3. Jesus Son of man
Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
Jesus the Son of Man had to grow and increase just as any other man.
Hebrews 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by
whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the
captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
The word perfect means complete. To identify with humanity The Lord Jesus had to experience humanity and through it all, never sinned.
Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched
with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like
as we are, yet without sin.
Through Jesus Christ we can approach God with every situation; confident that He understands and can relate to our problem because The Lord Jesus suffered and knows what it feels like.
Some things about Jesus
Born of a virgin
Lived a sinless life
Never functioned as Deity
Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Although Jesus was also God the Son, He never functioned or used His Deity in His mission to saved lost humanity. He did it all as a sinless man under the Law and by the indwelling Holy Spirit. He voluntarily laid aside His Deity, although He retained it.
The Kenosis (divine emptying of Jesus Christ is found in the following: (made himself of no reputation, is Greek for kneoo which means to empty.)
Philippians 2:6-8 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not
robbery to be equal with God:
Philippians 2:6 Although he was in the form of God and equal with God, he did not take advantage of this equality. (God's word translation)
As said above, the divine emptying of Jesus Christ does not mean that He
never retained His
Everything that He did and accomplished was by the Power of the Holy Spirit, from His position as the Son of Man, who was totally sinless. As the Son of man He had limitations as can be seen in the following:
Luke 8:45-46 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter
and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and
press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
There are some people who would question the Deity of Jesus Christ by
asking the question
Jesus Anointed By the Holy Spirit
Luke 4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, (see Luke 4:1-13)
In the wilderness Jesus overcame the devil and returned in Power of the Holy Spirit.
Luke 4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the
upon me, because he hath
anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to
heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and
recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are
Luke 11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
John 14:10 Believest thou 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 dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
Act 10:38 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; for God was with him.
Our Lord retained the power (authority, right, privilege to forgive sins while here on earth)
Matthew 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
Mark 2:5-7 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the
palsy, Son, thy
Made like unto His brethren
Hebrews 2:14-17 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh
and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through
death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the