Merry Mysterious Incarnation

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 “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as His mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.”   (Matthew 1:18)

 

 “And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.

28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and shalt call His name Jesus.

32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David:

33 And He shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of His kingdom there shall be no end.

34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God”   (Luke1:26-35)

 

  1. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
  2.     “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 1:1 and 14)

 

 “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

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.”   (Philippians 2:5-11)

 

Faith is defined as belief with strong conviction; firm belief in something for which there may be no tangible proof; complete trust, confidence, reliance, or devotion. Faith is the opposite of doubt.  Every aspect of the Incarnation of Christ necessitates the strongest faith one can rally.    However, the Bible has made it clear enough for faith to conclude that Jesus Christ being God has always existed.

Ahh, the mysteries of the Holy Trinity!  Oh, to be able to fully understand the Super-functionalities of these Superior Divine Life forms being One God.  But in our fallen existence, we cannot.   And that’s the point; the Trinity and the Incarnation, these are things concerning our God and Creator to which we draw reassurance from our faith.  Therefore, faith is a must.

The incarnation of the Son of God was conceived or created unto a virgin of choice by the Spirit of God.  Understand unmistakably, Jesus, the Son of God, was not created by the brooding of the Spirit, but the concept or act or process of incarnation was created by the Spirit.  Remember, faith!

“The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.”

Jesus, the Son, was born human.  This word “human” in today’s experience, may have several people misunderstanding this side of the incarnation and Jesus’ life and existence while on the earth up to the resurrection.  Allow me to place some thoughts here that for lack of experience and Biblical fine description I will refer to as my own supposition, prayerfully being Spirit fueled.

Yes, Jesus was born human, but a “pre-fallen” human.  That is, a human such as Adam was created prior to his fall into sin through temptation.  Jesus was born a human as we have never been after the fall of Adam and Eve.  And, we humans today have totally lost the memory of what that first human possessed and used to be able to have dominion over all of God’s creation, and that dominion included being in a spiritual physical fellowship with the same.  This leads me to believe there must have been communication skills between Adam and all other forms of animal life which we, through the fall, have lost all together.  This would explain the lack of surprise to Eve, and Adam, when the serpent began to communicate to them.  Adam had a wisdom and limited power, though more than adequate, that we cannot even imagine.

Through the incarnation, Jesus was that kind of human and much more.   Yes, Jesus was a superior human to those He was born among, and yes, He was still God the Son, but we are told that Jesus put aside all the prerogatives of being God, so that He, in this greater humanity, might overcome all the pitfalls of life, by choice and determination, to save us.

Jesus, born of a virgin, conceived of the Holy Spirit, was born a human without a sin nature, as the first Adam was created.  This is why Jesus, born into this fallen world, could be called the Second Adam.  But, never forget, this child born as a pre-fallen human, still needed and desired, the presence, the power, the wisdom, the fellowship with the Father by the Spirit through prayer.  If He did, even more so do you.   Pray On!

Merry Mysterious Incarnation!    Merry Christmas!

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Jerry McCullah has been involved in various prayer ministries since 1993 and is currently pastor of Green Valley Bible Chapel of Green Valley, Ca. As CSBC Prayer Consultant, Jerry McCullah is available to assist churches and associations in the training and development of personal prayer and prayer ministries, through consultations, seminars, concerts of prayer, and prayer revivals. As Impact Prayer International President, Jerry McCullah is able to work across denominational and international borders to do the same. Jerry: God has called me to encourage Christians into a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ; one that is real and personal, which comes through a life of prayer. The world needs praying people! God seeks praying people! I am available to assist your churches in the training and development of a personal prayer life, and church prayer renewal, through seminars, prayer retreats, concerts of prayer, and prayer revivals. My passion is to excite Christians to the possibilities prayer opens up before them. With God all things are possible! Would you give me the honor to work with you to the fulfillment of these words: “Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven . . . deliver us from the evil one” (Matthew 6:10,13)? Let’s schedule something for your precious people! Contact Info: 15724 Calle Hermosa Green Valley, Ca. 91390 661-270-9671 https://www.facebook.com/jerry.mccullah https://jerrymccullah.wix.com/ipi-prayerconsulting

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