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The word became flesh

By Gerry Parker
Posted 12/24/20

I picked up a line from one of my fellow shepherds that often helps me keep things in perspective: “I have seen a big deal and this ain’t it.”

This is true in reference to so …

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The word became flesh

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I picked up a line from one of my fellow shepherds that often helps me keep things in perspective: “I have seen a big deal and this ain’t it.”

This is true in reference to so many things in life. But from time to time there is a big deal. The word becoming flesh is a BIG deal! If you look at the opening verses of Genesis 1 you will find a reference to the father, son and holy spirit. These are in the opening verses 1-3. I will say this is just my opinion for some do not see this. Look closely.

Then in Genesis 3:15, we have what many believe is the first prophecy concerning the coming of Christ. Think of it. Our God of love and grace gave hope from the beginning of our savior — a savior for fallen man, for you and me. Take time to look at it if you have not done so.

In this verse we read where Jesus came into the world to conquer Satan for us. Thousands of years before Christ, Moses wrote of the word becoming flesh! Now, that is a BIG deal!

Some also see Numbers 24:17 as a prophecy in regard to the star of Bethlehem. It is fulfilled in Matthew 2:1-2. Again, thousands of years before! Then there is Isaiah 7:14. A virgin shall be with child and bear a son. We see the fulfillment in Matthew 1:22-23. Another BIG deal!

Isaiah 9:6 says, “A child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on his shoulders; and his name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

Oh, yes, a BIG DEAL!

(Gerry Parker is the pastor of the Powell Church of Christ, 749 U.S. Highway 14-A.)

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