Monday, February 5, 2018

Explanation of the Incarnation

Hebrews 2:14 Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. 17 For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted
The writer of Hebrews begins by talking about the Son. Who is He? Why did He come? Why did He come the way He did?  He became one of us, so He could identify in every way with our temptations, yet not sin.  He took our place in the wrestling match against Satan and death.  He made atonement for our sins as the perfect sacrifice.  He is now in the perfect position to intercede on our behalf. What an overwhelming picture of what He has accomplished by coming down!

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