Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Christmas Special: The life of the one who would change the world. Part 3.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The real issue is not that He came, the issue is why He came.

Why He came, Why was He born?

To present God?

There is really only one primary reason, one primary plan,
Jesus Christ came into the world on that first Christmas for one major reason…to suffer and to die for you.

MAR 10:45,  “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

1TI 2:6, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony borne at the proper time.

God is sovereign and therefore He is supreme in rule and has authority over all things, ISA 46:10.
God is also just and as a part of Gods justice, God is fair. It is impossible for God to be unfair.* God is also love
1JO 4:8, The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

God is eternal and immutable His love is unchanging and enduring. God is also eternal life. He always was, always is, and always will be. In EXO 3:14, He is called the great “I am” which means there never was a time when God did not exist.

Another characteristic of the essence of God is omniscience,
God all knows, God knows all things. JOB 36:4; JOB 37:16, God is perfect in knowledge.

God is also omnipresence, which means that He is ever present.
JER 23:24, “Can a man hide himself in hiding places, so I do not see him? Declares the Lord. Do I not fill the heavens and the earth? Declares the Lord.”

1KI 8:27, Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain Thee.

All believers can be assured that God will never leave them  or forsake them.
HEB 13:5 for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you nor will I ever forsake you.”

God is also omnipotent which means all-powerful and limitless in ability. He is called God Almighty as in GEN 17:1.

GEN 18:14, Is anything too difficult for the Lord?
MAT 19:26, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

LUK 1:37, “For nothing will be impossible with God.”

God’s power is not manifested by muscle, God’s power is
manifested by His Word.

HEB 1:3, He upholds all things by the Word of His power.

This power is used by God to keep the believer safe for Him forever in 1PE 1:5.

God is immutable which means that God is absolute stability. You never have to worry about god getting tired and weary.

For instance because of His immutability His love is unchangeable. His omnipotence or His power can never diminish. His glory can never change. His veracity, which is his truth, is immutable. PPSA 119:89, His word is forever settled in heaven because His immutability is eternal.

God is also veracity or absolute truth, His veracity is manifested in His ways, PSA 25:10 and His word,
PSA 138:2.

I do know what it’s like to born without an OSN.
I do not know all the reasons why baby Jesus came born into the world without sin and how He kept Himself from it during His entire lifetime, why there is a Hell and why is it forever.

My God is a God of Love
Omniscience, Omnipotence, Omnipresence, Justice, Immutability, perfect Righteousness, Eternal life and Sovereignty.

ROM 11:33, Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!

DEU 29:29, The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.

Every book in the Bible was written by a human author who understood what he was recording.

During this Christmas season would be a great opportunity to recall why it is that God had to become man.

Because God is Deity, He cannot limit Himself to one place, therefore He had to become true humanity.

When TLJC went to the cross, He did not bear our sins in His Divine essence but as 1PE 2:24 says,” In His own body.”

The physical body of Christ was divinely prepared by God the Father and God the Holy Spirit as the vehicle to bring God to mankind and to be the perfect sacrifice for sin.

For the first time ever, God was going to become a man.God was coming in the flesh, Heaven knew about it, earth did not.

The Holy Spirit had taken ninth months to fashion inside of Mary a physical body which would be perfectly prepared for our Lord. The only human body to be born into this world without a sin nature.

The fullness of time had come when God would send forth His very own Son as GAL 4:4, But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman,

JOH 1:1, in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. JOH 1:14, And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory,

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