Advent 2014, part 2 – “Word of the Father Now in Flesh Appearing” (John 1:14)

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee
Born this happy morning
Jesus, to Thee be all glory given
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory that belongs to the one-and-only [Son] of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14

“And the Word . . .” John 1:14

“In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with God and the WORD was God.” John 1:1

The “WORD” of verse 14 is the “WORD” of verse 1.

The “WORD” of verse 14 is God the SON . . . the second PERSON of the GODHEAD . . . who is God, and always has been God and always will be God!

#1 – “All things were made by Him and no single thing that has been created was created without Him.” John 1:3

#2 – “. . . and in Him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17b

“As the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so, the Son gives life to whoever He wishes.” John 5:21

#4 – “And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! And He who sat upon him . . .  is called ‘the WORD of God,’ and the armies of heaven, followed Him . . .” Revelation 19:11, 13-14

“And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: ‘KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.’” Revelation 19:16

#5 – [Jesus] “I am He who lives, and was dead and am alive forevermore, and I hold the keys of Death and Hell.” Revelation 1:18

The “WORD” = God the SON:
Eternally DIVINE
Creator of the universe
Sustainer of the universe
Giver of all life
Leader of the armies of heaven
Owner of the keys to death and hell

First – “The WORD became flesh . . .”

“[Jesus] existed in the form of God . . . Yet He came [to earth] in the likeness of man.” Philippians 2:6-7

[Gabriel to Mary] “The Holy Spirit shall come upon you and the power of the Most High God shall overshadow you and the holy being that shall be born of you will be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:35

“For in Jesus, all the fullness of deity dwells in bodily form.” Colossians 2:9

Second – “(The WORD became flesh) and dwelt among us . . .”

Third – “(The WORD became flesh) and dwelt among us) and we beheld His glory, glory that belongs to the one-and-only [Son] of the Father . . .”

“. . . and Jesus took Peter, James and John his brother, and brought them upon a high mountain by themselves. And He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun and His clothes
became as white as light.” Matthew 17:1-2

“This is the first miracle that Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, thus revealing His GLORY . . .” John 2:11

[Jesus about to raise Lazarus] “Did I not tell you that if you would believe, you would see the GLORY of God?” John 11:40

“A great multitude from Galilee, Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, and Transjordan and from the neighborhood of Tyre and Sidon – a great multitude – when they heard what great things He was doing, came to Him.” Mark 3:7

Fourth –“(The WORD became flesh) and dwelt among us and we beheld His glory, glory that belongs to the one-and-only [Son] of the Father) full of grace and truth.”

“Full of truth” = Jesus told us the real truth about everything.

“Full of grace”
•   His LIFE was “full of grace”
•   His DEATH was “full of grace”

“Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing”

So What?

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us . . .” John 1:14

“dwelt” = [literally in Greek, skanao] “to pitch a tent”
Used for the Old Testament Tabernacle(which was essentially a big tent)

“The Tabernacle shall be set in the MIDDLE of the camp.” Numbers 2:17a

“The virgin shall conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call His name Emmanuel – which means, ‘God with us.’” Matthew 1:23

“Cast all your cares on Him, because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden – and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

“Cast your burdens on the LORD and He will hold you up . . .” Psalm 55:22a

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