JESUS THE SON OF MAN
For the sake of unity and to avoid the strife that comes from confrontation we as Christians often avoid issues in the Bible that we disagree upon. Some times we hear people say, "Let's just agree to disagree", but the word of God teaches that we should ALL speak the SAME thing. At times, simply avoiding the issue may in fact be a good thing, in order to give time for some to grow or mature in the faith. However, keeping the truth suppressed in some instances has held back the body of Christ from walking in its fullest potential, and has caused some Christians NOT to mature or grow in the Lord as they ought to have grown.
In other words, some Christians are still baby Christians in their walk with God, when they should be by now mature Christians walking in their FULL potential with God. And one of the main reasons for Christians NOT growing in the Lord is due to FALSE doctrine that just seems to be taken lightly by some with the attitude that says, well let us just agree to disagree. In other words, they are basically saying, I don't care what you have you say, because I already know all there is to know on the subject and I am right and you are wrong. Or they may say, Well I just do not understand the Bible, which may be true only because no one has ever taught them how to study the Bible or they have never taken the time to learn of their own. The truth of the matter is that some Christians simply do not study the word of God for THEMSELVES to see if what they are being taught is the truth of the whole word of Almighty God. Some say that they have studied the Bible, but really all they did was to study what THEIR church denomination has taught them and therefore they have not truly and sincerely searched out the WHOLE matter considering closely ALL the evidence from all sides of the controversy.
I believe with all my heart that when the Holy Spirit shows us a truth in the word of God, that it is revealed for the purpose of helping us ALL to grow in faith, and not just for ourselves alone. So therefore this revealed knowledge should NOT be withheld from the body of Christ by suppressing it on the grounds that some are still babes in Christ and not yet able to fully understand the deeper truths of God's word. Some Christians remain babes in the Lord, because they are never given strong meat. What I mean by this is that I have heard pastors say that their church is full of baby Christians and that is the reason WHY they do not teach on deeper things in the Bible. Well with that kind of logic their congregation will never grow and mature in the Lord.
The truth of the matter is that sometimes baby Christians understand deeper truth more than the, so called, "mature" Christians, because they have not yet had time for their minds to be filled with the traditions of men and other well meaning, but still yet FALSE doctrine, which they have heard over and over through their years of going to church. Again some Christians have been DECEIVED simply because they have not gone to the word to PROVE for themselves whether or not the things that they have been taught are in fact the TRUTH of God's word, the WHOLE word of God.
So let us begin this study in God's word by taking a look at Acts 17:10,11,
“And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea; who, coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind and searched the scriptures daily, whether those thing were so”.
Every Christian book we read, and all that we hear concerning God's word, whether it be a sermon at church, a Bible teacher on the radio, or just a conversation with a friend ought to be closely examined in the light of God’s word. In other words, you need to prove it out for YOURSELF by using God’s word as your sole foundation to see whether or not you are being taught the TRUTH, and not just being taught PART of God's word which has been taken out of context.
This study which you are reading now is no exception. I strongly urge you to examine all of the scriptures I have used to support what I am saying very closely to be absolutely sure that they were not taken out of context, or misused in any way. Prove it out for yourself, so that you yourself will be fully persuaded in your own mind and in your own heart that it is the TRUTH, the WHOLE TRUTH, and nothing but the TRUTH without contradicting any other part of God's word.
I began this study in the word of God to answer the questions for myself: Did Jesus do the miracles that he did while he was in the earth as:
These questions arose within me, because I had heard some people say that Jesus is God or that Jesus is God in the flesh. Some teach that Jesus was God and man at the same time. Some maintained that Jesus is 100% man, and yet also 100% God at the same time, in other words, some teach that Jesus was FULLY God and yet still fully man at the SAME time while he was on the Earth. While others say Jesus is 50% God and 50% man, as in, a God-man being half God and half man. And still others maintain that Jesus is God in the flesh giving no emphases on how much man, or how much God, Jesus actually was. Some say that Jesus WAS God in heaven, but when Jesus came down to the Earth Jesus BECAME or was MADE flesh while he was on the earth, but yet he is still EQUAL with Almighty God the Father in every way where neither God the Father or God the Son is less than nor greater than the other.
However, the more I searched the scriptures to see which view was right I quickly began to see that none of these views I just mentioned are soundly based upon the SCRIPTURES, that is to say, that none of the above mentioned teaching are base upon the WHOLE word of God. As you read this and other studies that I have written you will find that I use the term "the WHOLE word of God" quite often. This is because so many FALSE teachings do indeed use SCRIPTURES form the Bible, but the truth of the matter is that these verses of scripture are taken OUT of their context and the conclusions or the interpretation that are drawn CONTRADICT other portions of God's word.
So as I have just said those who teach that Jesus is God in the flesh, being FULLY God, as in, Jesus being FULLY the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God in the flesh and yet at the same time Jesus was also FULLY man have of course used scripture to try and support what they are teaching, but they have NOT used the WHOLE word of God. What I mean by this is they they have only used a few isolated verses of scripture which have been taken out of context and these verses have been misinterpreted or twisted to fit what they are trying to teach. Some Christians merely REPEAT what they have been taught by their pastors without ever going to the word of God for THEMSELVES to see if what they are being taught is the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God.
Now please understand that it is not my intention to be little Jesus in any way, but I believe the church has missed out on a vital TRUTH in God’s word by the teachings that Jesus was a God-man, or that he was 100% God and 100% man at the same time, or that he was half God and half man while he was in the earth, or that Jesus became man, but he was still yet equal with Almighty God the Father in every way where neither the Father nor the Son was greater than or less than the other.
Again I want to stress that in no way do I want to strip or take away any glory or honor that is due the mighty name of Jesus. Almighty God the Father has HIGHLY EXALTED his Son, but this is another area to study separately in order that you the reader will be able to see the TRUTH and know the difference between the one who has been exalted and the ONE who does the exalting.
But FIRST, we must grasp fully the TRUTH of God’s word that Jesus is the SON of God. Please read the study "JESUS THE SON OF GOD" if you have not done so already and then come back to this study. Or finish reading this study and then follow up this study with Jesus being the SON OF Almighty God and "JESUS THE CHRIST", because all three of these studies compliment each other and therefore bring forth the WHOLE truth of God's word.
You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, what the word of God actual says is that the Word was made FLESH and dwelt among us, as the Son of MAN, born of a woman. And while Jesus was in the earth he was 100% flesh and blood, “a human being”, a man just like you and I, completely void of all divine nature with the exception of the anointing of the Holy Ghost, the SAME Holy Ghost that is available to every believer. The only difference is that Jesus did NOT have a HUMAN father who conceived him in the womb of Mary, but rather Jesus was conceived in the womb of the VIRGIN Mary BY the spoken WORD of Almighty God. Please see the study "DID JESUS HAVE A BEGINNING?" for a deeper understanding of the MIRACULOUS BIRTH of Jesus being born of a VIRGIN woman named Mary.
Now before you will be able to come to this knowledge of truth that Jesus is the Son of MAN you will need to hear and understand the WHOLE MATTER. In other words, you must hear ALL that I have to say upon this subject and NOT pick and choose only what you want to hear, because of what you have already been TAUGHT by your church denomination. Sometimes we as Christians reject things that are taught by other Christians to us, which are in fact the TRUTH, because of what we have come to believe by the previous things which we have been taught, therefore we automatically reject this new teaching as being false simply because it is being taught by someone who is NOT a part of your church denomination. And the reason for this is because we think we already know the truth or the ONLY your church denomination has the truth.
However, the truth of the matter is that in some instances we have been deceived by the some of the teachings that we trusted were the truth and therefore some of what we think or believe is the truth is in fact FALSE doctrine. So in order to come to the full knowledge of TRUTH we need to lay aside any preconceived ideals that we have come to believe through the years. and study to show ourselves approve unto God by proving God's word of truth for YOURSELF. You have to be like the Christian at Berea who DAILY searched the scriptures for their self in order to see if what they were being taught was indeed the truth.
Take a moment right now and think to yourself, "Am I above being able to be DECEIVED?" If you say yes , then you are already deceived,a pride comes before the fall.
This study is not intended for you to simply know the truth for truth's sake alone, but so that you will grow in God's grace and strength to overcome the enemy. You see, when this truth that I am teaching you in this study is fully grasped and held close to your heart it will empower you to live your life completely free from sin just as Jesus lived his life free from sin setting for us an example for us to follow, because you will begin seeing and knowing that Jesus was a man just like you and I, and had no special advantage over us when he lived his life without sin, but rather that Jesus did the mighty works that he did THROUGH the eternal Holy Spirit of Almighty God the Father who DWELT IN him, which is the SAME Holy Spirit who DWELLS IN us as Christians. I am getting a little ahead of myself so I want to slow down and show you from God's word what I just said one verse at a time.
So then, let us continue with Philippians 2:6-8 which says,
“Christ Jesus who, 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 the fashion as a man, he humbled himself unto death, even death on the cross”
. The words, “no reputation” here means to make empty, to abase, to lower, to neutralize, to make of none effect, void, being without. In other words Jesus, or more precisely the Word that was MADE to become FLESH, a human being being born of a woman, emptied himself of the glory of God, and became the Son of MAN being without any divine power other than the Holy Spirit of his God and Father, the SAME Holy Spirit that is promised to EVERY believer who DWELT in this human body of Jesus made by the spoken Word of Almighty God the Father.
In John 17:5 Jesus says to the Father,
“And now, O Father glorify me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was”.
It is clear from these scriptures that while Jesus was in the earth, he was the Son of MAN being without, and completely void of the glory that he HAD once previously shared with the Father before the world was created, or more precisely, before Jesus as the Word was born of a woman and became flesh and blood just as you and I.
Let’s read Philippians 2:6-8 from a few other translations so that you can clearly see this TRUTH for yourself. The Phillips' Modern English says,
“For he (speaking of Jesus as the Word being made FLESH) who had always been God BY nature (because a SON or more precisely the Word bares the nature of his Father), did not cling to his privileges as God’s equal, but (he, the WORD made FLESH) stripped himself of every advantage by consenting to be a slave by nature and being born a MAN. And plainly seen as a HUMAN BEING, he humbled himself by living a life of utter obedience to the point of death”.
The word of God teaches us here that Jesus or more precisely the spoken WORD of Almighty God the Father stripped himself of every advantage. In other words Jesus became a MAN in order to become EQUAL with MANKIND for the purpose of overcoming the enemy as a MAN a HUMAN BEING just like you and I in order to show us the WAY. Jesus set before us the example of HOW we too may ALSO live our lives free from sin and overcome the enemy in every area of our lives BY becoming a man himself to show us that it is possible to live our lives without sin and ALSO do the SAME works of healing, casting out devils and even raising the dead that Jesus did THROUGH Almighty God the Father who DWELT IN the MAN Jesus.
You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, IF Jesus lived his life WITHOUT SIN being FULLY Almighty God himself as in one and the self same being as Almighty God in the FLESH, then Jesus showed us NOTHING for have can a HUMAN BEING follow an EXAMPLE set for us to FOLLOW if so be that EXAMPLE was made by ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF.
Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord that IF this was truly HOW Jesus OVERCAME sin, by being FULLY ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF in the FLESH as some church denominations teach, then how can we as mere mortal men and women even think that we can follow this EXAMPLE set by Jesus to live our lives without sin? This is WHY some Christians then say things like, 'Well ONLY Jesus could ever live WITHOUT SIN, we are ONLY HUMAN and it is our human NATURE to sin". Can you not see that believing this false teaching that Jesus was FULLY ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF is the flesh and therefore falsely concluding that because we are only HUMAN then it is impossible for us to follow the EXAMPLE that Jesus set for us to follow puts ALL the BLAME on Almighty God by ACCUSING God that he MADE us with this so called SINFUL HUMAN NATURE.
Hebrews 4:15 teaches us that Jesus was tempted in all points LIKE we are, yet without sin. This means that Jesus did not have any special advantages over us in resisting sin, like being FULLY ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF in the FLESH. Again I want to point out and emphasize that the same Holy Spirit that Jesus was ANOINTED with by Almighty God is the same Holy Spirit that God the Father has sent to be OUR comforter and OUR helper who DWELLS IN us as Christians. Let me just briefly say here that every person who is truly a born again Christians has the Holy Spirit DWELLING IN them, but I also want to make it perfectly clear to my readers that there is also the receiving of the FULLNESS of the Holy Spirit, sometimes called being baptized in the Holy Spirit. For a deeper understanding of being FILLED with the Holy Spirit please read the study called "THE POWER AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER!" and "STIR UP THE HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN YOU!", but for now let us continue with this study to learn that Jesus lived his life without sin, and we ought to be living our lives without sin as well, because he is our EXAMPLE that we are CALLED to follow.
Look at 1st Peter 2:21, which clearly and plainly teaches that Jesus set an EXAMPLE of living without sin for us to FOLLOW in his steps and live our lives without sin as well.
“For even hereunto were you called because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should FOLLOW his steps”.
So what example did Jesus leave us to follow? The answer is in the very next verse,
“Who did NO SIN neither was guile found in his mouth”.
Are you seeing it yet? Through the teaching that Jesus was 100% God and 100% man while he was on the earth has consequently led the church to believe that Jesus was, is, and ever shall be the ONLY man to live without sin, BECAUSE he was a GOD-man, being FULLY Almighty God HIMSELF and man at the SAME time, which is totally contrary to what the Bible actually teaches. This type of false teaching disarms the believer and keeps Christians from overcoming the enemy, BECAUSE they see Jesus as the ONLY one ever capable of living a life WITHOUT SIN.
Again, I fully realize the TRUTH, that we all have sinned at one time or another and therefore we all have fallen short of the glory of God. However, I am speaking of living a sin free life after being redeemed from sin by the blood of Jesus, and being placed BACK into right relationship with Almighty God, and being filled with the Holy Spirit or ANOINTED with the SAME Holy Spirit that Jesus himself was ANOINTED with by his God and Father, the one true and only Almighty God.
Now look at this same verse we read earlier from Philippians 2:6-8 from the Jerusalem Bible, which says,
“His state was divine yet he did NOT CLING to his equality with God, but he emptied himself to assume the condition of a slave and became as men are, AND BEING AS ALL MEN ARE, he was humble yet even to accepting death on the cross”.
Notice that Jesus or again more precisely the Word of Almighty God EMPTIED himself of all divine nature in order to BECOME as ALL men are. Jesus was a MAN, a HUMAN BEING just as ALL men ARE. Jesus was a MAN a HUMAN BEING just like you and I in every way in that he did NOT have any advantage over us when he lived his life without sin. Again please do NOT misunderstand what I am saying. As I said before I do fully realize that Jesus did NOT have and earthly father as ALL the rest of mankind and that the HUMAN BIRTH of Jesus was indeed a MIRACULOUS birth like no other human every born. But please know and understand that OTHER portions of God's word clearly and plainly teach us that Jesus is NOT the one true and only ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF who alone is the FATHER.
Think about this for a moment, if Jesus truly was Almighty God HIMSELF, as some falsely teach while he Jesus the Word that was made to become flesh a human being, then Jesus would have had an ADVANTAGE OVER us when he was tempted. And therefore Jesus could NOT have been tempted in all point LIKE we as mere human beings are being tempted.
You see dear child of God, the TRUTH of the matter is that Almighty God himself CANNOT be tempted with evil and yet the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible clearly and plainly teaches us that Jesus as the Son of MAN was indeed TEMPTED in all points LIKE or in the SAME way that WE a human beings are tempted, but yet Jesus the Son of MAN did not give into any temptation to sin as an EXAMPLE for US to FOLLOW.
THEREFORE if the teaching that Jesus is Almighty God HIMSELF in the flesh, being FULLY Almighty God in the FLESH and EQUAL with Almighty God the Father in every way, IF this teaching were in fact true, then the word of God is found to be a lie by CONTRADICTING itself, because Almighty God CANNOT be tempted with evil. So then once again, if Jesus is truly Almighty God in the flesh as some falsely teach, then it would have been impossible for Jesus to be tempted in all points like as we are, because God CANNOT be tempted with evil. And if Jesus truly lived his life without sin as being Almighty God HIMSELF in the flesh as some falsely teach, then it would be impossible for us as mere human beings to FOLLOW the EXAMPLE of living WITHOUT sin that Jesus left for us to FOLLOW.
You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, we have NOT been taught the WHOLE truth by those who have taught us that Jesus is Almighty God HIMSELF in the flesh, being FULLY Almighty God in the FLESH and EQUAL with Almighty God his God and Father in EVERY way where neither is GREATER than or less than the other. Please read ALL the studies related to the teaching of the doctrine of the trinity for a deeper understanding of why the doctrine of the trinity is not a SOUND BIBLICAL teaching based upon the WHOLE word of Almighty God.
But for now please read James 1:13 which CLEARLY and PLAINLY shows us that it is IMPOSSIBLE for Almighty God to be TEMPTED with evil.
“Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God CANNOT be tempted with evil, neither tempts he any man.”
You see, Jesus could not truly know our feelings, when we are tempted if he truly was, as some falsely teach, to be God, FULLY GOD and man at the same time, because this false teaching would also make Hebrews 4:15 a lie, which tells us that Jesus was tempted in ALL points LIKE we are. But we know from Hebrews 6:18 that it is IMPOSSIBLE for God to lie. So since we know that God's word is TRUTH and is no lie we can be confident that God's word will never CONTRADICT itself.
Therefore we can be assured that Hebrews 2:14,18 is the TRUTH of God's word when it tells us that Jesus did in fact become flesh and blood in every respect just like we are, and that he suffered being TEMPTED to sin in the same way that all human beings are tempted to sin.
“… For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he (Jesus) also likewise took part of the SAME (flesh and blood nature): that through death he might destroy him that had power of death, that is the devil....... For in that he himself suffered BEING TEMPTED he is able to succour them that are tempted.”
If Jesus HIMSELF suffered being TEMPTED, then he could not have been Almighty God HIMSELF in the flesh, because this would contradict the WHOLE word of God. This verse CLEARLY says that Jesus took part of the SAME flesh and blood nature as we have. Jesus did not have any advantage over us by supposedly being Almighty God HIMSELF in the flesh. I do not know about you, but this encourages and strengthens me to live my live without sin just as Jesus left us this example to follow.
The word “succour” means to aid, relieve or help. Again, I do not know about you, but it helps me by knowing that Jesus did not have any advantage over me when he was tempted. When I am tempted it succors (or helps) me to know that we have a high priest, which was touched with the feelings of our infirmities or weaknesses of the flesh, and who was in ALL POINTS TEMPTED like as we are, yet without sin (Hebrews 5:14).
Knowing that Jesus was a man just like me, and that he was able to live his life without sin gives me strength to live my life also without sin. If Jesus can do it, then so can I, seeing that Jesus is my example, my pattern to follow. Make it personal. Say to yourself, Jesus is MY example. You see, Jesus showed us that it IS POSSIBLE to live our lives without sin (how?) BY becoming a MAN, a human being, just as we are and living his life free from sin THROUGH the power of the Holy Spirit of Almighty God the Father, the SAME Holy Spirit that is made available to EVERY believer.
You will not be able to develop this attitude, “ that if Jesus was able to live totally free from sin then so can I!” as long as you hold on to the false teaching that Jesus is “Almighty God in the flesh”. You will never TRULY see that Jesus is the Son of MAN a HUMAN BEING like you and I if you continue to cling to the false teaching that Jesus is FULLY Almighty God and FULLY a man at the SAME time.
You see the only true way for Jesus to be tempted as we are, was to literally and totally become as we are; that is say, to become a MAN, a human being, 100% flesh and blood, as we are, because Almighty God cannot be tempted. (James 1:13) And the Bible clearly teaches that Jesus was indeed TEMPTED in all points LIKE we as human beings are TEMPTED. Do not try and REASON away the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God by believing the man made false teaching that REASONS that it was only the HUMAN SIDE of Jesus that was actually tempted and the God side of Jesus was not actually tempted. What passage of SCRIPTURE is there to base this man made REASONING upon? There is no such passage of scripture to teach that Jesus was FULLY Almighty God and yet FULLY a human being at the SAME time. There is NO passage of scripture to teach that Jesus is EQUAL with Almighty God the Father in ever way where neither is greater than nor less than the other, because BOTH are FULLY and completely ALMIGHTY God as in ONE and the self same being.
The TRUTH of the matter is that the WORD that was God was MADE to BECOME a flesh and blood body for the Holy Spirit of Almighty God the Father to DWELL IN to EMPOWER his Son Jesus to do the WORKS that his God and Father sent his Word to do.
Galatians 4:4 tells us,
“But when the fullness of time was come God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law. To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoptions of sons”.
Almighty God HIMSELF needs NO law to show him right from wrong for in HIM, in Almighty God the Father is NO darkness whatsoever. Almighty God the Father cannot and will not ever SIN. This is why it is not possible for Almighty God HIMSELF to be TEMPTED with evil
Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ how vitally important it is for us as Christians to fully come to realize the necessity that the spoke WORD of Almighty God BECAME the Son of MAN, leaving behind his mighty power and glory in order to FULLY partake of a flesh and blood nature, and become 100% MAN just as you and I, in order to be TEMPTED in all points LIKE every other HUMAN BEING clearly seeing from God's word that Almighty God HIMSELF cannot be TEMPTED with evil.
1st John 1:14 says,
“…and the Word was MADE flesh and dwelt among us.”
Please note that the word of God does NOT say that JESUS was made flesh, nor does it say that Almighty God HIMSELF was made flesh, but rather the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible itself merely says that the WORD was made flesh. For a deeper understand of what this passage of scripture in John chapter 1 truly means in the light of the whole word of God please read "John 1:1- THE WORD WAS GOD!", but for now I want you to ask yourself the question:
Who would know more if Jesus was Almighty God HIMSELF in the flesh. or if Jesus was the Son of man more than Jesus himself?
So then, let us take a look at what Jesus himself says about himself. Jesus refers to himself eighty times in the four gospels as being the Son of man. Even when Nathanael called Jesus the SON of God, Jesus turned it around and referred to himself as the Son of MAN. Read this account for yourself in John 1:45-49.
In Matthew 16:13 Jesus asked his disciples,
“Whom do men say that I the Son of MAN am?”
The word of God seems to go out of its way on order to emphasize the FACT that Jesus is the Son of MAN. Jesus HIMSELF personally referred to himself 80 times as being the Son of MAN in the four gospels. Compare this to the number of times the phrase “the Son of God” is found in the four gospels, which is only 26 times. The phrase the "Son of God" is only found 48 times in the ENTIRE Bible.
Again please understand that I am in no way inferring that Jesus is not the Son of God. The Bible emphatically teaches that Jesus would be called the SON OF the Most High and living God, to this TRUTH there is absolutely no doubt. However being a SON of God does NOT make Jesus to BE Almighty God HIMSELF, or even EQUAL with Almighty God, or to being one and the same as God the Father. The word of God teaches that Jesus is the SON OF Almighty God the Father and that the Word that was WITH God and was God was MADE to BECOME flesh, therefore the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible itself clearly teaches us that the spoken WORD of Almighty God BECAME the Son of MAN.
In the entire New Testament the phrase “Son of Man” occurs exactly 88 times, and the phrase “the Son of God” is found only 47 times, just a little over half as many times. So then Jesus himself place nearly TWICE as much emphasis on himself being the Son of MAN as opposed his disciples, the Jews, worldly men and Satan saying that Jesus was the Son of God, which again I am NOT belittling that FACT that Jesus IS the SON of God, because the Bible does in fact teach that Jesus is the SON of Almighty God his God and Father. All I am saying is that Jesus himself never actually proclaimed that he was the Son of God by actually using the PHRASE saying "I am the Son of God". All I am saying is that I myself find this fact very interesting that the Bible places MORE emphasis on the fact of Jesus being the Son of MAN, rather than on him being the SON OF God, since the Bible clearly teaches us that Jesus is BOTH the Son of MAN and the Son of God. So to ME it is as if God desires for us to see the IMPORTANCE of Jesus being the Son of MAN.
Now while Jesus never actually used the PHRASE "I am the SON OF God" Jesus did indeed teach us that he was the Son of God by calling Almighty God his FATHER many times. However, on the other side of the coin, you will NOT find even ONE, no not even one verse of scripture that plainly states that Jesus IS Almighty God HIMSELF or that Jesus is Almighty God in the flesh. You will not find even one verse of scripture where Jesus makes that claim the he id EQUAL with Almighty God the Father.
Those that teach that Jesus is Almighty God HIMSELF as I said before use a few isolated scriptures to try and support what they teach, but these verses CONTRADICT the WHOLE word of God. I deal with these verses used to teach that Jesus is FULLY ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF in the flesh in some of other studies such as "THERE IS BUT ONE GOD", "JESUS THE CHRIST", and "THE DEITY OF JESUS AND THE TRINITY", "IS JESUS THE FULLNESS OF THE GODHEAD BODILY?" Please follow up this study by reading these other in-depth studies in the word of God if you are still in doubt that Jesus is the Son of MAN as the WHOLE word of God clearly and plainly teaches us.
For you see, if we continue to ignore the scriptures that plainly show that Jesus was the Son of MAN while he was in the earth, and keep insisting and DOGMATICALLY DEMANDING that Jesus was able to do the miracles that he did because he was FULLY ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF in the flesh, being FULLY Almighty GOD and yet still fully man at the SAME time, then we are antichrists according to the Bible. These are not my words, but the very word of God.
Look at 1st John 4:1-3
“Beloved believe not every spirit, (or every Bible teacher that you hear) but try the spirits (or teachings which you have heard) whether they are of God, (why?) because many FALSE prophets are gone into the world. Hereby know you the Spirit of God (or the TRUTH of God's word that is taught to us BY the Holy Spirit). Every spirit that confesses Jesus is come in the FLESH is of God. (in other words every one that confesses that Jesus is a MAN, then they are OF God and speak the TRUTH) And every spirit that confesses NOT that Jesus is come in the flesh is NOT of God, and this ( or this teaching that Jesus is NOT FULLY and COMPLETELY a MAN, this) is the spirit of antichrist.”
Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, that holding on to this doctrine that Jesus is Almighty God HIMSELF in the flesh and that Jesus is 100% God and yet 100% man at the same time is in all actuality saying that Jesus did NOT FULLY come in the FLESH, and this FALSE teaching is antichrist and is NOT of God? If Jesus or more precisely if the WORD that was made to become FLESH maintained even 1/100th of a percent of deity or his divine nature when the Word became a human being to dwell among men on the earth, then he speaking of the WORD did not truly and FULLY come in the flesh and therefore this teaching would NOT be of God and therefore is an ANTICHRIST teaching as the above verse plainly states.
In other words, do not just blindly believe every thing that you are taught, but search the scriptures daily to prove for yourself those things which you are taught are in fact the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God.
You see, teaching that Jesus is Almighty God while he was in the earth is the same as saying that Jesus did NOT come in the flesh, and therefore is antichrist. This antichrist teaching that Jesus was FULLY Almighty God HIMSELF in the flesh has deceived the church, and has kept believers from living their FULL potential, which is to live their lives free from sin and to do the works of Jesus and even greater works. For a deeper understanding on this subject please read the studies entitled "HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE FREE FROM SIN" and "THE POWER AND AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER"
2nd John 7 says it this way,
“For many DECEIVERS are entered into the world, who confess NOT that Jesus is come in the FLESH. This is a DECEIVER and an ANTICHRIST.”
Either Jesus came in the FLESH and became 100% man and was tempted in all points as we are, or he did not. Again you must fully realize that if Jesus was even 1/100 of a percent Almighty God while he was in the earth, then this would mean that Jesus did not come totally and COMPLETELY in the FLESH and become a MAN just as we are, and therefore Jesus would have then had an advantage over us, and thereby would not have been tempted in all points like as we are tempted, because Jesus or the Word made flesh would still have had his divine nature and would have been FULLY Almighty God that only APPEARED to be FLESH or a human being. Therefore if we say Jesus did not come in the flesh and lay aside 100% of his glory, and every advantage, then we are ANTICHRIST. Not because I say it, but because the word of God clearly and plainly declares it to be so.
The TRUTH of the matter is that Jesus is the Son OF Almighty God. The Bible says that the Word was MADE to be FLESH and dwelt among us. It was when the angel Gabriel spoke the WORD of God to the virgin Mary and then Mary agreed for God's word to be done unto her as God desire and then the spoken WORD was conceived in the womb of Mary and then the spoken WORD of God became the Son of MAN by being BORN of a woman, and taking upon himself the nature of flesh and blood. Hebrews 5:7 calls this time period that Jesus spent in the earth as the days of his FLESH. Yes, the TRUTH is that God the Father sent his WORD down to the earth that BECAME flesh to be called the only begotten Son Then when Jesus was baptized or ANOINTED with the Holy Spirit when he was baptized in water by John the baptist Almighty God the Father sent his Son Jesus out into the world. The Bible says that HE speaking of or referring to Jesus as the WORD, stripped himself of his divine nature, and became flesh and blood, the Son of MAN.
Are you seeing this truth of God's word yet? The scriptures therefore clearly teach that Jesus was 100% flesh and blood while he was in the earth. So now all that remains is to answer the question, “How did Jesus do the miracles and live a sinless life while he was in the earth?” clearly seeing that Jesus was 100% fully a man, a human being like you and me. We now know based on a solid scriptural foundation that without a doubt that Jesus did not accomplish these things as being God, as in Jesus FULLY Almighty God HIMSELF in the flesh. Nor did Jesus have an advantage over us as being the Son of God. So then HOW did Jesus do the miracles, and live his life without sin clearly seeing and now knowing that Jesus was only a mere man just as you and I are ONLY HUMAN?
To answer this question let’s begin with John 5:19 where Jesus says,
“The Son can do NOTHING of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for what things soever he (that is the God the Father) does, these also does the Son likewise.”
Jesus could do nothing of himself, but as his God and Father led his Son Jesus by or through the Holy Spirit of Almighty God the Father dwelling in his Son and Jesus obeyed the leading of his God and Father, then the Holy Spirit dwelling in Jesus did the work. Jesus says this same thing again in John 5:30, which says,
“I can of mine OWN self do NOTHING: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine OWN will, but the will of the Father which has sent me.”
What Jesus saw the Father do, either in a dream, or a vision he obeyed the Holy Spirit did likewise what he saw or what he heard. In other words Jesus simply acted out the vision, or dream given to him by the Holy Spirit. And what Jesus heard the Father say, whether in an audible voice, or the small still voice of the Holy Spirit, he promptly obeyed, and thus fulfilled the will of the Father, his God. Jesus did not submit to his OWN will, but rather obey his God and Father's will over his OWN will.
Luke 4:18 says it this way,
“The Spirit of the Lord (that is the Spirit of God the Father) is upon me (why?), because he has ANOINTED me (meaning that Almighty God has ANOINTED his SON Jesus, AND has made this SAME ANOINTING available to every believer as well whosoever chooses to BELIEVE) to preach the gospel to the poor, he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and the recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.”
And then in Acts 10:38 we read the following,
“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; (how?) for God was WITH him.”
God the Father was WITH Jesus in the person of the Holy Ghost. You see, Jesus was NOT FULLY Almighty God HIMSELF and fully man at the same time, but rather Jesus was FULLY a MAN just like you and I and Almighty God the Father was WITH his Son Jesus in the person of the Holy Spirit. And this very SAME Holy Spirit that Jesus was ANOINTED with to do the miracles he did and to live his live without sin is promised to every believer. Keep in mind that the word of God teaches us that Almighty God IS SPIRIT, so the Holy Spirit of Almighty God is one and the self same being as Almighty God.
Jesus said in John 14:10
“Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself but the Father that dwells in me (in the person of the Holy Spirit) he does the works.”
As Jesus heard, and saw from the Father through the Holy Spirit he simply obeyed, and spoke what the Holy Spirit was saying, or did what the Holy Spirit was directing him to do through a dream, or a vision. And then the Holy Spirit did the works. God always confirms his word with signs following. We are told about this in Mark 16:20.
Jesus did the miracles, and lived his life without sin NOT because he was Almighty God HIMSELF as in one and the self same being as the one true and only Almighty God.
Jesus did the miracles, and lived his life without sin NOT because he was the SON OF God having a divine nature and therefore an advantage over every other human being.
But rather Jesus did the miraculous works and lived his life without sin as an EXAMPLE for us to FOLLOW, because he was the Son of MAN ANOINTED with the Holy Spirit. And this same ANOINTING or FULLNESS of the Holy Spirit now dwells in you and I, if so be, that you have been baptized with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of your heavenly prayer language, which the Bible calls is speaking in other tongues. Now if by chance you do not understand what I have just stated, and have not received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, then I strongly exhort you to seek the Holy Spirit with all your heart. If you desire to know more about this subject, please read the study entitled “THE POWER AND AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER.”
Satan does not want believers to see this TRUTH that Jesus came in the flesh, 100% flesh and blood like you and I, and that it was for this VERY REASON of becoming a MAN that gave Jesus the very authority he possessed while he was in the earth.
Look at John 5:27
“And has given him (Jesus and us as well) AUTHORITY to execute judgment also, (why?) BECAUSE he is the Son of MAN.”
It was legally necessary for Jesus to become a man, 100% flesh and blood, a human being just like you and I, to be condemned to death on the cross an innocent man, because our enemy, Satan the devil, stole the authority of mankind when he deceived Adam to disobey God. So in order to restore our authority Jesus needed to be a MAN and live a life without sin and be crucified as an innocent man in order to redeem mankind back to God the Father. For BY one MAN sin entered the world, and BY one MAN sin is destroyed in those who BELIEVE. For a deeper understanding on this subject please read the study entitled "UNDERSTANDING WHY?" which shows you why God could not just step in and help man until man asked for his help first. This is why sometimes bad things happen to good Christian people.
Remember when Jesus went into the country of the Gaderenes, and there met him a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out with a loud voice. What have we to do with you Jesus, you the Son of the most high God? Are you come hither to torment us before the time? I adjure you by God that you torment us not.
The word “adjure” here means to charge, or command by authoritative obligation, to order. So in truth the devils said to Jesus we adjure you by God to torment us not, or in other words we COMMAND you Jesus by the authority of Almighty God that you leave us alone, because neither God nor his Son had any right or authority in the earth. I explain what I mean by this in the study I mentioned above, "UNDERSTANDING WHY?"
But because Jesus was the Son of MAN and NOT Almighty God HIMSELF in the flesh as we have been falsely taught, he had authority to execute judgment, and command the devils to come out of the man. The devils had no choice but to obey the Son of Man, because Jesus was truly 100% MAN, who was anointed with the Holy Ghost, and was WITHOUT SIN. You see, sin cripples you and temporarily strips you of your God given authority over the enemy and the earth while you are living IN sin. Once you repent you are made perfect once again and you have authority to us the name of Jesus.
God gave MAN dominion over all the earth. So, if Jesus were in fact God in the flesh, being FULLY God only CLOTHED in a fleshly body, then he would illegally be exercising authority in the earth, and could not have cast out the devils in this man. Therefore Jesus could not have authority in the earth as God in the flesh, or even as the Son of the most high God, as others have falsely proclaimed. The TRUTH is that Jesus had authority and power to do all that he did in the earth BECAUSE he was a MAN like you and I who was anointed with the Holy Ghost. The word of truth teaches us that all authority and power was GIVEN to Jesus BY his God and Father the one true and only ALMIGHTY God.
Jesus not only depended upon the Holy Spirit to do the miracles, but he also relied upon the Holy Spirit to live his life free from sin. Hebrews 9:14 says,
“How much more shall the blood of Christ WHO THROUGH THE ETERNAL SPIRIT offered himself WITHOUT SPOT (or without SIN) to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”
Just as Jesus could do nothing of himself, but rather depended totally upon the Holy Spirit, so must we also depend upon the Holy Spirit to live our lives free from sin also.
Galatians 5:16 tells us to,
“WALK IN THE SPIRIT AND YOU SHALL NOT FULFILL THE LUST OF THE FLESH.”
Remember that Jesus is our EXAMPLE that we are to follow. Jesus lived his life without sin, and therefore we ought to live our lives free from sin as well.
Yes, you will suffer temptation just as Jesus did, but you do not have to obey your LOWER nature, and give into what tempts you. It is your CHOICE whether or not to obey God or whether to obey the deceiving voice of the enemy, Satan. Remember you are the servant of whom you CHOOSE to obey. So just believe and obey the Holy Spirit as Jesus did.
In the study entitled "THE POWER AND AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER" I will show you HOW to discover your true authority and power over the enemy and how to become an over comer. May God bless you richly in your search to draw ever closer to him.
Thanks for reading. May God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. Below are some other verses that are used to try and support the doctrine of the trinity and the deity of Jesus. There may be other verses which you may be having trouble seeing any other way than what you were dogmatically taught over and over for so long, but I assure you that each and every verse used by those who teach the doctrine of the trinity does indeed have a different meaning that does NOT CONTRADICT any other part of God's word. If there is a verse that I have not listed please do not hesitate to write and let me know. Some verses are included in others studies and they may not appear as an individual study. of it's own. If there is a verse of verses that you seem to struggle with only being able to see the doctrine of the trinity when you read this verse, then please search out the truth be listening to the other side of the controversy. No one can arrive at the truth by hearing only ONE side of the controversy. I myself present to you my readers and seekers of the truth with ALL the evidence from all sides of the controversy that I myself have found and then I leave it up to you to decide what you yourself want to believe.
Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,
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Verses used to try and support the doctrine of the trinity.
Thanks for reading. May God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.
Your brother in our Lord Jesus the CHRIST.
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