Christ Coming in the Flesh

Introduction

The Greek word used for flesh is sarx where as the word soma is used for body.

Humanly speaking there seems to be no difference between the flesh and the body. But the only wise God has made the difference in the Scripture which we are about to study.

 

Evidences for the  Humanity of Christ

1. His human genealogy. “Who. . .was a descendant of David” Rom. 1:3.

2. His human appearance. “The Samaritan woman said, “You are a jew. . .”  Jn. 4:9.

3. His human personality.

He had a body. “My body. . .” Mt. 26:12. He had a soul. “My soul. . .” Mt. 26:38. He had a spirit. “He. . .spirit” Jn. 11:33.

4. His human fame. “His mother said to him, son. . .  Lk. 2:48.

5. His human needs. “Jesus was hungry” Mk. 11:12.

  6. His human limitations. “No-one knows about that day. . .even the son.”  Mk. 13:32

7. His human suffering. “He learned obedience from what he suffered.” Heb.5:8

 

Significance of Christ Coming in the  Flesh

1.  Christ  came in  the  flesh to  share in  our  humanity.  Heb.

2:14,15

2.  Christ coming in the flesh is a great mystery. 1 Tim.3:16

3.  Christ coming in the flesh is the mystery of godliness.

1 Tim. 3:16

4.  Christ coming in the flesh is the hope of glory. Col. 1:27

5.  Christ coming in the flesh is the blessed experience. Mt. 16:17

6.  Christ coming in the flesh is revealed by the father. Mt. 16:17

7.  Christ coming in the flesh is to test the spirits. 1 Jn. 4:1

8.  Christ coming in the flesh is to recognize the spirits. 1 Jn. 4:2

9.  Every spirit that acknowledges Christ coming in the flesh is from God.  1 Jn. 4:2

10. Every spirit that does not acknowledge Christ coming in the flesh is not from God and is the spirit of antichrist. 1 Jn. 4:3

Note: The confessing of Christ coming in the flesh is not a confession by mouth or by intellect but it is in the SPIRIT.

 

The Purpose of Christ Coming in the  Flesh

1.  To identify with us and to destroy the devil who has the power of death.  Heb. 2:14

2.  To free those who all their lives are held in slavery by the fear of death.  Heb.2:15

3.  In order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest.  Heb. 2:17

     4.  In order that he might make atonement for our sins. Heb.

2:17

5.  In order that he might be able to help those who are being tempted.  Heb. 2:18

6.  In order that he might condemn sin of the flesh (sinful nature) Rom. 8:3.

7.  In order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fulfilled in us. Rom. 8:4

8.  In order that he might be able to sympathize with our weakness.

Heb. 4:15

9.  In order that he might be tempted in every way just as we are.

Heb. 4:15

10. In order that we might see his glory which is full of grace and truth.  Jn. 1:14

11. In order that he might open for us the new and the living way.

Heb. 10:20

12. In order that he might learn obedience from what he suffered.

Heb. 5:7, 8

 

 

Application

Suppose that you love ants. You go to the ant hill and notice that a farmer is about to plow it. You want to warn and save them. You shout, use sign language at them, But you are unable to communicate. If you become an ant, you can communicate and they will understand you. In the same way Jesus had put on our flesh to communicate all that God wants him to express to us!

What do YOU think?

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