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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Made of a Woman”
“But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman.” Galatians 4:4)
Jesus didn’t take upon Himself the nature of an angel, rather He took upon Himself the form of His highest creation, a human being.
Remember the words God spoke when He created humanity, He said, “Let Us make man in Our image and according to Our likeness” (Gen. 1:26). Jesus clothed Himself in humanity because humanity was created in His image and after His likeness. Not only was Jesus wrapped in swaddling clothes, but He was wrapped in human flesh.
But why say, “Made of a woman?” To understand we must begin with what the Lord told Satan back at the Garden.
“From now on, you and the woman will be enemies, and your offspring and her offspring will be enemies. He will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” (Genesis 3:15)
While Satan took bites at Jesus’s heal, Jesus crushed his head when He died upon the cross and on the third day rose from the dead. But that’s not all. Jesus is coming back and will toss Satan forever into the Lake of Fire.
The prophet Isaiah foretold the miracle of incarnation, that is, God in human form.
“Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14)
The name, “Immanuel,” means God with us.
Today, this miracle of Christmas, the incarnation, is dismissed by many as an elaborate fable. But what they fail to realize is that we’re talking about God, and as such fail to believe in God. Instead, they would rather believe in a god of their own understanding and making.
But take a moment and look at what Jeremiah says, “O Sovereign Lord! You have made the heavens and earth by your great power. Nothing is too hard for you.” (Jeremiah 32:17)
(From the sermon, “The Sum Total of the Christmas Message.” Check it out on our YouTube Channel, “Mesquite NV Living Waters Fellowship,” or read on our webpage, “mesquitelivingwaters.com,” or Sermon Central, “sermoncentral.com.”)
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