Biblical Concept: Incarnation of Jesus Christ
Prologue: The incarnation of Jesus Christ is the most unique / important concept in the Bible.
Prologue: Incarnation is a non-Biblical theological term used to describe the unique concept of God
becoming the God-man Jesus Christ.
Prologue: Hypostatic union = “A theological term used with reference to the Incarnation to express the
revealed truth that in Christ one person subsists in two natures, the Divine and the human.”
Prologue: For angels dwelling in the heaven of God, previous to the creation of the universe, but post
angelic fall; the incarnation is a / the most unexpected action by the God of the Bible. See 1 Peter 1:10-12 below.
Incarnation = The Creator becoming part of creation.
Incarnation = God and human as One.
Incarnation = God becoming Man to become the God-man Jesus Christ.
Incarnation = God-man for eternity. See Romans 5:21 below.
Incarnation = Advent = a special arrival.
Incarnation = Fulfillment of Messianic Prophecy.
Incarnation:(1) the embodiment of a deity or spirit in some earthly form (2) capitalized : the union of divinity with humanity in Jesus Christ.
Incarnation: This was the act of grace whereby Christ took our human nature into union with his Divine Person and became man. Christ is both God and man. Human attributes and actions are predicated of him, and he of whom they are predicated is God. A Divine Person was united to a human nature.
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, (Incarnation for mediation. Stop working / trying to please God for eternal salvation.)
Hebrews 4:14-16 14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need. (Incarnation for high priesthood.)
Hebrews 2:14-18 14 Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 and might deliver those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. 16 For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham. 17 Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted. (Incarnation: render powerless, deliverance, propitiation.)
Hebrews 2:9-10 9 But we do see Him who has been made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone. 10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings. (Incarnation: suffer death, author of salvation.)
1 Peter 1:10-12 10 As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful search and inquiry, 11 seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven-- things into which angels long (evpiqume,w / epithumeo; epi = over, upon, thumos = strong emotion of the mind ) to look. (Incarnation = sufferings and glories.) (Because of the Angelic Conflict, the Incarnation = highest of angelic interest.)
1 John 3:8 8 the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, that He might destroy the works of the devil. (Incarnate destroyer.)
Philippians 2:6-11 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied (keno,w / kenoo = emptied, void) Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Incarnation = veiled deity during the first advent.) (Incarnation = the vehicle for an Omnipotent God to document / demonstrate Personal humility—doubted by angels.) (Incarnation = exaltation and glorification of God in the Angelic Conflict—note: “those who are in heaven.”)
Colossians 1:15-22 15 And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things have been created by Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything. 19 For it was the Father's good pleasure for all the fulness to dwell in Him, 20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven. 21 And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, 22 yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach— (Incarnation = peace and reconciliation.)
Colossians 2:14-15 14 having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us and which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him. (Incarnation = debt elimination.) (Incarnation = disarmed and triumph.)
2 Timothy 1:10 10 but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, (Incarnation = abolished death, life, and immortality.)
John 1:14-18 14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John bore witness of Him, and cried out, saying, "This was He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.'" 16 For of His fulness we have all received, and grace upon grace. 17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. 18 No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten God, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him. (Incarnation = grace and truth realized.) (Incarnation = only begotten God = God explained.) (Little wonder then why Jesus Christ is cursed, distorted, commandeered, or ignored.)
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, (The saving grace of Jesus is inclusive.)
Titus 2:13-14 13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus; 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem (lutro,w / lutroo = free by paying a ransom, redeem, rescue ) us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. (Incarnation = redemption = improvement.)
1 Peter 1:18-21 18 knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, 19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. 20 For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you 21 who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. (Incarnation = redemption = blood.)
Romans 5:15 But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many. (Incarnation = the inclusive salvation grace of Jesus.)
17 For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. (Incarnation = eternally abundant salvation grace of Jesus.)
21 that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Incarnation = the eternal salvation grace of Jesus.) (Incarnation = eternal security for the Believer in the Jesus Christ of the Triune God of the Bible. The Second Person of the Triune God of the Bible took on humanity for eternity as God-man. The immutability of God did not change / fail with the taking up of the humanity He had created. The God-man Jesus Christ has documented the Triune God of the Bible as simultaneously omnipotent and humble—Angelic Conflict resolved.)
Ephesians 1:7 7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, (Incarnation = redemption and forgiveness and grace.)
1 Timothy 3:16 16 And by common confession great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Beheld by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.
Galatians 4:4-5 4 But when the fulness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, 5 in order that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.