God Speaks Through You!
Why did Jesus have to come to earth as a man to save us? And if it was necessary for Him to come, why did God wait 4,000 years to send Him? These are important questions, and the Bible does a great job in answering them. It's just that many of us haven't taken the time to look. The Lord knew that He would have to redeem man - before He even created him. In fact, He had a plan to redeem mankind from the foundation of the world (Rev. 13:8).
But after Adam and Eve sinned, God couldn't just "pour out His glory" and save them. It wasn't that simple. In order for God to execute His plan of salvation, He had to have a man who would cooperate with Him. Why? Because He had given authority on earth to mankind:
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
This might be putting a new wrinkle in your brain, but when God gave authority and dominion to man, He took His power, His right to rule the earth, and gave it to physical human beings. God literally placed restrictions on Himself through His own words. He would have had to break His word to start operating on the earth independently of man. Most people struggle to believe this because they don't let the Bible get in the way of what they believe. But this explains why it took so long for God to send Jesus. Before, He could just speak things and it would happen instantaneously. After giving man His authority, God had to get them to speak His Word. It took Him 4,000 years to find people who would yield enough to Him to prophesy everything about the Messiah. In a sense, He was borrowing man's authority to speak Jesus into existence! In the same way that God once had the authority to speak things into existence, man now had to speak Jesus into existence!
"But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son." If you study that out, you'll find that it means at the appropriate moment. Jesus could not have come onto the scene until then; all the prophetic utterances hadn't yet been spoken. For example, it had to be prophesied that Jesus would be born of a virgin. That was critical because Jesus would not be just a good man. He was God manifest in the flesh. He was a God-man.
Luke 1:34-35 says,
Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?  And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
Here is what I believe happened: The angel basically told Mary that all of the words spoken over 4,000 years through hundreds of people were going to be conceived in her. First Peter 1:23 reads, "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever." The Greek word for "seed" in that scripture is spora. It is akin to the word sperma, which is talking about the seed of a man. The virgin birth of Jesus was completely natural in every respect except one: It was not from the seed of a man; the seed was the Word of God. The Word became flesh! All that had been prophesied about Jesus became the spora, or the seed.
Whether it's literal or symbolic, I believe that God placed a spiritual womb on the inside of us. We have to take His supernatural words and meditate on them until they conceive something, until they are in our hearts. Then we can speak those words into existence. God's plan will manifest on the earth to the degree that we yield and speak His words from our hearts. This is what Jesus was talking about in Mark 11:22-23:
And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever ?shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall ?not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
God's Word is alive (Heb. 4:12)! His Word is life and health unto all of your flesh (Prov. 4:20-22). He sent His Word to heal and deliver you from destruction (Ps. 107:20) and more. For those who will place His words in their hearts, they will see manifest what they believe and speak. It's awesome! What I have written here is just a very small part of the teaching I've entitled The Word Became Flesh. When I taught this at a Gospel Truth Seminar, Jamie and many members of my staff told me it was the best they had ever heard me teach on this subject. This series is available to you in CD and DVD formats. It is also included in the God's Spoken Word Package.
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