ThoughtSaint Paul says, 'The goodness and kindness of God, our Savior, has appeared.' Unthinkable but true! Were the people ready to receive the kingdom, the King would establish it. In Levi's house, however, there were those who recognized their sinful state. There had been sin all along, as God's dealings with the human race through its four thousand years of earlier history prove. John sees a glimpse of it in his vision: “The Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband” (Revelation 21:2). Actually it was not the body of man that was created, for the body was merely ''formed'' of those elements necessary for man's body and which were created long before man (Genesis 1:1). What is knowable about God has been displayed openly, and any man who suppresses the truth does it "without excuse." But thanks be to God for the Incarnation of His Son. Job realized that the nature of God in its different characteristics and qualities was not all revealed to man, yet he knew, as all men know, that the omnipotence and unchangeableness of God are exhibited in creation (Job 6:10; 23:12). The incarnate Son is to appear in His resurrection body and is to sit on the throne of His glory. His desire was to do the will of the Father, therefore He could testify, "I do always those things that please Him" (John 8:29). Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same [flesh and blood]; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage" (Hebrews 2:9, 14, 15). Jesus Christ willed to die, not a sudden and unexpected death but a lingering, anticipated death that He would taste every day of His earthly sojourn. A cento therefrom is given in a few American hymn-books as "Lo, when the Spirit of our God.” Before sin was indulged in and death struck, the inclusive salvation plan provided death's abolition. When a man assumes a righteousness all his own, he is outside the reach of the Great Physician. Eventually, God Will Put An End to Death . He is God. The Psalmist spoke of His throne as an enduring throne (Psalm 89:4, 29, 36). The resurrection of the dead is part of the Gospel message (e.g. . Our Lord is not only Prophet, and Priest, but also Potentate. "But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man . But the glorious attributes of a loving God manifested in behalf of sinners can be found in no place or person apart from Jesus Christ. Theirs was "the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises" (Romans 9:4). After the Last Judgment, there will be a new heaven and a new earth where we will live with our new bodies. You will notice that the wall of the city is adorned, and also that the adornment of the city itself is spoken of as being suitable for a bride. The purposes underlying this phenomenal occurrence can be summed up in seven points. Christ was the Son in His eternal relationship with the Father, not because He was born of Mary. The word incarnation does not occur in the Bible. But the coming of Christ to the earth revealed the heart of man in cruel hatred for Divine holiness. With each succeeding revelation from God, the promise grew clearer and the hope brighter. In the future, He will step down again at Christ’s return. . (2) ''He took upon Him the form of a servant.'' 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