181 The Authority and Significance of God’s Incarnation
God must become flesh in order that He
can deliver His words personally,
so every human with ears may hear them
and His work of judgment by the word is received.
This is the only end goal
which His word realizes;
the Spirit is not manifest
to scare man into complying.
Only through this practical work,
this work so extraordinary,
can the old disposition of man,
for so many years hidden deep,
be fully and thoroughly exposed,
so that man may recognize and change it.
This is work of God incarnate,
in a practical way He speaks and judges.
Through judgment upon man by the word,
He is able to achieve results.
This is God’s incarnation’s importance,
the authority of God incarnate.
While outwardly His flesh is that
of normal humanity,
what’s accomplished by His words reveals
to man His great authority,
and that His words come from God
and He is God Himself.
This way humans see He is God,
God Himself who became flesh,
none shall offend Him or outstrip His judgment,
and His rule always wins over darkness.
Man shows submission to Him
entirely due to His great authority,
because He is the Word become flesh,
because of His judgment by the word.
The authority that He possesses
is the work brought by His incarnate flesh.
Adapted from The Word, Vol. 1. The Appearance and Work of God. The Mystery of the Incarnation (4)