginning of time conceived the idea of man's redemption through His becoming man. The idea materialized when "the Word became flesh and dwelt among us". The Lord Jesus Christ is God coming in the form of man. This is the greatest mystery of all time.
“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.” (1 Tim. 3:16)
Here again the apostle Paul concurred with the apostle John that Jesus is God who "was manifested in the flesh". The test of true discipleship is the acceptance that "Jesus Christ has come in the flesh" (1 Jn. 4:2-3). The apostles had warned the Christians in their days about those who preached "another Jesus whom we have not preached.” (2 Cor. 11:4). One thing we need to remember is that the apostles knew the Lord Jesus Christ more intimately than anyone else in another century (1 Jn. 1:1-2). They were eye-witnesses to all the works of the Lord Jesus, who not only claimed to be God but was prepared to make a stand for His claims (Jn. 5:17-29, 10:33).
After His resurrection the Lord Jesus appeared to His disciples. (Jn. 20:19-20) The apostle Thomas was not present at the first appearance, so he had doubts about the risen Christ. When the Lord Jesus appeared to them again, "then He said to Thomas, Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it in My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.' And Thomas answered and said to Him, 'My Lord and my God!' Jesus said to him, 'Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed"' (Jn. 20:24-29). If the apostles who had seen the risen Christ could accept Him as their one and only Lord and God, then we can receive much more blessings when we also accept Him as our Lord and God.
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