“Who [Christ Jesus], being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross” (Phil. 2:6-8).
Christ has always existed in the form of God. But He emptied Himself and took the form of a bond servant, being made in the likeness of men.
This suggests a distinct operation of God totally different from natural generation: A miracle.
First, God took Christ from the Godhead in Heaven – and then He placed Christ in the womb of a virgin to be united with flesh in a unique conception.
“Therefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me” (Heb. 10:5).
God prepared a body – a special body – for this Being called the Son of God. In the Incarnation, Christ became a man!
Confession: Thank You, Jesus, for emptying Yourself and being made in the likeness of men. It was our only hope. Thank You for humbling Yourself and becoming obedient unto death; yes, even the death of the cross. And thank You, Father, for highly exalting Him, and for giving to Him the Name which is above every name. At that Name my knee does bow, and my tongue does confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Phil. 2:9-10).
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )