Daily Archives: April 8, 2015



By Frank J Manasseri


Before the days of His Flesh, in what we shall call Eternity Past, was it possible that the Son of God was with the Father in the form of spirit? If so did the Son share the same attributes as the Highest God? Let’s look at some scripture that seem to indicate this pre-existence was possible.

John 17:5 (AMP)
5 And now, Father, glorify Me along with Yourself and restore Me to such majesty and honor in Your presence as I had with You before the world existed.
Philippians 2:6-8 (AMP)
6 Who, although being essentially one with God and in the form of God [[a]possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God], did not [b]think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped [c]or retained,
7 But stripped Himself [of all privileges and [d]rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He became like men and was born a human being.
8 And after He had appeared in human form, He abased and humbled Himself [still further] and carried His obedience to the extreme of death, even the death of the cross!

These scriptures seem to indicate that according to the plan of salvation, the appointed time came for the Son of God to willfully limit Himself of His Glory and His divine attributes and willfully laid aside all those attributes that made Him equal with God.

In other words He, Jesus Christ chose not to use His Godly powers while in the flesh, and in doing so, He made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant and was found in fashion as a man. Is it possible the Son of Almighty God, was willing to conceal His glory and leave His divine attributes behind (heaven) in order to be born a perfect human sacrifice for the sins of all mankind?

The way I see it, in this seemingly deliberate and willful act of obedience to the Father, The Son of God stepped from the limitlessness and security of eternity into the confines of the time and space of this fallen world. Accordingly He was willing to humble and subject himself to the cruel and savage treatment He received during the days of His flesh in order to obtain the gift of salvation for mankind.

In obedience to the Fathers Will, He was conceived by the Holy Spirit Then after nine months in His mother’s womb, He was born a helpless infant, totally dependent upon His mother Mary and stepfather Joseph. He grew up as other children along with His brothers and sisters under the authority of His earthly parents in Nazareth.

The Lord Jesus willfully emptied himself to become man, so that He could save us from an eternity in Hell, and freely give all who will confess Him as Lord eternal life.

Oh! What Faith! Oh! What Love! Oh! What Hope! Jesus the Son of God became the Son of Man to dwell among us in the flesh, and to declare to us the Father God. This began the days of His flesh where He was fully human.

Fully Man with Sinless Blood

John 1:1-5 (KJV)

But how is it that the Son of God, Who is the Word made flesh, was born into this world without sin?

The answer to this question may be found in the epistle to the Hebrews.

Heb 2:14 (KJV)

This verse is telling us that the children are partakers of flesh and blood. The word partakers is from the Greek word koinoneo which means to share in common, to be a partaker of or in anything in common with others.

It is interesting that another Greek word is used to describe what part the Son of Man took. The verse does not say that He partook, koinoneo of the same, but that He took part metecho of the same.

The Lord Jesus was born into this world with pure sinless blood, which He inherited, not from fallen Adam but from His Heavenly Father. Jesus is the promised seed of Abraham and He is the only man born of a woman without the original sin of Adam. The flesh He took part of, was from the line of David through His mother Mary. And so He was born fully human in order to be made like unto His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God.

To be continued. . .

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By Frank J Manasseri

A Revelation from Heaven

It is understood, that God, the Father of Jesus Christ, is not limited by time and space. He is eternal, and as such, He is not subject to any of the natural laws of the universe as we are. God is Sovereign and exists in the eternal now. We on the other hand are limited to time and space. Therefore it is difficult, if not impossible for us to fully grasp the meaning of eternity. Because of these human limitations I will be using the terms “Eternity Past” and “Eternity Future” in order to illustrate from the scriptures what I believe are the different forms of Jesus Christ’s existence.

We begin our journey on the day of Pentecost. Soon after the outpouring of the Holy Spirit Peter filled to overflowing with the Spirit, begins to preach the gospel. Then when he gets to the place as recorded in Acts 2:32 and 33, an amazing truth is revealed. These two verses disclose the actual status and location of the Lord since His recent resurrection from the dead and ascension into heaven.

Acts 2:32 and 33
This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we are all witnesses.
Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

This is the first indication that the Lord Jesus Christ has been glorified and exalted as prophesied in the Old Testament. This truth was being revealed to Peter as he, filled with the Holy Spirit preached on the day of Pentecost. Some fifty days earlier Jesus had told the disciples in John 16, that He would send the Comforter and that this Comforter would guide them into all truth.

John 16:7-15 (KJV)

The Lord told His disciples this Comforter would not speak of Itself, but what It hears, It would speak, and that It would glorify Jesus. This is exactly what transpired during Peter’s anointed preaching, on the day of Pentecost, ten days after the Lord’s ascension into heaven.

This word exalted in Acts 2:33 is the greek word hupsoo which means to elevate (literally or figuratively.) It comes from the root word hupsos which translates altitude, the sky or dignity.

Compare Acts 2:33 (KJV) with Philippians 2:6-11(KJV)

The Revised Standard Version puts it this way:

Phil 2:6-11 (RSV)

The Living Bible gives us another perspective:

Phil 2:6-11 (TLB)

In Philippians 2:9 we learn that God has highly exalted Him and has given Him a name, which is above every other name.

Keeping in mind the Bible offers instruction, understanding, and purpose will assist in our investigation of the scriptures in order to find out exactly when this high exaltation of Jesus Christ actually took place.

To be contiued. . .

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