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Message from the Monthly Flyer from December 2008

The Word became flesh

Matthew 1:20-21 ...for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

John 1:1-5; 14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ...And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us....

Which day it was when Jesus Christ took on human form is uncertain, if it was at the beginning of summer or on December 24th. But one thing is certain, He came and gave His life on the cross, rose from the dead on the third day, gave his disciples a message that everyone who believes on his Word can be set free from his sins.

The Word, John writes, was in the beginning, meaning the beginning before all creation. Paul writes to us about Jesus the Messiah in Colossians 1:15-19, that He, Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God and everything that is done is done by Him and for Him. The Word of God is necessary to erase widspread mistakes. Mistakes occur through man-made traditions and the unfamiliarity of the scripture. God is one; the Holy Scripture says that. He is indivisible, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, unchangeable and everlasting.

The Bible says that God's nature is a spirit (John 4:24), und He is so great, that the heavens and all heavens can not contain Him. This God revealed himself to Abraham, the father of many peoples, and gave him a promise that one day his descendants would be as many as the stars in the heavens and the grains of sand in the sea, that one could not count them. God´s promise to mankind who had fallen in sin was to free them from this sinful nature. That had only been possible by sacrificing an innocent, pure lamb. Therefore, under the law this offering was made. However, today we know from the scipture that the blood of lambs and oxen is not pure enough to free us from the power of sin that rules the natural man. HE promised, in the scipture that HE would come himself to save us. John writes, the Word was God and He lives in us. The father of the child was not Joseph, but God himself, the seed that He planted in Mary. When one saw Him, one saw the world creator, Jesus Christ! rw

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