Monday, October 2, 2017

Revealing the Character of Jesus: He Has Always Been

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.  In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.-John 1:1-5 (NKJV)

Every Gospel writer is telling us the story of Jesus.  That is their purpose, to tell us who He was and why He came, and what He did while He was here.  Each one starts at a different place in His story though.

John starts the Gospel story he wrote at the beginning of time.  

In the beginning was the Word…-John 1:1

Jesus is the Word. He has existed since the beginning of time. He has always been present. Everything that was made, came into existence through Him. Everything. Nothing was made without Him.

Later in John chapter 1, John tells us more about the Word of God. He says,

And the Word became 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 1:14

So, at a time appointed by God, Jesus came in the flesh. He entered this world as a man.That is what "became flesh" means. He became a human being. And for a purpose.

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