Pocket Sized Thoughts – Christmas – Part 17

The appearing of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” (2 Timothy 1:10).

This final meditation on the incarnation of Christ Jesus reveals further reasons for Christ’s manifestation. The word ‘manifest’ means to make clearly visible, leaving nothing in doubt. God has no tricks; all is in plain view. This is so that when we believe, it is real. We do not need to convince ourselves, or deceive ourselves into having something which we do not have. Christ was manifested not only to destroy the works of the devil (see part 15), but also that He may abolish death, rendering it inactive and making it of no effect. In other words, through Christ, death does not have the last word. But, it is even greater than that. Not only has Christ conquered death, removing its sting, pain and fear, but He has also brought something in, that is, life and immortality; a life which is eternal and incorruptible. “In Him was life and the life was the light of men” (John 1:4). It is this life, the life of the Son of God, that He has come to give to all who truly believe on His name. When we really receive His incarnation (so to speak), He gives us authority to become sons of God (John 1:12). He was incarnated so as to become incarnate in us. Glory be to His Name!

PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you for your amazing life; I receive all the fullness of it once more into my life.”