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The Incarnate Christ

“But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death” (Hebrews 2:9).

How important it was for Jesus Christ to become incarnate. “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same” (Hebrews 2:14). “The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). “A body hast thou prepared for me” (Hebrews 10:5). “God was manifest in the flesh” (I Timothy 3:16).

Building upon Christ’s incarnation, the writer of Hebrews states five reasons why it was necessary for Christ to come. That He might “taste death for every man” (2:9). The main purpose in Christ’s coming was to go to the cross and bear the sin of the world, providing salvation for all who believe. Christ tasted death to the fullest so that we who were under the sentence of death could go free. That He might bring “many sons unto glory” (2:10), Christ was made perfect through suffering that He could lead us into heaven itself. We have the assurance that as we follow Him, He will take us into God’s glorious presence. That He might destroy the devil and deliver the saints (2:15). The devil’s power was brought to naught through the death of Christ. Those who have trusted Christ are no longer in bondage to death’s fearful grip. “That He might be a merciful and faithful high priest” (2:17). As our great high priest, Christ continually represents us before the throne of God, “ever living to make intercession for (us)” (Hebrews 7:25). Our salvation is secure. That He might come to our aid and give us help. “For in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succor them that are tempted” (2:18). He knows exactly what it is like to go through painful sufferings, both physically and spiritually. Therefore, when we go through the fires of testing, He is at our side to give comfort and strength. NPS

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