The Bible tells us a lot about Jesus, He is called many things. Emmanuel, God with us, the Son of God, Son of man, Savior, Lord, Almighty God.
The Prince of Peace, a bright and morning star, Jesus is the Christ, Jesus is the Lord, the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
How about? “The seed of Abraham?”
“For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
Wherefore in all things it behoved 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.”
The Holy Spirit came over Mary, the power of the Highest overshadowed her. Jesus was born, the seed of Abraham…. not full of the Spirit… a man.
Hebrews: 4. 14.
“Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
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.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
Can God be tempted?
We can try His patience, test His anger, even cause Him to repent of His plans, (Moses on the mountain… reminding the Lord of His promises).
“Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:”
Only men and angels fall prey to the temptation of the Devil. Why would God, Himself have a problem with lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and the pride of life?
Philippians: 2. 7.
“But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”
“was made in the likeness of men:”
Jesus, until His Baptism was all man. The only miracle recorded before this was water into wine. A special dispensation, “Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.”
He had not yet received the Holy Spirit, The Father allows the Holy Spirit to work through Him as He did when Jesus sent the Desciples out 2 By 2 to heal the sick, and cast out Devils.
They did this before they received the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. God is able to do the impossible, for His Word to go forth.
“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.”
Jesus was a flesh and blood man, the beloved Son of the Father. He is able to use us, empower us, if we allow Him. Elijah, did miracles, by the Power of the Holy Spirit.
Many believers can be used by the Father, even before the Holy Spirit Baptism and indwelling.
“Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.”
“But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.”
I believe and know; every man, woman and child, wrote about in the Word, whether sinners or saints. Were all humans, just like you and I.
The Lord uses them for evil or good. We can be used by the Lord to further His Kingdom.
We seem to use our power, (results, sad), when we should be seeking the POWER OF GOD.
Saints, let us, let the Lord work within us…. we need to be empowered by the Lord, to do His will.
1 Corinthians 2:5
“That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”