Thursday, December 4, 2014

December 5, 2014

"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." John 1:14

God's Word changes everything every time it is applied!

The reason God's Word is so transforming is because God was transformed into flesh when the Baby Jesus came to earth on the first Christmas!

Heaven came down at Christmas in the Person of Jesus to be the voice of God!

Heaven came down at Christmas in the Person of Jesus to bring a vision of God!

But, wait, it gets better!

Heaven came down at Christmas in the Person of Jesus to bring the victory of God!

What is the victory Jesus brought on that first Christmas Day when Heaven came down? He came full of "grace and truth"! Heaven is a place of grace and truth so that shouldn't be surprising, but it IS inspiring!

The birth of Jesus was proof of grace and truth! He was sent to provide forgiveness and salvation when we deserved judgment and wrath! God extended mercy when we had earned justice. That's grace!

If you want to get an idea of how good His grace is for us, consider how bad God's wrath and judgment was for Jesus on the Cross!

And, His birth was also confirmation of His truth! It was a product of God's truth. Over 300 prophecies over a 700 year period foretold the coming, life events, and sacrificial death of God's Messiah. 

Therefore, His birth was proof of God's truth, because every event happened just as prophesied!

God's grace is dependent on God's truth and His truth is expressed and extended through His grace! Without the grace of God we would have no access to God's truth because Jesus IS God's Truth!

God's grace and truth expressed in Christ Jesus made it possible for you and me to gain the victory guilt and darkness!

Heaven is filled with God's grace and truth! And because Heaven came down at Christmas through the birth of Jesus, you can be filled with His grace and truth, too!