Son of Man

Jesus is, was, and ever will be God, but for a time chose to follow a path where He would become a little lower than the angels.

He didn’t cling to the benefits of His status, but lowered Himself to our level to experience life as a man, with all of the same temptations, and He gained knowledge of man’s weaknesses and suffering through personal experience. The clear difference between Him and us was that he didn’t succumb to the temptation.

When He ministered it was in the power of the Holy Spirit and the authority of the Father not His own authority and power. His ministry was performed as a Spirit filled man commissioned by God.

After His resurrection He said, “all authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth, go therefore and make disciples…” and ” you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me…”

As Jesus was sent by the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit, we (as His disciples and believers in Him ) have been sent by Him to be His witnesses empowered by the same Holy Spirit who empowered Him, to do the works that He did and also greater works.

Spirit filled believers are intended to carry on Jesus’ ministry also having a Divine commission as His ambassadors in a hostile world. Sadly that hostility often comes from other professing believers who would reject most of what is written above and claim it is “denying Jesus’ Divinity in the incarnation”.

They also tend to be people who deny the ongoing validity of Spiritual gifts and reject the continuation of the same works and greater that Jesus said those who believe would do. Basically they deny both the promises of Jesus and the teachings of Paul.

That kind of denial is not only detrimental to themselves, those beliefs have undermined the intended mission of the church, as well as condemning misinformed followers of Christ to lives of unnecessary sickness and premature death.

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