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Made Flesh:
John 1:5-14
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The Word Was Made Flesh

John 1:5-14

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.  There was a
man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness
of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent
to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that
cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the
world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many
as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that
believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of
the will of man, but of God. 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 1:5-14 KJV)

Jesus was the light of men who shone in darkness, but men were so blind they could not see
the light.

John was sent from God. His purpose was to bear witness of the Light. His purpose was to
allow men to see the Light, and believe on the Light.

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert
a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and
the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the LORD shall be
revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. The voice said, Cry.
And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is
grass. (Isaiah 40:3-7 KJV)

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I
come and smite the earth with a curse. (Malachi 4:5-6 KJV)

Rejected by many, but not by all, Jesus was willing that all would come to Him.

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save
sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might
shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life
everlasting. (1 Timothy 1:15-16 KJV)

(Matthew 22:1-14 KJV)

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate
with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only,
but also for the sins of the whole world. And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his
commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is
not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we
are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. (1 John 2:1-
6 KJV)

Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. And we have
seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. (1 John 4:13-14 KJV)

Those who came to Him, were given the power to become the sons of God, the children of God,
through adoption. Not of blood – that is not a natural birth inheriting from our progenitors. Not by
the will of the flesh – that is not by our own initiation. Not by the will of man – not by the efforts of
any other of humanity. But by the will of God – we become partakers of the divine nature through
what God has initiated, by what God has done. God set in motion the plan which allowed for us
to become His children. It is the work of God that makes us a new creature. If we believe on/in
Jesus we have the power to become, we can become – if we will – the sons of God.

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of
bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit
itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of
God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
(Romans 8:14-17 KJV)

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into
Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither
male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and
heirs according to the promise. (Galatians 3:26-29 KJV)

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God:
therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it
doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we
shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:1-2 KJV)

Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
(James 1:18 KJV)

Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the
brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible seed,
but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. (1 Peter 1:22-23 KJV)

(John 3:1-21 KJV)

The Word was made flesh – God manifest in the flesh – and dwelt among us. This is the truth of
the gospel. Jesus was a true historical figure – the only-begotten of the Father (monogenes) –
the very example of the grace and truth of God.

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the
Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. (1
Timothy 3:16 KJV)

And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and
truth came by Jesus Christ. (John 1:16-17 KJV)