Where Is the Glory? – Part 2

We have received His glory.  What are we doing with it?

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John 1:14 – And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

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Today I continue writing to you concerning what I perceive to be a greatly depleted use, manifestation of, and affect of the glory of God in His church.  Opening our Text for Today, we read the words, “And the Word was made flesh.”  We know that Jesus is One with the Father and Holy Ghost.  We know that Jehovah has the power to do anything for which faith calls.  He created the heaven and the earth, and all that is in them.  He took elements of that creation, such as dust, and along with Jesus and Holy Spirit MADE man and woman, breathing His Own life, authority, and ability into them.  But after man’s fall, and the subsequent transfer of all the power and authority Father had given him into the hands of Satan, the plan of redemption had to be instigated.  And for that to happen, Jesus, the Word, had to become flesh.  So, our question today is, “How was the Word made flesh?”

God sent Gabriel to a virgin named Mary in the town of Nazareth.  He called her, “Highly favored.”  That clearly indicates that Mary was a woman of faith.  She was a woman who, upon hearing the Word of God, would be faithful to receive it, believe it, and act upon it.  Mary was told that she would bear a son, and that His Name would be called Jesus.  She never doubted that word from the Lord, but she did have one question.  Such a thing as a virgin giving birth, while naturally impossible, the Scriptures had foretold it, and Mary was a woman of faith.  She believed in and accepted as unalterable truth, the Word of God.  She simply wanted to know HOW it could happen; NOT IF.

Gabriel answered that question.  He told her that Holy Ghost would come upon her, and the power of the Highest would overshadow her, and by that she would conceive and bear a son.  The Bible calls “the Gospel of Christ” the “power of God unto salvation.”  From that, we understand the power of God is the Word of God.  Mary understood the creative power of God’s Word.  With that understanding, she had something dynamic to say about the message Gabriel brought her.  Look closely at her words in Luke 1:38.  Mary said, “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.”  She believed God, as Abraham did, and it was accounted unto her as righteousness.  And it was out of that righteousness that she spoke according to Romans 10, releasing her faith, allowing the Word of God to come alive in her.  Thus, “the Word was made flesh.”

Manna for Today – John 1:1-14; John 17; 1 John 5:7; Luke 1:26-38; Isaiah 7:14; Romans 1:16;  Hebrews 1:3; Romans 10:6-17