- Jan 9, 2018
It simply does not BEFIT Him to take on human or any form for that matter.
I know it is difficult for US to understand, because we are bound by time, space, matter, gravity & a limited human mind, but remember....God is NOT.
And He appeared as a pillar of fire, to Moses, as a burning bush, etc....He created fire, bushes & humans....WHY can He not appear as fully God & fully man? Is man too great for Him to manifest as?
No, of course not.
But God is NOT random or disorderly.....EVERYTHING He does He does for a reason.
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”.....Matthew 1:21
This doesn’t mean that God the Father isn’t capable of doing all or anything without *help*, He IS. God is omnipotent.
God did not manifest as Jesus because HE needed it; He did it because WE needed Him to.
The reason He became flesh is to SAVE US from the sins we committed, because we CANNOT save ourselves from God’s Judgment upon our sins unless we go to Hell.
MAN committed sin, not God, so payment for sin also had to come through a man, but NO MAN can live an entire life without committing sin.
“For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.”.....Romans 5:19
ONLY God could because only God is Holy enough.
That was the ONLY WAY He could save us from Hell, which is HIS prescribed punishment for committing even ONE SINGLE SIN.
We ALL (except Jesus Christ) have sinned/transgressed God. We have ALL told a lie (we’ve done much worse I’m sure, but definitely EVERYONE has told a lie).
“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”....Revelation 21:8
If God simply “forgave” our sins, He would be unjust.
But God IS just....therefore He MUST punish our sins because He has ALREADY promised punishment for sin. He cannot go against His own word or He would be a liar, and we know God CANNOT lie.
He is far too Holy to allow sin to dwell among Him in Heaven.
But God LOVES us, and He shows His love for us THROUGH the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Knowing Jesus is the only way to experience God’s amazing love for us.
Jesus was born of a virgin , and so He had no earthly father. That proves He is fully man, yet fully God. He knew Who He Was, and why He was here. He lived a life as we do, was tempted in all ways as we are, but He did not sin. Ever.
Nobody can be perfect unless they are God, and since He never sinned, it testifies to His deity. He also did NOT refuse worship given to Him by man.
He healed the sick, made the blind see, cast out devils, raised the dead, and performed countless miracles.
He was rejected & hated by the Jews who did not believe He was the prophecied Messiah, so they had Him arrested, but nobody could find Him guilty of any wrongdoing.
But they tortured & crucified Him anyway. He did not protest because He wasn’t going to the Cross for something He did, He was going so He could pay for the sins WE committed. As He suffered on the cross, He bore in His own body all the sins EVER committed (past, present & future). Every sin you & I have/will commit, It was as if He did it, & took upon Himself the FULL Wrath of God for those sins.
He died, was buried & 3 days later rose bodily from the grave, showing Himself to hundreds of people for 40 days before ascending up to Heaven, where He sat down at the right Hand of God the Father, where He is now.
That is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If you believe that is true in your heart, ask God to give you His gift of salvation & you will be saved, and have everlasting life from that very moment on, and you can NEVER lose it.