Jesus lived as Man for us to be Joint-heirs

 

"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."

 

I am a retired pastor of the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.

We declare

Jesus Christ was God in the beginning, ceased to be God, became a man in sinful flesh, lived without sin, and tells us to follow in his steps, so that we may become joint-heirs with him in his kingdom.

Explanation

In the beginning, Jesus was God the Word. "John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Later, Jesus became a man "John 1:14 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." Not only he became flesh (man), he lived in a sinful flesh. "Romans 8:3 ... God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:" In spite of his sinful flesh, he lived a sinless life that is approved of God. "Romans 8:22 Ye 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 ye yourselves also know:" When he was a man, he did not live as God. He obeyed God until he was crucified and died. "Philippians 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross." Upon his resurrection from the dead and subsequent ascension, he was anointed once again as God. "Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.". When he has ordained as God, all the power of God was given to him. So, he has omni-powers again. "Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth."

"The Word" was God until he became a man. God did not mask his omni-powers with a fleshly body; but he willingly stepped down from being 'God with omni-powers', to a man of flesh with no power. "Philippians 2:6 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:" As a man, fully human, he lived among men as Jesus of Nazareth. During his time as a human he lived a holy life and, by so doing, provided the example after which our lives are to be patterned. "1 Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:" After fulfilling his life as a man and after his death as the Lamb of God, God made Jesus to be our Lord and Christ. "Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ." At the same time, Jesus Christ entered the Omni-Power Spirit body of God, and God the Father and the Holy Ghost anointed Jesus as God. So, Jesus is no longer a man, but he is God. He is seated at the right hand of God the Father and simultaneously turning his people from their sins. But, when he was a man, he lived as a Man, but not as God.

You may look the details in this video clip and the lesson after, the links are: "God or Man", "Jesus lives as Man."

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