Jn.1:14 – TPT – And so the Living Expression (the Word)
became a man and lived among us!
And we gazed upon the splendor of his glory,
the glory of the One and Only
who came from the Father overflowing
with tender mercy and truth!
One of the most famous prophetic words about the birth of Christ is Isa.7:14 – “The Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold—the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son and will name him God Among Us (Immanuel)”. In it we see the supernatural birth of the Lord, born of a virgin. We also see what the Bible has been about from cover to cover, the Lord longs to be amongst us. The whole point of God becoming a man was fellowship, the Lord created us to know Him intimately and to enjoy Him. John said that the Lord became a man and lived among us. This is how the notes in the Passion Bible describe this amazing reality.
“This is the fulfillment of Isa. 7:14. The “God with us” is Jesus Christ our Immanuel. He is among us in that he is in human form, a man for all eternity. The Greek and Aramaic reads, “he pitched his tent among us.” This takes us back into the book of Exodus where God came down and lived in the tent (tabernacle) in the wilderness.”
Jesus becoming a man gave us a chance to gaze upon Him. John was actually an eyewitness of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. We have become witnesses also through God’s word and the power of the Holy Spirit. John said that as we gaze upon Him we see that Jesus is overflowing with mercy and truth. He is the reality we all are longing for and He loves us and accepts us. Here is how the notes in the Passion Bible describe this.
“The Aramaic word, taybootha, means “loving kindness or goodness.” The Greek word is charis, which can also be translated, “grace, favor, sweetness, pleasure or delight.” The translator has combined all those concepts in the words tender mercy. Truly, Jesus Christ is full of everything that our hearts crave.”
That is the thing that stops people in their tracks, none of us had any idea how real His love was and how personal it was. I too have seen His glory and it is overflowing with His grace and truth.