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January 27, 2016

DIVINE AND HUMAN

by Leslie John

Leslie John

“But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? ” (Hebrews 1:13-14)

Man in his finite knowledge argues, without taking into cognizance the divinity of Lord Jesus, as to how a child can be born without the conjugation of man and woman; of course it is true in the case of humans, but Lord Jesus was not a man to be born to human beings, but He came in the likeness of man. God is Spirit and Lord Jesus was divine born of the Holy Virgin Mary, who was overshadowed by the Holy Spirit. He was born in the form of servant and in this world in the likeness of man (cf. Matthew 1:18-20, Philippians 2:5-9).

“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 ” (Philippians 2:6-7)

He became flesh our sake.

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth ” (John 1:14)

Mark the Gospel writer emphasizes on his human nature and calls him as “Son of man ” while John the Gospel writer calls Him the “Son of God ”.

Indeed, He had two natures, one of divine and another of human. He was fully divine and fully human.    In like manner man would like to understand the facts one contrasting with another. Therefore, the writer of Hebrews contrasts Jesus with angels, Joseph, and Moses, High Priests of Old Testament period, Prophets etc. In all comparisons and contrasts Lord Jesus was found to be the superior.

The writer argues as to which of the angels were given the privilege of being seated at Father’s right hand, until the LORD the Almighty Jehovah makes all the enemies of Lord Jesus Christ to come to His footstool. Angels are ministering spirits sent forth to minister those who are going to have eternal life and become heirs of salvation.

Obviously the heirs who are going to have inheritance and to be comforted to the image of Lord Jesus Christ are those, who confess by mouth Him as the Lord, and believe in heart that God raised Him from the dead on the third day. (cf. Romans 10:9)

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