As He Is Conclusion . . .

Is Jesus Christ Fully Man and Fully Divine now?

Peter and the other Apostles whom the Lord had chosen had been with the Lord during the days of His flesh. They had traveled with Him, they ate meals together, and they prayed with Him. These Apostles had been witness to the signs, miracles, wonders and the mighty works, which He always credited to the Father. “These are not my works but the Father that sent me.”

One time He was approached and addressed as “Good Master.” He quickly corrected the individual and said, “Why call me good? There is none good but One, which is, God.

Matthew 19:16
And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

Mark 10:17
And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?

Luke 18:18
And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

At the tomb of His good friend Lazarus Christ wept. Other times Christ displayed anger towards those who attempted to stop the work of God. Often Jesus was moved with great compassion, especially when He saw Israel scattered like sheep without a shepherd. Upon hearing the report from the seventy which He had sent out Christ rejoiced and physically jumped up and down for joy! Christ expressed every human emotion during the days of His flesh.

Matthew 9:36
But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

Mark 6:34
And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.

These and many other examples may be found showing the full humanity of Jesus of Nazareth and how He did not come to do His own will but His Father’s that sent Him.

Like all men, He experienced pain, sorrow, disappointment, loneliness, hunger, rejection and the entire range of human emotions which always were within the will of God. Christ taught us by example that it’s not what happens to us in this life but how we handle the hurts, sorrows and persecutions.

In the garden of Gethsemane, His agony and temptation to find another way other than to suffer a cruel death on the cross was so intense the capillaries ruptured in His forehead causing Him to sweat blood. Nevertheless in spite of all the temptations, persecutions and sufferings, He overcame then and said, “Not my will but thy will be done,” giving glory to the Father Who had sent Him. Peter was present when He was being beaten and interrogated by the Roman soldiers. Peter watched as they stripped and whipped Him. The Centurions placed a bag over His head and repeatedly punched and taunted Christ. They openly mocked Him demanding Him to prophesy as to who was hitting Him. They shamelessly mocked Him and spit on Him. Peter was there when they crowned Him with thorns, put a reed in His hand, and covered Him with a scarlet robe. Peter was standing there as they played a game called the “Kings Game”

“The ‘Game of the King’ or ‘Kings Game’ was something that the Roman soldiers often played before the crucified a prisoner. The winner in the game shot dice on this board that they scratched out on the stones. The winner got to pick a prisoner, who they would get to “honor” as king for the week, and they would bring Him out and they would subject Him to all kinds of humiliation. That was there prize. In this case, it was the King of Kings, and He created those soldiers. All the proper symbols were there. There was a robe, a crown, a scepter. The words were right – The King of the Jews. But it was all mockery.” https://hutchcraft.com/…/your-mos…/the-game-of-the-king-6270

Matthew 27:27-31 (KJV)

27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.

28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.

29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.

Luke 22:61
And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

Peter knew that Jesus was fully human and knew that there was no other man he had ever known like this Jesus of Nazareth. No one else had the words of life and did such wonderful mighty works as Christ was able to do even though He had willfully stripped himself of the Divine attributes He once shared with His Father.

Christ always admitted that all the words He spoke and all the wondrous miracles He performed were not of Him but of the Father.

The Promise of the Father

Let’s return to Acts 2:33 to see what Peter learned while he was preaching on the day of Pentecost.

Acts 2:33
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.

What a tremendous revelation and insight this is in observing how Jesus Christ became simultaneously both fully mortal and fully Divine after His resurrection and Ascension into heaven!

The Greek word for the word “received” in this verse is lambano, which means to take, take hold of, apprehend, to take or receive from another; to take what is given; hence, receive, pointing to an objective reception.

In Hebrews, the scripture declares that because the Son of God loved righteousness and hated iniquity, He would be anointed with the oil of joy or gladness above His fellows. When the Father anointed the resurrected and ascended Jesus of Nazareth with the oil of joy, it was without measure. At that precise moment, in the form of a resurrected glorified man God the Father restored all of Christ’s divine attributes which He had purposely left behind when He was conceived in the womb of Mary by the Holy Ghost. All those attributes which the Son of God had willfully stripped Himself of were restored to Him when He received (lambano) the Promise of the Father.
Then as the resurrected, ascended, glorified and exalted Son of God, Christ pours and fills each person that with the gift of holy spirit that believes on Him.

Philippians 2:9-11
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Andrew Murray, in The Holiest of All, page 77, writes:
“He is the anointed King. Therefore, because He loved righteousness and hated iniquity, therefore God anointed Him. When He ascended into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of the throne, he received from the Father anew and in its fullest measure, as the son of Man, the gift of the Holy Ghost to bestow on His people. That spirit was to Him the oil of joy, the joy that had been set before Him, the joy of His crowning day when He saw of the travail of His soul, an anointing above His fellows, for there is none like Him; God gave Him the spirit without measure. And yet for His fellows, His redeemed, whom, as Head, He had made members of His body. They become partakers of His anointing and His joy. As He said, “The Lord hath anointed Me to give the oil of joy.” Christ our King, our God, is anointed with the oil of joy, anointed too, to give the oil of joy; His Kingdom is one of everlasting gladness, of joy unspeakable and full of glory.”

Is Jesus Christ Now and Forever Both Fully Man and Fully Divine?

As our Great High Priest-King, Christ will continue to make intercession for His saints until the Kingdom of God is established upon the earth.

As a man who was tempted in all points as we are, Jesus of Nazareth can fully relate to our infirmities.

As our high priest Christ is able to succor us in a kind and benevolent manner.

As fully divine, His grace and mercy allows us to approach the Throne of grace to find help in time of need.

Since His ascension into heaven Christ is able to among any two or three gathered in His name.

Christ is also the mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus. (1 Tim 2:5)

Jesus Christ “AS HE IS” Today – Not As He Was

Our relationship with Christ must be “AS HE IS” today and not as He was during the days of His flesh

Recorded in the book of Galatians we read Paul the Apostle received revelation from the resurrected, ascended, and glorified Lord of Lords and King of Kings!

While traveling on the road to Damascus, Saul of Tarsus realized who it was that he was persecuting. He immediately stopped maiming and killing the followers of Christ and began following and serving the Lord Jesus Christ. Saul changed his name to Paul and never stopped following Christ until the day in 68AD when he was beheaded under the orders of Nero. Paul was faithful right up until the day of his martyrdom. The Apostle Paul was pursuing the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Paul had received revelation of the third heaven of which he wrote in his second letter to the Corinthians. The windows of heaven were opened to Paul and he was allowed to see and hear something that he said was not lawful for a man to speak.

Could it be that what Paul saw in the third heaven was the same as what Isaiah, Daniel, Ezekiel and the Apostle John was allowed to see as revealed to them when the windows of heaven were opened? What these men all saw in a vision was the Lord Jesus Christ, fully man and fully Divine, sitting on His throne, high and lifted up and His train filling the entire temple.

The Apostle Paul intimately knew Jesus the Messiah “As He Is,” and not as He was. Unlike the other twelve Apostles, Paul was the only Apostle called of the Lord who was not with Him during the days of His flesh.

It was during the period of time when Saul was commissioned by the Temple at Jerusalem to persecute the Lord’s people that he met the risen glorified Christ on the road to Damascus.

Paul had never known Jesus of Nazareth in the flesh. He only knew Christ “AS HE IS” in His risen, glorified form. Because of this unique relationship with the risen Christ, the Apostle Paul decided that nothing was going to hold him back. He was fully persuaded and determined to declare his cruel past over and done with. After his personal encounter with Christ, Paul becomes a new man in Christ. Paul was willing to suffer persecution for the sake of Christ. He continued to press on toward the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

In his second epistle to Timothy Paul wrote: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:”

Paul had no doubt who Jesus is and knew that by remaining faithful to Him that one day he would be crowned with the crown of righteousness by Jesus the risen, glorified Christ.

Paul, who came from a background of religious Jewish traditions and keeping of the Law had made a decision to count all of his religious accomplishments and pedigree family lineage but “dung.” Paul left it all behind once He saw Jesus for Who He Truly is!

We may also know Him AS HE IS today. We may press in to develop an intimate relationship and fellowship with the Lord Jesus. This may be accomplished if we are willing to spend the quiet time needed so we may learn from Him all that we can. Therefore let us consider Jesus the Messiah.

Eternity Past and Eternity Future

In eternity past Christ, in the form of spirit, was divine and shared divine attributes with the Father.

During the days of His flesh, Jesus of Nazareth chose to limit Himself by setting aside His divine attributes and was born fully man (flesh) with perfect sinless blood. In eternity past, Christ states that He was with the Father in eternity past and shared God’s glory.

Now and in Eternity Future He is and will be forever remaining fully man and fully divine, highly exalted by the Father as the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek. Then when the Kingdom is established on earth He will take His rightful place setting up His government on earth and sitting upon His throne as Lord of Lords and Kings of Kings of the entire ever expanding Universe.

This is our eternal inheritance to live with Christ forever in the Kingdom of God.

Let us pray that God would assist us and allow us to see the Lord Jesus “AS HE IS” our Messiah of Nazareth.

Is Jesus Christ Fully Man and Fully Divine now?

Peter and the other Apostles whom the Lord had chosen had been with the Lord during the days of His flesh. They had traveled with Him, they ate meals together, and they prayed with Him. These Apostles had been witness to the signs, miracles, wonders and the mighty works, which He always credited to the Father. “These are not my works but the Father that sent me.”

One time He was approached and addressed as “Good Master.” He quickly corrected the individual and said, “Why call me good? There is none good but One, which is, God.

Matthew 19:16
And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

Mark 10:17
And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?

Luke 18:18
And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

At the tomb of His good friend Lazarus Christ wept. Other times Christ displayed anger towards those who attempted to stop the work of God. Often Jesus was moved with great compassion, especially when He saw Israel scattered like sheep without a shepherd. Upon hearing the report from the seventy which He had sent out Christ rejoiced and physically jumped up and down for joy! Christ expressed every human emotion during the days of His flesh.

Matthew 9:36
But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

Mark 6:34
And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.

These and many other examples may be found showing the full humanity of Jesus of Nazareth and how He did not come to do His own will but His Father’s that sent Him.

Like all men, He experienced pain, sorrow, disappointment, loneliness, hunger, rejection and the entire range of human emotions which always were within the will of God. Christ taught us by example that it’s not what happens to us in this life but how we handle the hurts, sorrows and persecutions that matter.

In the garden of Gethsemane, His agony and temptation to find another way other than to suffer a cruel death on the cross was so intense the capillaries ruptured in His forehead causing Him to sweat blood. Nevertheless in spite of all the temptations, persecutions and sufferings, He overcame then and said, “Not my will but thy will be done,” giving glory to the Father Who had sent Him.

Hematidrosis is a rare condition in which a human being sweats blood. The actual cause of this phenomenon is not certain. Some scientists speculate that it happens when a person is under extreme stress.

Peter watched as the Lord was taken prisoner. Peter was present when Christ was being beaten and interrogated by the Roman soldiers. Peter stood by as they stripped and whipped Him.

The Centurions placed a bag over His head and repeatedly punched and taunted Christ. They openly mocked Him demanding Him to prophesy as to who was hitting Him. The Roman soldiers shamelessly mocked Him and spit on Him.

Peter was there when they crowned Him with thorns, put a reed in His hand, and covered Him with a scarlet robe. Peter was standing there as these base soldiers played a game called the “Kings Game” in the presence of their prisoner Christ.

“The ‘Game of the King’ or ‘Kings Game’ was something that the Roman soldiers often played before the crucified a prisoner. The winner in the game shot dice on this board that they scratched out on the stones. The winner got to pick a prisoner, who they would get to “honor” as king for the week, and they would bring Him out and they would subject Him to all kinds of humiliation. That was there prize. In this case, it was the King of Kings, and He created those soldiers. All the proper symbols were there. There was a robe, a crown, a scepter. The words were right – The King of the Jews. But it was all mockery.” https://hutchcraft.com/…/your-mos…/the-game-of-the-king-6270

Matthew 27:27-31 (KJV)

27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.

28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.

29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.

The Lord Jesus could have asked His Father to send more than twelve legions of angels and end it all. However He did not do this but endured the pain and despised the shame for all those who would one day believe on Him and live in His Kingdom.

Luke 22:61
And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

Peter knew that Jesus was fully human and knew that there was no other man he had ever known like this Jesus of Nazareth. No one else had the words of life and did such wonderful mighty works as Christ was able to do even though He had willfully stripped himself of the Divine attributes He once shared with His Father.

Christ always admitted that all the words He spoke and all the wondrous miracles He performed were not of Him but of the Father.

The Promise of the Father

Let’s return to Acts 2:33 to see what Peter learned while he was preaching on the day of Pentecost.

Acts 2:33
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.

What a tremendous revelation and insight this is in observing how Jesus Christ became simultaneously both fully mortal and fully Divine after His resurrection and Ascension into heaven!

The Greek word for the word “received” in this verse is lambano, which means to take, take hold of, apprehend, to take or receive from another; to take what is given; hence, receive, pointing to an objective reception.

In Hebrews, the scripture declares that because the Son of God loved righteousness and hated iniquity, He would be anointed with the oil of joy or gladness above His fellows. When the Father anointed the resurrected and ascended Jesus of Nazareth with the oil of joy, it was without measure. At that precise moment, in the form of a resurrected glorified man God the Father restored all of Christ’s divine attributes which He had purposely left behind when He was conceived in the womb of Mary by the Holy Ghost. All those attributes which the Son of God had willfully stripped Himself of were restored to Him when He received (lambano) the Promise of the Father.
Then as the resurrected, ascended, glorified and exalted Son of God, Christ pours and fills each person that with the gift of holy spirit that believes on Him.

Philippians 2:9-11
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Andrew Murray, in The Holiest of All, page 77, writes:
“He is the anointed King. Therefore, because He loved righteousness and hated iniquity, therefore God anointed Him. When He ascended into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of the throne, he received from the Father anew and in its fullest measure, as the son of Man, the gift of the Holy Ghost to bestow on His people. That spirit was to Him the oil of joy, the joy that had been set before Him, the joy of His crowning day when He saw of the travail of His soul, an anointing above His fellows, for there is none like Him; God gave Him the spirit without measure. And yet for His fellows, His redeemed, whom, as Head, He had made members of His body. They become partakers of His anointing and His joy. As He said, “The Lord hath anointed Me to give the oil of joy.” Christ our King, our God, is anointed with the oil of joy, anointed too, to give the oil of joy; His Kingdom is one of everlasting gladness, of joy unspeakable and full of glory.”

Is Jesus Christ Now and Forever Both Fully Man and Fully Divine?

As our Great High Priest-King, Christ will continue to make intercession for His saints until the Kingdom of God is established upon the earth.

As a man who was tempted in all points as we are, Jesus of Nazareth can fully relate to our infirmities.

As our high priest Christ is able to succor us in a kind and benevolent manner.

As fully divine, His grace and mercy allows us to approach the Throne of grace to find help in time of need.

Since His ascension into heaven Christ is able to among any two or three gathered in His name.

Christ is also the mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus. (1 Tim 2:5)

Jesus Christ “AS HE IS” Today – Not As He Was

Our relationship with Christ must be “AS HE IS” today and not as He was during the days of His flesh

Recorded in the book of Galatians we read Paul the Apostle received revelation from the resurrected, ascended, and glorified Lord of Lords and King of Kings!

While traveling on the road to Damascus, Saul of Tarsus realized who it was that he was persecuting. He immediately stopped maiming and killing the followers of Christ and began following and serving the Lord Jesus Christ. Saul changed his name to Paul and never stopped following Christ until the day in 68AD when he was beheaded under the orders of Nero. Paul was faithful right up until the day of his martyrdom. The Apostle Paul was pursuing the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Paul had received revelation of the third heaven of which he wrote in his second letter to the Corinthians. The windows of heaven were opened to Paul and he was allowed to see and hear something that he said was not lawful for a man to speak.

Could it be that what Paul saw in the third heaven was the same as what Isaiah, Daniel, Ezekiel and the Apostle John was allowed to see as revealed to them when the windows of heaven were opened? What these men all saw in a vision was the Lord Jesus Christ, fully man and fully Divine, sitting on His throne, high and lifted up and His train filling the entire temple.

The Apostle Paul intimately knew Jesus the Messiah “As He Is,” and not as He was. Unlike the other twelve Apostles, Paul was the only Apostle called of the Lord who was not with Him during the days of His flesh.

It was during the period of time when Saul was commissioned by the Temple at Jerusalem to persecute the Lord’s people that he met the risen glorified Christ on the road to Damascus.

Paul had never known Jesus of Nazareth in the flesh. He only knew Christ “AS HE IS” in His risen, glorified form. Because of this unique relationship with the risen Christ, the Apostle Paul decided that nothing was going to hold him back. He was fully persuaded and determined to declare his cruel past over and done with. After his personal encounter with Christ, Paul becomes a new man in Christ. Paul was willing to suffer persecution for the sake of Christ. He continued to press on toward the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

In his second epistle to Timothy Paul wrote: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:”

Paul had no doubt who Jesus is and knew that by remaining faithful to Him that one day he would be crowned with the crown of righteousness by Jesus the risen, glorified Christ.

Paul, who came from a background of religious Jewish traditions and keeping of the Law had made a decision to count all of his religious accomplishments and pedigree family lineage but “dung.” Paul left it all behind once He saw Jesus for Who He Truly is!

We may also know Him AS HE IS today. We may press in to develop an intimate relationship and fellowship with the Lord Jesus. This may be accomplished if we are willing to spend the quiet time needed so we may learn from Him all that we can. Therefore let us consider Jesus the Messiah.

Eternity Past and Eternity Future

In eternity past Christ, in the form of spirit, was divine and shared divine attributes with the Father.

During the days of His flesh, Jesus of Nazareth chose to limit Himself by setting aside His divine attributes and was born fully man (flesh) with perfect sinless blood. In eternity past, Christ states that He was with the Father in eternity past and shared God’s glory.

Now and in Eternity Future He is and will be forever remaining fully man and fully divine, highly exalted by the Father as the High Priest after the order of Melchizedek. Then when the Kingdom is established on earth He will take His rightful place setting up His government on earth and sitting upon His throne as Lord of Lords and Kings of Kings of the entire ever expanding Universe.

This is our eternal inheritance to live with Christ forever in the Kingdom of God.

Let us pray that God would assist us and allow us to see the Lord Jesus of Nazareth “AS HE IS.”

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