1 Timothy 3:16 GOD was MANIFEST in the FLESH

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1 Timothy 3:16 GOD was MANIFEST in the FLESH!

 

What does 1 Timothy 3:16 TRULY mean in the LIGHT of

The WHOLE word of Almighty God?

 

What is the SOUND Biblical CORRECT meaning of the statement: “God was MANIFEST in the FLESH?”

The short and straight to the point SUMMARIZED answer is that Almighty God Yahweh PROPHESIED in the Old Testament that him ARM will RULE FOR Him in the world to come. So the word “GOD” in 1 Timothy 3:16 is NOT referring to the eternal one true God in eternity past. But rather, the word “God” in 1 Timothy 3:16 is the God of the whole earth that Yahweh PROPHESIED to be BORN the King of Israel to rule FOR the ONLY TRUE God, Yahweh the Father, in the world to come.

Simply ask yourself the question, “WHY would an already pure and holy PERFECT God need to be JUSTIFIED in the Spirit?” This verse does NOT say that God manifested Himself in the flesh. The word “MANIFEST” simply means to manifestly DECLARE, to SHOW PLAINLY. Let us read the definition of the Greek word translated as “MANIFEST” from E-Sword first and then we will read 1 Timothy 3:16.

 

G5319

φανερόω

phaneroō

fan-er-o'-o

From G5318; to render apparent (literally or figuratively): - appear, manifestly DECLARE, (make) manifest (forth), SHOW (self).

Total KJV occurrences: 49


Now let us read the definition of the English word “manifest”. The word manifest means to display or to show the quality or feeling by one's acts or appearance. It means to demonstrate, display, show, declare, and EXPRESS. And Jesus came to SHOW us the FATHER to be the ONLY TRUE God BY the acts or WORKS that the Son of MAN displayed through the eternal Spirit DWELLING IN him.

Hebrews 1:3 and Colossians 1:15 clearly teach us that Jesus is the EXPRESS IMAGE OF the invisible God. But nowhere in the Bible does it say that Jesus is the one true and only ALMIGHTY God. For you see, the ONE true and only Almighty God is the God OF Jesus. Now some Christians will argue tooth and nail that Revelation 1:8 is Jesus himself is saying that he is the Almighty because the words are in RED letters and everyone knows that the read letter means that it is Jesus HIMSELF speaking those words. But if you read the whole context you will find that there are TWO voices speaking to John. For all the Scriptures that prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that Jesus is NOT Almighty God himself, please read the study “IS JESUS ALMIGHTY GOD?” But for now, let us continue to learn the TRUE meaning of the phrase “God MANIFEST in the FLESH”.

 

 

Please read Ephesians 1:17.  

 

“That the God OF our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father OF glory may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:”

 

Now, let us read 1 Timothy 3:16 which Orthodox Christianity INTERPRETS as God the SON coming down from heaven who INCARNATED himself to become FLESH. And to be fair, the Oneness Christians INTERPRET 1 Timothy 3:16 to mean that Almighty God the Father HIMSELF came down from heaven and MANIFESTED HIMSELF to become FLESH. But again, the pronoun “himself” is NOT in the KJV or in the original Greek text.

 

1 Timothy 3:16.

 

“And without controversy great is the mystery of GODLINESS: God was manifest in the flesh, JUSTIFIED in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, RECEIVED UP into GLORY.”

 

The word “GODLINESS” is the main SUBJECT of this verse of Scripture. And the phrase after the colon is teaching us how the Son of MAN, Jesus, walked in GODLINESS as an example for us to follow so that WE are made capable THROUGH the Holy Spirit to ALSO walk-in GODLINESS. I can already see that some of you are doubting what I am teaching you is the truth of the whole word of God, so let us read the CONTEXT to prove to you that the MAIN SUBJECT is GODLINESS and how we should BEHAVE.

 

Please read 1 Timothy 3:14-16.

 

“These things write I unto you, hoping to come unto you shortly: 

15.  But if I tarry long, that you may know HOW you OUGHT to BEHAVE yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

16. And without controversy (Or this should go without saying that) great is the MYSTERY of GODLINESS: God was manifest in the flesh, JUSTIFIED in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, RECEIVED UP into GLORY.”

 

 

So then, what is the MYSTERY of GODLINESS? And NOT some mysterious mystery of how God manifested himself to become a human being but yet remain the fully Almighty God having TWO natures at the SAME time, one nature that is divine, and one nature that is human DURING the DAYS of his FLESH. NO! The true mystery is GODLINESS, as in, how grace teaches us to be GODLY. Can you be godly without Jesus? You see, the true meaning of the word “mystery” means secret. In other words, what is the SECRET as to HOW we can be GODLY? But the mystery is no longer a mystery. In other words, the secret of how to walk in GODLINESS is no longer a secret. Jesus has already SHOWN us how to be godly by his OWN death AND life.

I can still see that some of you are confused as to why the secret to godliness is “God” was manifest in the flesh. Bear with me to the end of this study and you will see the TRUE SOUND Biblical meaning of the phrase “God manifest in the flesh”.

First of all, Numbers 23:18 clearly teaches us that the one true God Yahweh is NOT a MAN and neither is God the Son of MAN. In other words, the ETERNAL God who has NO BEGINNING is NOT a MAN and neither is He the Son of MAN.

 

Pleases read Numbers 23:18.


 

God is NOT a MAN, that He should lie; NEITHER (Is the ETERNAL Almighty God who has always existed WITHOUT ever having a BEGINNING)  the son of MAN, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it? or has he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”

 

So then, clearly seeing from the Scriptures that the eternal Almighty ONLY TRUE God is NOT a MAN and neither is He the Son of MAN, then 1 Timothy 3:16 could not possibly mean that God manifested Himself to become a MAN and remain the fully Almighty God having TWO natures, one divine, and one human. For you see, THAT INTERPRETATION of 1 Timothy 3:16 would make God be a MAN. And that INTERPRETATION of God becoming a MAN contradicts Numbers 23:18 which clearly states that God is NOT a MAN and NEITHER is God the Son of MAN. 

Now, Jesus called himself the Son of MAN nearly as twice as much as others referred to him as the Son of God. For all the verses that clearly show that Jesus was fully HUMAN without ANY divine nature during the days of his FLESH please see the study “JESUS THE SON OF MAN!”.

 

So then, what is the sound BIBLICAL meaning of 1 Timothy 3:16 that says “God was MANIFEST in the FLESH?”


Well to me, there are TWO possible interpretations that do NOT contradict any other verse in the Bible. I will start with the first interpretation that I concluded many years ago. But since that time God has given me more understanding of the Scriptures as to the very purpose of WHY God even created human beings to begin with. Now while I still believe that interpretation #1 does NOT contradict any other verse in the entire Bible, I am leaning toward interpretation #2 as being the INTENDED FULL meaning of WHY Jesus came into being as God’s Messiah to atone for the sins of the people. So to me, BOTH interpretations number ONE and number TWO work together in UNITY to teach us the BIG picture of why we were created, why we need to be saved, and why we will JUDGE Satan and the fallen angels. You will see what I mean buy BOTH interpretation being correct SOUND Biblical interpretation that AGREE with every verse of Scripture in the Bible after you read the entire study.

 

Here is interpretation #1.

 

The phrase “God MANIFEST in the FLESH” that we read in 1 Timothy 3:16 is NOT teaching us that Almighty God became or turned himself into a man, but rather, that God was clearly REVEALED to us BY the Son of MAN, Jesus the Christ, who is the spoken word of PROPHECY of God coming out from the mouth of God to become flesh. Let us again read the DEFINITION of the word “MANIFEST” from the American Heritage Dictionary.

 

As an adjective of the word manifest means:

Clearly apparent to the sight or understanding; obvious. See Synonyms at apparent.

As a verb the word manifest means:

1. To show or demonstrate plainly; reveal: "[Her] soft appearance belied her ... steadfastness. She manifested no fear and allowed none in her voice" (Philip Roth).

2.

a. To record in a ship's manifest.

b. To display or present a manifest of (cargo).

v.intr.

To become manifest; be revealed: Depression can manifest as irritability.

n.

1. A list of cargo or passengers carried on a ship or plane.

2. An invoice for goods carried on a truck or train.

3. A list of railroad cars according to owner and location.


The Bible teaches us that Jesus came to SHOW us the Father. Most Christians know and understand that Jesus is NOT the Father. Hebrews 1:3 teaches us that Jesus is the express IMAGE OF the Father. Let us go ahead and read Hebrews 1:3 being left in its CONTEXT. I will highlight in orange all the words referring to Almighty God Yahweh the Father. And I will highlight in yellow all the words speaking of Jesus, the SON OF God.

 

Hebrews 1:1-5.

 

God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, (And NOW, God)

2.  Has in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He has appointed HEIR of ALL things, BY whom also He made the worlds; (Here we can CLEARY see that it is Almighty God the FATHER who is the CREATOR of the WORLDS. And the Greek word DIA that is TRANSLATED as BY whom can also be translated as FOR whom ALSO Yahweh alone and by Himself created the WORLDS)

3.  Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding ALL things by the word of His power, when he had by (Or more precisely THROUGH) himself purged our sins, (THROUGH the POWER of the Holy Spirit dwelling IN Jesus, the Son of man purged our sins thought his ACT of obedience to do all the WILL of his God and Father to offer up himself on the cross as God’s spotless INNOCENT sacrifice of a MAN slain before the foundation of the world in the MIND of Yahweh as God's PLAN of salvation. And then God HIGHLY exalted the Son of MAN to be RECEIVED UP into GLORY and he) sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high

4.  Being MADE so much better than the angels, as he has by INHERITANCE obtained a more excellent name than they. (Remember the WHOLE word of God that also teaches us that Jesus was made a little LOWER than the angels at FIRST. And THEN, AFTER the CROSS, the Son of MAD was made WAY better than the angels)

5.  For unto which of the angels said He at any time, You are my Son, THIS DAY day have I begotten you? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?” 

 

 

Hebrews 2:9 teaches us that Jesus was first made LOWER than the angels and THEN after the cross, Jesus was CROWNED with GLORY.

 

Hebrews 2:9.  

 

“But WE (Speaking of the Apostles of Jesus who were eyewitnesses) SEE Jesus, (As in, we saw his GLORY after God raised him from the dead) who was MADE a little LOWER than the angels for the suffering of death, CROWNED with GLORY and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.”

 

Some Christians may not know that the GRACE of God can also mean the POWER of God THROUGH the ANOINTING of God to do things that ordinary men cannot do. But WITH God nothing is impossible. In other words, Jesus did not die on the cross without God's HELP to EMPOWER the Son of MAN with God's ANOINTING of his Holy Spirit and POWER.


Please read Acts 10:38-40.


How God ANOINTED Jesus of Nazareth WITH the Holy Ghost and WITH POWER: who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was WITH him

39.  And WE are WITNESSES of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: 

40.  Him God raised up the third day, and SHOWED him openly; 


Not only did the Father SHOW Jesus openly to the Apostles and disciple of Jesus but God also DISPLAYED His RIGHTEOUS MAN to the FALLEN angels which I will explain why Jesus of seen of angel further on in the study,

Also, Jesus REVEALED to us WHO the one true and only Almighty God is. Jesus DEMONSTRATED the true nature, as in, the character OF the ONLY TRUE God' person whom he clearly identified as being the Father in John 17:3. Jesus came to SHOW or manifest God in the flesh. Jesus came to manifest a clear UNDERSTANDING of WHO the invisible God is. Jesus is the express IMAGE OF the “person” OF the ONE true God and only ALMIGHTY but Jesus is NOT the ONE true God. For you see the IMAGE OF the Father is NOT the FATHER.

 

Please read John 17:3.

 

“And this is life eternal, that they might know YOU the ONLY TRUE God, AND Jesus Christ, whom YOU have SENT.”

 

 In other words, to me, Jesus is saying that the only way we can have eternal life is to believe in BOTH the Father AND his Son. In this prayer TO his Father, Jesus is praying that we know or understand that the FATHER ALONE IS the ONLY TRUE and AND that we also know that Jesus was sent or commissioned by the one true God. The word translated as “sent” here means COMMISSION. And the word commission means to give power and authority to someone to accomplish the task they are given to do.

Now, to me, the Bible is clearly speaking of TWO separate distinctly different individual beings who are the Father AND his Son Jesus. The Father is the one who did the sending or commissioning and the Son of MAN, Jesus, is the one who was empowered by the eternal Spirit DWELLING IN him to accomplish the task that his God and Father asked him to accomplish. Jesus could have said no to dying on the cross. Yahweh gave Jesus the free will to make his own choice. Jesus said in Matthew 26:56 that he could call on God and he would send more than twelve legions of angels. But Jesus OVERCAME that temptation in the garden saying, “Not my will but Your will, Father be done.” The Bible teaches us that Jesus did all that he did THROUGH the ETERNAL Spirit dwelling IN him.

 

Please read Hebrews 9:14.

 

“How much more shall the blood of Christ, who THROUGH the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot TO God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”

 

Now, to me, Almighty God offering himself TO Almighty God makes no sense. But that is how Trinitarian Christians and Oneness Christians INTERPRET the phrase “God manifest in the FLESH” to mean 1 Timothy 3:16. Also, if so be that Jesus was FULLY the Almighty God in the flesh then why did Almighty God ANOINT himself with his OWN Holy Spirit and his OWN POWER to be WITH HIMSELF? 

 

Please read Acts 10:38.

 

How God ANOINTED Jesus of Nazareth WITH the Holy Ghost and WITH POWER: who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was WITH him.”

 

Let us go back and read the CONTEXT of the phrase “God was manifest in the FLESH” and take a closer look at the phrase JUSTIFIED in the Spirit

 

Please read 1 Timothy 3:14-16.

 

“These things write I unto you, hoping to come unto you shortly: 

15.  But if I tarry long, that you may know HOW you OUGHT to BEHAVE yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

16. And without controversy (Or this should go without saying that) great is the MYSTERY of GODLINESS: God was manifest in the flesh, JUSTIFIED in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, RECEIVED UP into GLORY.”

 

 

The word “IN” the Spirit also means WITH the Spirit as in, INSTRMENTALLY with the POWER of the eternal Spirit Jesus overcame sin to be a JUST and INNOCENT Lamb to offer himself without spot to make us RIGHTEOUS and PERFECT in the eyes of the Father. And HOW we are to BEHAVE ourselves as the body of Jesus Christ is to walk in GODLINESSwhich is no longer a MYSTERY to Christians. The mystery of GODLINESS is revealed in our Messiah, Jesus, the SON OF the living God. Let us take a look at the Greek word that is translated as the preposition “in” the Spirit in verse 16 and then we will look at the Greek word translated and “justified”.

Here is how E-Sword defines “en” translated as the preposition “in” the Spirit.

 

G1722

ἐν

en

en

A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); “in”, at, (up-) on, by, etc.: - about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-) by (+ all means), for (. . . the sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-) in (-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-) on, [open-] ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, [speedi-] ly, X that, X there (-in, -on), through (-out), (un-) to(-ward), under, when, where (-with), while, with (-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate a direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) prep

 

In other words, The Son of MAN, Jesus was justified by way of the instrument of the POWER of the Holy Spirit dwelling IN his BY giving himself WHOLLY to the leading of the Father who was WITH him by DWELLING IN him. Again, if so be that God the Son manifest himself to become flesh but REMAINED fully God then WHY would the eternal God need to be ANOINTED with POWER from on high? Let us now take a look at the Greek word translated as justified.

Here is how E-Sword defines this word.

 

G1344

δικαιόω

dikaioō

dik-ah-yo'-o

From G1342; to render (that is, show or regard as) just or innocent: - free, justify (-ier), be righteous.

 

The English word “render” means to cause to be or to become, and to MAKE. This meaning better fits my interpretation #2 which we will get to in a moment. For interpretation #1. The meaning JUST and INNOCENT fit the best. BUT in the next phrase, SEEN of angels, we see that the Angels were WATCHING God interact with the Son of MAN, Jesus. And for that reason, I also like the meanings SHOW and REGARD AS bing RIGHTEOUS. Now to ME, none of these meanings fit an already PERFECT God who manifested himself to become flesh. To me, one sound Biblical meaning is that God manifested a HUMAN BEING to BECOME His Son whom God ANOINTED WITH his own Holy Spirit and POWER at his baptism by John the Baptist to accomplish that task God sent his Messiah to accomplish. Let us read the next phrase “seen of angels” to learn its true meaning.

 

1 Timothy 3:16.

 

And without controversy (Or this should go without saying that) great is the MYSTERY of GODLINESS: God was manifest in the flesh, JUSTIFIED in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, RECEIVED UP into GLORY.”

 

The Greek word translated as “SEEN” reveals a lot of Scriptural clues as to the TRUE SOUND Biblical meaning of the phrase “God manifest in the FLESH”.

Here is how E-Sword defines this Gree word.

 

G3700

ὀπτάνομαι, ὄπτομαι

optanomai    optomai

op-tan'-om-ahee, op'-tom-ahee

The first a (middle voice) prolonged form of the second (primary) which is used for it in certain tenses; and both as alternates of G3708; to gaze (that is, with wide-open eyes, as at something remarkable; and thus differing from G991, which denotes simply voluntary observation; and from G1492, which expresses merely a mechanical, passive or casual vision; while G2300, and still more emphatically it is intensive G2334, signifies an earnest but more continued inspection; and G4648 a watching from a distance): - appear, look, see, shew self.

 

In other words, when we compare what this word does NOT mean, which is it does NOT mean a casual look where you are not commanded to look, then you can see that the angels were INTENSELY WATCHING the Son of man with CONTINUED INSPECTION. The angels, both fallen angels, and the faithful angels were also interested in God VISITING the Son of MAN, Jesus. Remember that the Scripture TESTIFY of God's future Messiah.

 

Please read Psalm 8:4.  

 

“What is man, that you are mindful of him? and the son of man, that you VISIT him?”

 

Also, read Psalm 144:3.  

 

LORD, what is man, that you take knowledge of him! Or the son of man, that you make account of him!”

 

Also, remember that God MADE Jesus LOWER than the angels FIRST before God CROWNED Jesus with GLORY and HONOR as the JOY God SET before him to ENDURE the cross for his BRETHREN. Could the angels be wondering WHY God is so interested in the HUMAN being and the Son of the HUMANS? Why were the angels WATCHING the Son of Man so intently? Or could the fallen angels be INTENTLY watching because they KNEW that if God succeded in his plan of salvation then they would be cast into the Lake of Fire to be destroyed? Could that be WHY Satan is always ACCUSING us before God as he did with Job who is a type of figure of Jesus? Well, let us find out by reading the FULFILLMENT of these prophecies in the New Testament.

 

Please read Hebrews 2:6  

 

“For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; (The Greek word “dia” translated as “by” also means the word spoken TO the angels and BECAUSE OF the angel's TRANGESSION and disobedience will receive a JUST recompense of reward when the fallen angels are JUDGED by Jesus and the saints. You see, the Lake of Fire was prepared FO the ANGELS and NOT fo humans. But the hell ENLARGE herself to include fallen mankind that with not repent of their wicked ways. Please read 1 Corinthians 6:3.  “Know you not that we shall judge angels? How much more things that pertain to this life?” It is BECAUSE OF the sin, transgression, rebellion OF the chrebimLucifer and the fallen angels who made WAR with God as to WHY God created the human race a little LOWER and INFERIOR to the angelic race of beings in the first place. God created and inferior race of being to the angels so that God could PROVE to the angels that if even of one MAN can live without sinning then God has every right to JUDGE them and the world BY the MAN, Jesus, to be DESTROYED in the lake of fire)

3.  How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; (In other words, seeing that we know that the fallen ANGELS will NOT escape JUDGMENT then how will we escape judgment if we NEGLECT God’s so great a salvation to REPENT and obey TWO SIMPLE COMMANDMENTS under the New Covenant written in the New Testament through the POWER of God's Holy Spirit dwelling in us?)

4.  God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will? 

5.  For unto the angels has he NOT put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak

6.  But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that you are mindful of him? Or the son of man, that you VISIT him

7.  YOU MADE him a little LOWER than the angels; (Jesus was BORN of a woman to be MADE inferior to the angels but yet Orthodox Christianity teaches that Jesus was FULLY ALMIGHTY God in the flesh EQUAL to God the Father in every way where neither is less than or greater than the other. So WHO are you going to believe, Orthodox Christianity of the word of TRUTH? Acts 2:26 teaches us that Jesus was MADE both Lord and Christ. So the ORDER of event that is PROPHESIED in Isaiah 9:6,7 is that a CHILD would be BORN first. And THEN a son would be GIVEN, And THEN his NAME SHALL BE CALLED  the mighty God WHEN the government of the world to come will be laid upon his shoulders. According to Revelation 1:5, Jesus is our PRINCE right now. But at his return in Revelation 19:11-16, Jesus will wear many CROWNS as the King of kings and the Lord of lords to rule FOR Yahweh in the world to come for 1000 years)

YOU CROWN him with glory and honor, and did SET him over the works of your hands: 

8.  YOU have put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him

9.  But WE see Jesus, who was MADE (At first) a little LOWER than the angels for the suffering of death, (And THEN God) crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 

10.  For it became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to MAKE the captain of THEIR salvation perfect through sufferings. 

11,  For both he that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them BRETHREN

12.  Saying, (Or rather the PROPHECY is the foretelling of the Messiah saying after he is glorified) I will declare your name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto YOU.

13  And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God has given me. (NOT biological children, but rather the SAINTS will be GIVEN to Jesus because of what the Son of MAN did for God by becoming obedient even to die on the cross for the sins of the people)

14.  Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part (Or more precisely he also was a PARTAKER) of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; (For you see, an ETERNAL divine God the Son can NOT DIE. And if you argue that ONLY his HUMAN NATURE died on the cross you STILL do NOT have God dying for your sins. The Bible ITSELF clearly teaches us that Jesus was FULLY a HUMAN being with NO divine nature DURING the DAYS of his FLESH)

15.  And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 

16.  For verily he took not (Again, Jesus PARTOOK not) on him the nature of angels; but he took on (Or he PARTOOK) him the seed of Abraham. (In other words, in the SAME way, that WE are BORN and HUMAN being WITHOUT having ANY CHOICE in the matter, that is the SAME way that Jesus PARTOOK of HUMAN NATURE void of ANY divine nature)

17.  Wherefore in all things, it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, (Or more precisely this verse should read, “Wherefore in all think he was mad UNDER OBLIGATION like unto he BRETHREN”, as in under the Law of Moses) that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 

18.  For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted.”

 

The Bible teaches us that God can NOT be TEMPTED and Jesus was tempted in all points like we are tempted. Please read the study “37 FACTS TO PONDER ABOUT JESUS BEING GOD!” But for now, let us take a look at the last phrase in 1 Timothy 3:16 “RECEIVED UP into GLORY”. And then we will look at interpretation #2 which is that the word “God” in the phrase “God was MANIFEST in the flesh is referring to the PROPHECIES the MANIFESTLY DECLARE the END FROM the beginning which PROPHESY “A” God coming into being to REPLACE the fallen god of this present world system that we all know to be Satan.

 

1 Timothy 3:16.

 

And without controversy (Or this should go without saying that) great is the MYSTERY of GODLINESS: God was manifest in the flesh, JUSTIFIED in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, RECEIVED UP into GLORY.”

 

Why would an already ETERNAL God the Son need to be RECEIVE up into glory? The English word “RECEIVE” means to be GIVEN, PRESENT WITH, and to be PAID something. Now Hebrews 12:2 teaches us that Almighty God the Father SET “JOY” before the Son of Man to ENDURE the cross.

 

Hebrews 12:2.

 

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who FOR the JOY that was SET before him ENDURE the CROSS, despising the shame, AND is (Or and Jesus is RECEIVED up IN GLORY to be GRANTED the RIGHT to sit on his God and Father’s throne, the JOY set before him to endure the cross FOR us) is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

 

Why would and already divine eternal God the Son be PAID or RECEIVE from his God and Father a throne of his own to sit on his Father’s throne WITH Almighty God the Father if so be that Jesus was God the Son in eternity past who was ALREADY with God at his side in eternity past having a throne of his own? That makes no sense at all to me. BUT the TRUE sound Biblical meaning of “God MANIFEST in the FLESH” makes PREFECT sense to me when it is CORRECTLY interpreted in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

And the TRUE meaning of 1 Timothy 1:3 is that “A” God was MANIFEST in the FLESH FIRST just as Isaiah 9:6,7 PROPHESIES. And then the Son of man DURING the DAYS of his FLESH overcame sin and ENDURED the cross THROUGH the POWER of the Holy Spirit ANOINTING FOR the JOY to become GLORIFIED to receive the divine nature of IMMORTALITY, to be given the honor to JUDGE Satan and the fallen angels, and to sit own his throne as the God of the WHOLE earth WITH his Father to rule and reign FOR Yahweh for 1000 years.

 

Revelation 3:21,22.  

 

“To him that overcomes will I GRANT to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in His throne. (In other words, the Son of MAN, Jesus, was JUSTIFIED THROUGH the POWER of the eternal Spirit DWELLING IN him to live his life WITHOUT sin. And then Yahweh DISPLAYED or PRESENTED his sinless INNOCENT MAN who was slain by Satan using men to SHOW Satan and the fallen angels who were WATCHING intently this whole TRIAL by the jury that would be given the RIGHT to JUDGE them worthy to be DESTROYED in the Lake of Fire. And then the FAITHFUL and TRUE witness was received up to be GIVEN the JOY set before him to ENDURE the cross for us, the WHOSOEVER of the ALL who BELIEVE to be created IN him. And BECAUSE OF him, we who believe and endure unto the end, will also be glorified with the divine nature of immortality to be JOINT-HEIRS WITH the now GLORIFIED Son of MAN Jesus whom Yahweh made to be the Lord of the Sabbath, the God of the whole EARTH, to sit WITH the Father on his throne to rule FOR Yahweh for 1000 years during the SEVENTH 1000 year long DAY of Yahweh’s Sabbath REST in the world to come)

22.  He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying unto the churches.”

 

And that to ME, is the TRUE SOUND Biblical meaning of 1 Timothy 3:16, “God MANIFEST in the flesh” when it is correctly interpreted in the LIGHT of the MANIFESTLY DECLARED word of PROPHECY that prophesies a CHILD to be born first, and then a SON would be given, and THEN the FULLY HUMAN Son of MAN would be CALLED the mighty God of the WHOLE ERATH in the world to come to REPLACE the FALLEN God Lucifer who became God’s ENEMY is a previous age BEFORE God created the human race a little LOWER and INFERIOR to the angelic race of being in order to JUDGE the fallen angels WITH an inferior race of humans who will OVERCOME the works of the devil WITH God so great a plan of salvation.

If you have never heard of the gap theory of the pre-Adamite or pre-Adamic race that was destroyed in the Luciferian flood BEFORE God created the first man Adam, then please read the study “THE GAP THEORY and THE PRE-ADDAMIC RACE!” And if you TRULY want to know the TRUTH of WHEN Jesus actually became the ETERNAL Son of God then please read the three-part in-depth study called “WHEN DID JESUS BECOME GOD’S ETERNAL SON? 1” You will find links to part 2 and part 3 in part 1. It is best if you read all three parts.

And if you are struggling with another verse which proves to you that Jesus MUST have PRE-EXISTED in eternity past as Almighty God HIMSELF, as God the SON, or as God named the Word, then please click on the heading at the top of the page or right here in this study, >>>A LIST OF THE STUDIES ON THE TRINITY!<<< After you click on that link you will find studied on all the verses used to teach that Jesus LITERALLY pre-existed in eternity past as the ETERNAL God who existed WITH the ETERNAL God in eternity past. And if you are a Oneness Christians, then I implore you to read all the studies under the heading at the top of my homepage called >>>IS THE DOCTRINE OF ONENESS BIBLICAL?<<<

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

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 VERSES USED TO TEACH THAT JESUS PREEXISTED!

JOHN 1:1-3

 

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2. The same was in the beginning with God.

3. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” 

 

JOHN 3:13

 

“And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.”

 

JOHN 3:17

“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” 

 

JOHN 3:31

 

“He that comes from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaks of the earth: he that comes from heaven is above all.”

 

JOHN 6:32 

         

“Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven”

 

JOHN 6:33 

 

For the bread of God is he which comes down from heaven, and gives life unto the world.”

 

JOHN 6:38

 

“For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.”

 

JOHN 6:42 

“And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?”

 

JOHN 6:50 

“ This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.”

 

JOHN 6:51

“I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

 

JOHN 6:58

“This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eats of this bread shall live forever.”

 

JOHN 6:62 

 

“What and if you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?”

 

JOHN 8:14

 

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but you cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.”

 

JOHN 8:23 

 

“And he said unto them, You are from beneath; I am from above: you are of this world; I am not of this world.”

 

JOHN 8:24

 

“I said therefore unto you, that you shall die in your sins: for if you believe not that I am he, you shall die in your sins.”

 

JOHN 8:42,43

        

“Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 

43. Why do you not understand my speech? even because you cannot hear my word.”

 

 

JOHN 8:58

 

“Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”

 

JOHN 16:28 

 

“I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.”

 

JOHN 17:5

 

“And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was.”

 

JOHN 17:8 

 

“For I have given unto them the words which you gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you, and they have believed that you did send me.”

 

 

JOHN 17:24 (scroll down to the second verse in question in this study)

 

“Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me: for you loved me before the foundation of the world.”

 

ROMANS 8:3 (scroll down to the eleventh verse in question in this study)

 

“For what the law could not do, in that, it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:”

 

1 CORINTHIANS 10:4 (scroll down to the first verse in question in this study)

 

“And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”

 

1 CORINTHIANS 15:47 (scroll down to VERSE #6.)

 

“The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.”

 

2 CORINTHIANS 8:9  (scroll down to VERSE #2.)

 

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich.”

 

GALATIANS 4:4

 

“But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,”

 

EPHESIANS 3:9-11

 

“And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hidden in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

10. To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

11. According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:”

 

EPHESIANS 4:8-10 (scroll down to the fifth verse in question in this study)

 

“Wherefore he said, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

9. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

10. He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)”

 

COLOSSIANS 1:15-17 (scroll down to the third verse in question in this study)

 

“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

16. For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

17. And he is before all things, and by him, all things consist.”

 

HEBREWS 1:2

 

“Has in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;”

 

Hebrews 2:16,17

 

“For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

17. Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.”

 

Hebrews 5:8

 

“Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;”

 

HEBREWS 10:5 (scroll down to VERSE #1.)

 

“Wherefore when he comes into the world, he says, Sacrifice and offering you would not, but a body have you prepared me:”

Psalm 40:6,7

 

PHILIPPIANS 2:6-8

 

“Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

7. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”

 

1 John 1:1,2

 

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life.

2.  (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested unto us;)”

 

REVELATION 3:14 

 

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;”

 

MICAH 5:2

 

“But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”

 

GENESIS 1:26

 

 

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”

 

PROVERBS 8:22  (scroll down to the second verse in question in this study)

 

 

“The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.”

 

 

Thanks for reading. May God bless you richly as you continue seeking the truth of the whole word of God. Also, please read the studies listed below related to Jesus being God, the doctrine of the Trinity and the Deity of Jesus.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

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             Verses used to try and support the doctrine of the Trinity, and that Jesus is Yahweh himself, as in one and the self-same being.

Genesis 1:26---Let US make man in OUR image!

Genesis 18:1-3 Was Jesus ONE of the THREE MEN or angels who APPEARED to Abraham?

Genesis 19:24--- YAHWEH rained down fire... from YAHWEH.

Isaiah 6:3---HOLY HOLY HOLY means TRINITY!

Isaiah 7:14---Immanuel God with us!

Isaiah 9:6---MIGHTY GOD and EVERLASTING FATHER!

Isaiah 48:16---The LORD AND HIS SPIRIT SENT ME!

Micah 5:2--- From everlasting.

Zechariah 12:10--- Look upon me whom they have pierced.

Matthew 1:23---Emmanuel God with us!

Matthew 28:19---In the name of the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit.

JOHN 1:1---AND THE WORD WAS GOD!

JOHN 2:19-22---Jesus raised HIMSELF from the dead?

JOHN 5:18 JESUS IS EQUAL WITH GOD!

JOHN 8:24 PROVES JESUS IS YAHWEH!

JOHN 8:58---BEFORE ABRAHA I AM!

JOHN 10:30---I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE!

JOHN 14:19---JESUS IS THE FATHER?

JOHN 20:28---MY LORD AND MY GOD!

Acts 20:28--- He has purchased with His own blood.

Romans 9:5--- Christ came...God blessed forever.

 2 CORINTHIANS 13:14 TEACHES TRINITY?

EPHESIANS 3:9 DID JESUS CREATE ALL THINGS?

COLOSSIANS 2:9 IS JESUS THE GODHEAD?

PHILIPPIANS 2:6-11 PROVES PREEXISTENCE

1 TIMOTHY 3:16---God was manifest in the flesh

TITUS 2:13---Our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ

TITUS 3:2 God our Savior toward man APPEARED

Hebrews 1:8--- Your throne O' God.

Hebrews 7:1-3 ---Is Melchizedek a theophany of Jesus?

1 John 5:7--- And these three are one.

1 John 5:20--- Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God...

2 Peter 2:1---God AND our Savior Jesus Christ 

2 Peter 3:18---Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 

Revelation 1:8--- JESUS IS THE ALMIGHTY?

Revelation 1:17--- First and the Last (Isaiah 44:6

Revelation 17:14--- WHO IS THE KING OF KINGS.

       

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

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