Eternal Timeless God Humbled Himself to the Point of Human Limitation

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The opening chapter of the Gospel of John reads (NIV), “In the beginning was the Word [Christ], and the Word [Christ] was with God, and the Word [Christ] was God. He [Christ] was with God in the beginning. Through him [Him] all things were made; without him [Him] nothing was made that has been made. In him [Him] was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” This is the introduction of the chapter called, “The Word Became Flesh.”

The original manuscript doesn’t have the definite article “the” in the phrase of “in the beginning,” which is meant to be “no beginning” or “infinitely timeless beginning” since God exists from eternal past to eternal future.

Throughout history, since the Creation (God set the measurement of time on the eternal dimension at the Creation ) God is working in the expanse of time. Each event, God does precisely when the fulness of time comes (God waits until that moment comes). “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons” Galatians 4:4-5 NKJV. The eternal God took Himself into time and seasons, and yet under the law (He is above law by nature, though).

When the Word became flesh, God didn’t prepare a decent place for Himself to be born. As the Christmas story tells in Luke’s account, there was no room for them in the inn. That must be a humiliation in our term. As a matter of fact, a stable is not tainted by sinful people and would be a peaceable place.

When Herod (the Great) was going to search for the Child to kill Him (Matthew 2:13), God did not stop or destroy Herod, rather He chose to flee from Herod and waited until Herod died (Eternal God placed Himself into time and under the law).

God waited for 30 years for Himself (God didn’t make Himself at 30 years of age like a creation of Adam and Eve as adult). It is also a full legal age (Above-law God is under law).

God never dies. However, God took a human form (became flesh) and took our sin trough His death (actually no one could take our sin except God).

After dying, He was resurrected to prove our sin was taken by Him and it was paid in full. That’s why if Christ were not resurrected, our faith was in vain (1 Corinthians 15:12-19). This is the climax of the truth after God emptied Himself to the point of death not for Him but for us.

After the resurrection, God the Christ is the Intercessor in heaven for the sake of us until He returns. – T

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