Friday, October 29, 2021



Jesus Christ is full of grace and truth




The apostle John was giving a personal witness regarding this particular verse in the book of John. The historical setting regarding John was he was dipped in very hot oil on the island of Patmos. At that point he wrote the book of Revelation. After that the apostle wrote the gospel of John.


(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." John 1:14.


When the Bible says, … "The word was made flesh" … this expresses the incarnation of Jesus Christ probably more clearly than every other scripture verse in the Bible. This was the fullness of time and the Bible says He was born of a virgin and her name was Mary. Since the Bible says Jesus Christ was born of the flesh this describes His human nature which we certainly should be able to relate to because we are human. Let me quote some Bible verses that relate to this passage.


(14) "FORASMUCH then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;" On the one hand the apostle John said Jesus Christ is God but on the other hand he said Jesus Christ was made flesh. If this is true it is obvious that Jesus Christ subjected Himself to the miseries and calamities of human nature. The Bible even says, (3) "For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:" Romans 8:3. Jesus Christ was made sin for us sinners. There might even be a more clear verse than this which is, "For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." 2 Corinthians 5:21. Remember Romans 8:3 the verse I originally quoted tells us Jesus Christ condemned sin in the flesh.


We need to understand that the Word of the Lord was made flesh but He endures for ever. He was made flesh but He never ceased to be the Word of God.


The apostle John said He dwelt among us having taken upon Him the nature of man. Jesus Christ was in the place and condition of other people. Same body and the same world He dwelt among us but we are corrupt and depraved as opposed to the Son of God who is one hundred percent pure and holy. Many people were unkind to Him but He still continued to abide with them so how much more should we as Christians abide in Jesus Christ on a daily basis. He was with nasty people but it was only temporary and that is exactly the way our life is and I think it is interesting that the Bible says if we are true children of God through Jesus Christ we will face persecution. Not we might face persecution but we will face persecution. Related to this subject notice John 1:14 says they beheld His glory full of grace and truth. We as Christians have Jesus Christ living inside our hearts. We can allow God to take the veil off our eyes so we can see the glory of His divinity or we can stay blinded and only see His human nature.


Remember the apostle John wrote, "THAT which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life:" 1 John 1:1. 


What is the glory of Jesus Christ? John 1:1 says … "The glory as of the only begotten of the Father" … so Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. When we received salvation through Jesus Christ we are in a sense of like nature and have the image of His perfections but the very nature of Jesus Christ never changes. We are subject to change. We need to remember the apostle John was a witness of the transfiguration of Jesus Christ. He saw His glory.


Jesus Christ is full of grace and truth and they are the very two things that human beings are in need of in our hearts. Remember the Son of God is qualified to intercede for us to His Father. He is also fit to teach us because He has a fullness of knowledge.


Notice how much compassion Jesus Christ had while He was on earth. He still has grace and mercy. If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord now may be a good time to repent of all your sins and invite the Son of God into your life.


If you just made that decision or are already a Christian remember accepting Jesus Christ is the first step which is past tense salvation. You are now in present tense salvation. God still requires us to abide in Jesus Christ, be profitable for the kingdom of God for the right motives, repent of our sins and do the will of God. This is not easy but it is what God requires of us as Christians. This is one of the reasons John 1:14 empathizes that Jesus Christ is full of grace and truth. We need to ask for this every day of our lives. There is no way we can live the Christian life in our own strength.


God bless you,

Bob D. 

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