JESUS CHRIST WHO IS FULLY GOD, WAS WITH GOD “BEFORE THE WORLD WAS” BECAME MAN.
John 1:1-3: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God.3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (Then in vs 14 says) 14 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 17:3-5 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
PROPHECY SHOWS THAT THE MESSIAH WOULD SUFFER FOR THE FINAL DEFEAT OF SATAN: HE SUFFERED IN OUR PLACE
Isaiah 53:3-6 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
JESUS CHRIST IS MEEKNESS AND MAJESTY- A MYSTERY
Philippians 2:5-11 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
• Meekness: righteous, humble, teachable, and patient under suffering, long suffering
Meekness: righteous, humble, teachable, and patient under suffering, long suffering willing to follow the Lord’s teachings
• We will participate in Christ’s exaltation in proportion to our participation in His humanity.
• The more we give up, the more we get back;
• the greater the humiliation, the greater the exaltation;
• the greater the battle, the greater the victory.
• Without the cross, there is no crown”
THE LORD UNDERSTANDS US AND LOVES US
• The Lord was tempted Yet without sin.
• He understands our weaknesses
• We can go to Him without fear and ask His help
Hebrews 4:14-16: 14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.15 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.16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for dying on the cross for my sin. Please forgive me. Come into my life. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Now, help me to live for you the rest of this life. Fill me with your Holy Spirit. In the name of Jesus, I pray.