I think sometimes that minimal, or conservative conversation and descriptions do not do justice to things. When you leave things to that sort of communication, you often leave it to another person’s imagination. When this happens, I have often considered how limited my thoughts can be at times about subjects. Then I consider, how limited are other’s thoughts, some more, some less than mine. Giving one a picture can limit a perspective. We should be mindful to expand our thoughts of God’s holiness and understand more of His purity. For instance.
Have you considered the totality of the curse and the fact that all of the world, every aspect of it, is in sin and groans and struggles under the weight of that sin. (Rom 8:22) Consider this:
When Jesus came to earth He faced a multitude of new sensations. His entire body was assaulted. We have talked about the cold He would experience, He would experience hunger, He would experience odors. Everything is cursed through sin. Bacteria that expel odors are not present in Heaven. Imagine the challenge of this new babe realizing His physical body needed nourishment, Mary’s breast was the best nourishment for Him, yet dealing with her condition, the conditions of the stable around him, the smells of urine, manure and even His mothers body. They were poor, they had been walking or riding the donkey for days. None of the things He experiences are pleasing to Him. They are not just different, they are not simply new experiences, the problem is that they are all associated with or a consequence of the curse of sin. From the very second Jesus is born, He is as close to sin as any human being. But He is something more, He is also 100% God who cannot be any part of sin (Ps 5:4, 5; 1 Jhn 1:5).
In my book “Knowing you are saved” on pages 51-55 I explored the light of God compared to the darkness. While in darkness, you cannot see dangers around you but with light they are visible even though they are still present. You can experience them either in light or darkness, but you would bring their sting upon yourself. Equally, God’s purity is always present and it makes clear the wickedness in the world. Impurity is made visible in the light of purity.
These are Christ’s opening experiences in life. Remember Jesus was absolutely pure His whole life (1 Pet 2:22). Only, it is not simply others sin He exposes, but the cursed condition of the whole world, and a further to that is He must experience the results of that depravity. He has to live through those causalities and results. Unlike before while in Heaven, Jesus is assaulted with the product of sin. In John 12:27-36 He is describing these differences, and the end result.