JESUS, SON OF MAN & GOD. “WORTH CONSIDERING” 1/1/21
Often, Jesus would ask, “Whom do you think that I AM.” I have come to see Jesus as both the Son of Man and Son of God. But son of man is not taught much.
And personally, I like that vision and purpose but obviously God is creating a spiritual entity as HE is supernaturally Spiritual. And creating a soul to be placed into a physical body so to be independent at the same time. It was like a total computer with no program or hard drive. And in the basics of the creation is freewill as that also is part of God’s nature. So then what? The programming starts with God walking and talking to Adam and teaching him and giving him projects and a wife to help him and keep him company. And, Oh yes, the freewill. In order to exercise a free will so it will grow there has to be a no, somewhere, right? So one tree out of hundreds was a no to eat from or die. Life trees everywhere, one death tree. And seems like it belonged to lucifer, the angel that made the world into a wilderness, (Isa. 14:17) and probably was the cause of the void and darkness in Gen.1:2? And he is still hanging around with his minions (Eph. 6:12) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. And we don’t get ride of him until Rev. 12:11 when the church gets to boot him and his minions from the heavens to earth. “ And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” Bet you thought he was already in hell? No, our Creator is using him to make us stronger. Like a gym, the weights either kill you are make you stronger.
So with Jesus, Son of Man, Second Adam he came into this world to show us how to overcome. Adam could have done that but Eve and the Forbidden fruit was too much for him and killed him. Disconnected him from God. But The Word of God had prepared for Jesus and there was a world of anointed scripture for Jesus to consume and to grow by. Even at 12 he was onto it and leaning all that HE could.. Isa.52:13-15, & 53 with Psalms 22: tell much about the Messiah to come that Jesus read about. I am sure he knew the mall. 351 prophecies that Jesus fulfilled https://www.newtestamentchristians.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/351-Old-Testament-Prophecies-Fulfilled-in-Jesus-Christ1.pdf And most would have been impossible for him to fulfill on his own. An amazing story for a little boy growing up with 6 other children in the family of Mary and Joseph.
So, I am seeing the Word of God as the creator in Gen.1 of all things as per John 1:1-3. In Isa. 61:1 the prophesy was the “Spirit of God” would be upon HIM (Jesus) as He also quoted in Luke 4:18. and HE acknowledged was true. And that Jesus was totally the Son of Man and did not merge or Eternally Join with the Word of God until the Resurrection. He was first tested or tried and went through what we may go though. Heb.2:16-18. Jesus was hungry, tired, cried, was tempted, Upset with his disciples, prayed for Grace, and was killed. All totally human. And He also learn obedience by the things HE suffered. (Heb.5:8) He was also a deep student of the O.T. and knew all of the Messianic Prophesies as considered above. So for me the humanity of Jesus in doing what he did as a man with the anointing of the Holy Spirit (Word of God) being upon HIM gives me more faith to expect to be able to do what HE did as also a man. So in context sometimes like in John 8 it is the Word of God speaking through Jesus prophetically and sometime like on the mount of olives, we hear Jesus speaking about HIS own will…. “Not my will, but thy will be done. On the cross it was Jesus crying out, Father, Father why hast thou forsaken me?” Some things Jesus admitting not knowing, but the Word of God, would have known all things…. So it is very similar to us learning to walk and be full of the Holy Spirit so that what we say is from God and not from us.
But as the Lamb of God after the sacrifice was made Jesus has become GOD/MAN is in Matt 28:18, of Gen.1 It was in the resurrection that Jesus proclaimed: “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” So in John 17:22 “And the glory which thou gravest me (Jesus as the Son of Man) I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one.” So essentially we have the same authority that Jesus had in his earthly ministry with faith. And potentially the same way of life transition that HE made into being GOD/Man. As the way is also available to us if we will lay our-er life down and empty of self authority for it. It is the Precious Promise that if we die to this world, John 12:24-24. We also can then become joint heirs with Christ Jesus in the Kingdom of God which HE received from God our Father Almighty. And this was due to HIS loving faith and obedience. So we also need to learn to become fully obedient in following HIS example. The Christ Jesus of Rev. 1, 4-5, 19-22 is our KING (Master)
There is but ONE Church of Christ Jesus as LORD,
and all who Love, Honor and Obey HIM are eternal members.