When it all began, mankind used to have a steady relationship with God as our first parents Adam and Eve used to see God one on one and conversate with Him.
But then, there was a commandment from God that they should not eat of the fruit in the middle of the garden because if they do they are going to die.
Sadly, the first humans, Adam and Eve were not able to keep this commandment because they allowed a mere serpent who was lesser than them to deceive them into eating that fruit in the middle of the garden.
Due to disobeying God, the relationship between Him and humans were severed and for a long time man had to go through series of pain and suffering on earth until his life span ran full cycle.
According to God’s design and at His own set time, He allowed the word whom He used to create the world and everything in it to reincarnate into the human flesh, and the main purpose was to reconcile mankind to Himself.
But then, reconciling mankind to God is not the only reason the word of God became flesh, that is why I am writing this religious discourse in order to show you several reasons why the word of God became flesh.
But before I do so, let me show you the Bible verse that says “the word of God became flesh”.
The word of God became flesh Bible verse.
The word of God became flesh Bible verse is in John chapter one verse fourteen (John 1:14)
Reasons the word of God became flesh.
The reasons the word of God became flesh are:
- Teaching and preaching the the gospel of the kingdom. (Mathew 4:23a)
- Healing all manner of sicknesses and diseases (Mathew 4:23b).
- To redeem mankind from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13).
- To fulfill the law (Mathew 5:17).
- Taking our sins away on the cross (1 Peter 2:24).
- To experience what it feels like to be human (Hebrews 4:14-16).
- To set an example for mankind (John 13:15).
- To reconcile mankind to God. (Ephesians 2:16, 2 Corinthians 5:18-19, Romans 5:10, Colossians 1:20).
1. Teaching and preaching the the gospel of the kingdom. (Mathew 4:23a).
The Bible shows us in Mathew 4:23a that Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the kingdom of God.
In John 3:2, a Pharisee from the Jewish ruling council known as Nicodemus addressed Jesus as teacher and in the same book of John 11:28, Martha, who was a sister to Lazarus that Jesus brought back to life also addressed him as teacher.
And there are other Bible verses that shows Jesus being referred to as a teacher. In Mathew chapter 5, we can see how Mathew recollects the teachings of Jesus which he refers to as the sermon on the mount.
The teachings and preaching’s of Jesus really centers on the fact that people should repent of their sins and believe in God because the kingdom of God is at hand.
2. Healing all manner of sicknesses and diseases (Mathew 4:23b).
Another reason the word of God became flesh was to heal human beings of various sicknessess and diseases.
As we all know, it is the disobedience of our first parents, Adam nd Eve that introduced all manners of sufferings, diseases and death to the human race.
But when Jesus came as the word of God who became flesh, he ensured that he restored human beings back to their healthy state.
Luke 4:40 tells us that all those who were sick were brought to Jesus and he laid hands on each and everyone of them and healed them. The most astonishing part of Jesus healing miracles is that most of the people whom he healed were either born with the diseases or had been suffering from it for a very long time.
Notable miracles of Jesus about healihng in the Bible includes.
- Healing a blind man named Bartimaeus. (Mmark 10:46-52)
- Healing a man who was born blind from birth. (John 9:1-12)
- Cures a leper (Mark 1:40-45) and heals ten more lepers whom he sent to be examined by the Jewish priests (Luke 17:11-19).
- Healing a paralytic at Capernaum (Mathew 9:1-8) and also another one at the pool of Bethesda.
- Curing of a woman who has been bleeding for over 12 years (Mark 5:21-43).
- Healing the mother-in-law of one of His disciples known as Simon Peter.
- While teaching in the Synagogue on a Sabbath day, Jesus cures a woman who had been crippled by an evil spirit for over 188 years (Luke 13:10-17)
- Healing of a man with dropsy (Luke 14:1-6).
- Healing a man with a withered hand.
- Miraculous healing of the deaf mute of Decapolis.
- The miraculous healing of a centurion servant in Capernaum. (Luke 7:1-10).
- While passing through Gennesaret, all the sick who touched his cloak were instantly healed. (Mathew 14:34-36).
4. To redeem mankind from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13).
The scriptures helps us to understand in the book of Galatians 3:13 that Christ has redeemed mankind from the curse that was pronounced by the law.
Basically, the law Paul was referring to in this context was the Jewish law of circumcision which the Jewish agitators proclaimed that the early Christian converts should undergo in order to be saved as is recorded in Acts 15.
But when the council off the church met at Jerusalem they decided that the early converts should abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood.
Now the reason this decision was made is because Christ Himself had put an end to the Jewish laws of circumcision and animal sacrifices by willingly laying down His own life on the cross of Calvary.
5. To fulfill the law (Mathew 5:17).
In Exodus chapter 20, God gave Moses the 10 commandments which were:
- That human beings should not have any other God beside Him.
- They should not make for themselves graven images to worship.
- We should not use the name of the Lord in vain.
- To keep the Sabbath day holy.
- To honour our fathers and mothers.
- We should not kill.
- We should not commit adultery.
- We should not steal.
- Do not bear false witness against your neighbur.
- Do nt covet your neighbours property.
Now out of this 10 commandments, Moses propounded about or more than 600 laws and some of them did not align with the will of God.
And for that reason, God sent the word made flesh to fulfill the Jewish law by showing us how Moses would have rightly interpreted it.
An example of how Jesus fulfilled the law is recorded in Mathew 5:43-45 and it says:
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
6. Taking our sins away on the cross (1 Peter 2:24).
The captioned scripture above helps us to understand that Jesus came to take away our sins on the cross and in so doing has taught us that we should die to sin and live for righteousness.
Now most people often misconstrue the act of Jesus taking away our sins on the cross by teaching and believing that it does not matter again how much we sin because Jesus will continue to take our sins away on the cross.
But in Romans 6:2, Paul clearly states that we must not continue in sin hoping that the grace of God will wipe them away.
7. To experience what it feels like to be human (Hebrews 4:14-16).
After creating the world and the human beings in it, the Word, Who was the source of this creation had to come in the human flesh in order to ascertain if what God commands human beings to do are too difficult..
And Hebrews 4:15 confirms that even though He was tempted as we humans are tempted by the same devil, He did not yield to his temptations.
8. To set an example for mankind (John 13:15).
After washing the disciples feet, Jesus made it clear in John 13:15 that he is setting an example for them to understand that they should become servants if they really want to become masters.
And when we look through the life of Christ while on earth, He was fond of practicing the very things He was teaching us humans.
Now we understand that those things should serve as an example for us to emulate Christ, which is the right definition for the word we refer to ourselves as Christians.
9. To reconcile mankind to God. (Ephesians 2:16, 2 Corinthians 5:18-19, Romans 5:10, Colossians 1:20).
We’ve already treated this sub-topic in the introductory part of this sermon and this caps up the whole reason that the Word of God became flesh and dwelt with us humans beings.