May 21, 2020 – He was Fully Man

Read 1 Timothy 2

“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”  1 Timothy 2:5 

 

Albert Einstein came up with a formula that was the start of atomic energy. E=MC2 means that energy is equal to mass times the coefficient of the speed of light squared. Simply put, it means that mass and energy have a corresponding relationship. In the Jeremiah 10:12 we read, “He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wis­dom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.”
 
All that you see in this universe is a product of the energy or power of God. Since God is all-powerful, He is able to create all things by the word of His power. Matter is a product of the power of God! When you consider the heavens, the work of his fingers, all the stars and all the creatures in heaven and earth, it is amazing that God would come to this earth and become a man.
 
John begins the first letter by sharing, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;”  (1 John 1:1).
 
When John first met Jesus, it was not a question of whether he was a man. John knew he was a man. John writes, “We have heard him. We saw Him. We even touched Him.”  He was not a Spirit. John soon found that He was more than a man. He was the Son of God. God has come to this world in the flesh. He was able to walk and talk, to eat, to sleep like any other man. He was also able to die for the sin of mankind as a man, and  He was able to defeat death through the resurrection, and is now sitting with the Father as our great God.
 
“To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” Jude 1:25
 
We all come from God and we are all answerable to that God. One of the greatest blessings, indeed one of the greatest mysteries is that we have the infinite God in heaven making intercession for us. Because He is a man, the Man Christ Jesus, He is able to fully comprehend what our testings feel like. We read that “he was tempted in all points as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15b). Because He knows our flesh, He is able to make intercession.
 

Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.” (Hebrews 2:17-18)  He succours, or brings help to those who have suffered being tempted. We have an high priest in the heavens who cares for us and mediates for us before our Father. 

 

 An Exercise to Increase my Faith: Take advantage of our intercessor! We have the privilege of coming before Him and asking Him for help. We need to apply that truth and daily ask for Him to come along side us when we have a need.
 

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