October 2, 2023
God Took On Manhood
“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.”
We cannot imagine the cost to Jesus, to lay down His glorified body to be born a baby and live in a human body. To leave an incorruptible body to be born in a corruptible body.
God chose to do this in order to bring salvation to a fallen and sinful world. His choice to do so brought a chance for salvation to all mankind. It must break His heart that so many have chosen against accepting the precious gift of salvation.
I cannot emphasize enough how it is important to accept salvation, now while the age of grace is still open. Soon these days will come and then God will cause a strong delusion to come on this earth, so those who rejected the truth of salvation will accept a lie from the devil.
2 Thessalonians 2:5-12
New King James Version
5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the [a]mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only [b]He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Now is the time to set aside our pride and fall at Jesus’ feet and seek salvation. We are not promised tomorrow.