D. THE FIRST ADVENT ~ THE INCARNATION

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D. The First Advent ~ The Incarnation

 The Word of GOD

JESUS CHRIST as the Word of GOD was with GOD in the Beginning.  >> The Eternal Works of JESUS CHRIST << were Facets of  >> GOD’S Divine Plan << and the >> Grand Design <<  The Works of JESUS CHRIST began before the Foundation of the World. CHRIST came to Earth to Finish GOD’S Work which began on Earth at >> Creation. <<  See the Link  >> The Eternal Works of CHRIST << to browse through the Compendium of Works, Titles, Appellations, etc.

Joh 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2  The same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Rev_19:13  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Eph 3:9  And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Eph 3:10  To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

While Birth on Earth does not appear to be a Trial in of itself to a Average Human Being it must be understood it was Condescending for JESUS THE CHRIST, the Word of GOD who was Holy.  HIS True Estate is above the Angels, Thrones, Dominions, Principalities, Powers and all of the Angels of the Highest Degree or Status.

Heb 1:4  Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
Heb 1:5  For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
Heb 1:6  And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. 

(See the Blog >> Angelology <<  for more information regarding Angels)

CHRIST (the Word) was with GOD in the Beginning, in the GODHEAD and “it is Written” the Word was GOD. JESUS CHRIST was GOD Manifested in the Flesh. Mankind could see the FATHER by seeing the Face of JESUS CHRIST.

Joh 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2  The same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Joh 1:4  In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

Joh_1:14  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.

Joh_14:9  Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

1Ti 3:16  And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

2Co_4:6  For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Rev_19:13  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

JESUS CHRIST is a Member/Facet of the Unified Co-Eternal; Co-Equal; Co-Operative >> GODHEAD. <<

HE is the only Begotten Son of GOD, the FATHER of Lights, the FATHER of Spirits and The CREATOR. When CHRIST was on Earth HE was the Physical Embodiment and Vehicle of the GODHEAD to Accomplish the >> Eternal Purpose and Work of GOD << and to Accomplish >> GOD’S Divine Will. << through the >> Covenants. <<

Php_2:6  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

Heb_10:5  Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:

Col_2:9  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

Jas_1:17  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Heb_12:9  Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

CHRIST humbled HIMSELF. HE, who Existed before the Foundation of the World, by whom the Worlds were made, Condescended to become Human, to be fashioned as a Man and made a little lower than the Angels to be a Son of Man to Accomplish the Works of GOD that no other Man was Able or Worthy to Accomplish.

Heb 1:2  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

Col 1:16  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Rev 5:1  And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

Rev 5:2  And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

When it was the Acceptable Time, according to HIS Holy Counsels, GOD sent HIS Son to Earth to:

  • Be Incarnated; to take upon HIMSELF the Flesh of Mankind to be the Promised Seed of the Woman and of Abraham to Bless the whole World
  • Be Born on Earth on the Physical Domain of Creation
  • Be Made of a Woman (to be made Human)
  • Be Obedient under the Law, Fulfilling it Perfectly (Law of Moses)
  • Suffer the Consequences of Sin – Death
  • Suffer Death for every Man
  • Pay the Penalty of Sin as a Substitute for Mankind as a Perfect Sinless Sacrifice to the Divine Law
  • Redeem Mankind from the Wrath of GOD (the Law & Divine Justice)
  • Initiate the Plan of the Reconcilement of Mankind to GOD through Recompense to the Law
  • Initiate the Plan of Salvation and the Adoption of Sons for Mankind
  • Realize the Promises of GOD to Mankind
  • Partake of Death to Destroy the devil who had the Power of Death

Gal_4:4  But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
Gal 4:5  To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

Php_2:8  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Heb_2:9  But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

Heb_2:14  Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

CHRIST Relinquished HIS Effulgence/Glory to Live among Mankind to:

  • Manifest/Reveal GOD to Mankind and to Teach Men about the FATHER
  • Demonstrate GOD’S Provisional Love and Mercy
  •  Preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of GOD/Heaven
  • Perform Miracles including Healing of the Sick, the Deaf, Dumb, Blind, Lame, and the Feeding of thousands and many other things that Depicted and Represented the Holy and Bountiful Kingdom of GOD/Heaven.

Luk_4:18  The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.

Heb 1:1  God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Heb 1:2  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
Heb 1:3  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

The Way

Joh_14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

JESUS CHRIST is the Only Way, the Truth and the Life. HIS Name is the Only Name (Way) whereby Mankind may be Saved from the Wrath of the Holy Law which Declares the Penalty of Sin is Eternal Death and Damnation. There was never any Man on Earth at anytime or anywhere who could Free Man from the Penalty of the Curse of Death. Mankind had sinned and he was appointed to Die the Death. This death was not the death Mankind suffers from illness or age. It is not merely the Cessation of Life but Eternal Death and Damnation. Mankind did not have a Way to Approach GOD to ask for Mercy. He had Separated himself from GOD Presence.

Rev 5:2  And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
Rev 5:3  And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
Rev 5:4  And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
Rev 5:5  And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

A Savior

Mankind needed a Savior because of the Curse of Sin, which is the Death Penalty upon all of Mankind who are the Descendants of Adam and Eve, who while in the Garden of Eden, Sinned in >> Unbelief and Disobedience. << (See >> What is Sin? << )

Isa_43:11  I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

Rom_10:13  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

The only Person who could Save Mankind was GOD through the Person of JESUS CHRIST. THEY came into the World to Save Mankind through the Embodiment of the >> GODHEAD << in the Person of JESUS CHRIST to Effect the >> Divine Will of GOD << and the >> Eternal Works of JESUS CHRIST. <<

Col_2:9  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

Act_2:21  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Act_4:12  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

GOD sent HIS Son into the World to bring the Light of Truth and the Hope of Eternal Life, and for those who Believed on HIM and on HIS Name, HE gave them Power to become the Sons of GOD.

Joh_1:12  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Joh 3:15  That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Joh 3:17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Joh 3:18  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

The Ministry of JESUS CHRIST was also Emblematic and pointed to the World to come (the Kingdom of GOD/Heaven) where there will no longer be any Semblances of Sin such as Sickness, Hunger, Pain, Tears, Suffering or Death.

Rev_7:16  They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.

Rev_22:3  And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: