JESUS: FULFILLMENT OF GOD’S PROMISE

John 1:14-15, 18:35-37

1:14. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. 1:15. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This washe of whom I spake, He  that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. 18:35. Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done? 18:36. Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of  this world, then would my servant fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. 18:37. Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth  my voice. The promises of God will always be fulfilled in the season of God’s choice and the time and spirit when God believes they are relevant. God has always kept his promises to his people, regardless of how we turn from him. Man has not always been privileged to understand how this will be fulfilled, not the manner of fulfillment. These promises were often known as covenants which were agreement between God and his people or a person. The Birth of Jesus was a covenant consolidate and fulfillment, this birth fulfilled the Adamic, Noahic, Mosaic, and Davidic covenants. Jesus birth was the response to the fatal fall of  man in the Garden of  Eden that separate Humankind from God. resulting in the vast gap of separate and, alienation between man and God, It would be through Jesus Christ that humankind would have a permanent bridge and access to the tree of life. The birth of Jesus was the promise of unification and the removal of the veil that separated man from the creator. Jesus came as the fulfillment of God promise to redeem humanity, since the fall of men from his state of innocence in the Garden of Eden. God promised to restore the relationship, God banished humanity to suffer on the earth for the sin of disobedience perpetrated by Adam and Eve. Disobedience has been a fatal characteristic of man relationship to God. How could man perform in the realm of spirituality when fleshly thing were all he could identify with? Man was cursed to the earth or the dust from which we were drawn into existence. The point is that God had to redeem us through the flesh of his only begotten Son. Jesus was born to fulfill the promise of God to redeem his people. Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son. and shall call his name Immanuel. In Jesus Christ the kingdom of God became a reality. Now brother and Sister, and Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water:  And lo the heaven were opened unto him, and he saw the spirit of  God descending like a dove and lighting upon his, and lo a voice from heaven, saying this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Now the word that was in the beginning had become flesh and the word would dwell on earth as flesh, being full of grace and truth. John’s insight brought into focus the promise of God to the reality of man. No other man can be described as being an active participant the redemption of all mankind. Now John’s insight made a reality by which the will of God and the fulfilment of God’s promises or covenant became a reality. The word is here, dwelling among the people, and the people are being delivered from all manner of ailments. Most importantly the spiritual needs of the children of God are being addressed. Now Jesus was and is in a position to show all of mankind how to live in the flesh and be spirit filled. Redemption is not just man’s reconciliation with God but is his ability to reconcile with the people with whom he lives. Jesus came that the righteousness, of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit.

To God Be The Glory

Minister David A. Benjamin



Rev. David Benjamin

About Rev. David Benjamin

Rev. David Benjamin has a heart for the youth and providing better opportunities for the upcoming generation. Very active in his community and a member of multiple organizations dedicated to empowering and instilling a spirit of excellence in the individuals they come in contact with.
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