“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God”……..”And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us”…. (John 1:1, 14). These familiar scriptures assure us that Jesus, the second person of the Godhead, the Word, the Creator, set aside His position and came to earth as a man, and lived among us for some 33 years.
Many have asked the question; “Why?” - - Why did Jesus come down from heaven? Actually, Jesus Himself gave us several reasons why He came. For example, in the first, and most significant, reference in the New Testament to this question, Jesus said; “Think not that I have come to destroy the Law or the prophets; I am come not to destroy, but to fulfill” (Matthew 5:17). He also tells us, “For I came down, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent me”(John 6:38) - - “For the Son of man is come to seek and save that which is lost” (Luke 19:10) - - “I am come not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Luke 5:32) - - and, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
Remember, when Adam and Eve were cast out of the garden, God immediately judged the serpent (Satan). God said: “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; on your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise your head and you shall bruise His heel” (Genesis 3:14-15).
These were the first prophetic words about a coming Messiah (v.15), and they set in motion God’s plan that would bring Jesus (God’s only begotten Son), the seed of the woman, the Redeemer, the Savior of mankind, our hope of glory - - to take upon Himself the form of man.
NOTE: Jesus also said: “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved (John 3:17). That word “saved”, sozo (sode-zoe) in the Greek, is interpreted in Strong’s as meaning to “save, heal, cure, preserve, keep safe and sound, rescue from danger or destruction, and deliver”. Sozo also “saves from physical death by healing, and from spiritual death by forgiving sin and its effects”. In some cultures Sozois translated simply; “to give new life” and “to cause to have a new heart” Amen!