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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 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 Of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (JOHN 3:16 – 19)
Jesus is God incarnate. That means Jesus is God, robed in flesh. Jesus is totally God, and totally man. Why would a sinless God, who is perfect in all of His ways determine to put on something that He hates, sin? Let me digress. JOHN 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God! Then skipping down to JOHN 1:14, which says, “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.” God is the Word, and God is Jesus, robed in flesh. Now, back to the question of why a perfect and holy God would put on human flesh. Well, He did it, because He came into this world to die, that we might be saved, that we might receive salvation and preservation from destruction. There was none worthy to save us, and to cleanse us from our sins after the fall of Adam in the garden. Only God could do that. However, God could not die, so He had to take on human flesh to die upon Calvary’s Cross, that we might be saved! You must believe that Jesus is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. You must repent of your sins, and be born again of the water and of the spirit! When you repent, you turn away from sin, and you turn to Jesus! This is not about lipservice. It’s about changing your lifestyle. There must be a transformation which takes place on the inside, in our hearts. It’s about denying the flesh, and taking up your cross to follow Jesus. It’s about reckoning yourself, or your flesh to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. We are not to continue in sin. That’s why Jesus left a very special gift for us, the precious gift of the Holy Spirit. We cannot defeat our flesh by our own efforts, no matter how sincere we may be. Trying to will away sin just isn’t going to work. We must be filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our Paraclete; our comforter, our intercessor, our advocate, Jesus Christ living within us. The Holy Spirit will lead us and guide us into all truth and righteousness. If you haven’t already done so, come to Jesus right now. If you are feeling ashamed, or “too dirty” to come to Jesus, I beg to differ. You see, we have ALL sinned and come short of the glory of God, and all of our unrighteousness is sin, period. Don’t worry about getting dressed up in your finest apparel. Simply come as you are. Jesus is the author and the finisher of your faith! “What can wash away my sins, nothing but the blood of Jesus. What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus! Oh precious is that flow, that makes me white as snow; no other fount I know. Nothing but the blood of Jesus!” Jesus loves you so much! He loves you unconditionally! For when we were yet without Christ, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (ROMANS 5:6-8) If you have been freed from the yoke of bondage, and you are walking in newness of life, share your testimony with others. Tell everybody about somebody, who can save anybody! To the utmost, Jesus saves! May God bless you abundantly, today and every day!
Scriptures: 1. Acts 2:38 2. John 1:1-14 3. John 3:1-13 4. Romans 6:1-4