He Laid His Glory By
Jesus was before his human birth...Jesus was before creation’s birth...therefore Jesus is not merely mankind...He is divinity...Jesus is God.
700 years prior to the birth of Christ, where the prophet Isaiah prophesies the human birth of the divine Jesus, take a look at what the prophet says:
“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give
birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14
What does Immanuel mean? Take a look at the definition:
Immanuel - God is with us.
In all of these super important theological details, I don’t want to miss the POINT of the message today; HOW DID HE DO IT? That is, HOW DID HE ACCOMPLISH THE RESCUE MISSION we learned about last week, which was why He came...to seek and save the lost, but HOW DID HE DO IT?!?
God the Father, gave Jesus, His own son. He gave Him to the WORLD...because He so loved the World. Jesus, God’s very own son...the second personhood of the trinity, gave up that comfort of the heavens, the comforts of the pre-cosmos, in order to come
to our lowly human form to ... BE WITH US! To RESCUE US!! IMMANUEL!! GOD. WITH. US!!!!