John 1:1-18 The Word became flesh and dwelt among us Birth, Life, Death, Resurrection, and Purpose of God is the most important point of history.
We Learn from Gods word some wonderful trues
#1 God made and keeps his promises Gen 3:15, 2nd sam 7:13, Micah 5:2
#2 Christ obedience brings salvation
#3 Jesus is truly Savior & Lord
#4 The Church bride spotless & sin free
This is the true meaning of Christmas
God has only one plan, (plan A) -not plan ABCD. Everything is going according to plan
That plan when finished is not just redemption only but a spotless bride for Jesus the son.
1- The plan began in the creation of Earth and all things that are in it, man being the very capstone of creation.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The Word was God and the Word became flesh: (If) the Word was God and the Word became flesh, then God became flesh. God became man. Jesus was a human being and Jesus was God. ( All God all Human)someone said Christ remained what he was(God), and became what he was not. (Flesh
In John 1:1 is about his
#1- His Being = Eternal (before the beginning as messiah)
#2- His Deity = Not only with God, but he was God
#3- His union = With God Father, The word was with God
2 - God Keeps promises = The Baby who appears in Bethlehem manger is God from eternity.
Micah 5:2 but thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
Luke 2:11For unto you is born (this day) in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
Galatians 4:4 when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son V:5 to redeem
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given. Gov. shall rest on him, name wonderful, counselor, Prince of peace, Mighty God, Everlasting Father.
3 - Christ obedience brings salvation
Phil 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Heb 5:9 And being made perfect / by obedient, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
4 - Jesus is Savior & Lord
Phi 2:9 God highly exalted Jesus, and gave him the name which is above every name;
V: 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things on earth and things under the earth,
5 - The Church his bride spotless & sin free
Eph 5:27 We have been taught to think all of our lives as sinners needing Redemption thoughts of sin and the fall, the church as saved sinners, looking backward, thank God for beginnings but Redemption is not the end of the story. Jesus talked about a Glorious Church without Spot or wrinkle looking, forward the church is a Divine Creation in Christ Jesus our Lord. I will build my church hell can’t stop it, Church was born at Pentecost
The eternal purpose of God from eternity is that his Son has a body to express his life in. Looking at the plan from this standpoint The Church is something that is beyond Sin. A Glorious and Spotless bride. The church is a Divine Creation in Christ. A Building, a house
#1- In Romans 5:6 = we sinned, Fallen man = Christ died for sinners, the ungodly.
Rom 5:1 we are now Justified by faith = (Righteous positional), but that’s not all of it
God will have a Glorious & Spotless sinless Bride. Are we the bride? Jesus will not have a sinful, spotted, unclean bride.
Church born at Pentecost, Did Christ become one with the church as in marriage?
Eph 5:32 If so, Positional the Church is spotless and sin free or he’s not one with it.
Can there be a church and Christ not be the head and married to it?
Cleaning process a spotless bride
#3- Eph 1:4 = Choose us before the foundation of the world (plan A in action),
(Eph 5:25) husband love your wives as Christ loved the church V: 32 Marriage but Christ speaking of the church and is at the very heart of the gospel) God loved the church and gave himself for it.
Eph 5:31 / Gen 2:24 for this (cause / woman taken out of Adam) shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh. , (Eph.5:32 this a great mystery but I speak of Christ & the Church, Marriage and becoming one.
Eph 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
#1 - V:23 (because) the husband is the head = (as the part most readily taken hold of- sense of seizing)) of the wife, as Christ is the head of the church, being himself the (savior /of the body
#2 -V: 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it or Lives his life for it.
#3 –V:26 (So) he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.
#4 – V:27 (So) he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. – For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. Eph 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh . Jesus speaking of the Church.
Eph 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Rom 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son: much more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. So Christ lives to save us.
By Elder David Gunn To contact David email email@example.com