GOD loveth mankind! HE gave us HIS SON+ Who+ gave us the GIFT of Life.
THOU+ hast ascended on High,
THOU+ hast led captivity captive:
THOU+ hast received gifts for men;
yea, for the rebellious also,
LORD GOD might dwell among them.
Our LORD JESUS CHRIST robed Himself+ in our human flesh … so that we might be robed in His+ Divine Righteousness.
And to Her
( the Bride of the LAMB+ )
that she should be arrayed
in fine linen,
clean and white:
for the fine linen is
the righteousness of saints.
Regardless of the date of the Incarnation of CHRIST JESUS in human flesh… HE+ DID COME … at the fulness of time, at the Time so Appointed by The FATHER, for which we all give thanks !
the fulness of the time was come,
GOD sent forth His SON+,
made of a woman,
made under the Law,
To Redeem them
that were under the Law,
that we might receive
the adoption of sons.
Galatians 4:4 – 5
The LORD JESUS had much WORK to take upon Himself+ when HE+ came. Furthermore, this DIVINE work could only be accomplished by His+ coming in the flesh as the SECOND ADAM+ .
Thus, HE+ came.
But made Himself+ of no reputation,
and took upon HIM+ the form of a servant,
and was made in the likeness of men:
And being found in fashion as a man,
HE+ humbled Himself+,
became obedient unto death,
even the death of the Cross.
Because that is what HE+ did when HE+ came here, we can now be robed in white linen, pure and clean … pure and clean as a newborn babe in all its innocency.
Because HE+ came, we who seriously follow JESUS become un-stained from sin. We are made New Creatures in CHRIST.
JESUS saith unto him,
the truth, and the life:
cometh unto THE FATHER,
but by ME+.
Our FATHER sees the Prodigal from afar, returning to HIM … through CHRIST JESUS.
And he arose, and came to his father.
But when he was yet a great way off,
his father saw him,
and had compassion, and ran,
and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
For this my son was dead,
and is alive again;
he was lost,
and is found.
And they began to be merry.
~ from Luke 15
We too are arrayed in the “Best Robe” of the Prodigal , that special Robe handed to us by our Gladsome FATHER. The great JOY that occurs in Heaven when we repent will over-flow into our own hearts here on earth !
I+ say unto you,
that likewise joy shall be in Heaven
over one sinner that repenteth,
more than over ninety and nine just persons,
which need no repentance.
Because The LORD JESUS condescended to be born in the flesh, we can be born from Above, Anew, Again.
HE+ came down,
we can go UP !
Even more, we do NOT have to wait until we die to have companionship with the LORD. That companionship is ours NOW… because HE+ came as EMMANUEL, GOD with us.