Day 8 Celebrating Immanuel
Now, all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the LORD by the prophet, saying, BEHOLD, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a SON, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, GOD WITH US…(Matthew 1:22-23 KJV).
One of my favorite verses in the BIBLE is found in John 1:14: “And, the WORD was made flesh, and dwelled among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
I love how GOD ties all things in together… Don’t you?? God is the Word…”In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)…Just as it is written in Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created…”
How did God create? BY HIS WORD!!! GOD spoke ALL things into existence…The Power of God’s breathing Word brought about ALL of creation into existence… Then, God chose to manifest His WORD into flesh through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, who dwelled among us, in the flesh, for thirty-three + years. Jesus Christ is the Power of God, the Word of God, manifested in the flesh…God manifested in the flesh! Jesus was and is GOD! “They shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is God with us!”
Oh, my dear friend, Jesus Christ is GOD manifested in the flesh who dwelled among us…There is NO other way to the face of God except through Christ Jesus who is GOD! I am a firm believer in the Trinity of God…God the Father; God the Son; God the Holy Spirit…Am I smart enough or intelligent enough to fully understand and comprehend the workings of a triune God? No; and no man is…But, when you read and study the Bible you will see that God is the GODHEAD, LORD, of all the Earth. And, Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son manifested in the flesh as God dwelling among us! And, the Holy Spirit, The Comforter, is God living within my heart directing my path to God; for without the Holy Spirit I would not know God or be able to approach the Holiness of Holy God Almighty; The Great I AM. Whew! That just gets exciting!
God’s LOVE, GRACE, and MERCY for mankind made a way for his fallen creation to be reunited with His Righteousness and Holiness, and that was through His only begotten Son, Jesus. No wonder the world wants to rid our lives, society, and all things of Christ Jesus…The world (non-believers) will always be an enemy to God; therefore it would have to be an enemy to His Son manifested in the flesh…And, it is an enemy to those of us who accept, believe, and receive Jesus into our hearts and lives… Whew! Lots of good Bible doctrine in these two paragraphs….smile…
Yet; nothing can or ever will take away God’s plan for Salvation…For, there is NO other way except through God’s plan…Jesus said of himself, “I am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE. NO ONE comes unto the Father except through (or by) ME.” John 14:6…There is NO other way to GOD except through Jesus Christ….In other way is deception and a path to destruction…
Oh, thank you Heavenly Father that “Immanuel means GOD WITH US.” You, O God, have never left nor abandoned your creation; and you never will. This CHRISTMAS season you can have Jesus living and dwelling within your heart as well. Believe in God today; believe in God’s only begotten Son manifested in the flesh to take away the sins of the world for those who BELIEVE…” Won’t you believe??….I know I believe and I have received God’s gift of Life Eternal through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the true reason for the season….Amen.
Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, Author
@copyright by Lin T Rollins Dec. 2012