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Some definitions related to the study below:
ANOINTED (contacted, smeared or rubbed with oil, consecrated, furnished with what is needed) [Refers to the humanness of Jesus, because as the omnipotent God, the Anointer had no need of anointing. He, Himself, was the anointer!]
BORN OR BEGOTTEN [Shows Jesus’ humanity, since God has no beginning.]
Only Begotten of the Father, Only Begotten Son, First Born of the Dead, First Born of Many Brothers
BRANCH (shoot, descendant, sprout, bud)
BROTHER [By calling Himself our brother, Jesus put Himself on the same level as us.]
CARPENTER, CARPENTER'S SON
CHASTISED (punished) [The Chastiser became the Chastised.]
CHRIST-MESSIAH (anointed, consecrated - see above)
Christ Our Passover, Christ the Son of God, Christ of God, Jesus the Christ, Spirit of Christ
EMPTIED (make void or of none effect, be in vain, no reputation, abased, neutralized) [Remember this definition when your read the verses below]
FIRSTFRUITS (beginning of sacrifice)
FORM (shape, nature, adjustment of parts) [Remember this definition when your read the verses below]
GALILEAN (of or from Galilee)
HEIR (partitioning, getting by apportionment, sharer by lot, acquisition, heritage)
HOLY CHILD JESUS (boy, slave, servant, beaten, minister, young man, son)
LAMB (sheep, member of flock, lamkin) [He was the Shepherd, but lowered Himself to be our Lamb - to take our place.]
Lamb In The Midst Of The Throne Of God, Lamb Slain, Lamb Without Blemish
LIKE-LIKENESS (compare, similitude, similar, resemble, shape, form) [Remember this definition when your read the verses below]
Man of Sorrows, Last Man, Just Man
MINISTER (public servant, functionary, worshiper, benefactor)
Minister of the Sanctuary
NAZARENE (comes from Hebrew for branch)
OFFERING (presentation, oblation, sacrifice, offering up) [Before coming to earth, Jesus received offerings, but He lowered Himself to be our offering.]
OUR PASSOVER (exemption)
PROPITIATION (expiatory, atoning victim, lid of ark, mercy seat)
RANSOM (redemption price, loose, atonement, substitution, release, preserve, rescue, deliver, satisfaction)
ROOT (bottom, deep, heel)
Root of David, Root Of Jesse, Root Out Of Dry Ground
SACRIFICE (slaughter, kill, slay) [Before coming to earth, Jesus received sacrifices, but He lowered Himself to be our sacrifice.]
SECOND ADAM (afterward, again - to show blood, common, man)
SEED (fruit, plant, sowing, posterity, child, something, sown, sperm, offspring, remnant, issue)
Seed Of David, Seed Of Woman, Seed of Abraham
SERVANT (attendant, wait upon mentally, as a host, friend or teacher; deacon, administer, minister, relieves, service, bond man, bond servant) [Before and after His life on earth, Jesus was the one served, King and Lord. While on earth, He was servant.]
Righteous Servant, Servant of Rulers
SLAIN (take away, murder, put to death, kill, slay, butcher for food or sacrifice, slaughter, maim violently, wound)
Son Of Man, Son of the Blessed, Son of David, Son of God, Son of Mary, Son of the Father, Son of the Highest, Son of the Living God, Beloved Son
STRICKEN (thumped, pummeled, repeated blows with a fist or hammered, slapped, punished, beaten, smitten, wounded, suffered)
Don't get me wrong in this study. From eternity past through eternity future, Jesus is fully God. Col. 1.15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. Even this scripture points to Jesus being human while on earth, because it talks about God being invisible, but Jesus was plainly visible!
What we are going to study out here is the 33-34 year time-span in which Jesus was on this earth. We will discuss at the end the importance of this, but for right now, I would encourage you to keep an open mind and see what the truth of scripture teaches, not what the doctrine of man teaches.
Gen. 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. [Rom 5:14, 1 Cor. 15 Jesus is the Last Man or Second Adam, He made Himself equal with Adam.]
Gen. 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life: 15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel. [Lk. 2:17, Jn. 13:21-27, Gal. 4:4 Jesus is the Seed of Woman. This is the first prophecy about Jesus’ first coming.]
Gen. 26:4 And I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto your seed all these countries; and in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; [Mt. 1:1-2, Acts 3:25-26, Gal. 3:13-16, Jesus was THE seed of Abraham.]
Ex. 12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: you shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: 27 That you shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD'S Passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped. [Jn. 1, 1 Cor. 5:7 Jesus is the Lamb that takes away the sin of the world and Our Passover. Those are two of His titles.]
Ex. 17:6 Behold, I will stand before you there upon the rock in Horeb; and you shall smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. [1 Cor. 10:4]
In Leviticus we see many sacrifices and offerings, both are types of Jesus, our offering and sacrifice Lamb [Heb. 10:12].
Lev. 16:21 And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: 22 And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness. 30 For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that you may be clean from all your sins before the LORD. 34 And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year. And he did as the LORD commanded Moses. [Jn. 14:6, Heb. 7:25, 9:7, 14, 28 Jesus was crucified outside of the city. He is our scapegoat. All our iniquities were born by Him, He bore them to Hell, but because of His perfection, He rose again and came back.]
Dt. 18:15 The LORD your God will raise up unto you a Prophet from the midst of you, of your brethren, like unto me; unto him you shall hearken; 18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto you, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. 19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. [Jesus is that Prophet, like unto Moses and us! Mt. 21:11, Jn. 6:14, Acts 3:22-33, 7:37]
Ps. 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, [Jn. 8:37] 7 I will declare the decree: the LORD has said unto me, You are my Son; this day have I begotten you. [Mt. 3:17, Jn. 1:49] 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
Ps. 22:1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? [Mt. 27:46] 6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. [Mt. 27:20-26] 7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, 8 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. [Mt. 27:39-44, Lk. 23:35] 14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. [Jn. 19:34] 15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaves to my jaws; and you have brought me into the dust of death. [Jn. 19:28-29] 16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. [Jn. 20:25, 27] 17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. 18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. [Mt. 27:35-36, Jn. 19:23-24] [One thing that makes this passage so amazing is that it perfectly describes a crucifixion, which would not be invented for hundreds of years! Also, the same Pharisees that denied that Jesus was the Messiah, helped to fulfill these Messianic prophecies.]
Ps. 132:11. The LORD has sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of your body will I set upon your throne. [Mt. 1:6, Lk. 3:31 Jesus was the seed of David.]
Is. 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. [Mt. 2 Can God be born of a woman?]
Is. 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: [Lk. 3:23, 32, Acts 13:22-23] 2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; [How is it that the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Jesus, if He was God on this earth. Only men need the spirit of God to rest upon them.] 3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. [Mk. 8:33, 16:41, Lk. 9:4, Jn. 6:26, 12:71, 24:45, ] 5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. 10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. [Lk. 3:23, 32, Acts 13:22-23]
Is. 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. 2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. 3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. [Mt. 12:15-21] 4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. 6 I the LORD have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand, and will keep you, and give you for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; [Lk. 2:29-32] 7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. [Mt. 8:28, 9:32, 12:22, 15:22, 17:15, Mk. 1:23, 5:2, Lk. 8:2] [The one served is the servant, the one who elects is now elected.]
Is. 52:14 As many were astonished at you; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: [Mt. 28:67-68, 27:27-31, Phil. 2:7-11]
Is. 53:1 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he has no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. [Lk. 23:18, Jn. 1:11, 7:5] 4 Surely he has borne our grief, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. [Mt. 9:36, 14:14, 15:32, 20:34, 23:37, Rom. 5:6-8] 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. [Mt. 8:17, Jn. 19:34, Rom. 3:6, 8-9, 1 Pet. 2:24] 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opens not his mouth. [Mt. 26:62-63, 27:12-14, Mk. 15:4-5, Jn. 1:29, 19:9, 1 Pet. 1:18-19] 9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. [Mt. 27:57-60, Heb. 4:15] 10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. [Mt. 26:67-8, 27:27-31] 11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he has poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. [Mt. 27:38, Mk. 15:27, Lk. 23:34]
Is. 59:16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. [God needed a man to bring salvation because a man lost mankind's place with God.]
Is. 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; [Lk. 4:17-19, 21, 7:18-22][The anointer was anointed.]
Ezekiel, called son of man many times, is a picture of Christ, who was also so titled [just a few examples Mt. 8:20, 9:6, Mk. 8:38, Lk. 18:8, Jn. 1:51, Acts 7:56, Rev. 1:3].
Jonah was a type of Jesus death and resurrection. Jon. 1:17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
Zec. 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, your King comes unto you: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. [Mt. 11:29, 21:1-11, Jn. 12:12-15]
Zec. 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. [ Jn. 19:34, 37, 20:25-27],
Mt. 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham begot Isaac; and Isaac begot Jacob; and Jacob begot Judas and his brethren; 3 And Judas begot Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begot Esrom; and Esrom begot Aram; 6 And Jesse begot David the king; and David the king begot Solomon of her that had been the wife of Uriah; 12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechoniah begot Salathiel; and Salathiel begot Zorobabel; 13 And Zorobabel begot Abiud; and Abiud begot Eliakim; and Eliakim begot Azor; 16 And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. 18. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take Mary for your wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Mt. 3:13. Then came Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him. 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. [The one who anointed others with the Holy Spirit is here anointed with Him.]
Mt. 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward a hungered. 3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If you be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. 5 Then the devil took him up into the holy city, and sat him on a pinnacle of the temple, 6 And says unto him, If you be the Son of God, cast yourself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning you: and in their hands they shall bear you up, lest at any time you dash your foot against a stone. 7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, You shall not tempt the Lord your God. 8 Again, the devil took him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9 And said unto him, All these things will I give you, if you will fall down and worship me. 10 Then said Jesus unto him, Get out of here, Satan: for it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve. 11 Then the devil left him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him. [James 1.13 tells us that God cannot be tempted by sin. Here, Jesus, the man, was tempted.]
Mt. 8:20 And Jesus said unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has no where to lay his head. [As God, Jesus had and has the universe for his home, but while on earth, He had no where.]
Mt. 9:6 But that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, (then said he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up your bed, and go unto your house. 27 And when Jesus departed there, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Son of David, have mercy on us.
Mt. 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.
Mt. 12:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, 18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall show judgment to the Gentiles. 19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. 20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. 21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust. 22. Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, inasmuch that the blind and dumb both spoke and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? 39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah: 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. [Jesus made himself equal with obedient followers]
Mt. 13:55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
Mt. 27:19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. 24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see to it. 34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. 35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? 48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. [How is it possible that God could separate Himself from God? Only if one set aside His Godhead, and became a man.]
Mark 1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. [If Jesus were God, why did He have to pray so much?]
Mark 4:38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they woke him, and said unto him, Master, care you not that we perish? [Ps. 121.3-4 states that God does not sleep!]
Mark 8:31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
Mark 9:12 And he answered and told them, Elijah verily comes first, and restores all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at naught.
Luke 1:27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. 31 And, behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name JESUS. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God.
Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. 26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, 29 Lord, now let you your servant depart in peace, according to your word: 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, 31 Which you have prepared before the face of all people; 32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel. 40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. 51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. [God is all-knowing, all-wise and never changing. Jesus increased in wisdom, changed and grew in favor with God, all impossible for God to do.]
Luke 3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli... 31 Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David, 32 Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson, 33 Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Judah, 34 Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor…38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
Luke 4:17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has 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 bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
Luke 5:16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
Lk. 9.1 Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. 2 He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 6 So they departed and went through the towns, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere. 10.1 After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. 9 And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ 17 Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” 18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Mk. 16.17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” 19 So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. 20 And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen. [Jesus gave those who followed Him the same power and authority that He had, to do the same things.]
Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Luke 22:27 For whether is greater, he that sits at meat, or he that serves? is not he that sits at meat? but I am among you as he that serves.
Luke 23:6 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean. 9 Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing. 46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into your hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. 47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. [Ps. 90 declares that from everlasting to everlasting you are God. How is it that God can die? When Jesus told the Pharisees and disciples that He was going to die, they struggled with the concept of God dying, and rightfully so, but Jesus was a man.]
Luke 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones, as you see me have. 40 And when he had thus spoken, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have you here any meat? 42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of a honeycomb. 43 And he took it, and did eat before them. 44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spoke unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. 45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, 46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: [God is invisible and is Spirit.]
John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 14 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. [dwelt = tabernacled] 18 No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him. 29. The next day John saw Jesus coming unto him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world. 36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he said, Behold the Lamb of God! 41 He first found his own brother Simon, and said unto him, We have found the Messiah, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. 45 Philip found Nathanael, and said unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 51 And he said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man. [God has been seen by no man. Only the Man, Jesus Christ, can be seen.]
John 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that you do, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 13 And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 18 He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
John 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for what things he does, these also does the Son likewise. 30 I can of my own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father which has sent me. [Jesus declared dozens of times in John that He could do nothing without Father's power and guidance. Just like a man!]
John 6:14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. 38 For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me. 53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Who ever eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56 He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him.
John 7:42 Has not the scripture said, That Christ comes of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
John 8:28 Then said Jesus unto them, When you have lifted up the Son of man, then shall you know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father has taught me, I speak these things. 29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. 42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
John 11:35 Jesus wept. 36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him! 37 And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died? 38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself came to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. 39 Jesus said, Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, said unto him, Lord, by this time he stinks: for he has been dead four days. 40 Jesus said unto her, Said I not unto you, that, if you would believe, you should see the glory of God? 41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 And I knew that you hear me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that you have sent me. 43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. 44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave clothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus said unto them, Loose him, and let him go. 50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. 51 And this spoke he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; [Jesus did not do this miracle (or any other) of Himself, but He relied on the Father.]
John 14:10 Believe 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 dwells in me, he does the works. 12. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believes on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. [Whether the miracles are done by Jesus or us, the source is the same!]
John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. 24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. 25 But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
John 17:4 I have glorified you on the earth: I have finished the work which you gave me to do. 8 For I have given unto them the words which you gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you, and they have believed that you did send me. [Jesus stated over and over again that the source of his words and works was the Father and not he himself. Apart from the Father, he could do nothing.]
Acts 2:22 You men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as you yourselves also know: 23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
Acts 3:25 You are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in your seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed. 26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.
Acts 4:25 Who by the mouth of your servant David has said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? 26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ. 27 For of a truth against your holy child Jesus, whom you have anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, 30 By stretching forth your hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of your holy child Jesus.
Acts 8:33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
Acts 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.
Rom. 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
Rom. 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
Rom. 5:15 But not as the offense, so also is the free gift. For if through the offense of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, has abounded unto many. 16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offenses unto justification. 17 For if by one man's offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore as by the offense of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. 21 That as sin has reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
Rom. 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you. 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 29. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestine to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
1 Cor. 5:7. Purge out therefore the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us:
1 Cor. 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
1 Cor. 11:23. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do you, as oft as you drink it, in remembrance of me. 26 For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you do show the Lord's death till he come. 27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. [Can God's body be broken and His blood spilt?}
1 Cor. 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 20. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. 21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming. 45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 46 How be it that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
2 Cor. 5:16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. 21 For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
2 Cor. 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich.
2 Cor. 13:4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.
Gal. 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree: 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. 16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He said not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to your seed, which is Christ.
Gal. 4:4 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
Eph. 2.13 But now in Christ Jesus you who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 14. For he is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of two one new man, so making peace; 16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
Phil. 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
1 Tim. 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
1 Tim. 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
2 Tim. 2:8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
Heb. 2:6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that you are mindful of him? or the son of man, that you visit him? 7 You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor, and did set him over the works of your hands: 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 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. 12 Saying, I will declare your name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto you. 14. For as much 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 devil; 16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. 17 Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted.
Heb. 4:15 For we have not a 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. [James 1.13 says that God cannot be tempted.]
Heb. 5:8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; [Would God need to learn obedience?!?!]
Heb. 8.1 Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, 2 a Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord erected, and not man. 3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer. 6. But now has he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
Heb. 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 15. And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. 16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. 17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator lives. 24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: 25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest enters into the holy place every year with blood of others; 26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world has he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
Heb. 10:5 Wherefore when he came into the world, he said, Sacrifice and offering you would not, but a body have you prepared me: 10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 And every priest stands daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God; 19. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 By a new and living way, which he has consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
1 Pet. 1:18 For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
1 Pet. 3:18. For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
1 Pet. 4:1. For as much then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin;
1 John 4:2 Hereby know you the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. [Jesus was a man filled with Holy Spirit, doing the works of God, saying the words of God. Even so are we.]
Rev. 5:5 And one of the elders said unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. 6. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
Rev. 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Rev. 22:1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: 16 I Jesus have sent my angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
When I see how Jesus limited Himself to be so human makes me even more grateful to Him for coming and suffering so, just to redeem us from sin, Satan, the world, and Hell. Who else would go so far to save those who were His hateful enemies.
Certain aspects of Jesus' life, mentioned above, make it clear that He was 100% human. He was fully God before coming in the flesh, and 100% God after the resurrection. But while on earth, He was MAN. While on earth, Jesus was born, grew (changed), increased in wisdom, was visible, had needs (hunger and thirst, needed money, etc.), was tired, served and ministered, obeyed authorities including his parents, was tempted, was limited to being in one location and died. God is eternal, never changing, all-wise and omniscient, invisible, self-existent and sufficient, never sleeps and omnipotent, is the one served, is Lord and Master, cannot be tempted by evil, omnipresent, and lives forever.
You can’t have it both ways! Either He was God or He was man. In reality, WHO Jesus was is God, WHAT Jesus was is human. Jesus is described as the second Adam or the last man, because God had two sons, Adam and Jesus. Both were born innocent and full of the same potential. Adam messed up by committing gross treason against God, while Jesus honored Hs Father in all things, in all ways, at all times. Adam had this same potential, but he blew it. We have the same potential when we become born again. We do have to combat the effects of our old nature, but we can overcome that.
Why is this so important? Some have elevated Jesus' life beyond the level of a human and feel the need to pray to saints and/or Mary or have other ‘more worthy’ humans be their go between. They look to others to stand between God and themselves. All of us can be tempted to elevate Him to the point where we believe that we can't do the miracles Jesus did - which He said we could - nor live the life He did - which He also said we can do. Jesus is our elder brother. As such, He is an excellent example. He also will guide us along life's paths, protecting and providing for us. Although Jesus was our shepherd and had full right to remain our shepherd, He became our sacrificial lamb.