Have you ever wondered why Jesus called Himself, ‘The Son of Man?’ Could it have been intentional, His wanting those around Him to understand that He was just like them? Tempted, tried, yet a man who loves God?
The Bible tells us the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary with the seed of Abraham and of David.
“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. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted.”
“Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:”
(Romans 1:3; Galatians 3:16; 2 Timothy 2:7; John 7:42; Revelation 1:13;14:14)
Impregnated by the Holy Spirit, with the seed of a man. Not some otherworldly seed of God, but mans seed, so He was all mam. He became the firstborn Son of God, the only begotten at the Resurrection. (Ps 2:7; Hebrews 1:5)
Why is this important? I have heard it said that He was the Son of God, implying that, that was how He was able to suffer and die for us.
Yes, He is the Son of God, but in His time walking among us, He was the Son of Man. He was sinless and able to give Himself only because of the Holy Spirit within. He was baptized in the Holy Spirit at His Baptism of Obedience.
“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. For it became him, for who 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.
He was displaying the Power of the Holy Spirit, that is available to us for the building of His Church.
As God, He was the Creator and Supreme Ruler. 1 Corinthians 12 tells us He was the operations manager, that the Holy Spirit was the manifestation of God’s Power.
As a man, He showed us the Power we would have when we surrendered ourselves unto Him. He sent His Holy Spirit and His Gifts for the building of His Church.
As the Church has left behind His Spirit, we have become quite powerless. I believe He referred to Himself as The Son of Man, so that we would understand the power and grace of the Holy Spirit.
To me, it makes His Sacrifice so much more powerful.
Please let me know what you think.
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