The Expository Files

What He Became - What We Can Become

Jesus became the Son of Man that we might become the sons and daughters of God. He came to our world from heaven - where there is no fear, cold, darkness, pain or death. Here He lived in poverty. He never attended a prestigious school of theology. Yet even His enemies remarked , "Never a man so spake." (John 7:46). He laid aside His heavenly robes and perfect splendor to take upon Himself human form. He left majestic heavenly courts to be born in a stable. He left adoring myriads of angels and other wonderful creatures, mighty, beautiful and wise to be welcomed by a small band of shepherds. The Scriptures say, "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich." (2 Cor. 8:9).

He came to prepare a lost people for spiritual riches and ultimate heavenly glory - and in all the universe He was the only one that could do it. He died, then conquered death, and has ascended back into heaven promising to one day return. At that time, He has promised that the tombs will open, the dead will rise and be changed from corruptible matter into spiritual, judgment will take place, and He will take His people home. Every tomb will empty itself of its contents at the sound of His voice... that is, every tomb except for one. It is already empty.

By Jon Quinn
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From Expository Files 10.9 , September 2003
 

 

 

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