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.
This being the first post of ” The Word made flesh” blog I feel it necessary to explain the meaning behind the name. The thought behind the name is based on the above frequently quoted scripture. Let me explain.
1 John 4:15
Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
It makes sense from this scripture alone that Jesus is the Son of God and it is important to believe and confess that this is true. He is the Son of God, in other words, “the only begotten of the Father”. Knowing that the “only begotten of the Father” is the Word of God and that He was made flesh is an important foundation in explaining the idea behind this blog.
Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Jesus the Son of God is our High priest. Earlier we found that he came in the flesh, this scripture to some degree explains why. He came in the flesh so he would not be far removed as some distant deity from our problems or difficulties as humans. This is one reason for the name of the blog. The “Word made flesh” could be interpreted that Jesus knows personally anything that we go through thus him being the word there will always be an answer for every aspect of life in the Bible, “The Word of God”.
And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.
And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his face.
1 Corinthians 15:48-50
As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
There are two points to make here. The first two scriptures are the telling of the time shortly after what we all know as the giving of the “Ten Commandments”. These commandments were the Word of God given to Moses to tell to the people. Moses just being in the presence of God and hearing the words of God caused his face to shine so bright that he needed a veil to cover his face to even speak with the people. The Word of God must be pretty powerful for this to be so.
1 Corinthians 15:48 says that we are what we are, earthly is earthly and heavenly is heavenly. According to verse 49, this will not always be the case. We are now earthly but will someday be heavenly. This is necessary in order to inherit the kingdom of God as verse 50 states. This could be a multifaceted topic but I will keep it on topic with how it applies to the name of the blog. Maybe there will be a future post for the other facets of the topic. Getting back to the issue at hand… The scriptures in 1 Corinthians plainly reveals that we must change from earthly to heavenly.
No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
Adding this scripture to all the previous information it is plausible that if we must transform from earthly to heavenly in order to inherit the future heavenly Kingdom of God then Jesus would have had to transform from heavenly to earthly. Not to lessen his deity or Godly status but to make it possible for us to see Him, to accept Him, and to endure his presence in our frail earthly forms. We in earthly form could not understand Jesus as He is in heavenly form. Sinners could not exist in His presence. Since the sinner is the ones He came to save, it is reasonable that he would need some way for them to be able to approach him. Jesus Christ coming in the flesh, coming in our own form, changing from Heavenly to earthly was this way. All for our benefit. All for our Salvation. All for our Redemption. All to make Himself approachable.
One last quick thought on the meaning behind the name of the blog. The Bible being the infallible Word of God and Jesus being the Word of God too it is reasonable that every word of the Bible is Jesus in written form. Just as Jesus became flesh so we could approach him, the Bible was written so that it was in a form that we could understand. No guesswork, it is written in plain black and red. This is the main idea behind the blog and the position I wish for all readers to come to. The Bible is from heavenly origins but is in an earthly form for our benefit just like how Jesus was.
There are most definitely deeper meanings to all of these scriptures but for the sake of explaining the name of this blog “The Word made flesh” I believe this will suffice. When you read future posts remember the Word was made flesh because:
1. Jesus understands personally anything that we go through thus him being the word there will always be an answer for every aspect of life in the Bible, “The Word of God”.
2. We could not exist in His presence if he had not for our benefit changed from heavenly to earthly so we can approach him.
3. Just as Jesus became flesh so we could approach him, the Bible was written so that it was in a form that we could understand. The Bible came from heavenly origins but was put in an earthly form for our benefit just like Jesus was.
The most important thing:
If you don’t know Jesus and want to here’s what to do…
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
And you know it works because…
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.