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Son of God – Human & Divine

The Son of God, both Human and Divine

Matthew 3:23-38 Shows that Jesus was the son of Abraham, in whom all the families of the earth are blessed, and also heir to the throne of David; Joseph, the husband of Mary, is in the lineage of David. But Luke shows that Jesus was born by a woman under the Law to be obedient to the Law. So though we are under grace, we still need to follow the commandments of God and not the Law of Moses, which is directly for the Israelites. Beginning with Eli or Heli, the Father of Mary traces the bloodline up to Adam.

The scholar of our time observed and studied the perversion of the original text of the Bible, and it was very notable. Our salvation anyway does not depend upon the work of their hands and their minds, and they can remove, change, or replace what was written to their self-interest, and still, the Word is progressively adjusting to present-time living. Matthew’s lineage of Jesus was with David’s line,, Joseph’s descendants with the bloodline of kings.

Who was the offspring of God? Is Adam the son of God? By creation, yes! Begotten? Yes!! Was he affirmed by Luke? Yes!!! Mary, the daughter of Adam and Jesus Christ the son of Adam were both fully human. Our relationship with Adam is the Father of humanity. Through lineage, Jesus became the son of Adam on his human side and the Son of God for being with the Spirit of God. 

This relationship created a bridge, Jesus (the Mediator) between God (our Creator) and Adam (the son of God) sons (humanity). 

Adam, the Father of humanity, obeyed God’s rule to multiply and replenish the earth. 

As generation progresses, so as the population of the earth, and the disobedience of not subduing it reflects how the living situation today came out of what we experienced in our lifetime. All flesh being the sons and daughter of Adam takes the wages of sin; the consequences of being here today and gone tomorrow; like flowers that bloom so beautifully only to whither in a few days; like the sun that shines its greatness in the morning and weakened in the late afternoon and later give up its glory. The great mystery of life is a journey. When will it end? Why will it not end? It is a mystery!

As partakers of God’s Divine nature, we receive the Holy Spirit as a gift requested by the Son from the Father. He who partakes in the Spirit of God is the recipient of eternal happiness. And he who partakes the Holy Spirit of life from the Son Jesus Christ has eternal happiness. Therefore those who experience the Holy Spirit of God have lasting happiness and eternal life. So there was according to the gospel that was preached unto us.

Philippians 2:5-11

The obedience of Jesus Christ is an example we must imitate; being Christ-likeness is godliness. His obedience redeemed us from the bondage of sin, which causes paradise to be taken away from human hands. Human perfection becomes the perfect imperfection of God’s creation. Humans struggled to do righteous things and made it so easy to do nothing, and you are on the wicked side.

If we would receive the benefit of his death in redeeming our sins, we most likely will benefit from being a new creation. Through believing in him, the potential of receiving eternal life is at hand and the process of salvation kicks in. The sanctifying grace and justification of faith is the first step towards salvation. I have an article about the process of salvation; check it out.

Jesus Christ has two natures; fully Divine and fully human.

When Jesus became God?

Declared Divine when God uttered the word “My beloved Son,” A noteworthy use of the Word that confirms Jesus is Divine.

During the baptism of Jesus, the Father spoke from heaven: “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17; Mark 1:11; Luke 3:22). In this event, the Trinity was revealed. The Father’s voice, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are represented by a dove and rested on Jesus (Mark 1:10; Luke 3:22; John 1:32).

At the Mount of Transfiguration, God called Jesus “My beloved Son” with whom He was pleased; (Matthew 17:5). The way the Trinity works is through collective unity; one for all, all for one. When the Father sent the Son on a mission, the Son did not only do what was expected of him but also did it across the board. When the Father said: maybe, through him, the world may be saved. And the Son knew the Father very well; that the Word perhaps is a kind word giving him a choice, but the Son did it, and the Father was very pleased!

No one should make the mistake of passing to the next person that the blood of Jesus becomes a sacrificial sin offering. We have to make it directly if we want to honor the redemptive work of the Son. His life was offered as a ticket to our redemption, and the Son echoed this truth in John 10:17 when He says, “The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again.” He did not say I spilled my blood or sprinkled it with blood. Do not be offended. The truth must prevail; just making a point about the fact.

When Jesus becomes Christ?

Jesus became Christ when Peter delivered this sermon: “Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.” “This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge, and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross.” “But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death because death couldn’t keep its hold on him.” Acts 2:22-24.

Being a Partaker of God’s Divine nature doesn’t mean he is equal with God in power, authority, and position in the godhead. Remember that the power and authority came from God, and Jesus himself declared that: “once everything is put under His feet including death, and then he will be subjected to Father so that the Father will be all in all. (1 Corinthians 15:27; Ephesians 1:22;Hebrews 2:8).

Jesus never expressed his desire to be equal with God and never thought that men would worship him the same Divine worship we offered to God. His human nature becomes like us when he bore our sin in his body upon the cross. (1 Peter 2:24; 1John 2:2; Isaiah 53:4)

Christ took upon himself the imperfection and form of a man. He was feeling the pain and heaviness of sins that men have committed. Yet, up to the last minute, he was still ridiculed by those he was trying to save from their iniquities.

Christ’s human nature is full of pain and suffering, and it’s over; it comes to pass that his Divine nature takes his seat back in unity with the godhead. Once the Father gives him total control of the kingdom, he will rule the earth with his kings and priests. He will be the King of kings and Lord of lords. Every knee shall bow in his honor as we turn in the glory of the Father—John 5:23.

Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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