God was Manifested in the Flesh!!
Behold, the Virgin shall be with Child and bear a Son and they shall call His name Emmanuel which is Translated, “God with Us”… Matthew 1:22-23
Another name for Jesus is Emmanuel. Which means” God with Us”. This is one of the verses that Showed Us that Jesus is God. When Jesus came to Earth, He never ceased to be God. For God cannot cease to be God. And that is why He accepted Worship when people worshiped him when they saw what He did. Only God deserves to be Worshiped. And Jesus received Worship because He is God!!
But one thing we read about Jesus in the Bible is that, though He was God and equal with the Father, He emptied Himself and became a Man (Philippians 2:6-7)
He emptied Himself of all the privileges He had as God. For Example, We know that God cannot be tempted ( James 1:13),but we see that Jesus was Tempted (Matthew 4:1-11). So it is clear to us that Jesus had emptied Himself of the privileges of Deity When He Walked on this earth in our Flesh. John 1 makes it clear that “The Word was God….. and the Word became Flesh”
We will never be able to Learn from Jesus unless We believe His Deity and Humanity. Because He is God, We pray to Him, Worship and Adore Him. On the other hand, Because He is Man, We can Learn from Him and walk in His Footsteps. From His Humanity, We can see the way He pleased God the Father and pattern our lives after Him.
We will never become Christ-like Unless We believe that Jesus was made in All things like his brethren and Tempted at all Points exactly as we are(Hebrews 4:15). If You don’t strongly believe that Jesus faced the same challenges that All man faced on Earth, it will be useless using Him as Your Example. All our Hope of Becoming Like Jesus rest on this fact that “He became a Man and Tempted as we are”
This is the” Great Mystery of Godliness (1 Timothy 3:16). It is a Mystery!!! No amount of teaching can make you understand and believe it. God has to give you revelation to believe it. We hardly hear of the Humanity of Christ because people don’t value Godliness.
Dear Friend, It is quite true that the way to live a godly life is not an easy matter. But the answer lies in Christ, who came to earth as a Man(1 Timothy 3:16 Living Bible). Ask God to reveal this Great Mystery to You. Your Bible will become more interesting if you come to believe this Truth. You will see amazing things about Jesus Christ in the Bible. May the Lord give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. (Amen). God bless You. Have a blessed day.
#Everyday with Jesus