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343 Both God’s Incarnations Are Needed by Mankind

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343 Both God’s Incarnations Are Needed by Mankind

Verse 1

The last days’ work, unless done by incarnation,

would not get results or fully save sinners.

God would remain the Spirit one can’t touch or see,

if He did not become flesh and come to the world.

God’s Spirit’s incompatible with man made of flesh,

man and God have different worlds and different natures.

There’s no way to forge a relation between them.

Also, man cannot become a spirit either.

Pre-chorus 1

God’s Spirit must thus become a created being

in order to do His original work.

Chorus

God becomes flesh out of necessity.

If God’s Spirit could do His work directly,

He wouldn’t submit to the indignity

which He faces when being incarnated.

Verse 2

God can not only rise to the highest place,

but humble Himself to become man to do His work.

Man cannot ascend to the highest place,

neither can man descend to the lowest place.

Man cannot become a spirit.

So God must become flesh to do His work.

In the first incarnation, only God in the flesh

could redeem mankind through His crucifixion.

Pre-chorus 2

But there was no way for the Spirit of God

to be crucified as a sin offering for man.

Chorus

God becomes flesh out of necessity.

If God’s Spirit could do His work directly,

He wouldn’t submit to the indignity

which He faces when being incarnated.

Bridge

God could become flesh to serve as man’s sin offering.

But man had fallen and couldn’t ascend to heaven,

they couldn’t go and take the sin offering.

So God had to run back and forth between earth, heaven.

And Jesus had to come and be amongst man

to personally do the work man could not do.

Chorus

God becomes flesh out of necessity.

If God’s Spirit could do His work directly,

He wouldn’t submit to the indignity

which He faces when being incarnated.

Adapted from “The Mystery of the Incarnation (4)”

in The Word Appears in the Flesh

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