JESUS – THE SON OF GOD AND THE SON OF MAN
He was both Divine and human in one person. Jesus was not denying His deity by referring to Himself as the Son of Man. In fact, it is highly revealing that the term “Son of Man” is used in scripture in contexts of Christ’s deity. The Bible says that only God can forgive sins. 7 Why doth this Man thus speak blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God only? Mark 2:7. But as the “Son of Man,” Jesus had the power to forgive sins 10 But that ye may know that the Son of Man hath power on earth to forgive sins. Mark 2:10a. Christ will return to earth as the “Son of Man” in clouds of glory to reign on earth
But Jesus held His peace, And the high priest answered and said unto Him, I adjure thee by the Living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. 64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
When we think about the goodness of Jesus and all that He did for us, we think about Who He became to grant mankind the right to life. First of all, the phrase “Son of Man” is a reference to Jesus’ humanity, it is not a denial of His deity. By becoming a man, Jesus did not cease being God. The incarnation of Christ did not involve the subtraction of deity, but the addition of humanity. Jesus clearly claimed to be God on many occasions 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father which is in heaven. Matthew 16:16-17. But in addition to being Divine, He was also human
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.
Finally, the phrase “Son of Man” also emphasizes who Jesus is in relation to His incarnation and His work of salvation. In the Old Testament the next of kin “one related by blood” always functioned as the “kinsman-redeemer” of a family member who needed redemption from jail. Jesus became related to us “by blood” that is, He became a man so He could function as our Kinsman-Redeemer and rescue us from sin. 25 If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold. 26 And if the man have none to redeem it, and himself be able to redeem it. Leviticus 25:25-26.
REMINDER: JESUS – THE SON OF GOD AND THE SON OF MAN!!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you.
Prophetess Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD”