Is there anything that God cannot do? Is there anything beyond God’s power or ability? God can do anything. God is all powerful and all knowing. There isn’t anything He cannot do and no one or nothing can stop Him from doing what it is He has determined to do. God can become a man and God did become a man and that man was called Jesus.

God is the Word

The Word of God is God. We know that God spoke the Word and the universe was created. God created the universe and everything in it with His Word. We need to also understand that God is the Word and the Word is God.

The Bible teaches us:

“In the beginning the Word already existed.
The Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He existed in the beginning with God.
God created everything through him,
and nothing was created except through him.
The Word gave life to everything that was created,
and his life brought light to everyone.
The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness can never extinguish it.” (John 1:1-5).

We see and learn that God the Word is a power. The Word is a person. We cannot fully understand how this can be or how this is. But we can by faith enter into the glorious understand and peace of God.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,” (Ephesians 2:8).

The Word of God entered the world

Long ago The Word of God entered the world.

The Bible teaches us that God the Word:

“…came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.” (John 1:10-13).

God loved the world so much that the Word of God entered the world. God came to visit His creation. He entered the human race to see it and visit the people He, the Word, had created.

The Word became a human being

The Bible teaches us that the Word of God became a human being.

“So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. John testified about him when he shouted to the crowds, “This is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘Someone is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before me.” (John 1:14-15).

It is a wonderful mystery that God the Word became a man and walked upon the earth. We as human beings have a difficult time understanding how God could do this, and even if God could do this, and why God would do this.

But we know that God is all powerful. God is all knowing. There isn’t anything that God cannot do. He is able to do anything He wants to do. And He can become a human being if He chooses to. And God did choose to become a human being because He wanted to visit His creation. He wanted to walk among them and show them His glory. He wanted to heal the sick and teach His creation all about Himself and provide them with a way that they could have their sins forgiven and receive eternal life.

Why did God become a human being?

God became a human being so that He could save mankind from the punishment that was waiting for mankind because of their sins. The punishment for the sins of mankind was death. This death was like no other death mankind had ever seen. The punishment and death for sins is called the second death.

Jesus told us what the second death is:

“And I saw a great white throne and the one sitting on it. The earth and sky fled from his presence, but they found no place to hide. I saw the dead, both great and small, standing before God’s throne. And the books were opened, including the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to what they had done, as recorded in the books. The sea gave up its dead, and death and the grave gave up their dead. And all were judged according to their deeds. Then death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This lake of fire is the second death. And anyone whose name was not found recorded in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:11-15).

Jesus became a man to save us from the second death

One of the main reasons why God became a man was so that as a man He could experience the second death on our behalf. Long ago God said: “The person who sins is the one who will die.” (Ezekiel 18:20).

And all of us have sinned because we have all broken the law. So unless we have Jesus and have been forgiven of our sins, the second death is still awaiting us. We are under judgment and condemnation. The only way for us to be free from the punishment of the second death is to receive the one who experienced the second death on our behalf.

Jesus is our representative. He is the one who took our place and died on the cross for our sins and allowed Himself to experience the second death on our behalf.

That is why the Bible says: “Jesus tasted death for everyone.” (Hebrews 2:9). But it is up to us to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and to be willing to live for Him.

© Somali Christian Ministries, 2018