The Humanity of Jesus Christ

Jesus, Yeshua, came on earth and was born as a man. His coming on earth brought light. Light broke through in a dark world! Jesus is the Son of God who has been with the Father from eternity and was involved in the creation of the universe. He was the Word through which all things, which are, came into existence. We find this in John 1: 1-3.

The coming of Jesus was already foretold in the Old Testament through the prophets and several times we even see that Jesus appeared to people, like Abraham, and then He is called the Angel of the Lord. The very first reference of the coming of Jesus is found in Genesis 3: 15, where God announces that the seed of the woman would crush the serpent’s head.

Isaiah is foremost the prophet who prophesied details about the Messiah and gave precise facts about His life on earth. Isaiah 7: 14 writes about the virgin who would conceive a Son, who would be called Immanuel. Isaiah 9: 5-8 is the beautiful Scripture, which shows that a Child would be born, a Son would be given to us and the government would be upon His shoulder. Then in Isaiah 53 the suffering Servant is announced.

The word became flesh

Jesus came on earth to fulfill a specific commission. He was born of a woman. Galatians 4: 4-5But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law that we might receive the position of sons.

Eve had failed as a woman and therefore came under the curse. God chose Mary, a woman, to give birth to Jesus, conceived by Holy Spirit in order to exalt the woman once again.

Joseph is not Jesus’ father

Although the genealogy of Joseph is mentioned and that Jesus is called a few times son of Joseph, according to men’s interpretation, Joseph was not his father. God was His Father.

Jesus was with the Father from the beginning of the world. He was fully involved in the creation of the world. Jesus was announced in the Old Testament that He would come as the Messiah into this world.

Special signs around His birth

The angels sang God’s praises out of heaven to show that Jesus, the Savior, had come into the world. The shepherds in the fields, the wise men in the East were supernaturally led by angels to worship Jesus.

Did the wise men follow a star?

The wise men had seen a sharp shining star. What would this star mean? Symbolically, a star has several meanings in the Bible. A star is a light bearer in the sky, a star is a messenger of light, or a star is symbol of an angel. It could therefore be an angel of the Lord, who went before the wise men, bringing them to Jesus?

The birth of Jesus brought havoc in the heavenlies

The angels were rejoicing but the demonic powers were not sitting still. They were troubled concerning Jesus’ birth and they arranged for Herod to kill all children under two. What a sorrow in the land! The coming of Jesus brought havoc in the spirit and Satan tried to kill the Child.

Thank God that Satan does not know everything and does not oversee it all because he did not know that God had warned Joseph and Mary to flee to Egypt.

Once the danger had disappeared, Joseph and Mary returned and established themselves in Nazareth. Jesus grew and became strong in Spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.

Busy with His Father’s business

At the age of twelve Jesus went to the temple. As Jewish boy the Scribes would question him. It was the feast of the Passover. Jesus stayed three days in the temple and the Scribes were amazed because of His understanding and His answers on spiritual matters. Jesus’ father and mother sought Him and were worried. Jesus answered, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” (Luke 2: 49) But they did not understand Him.

Is this not amazing? After all that happened around His birth, the announcements of the angels, the supernatural interference of God and yet after 12 years, the father and mother of Jesus did not understand that He needed to be busy with the things of His heavenly Father. Mary though kept the words in her heart” (Luke 2: 20).

Jesus, the second Adam

The first Adam failed; he listened to Satan who had deceived him. Jesus had to come as man to meet the enemy and conquer him. This is a very important truth. Man failed, man must restore it. Hence the humanity of Jesus is of such great importance. His origin was divine, but the Bible shows us that He laid down His glory to take upon Himself the form of a servant (Philippians 2: 5-8), He came to save mankind, to pay the price and to bring back people in their original mandate, just as God had decreed upon them in Genesis 1: 26-28). Restoration always means to return to the former yet better than before. God’s commission was to rule the earth; now Jesus came to grant us a spiritual rulership and dominion in the heavenly places (Ephesians 2: 4-7).

Isaiah 53, the suffering Servant

In order to accomplish this, Jesus had to walk a certain road. Isaiah shows us that Jesus came as a tender plant in dry ground. He came in a wilderness, and through His suffering, He would make the Heavenly Garden of Eden accessible to us. He had neither appearance nor splendor that we should have seen Him, nor beauty that we should have desired Him.

He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief… He was despised and we did not esteem Him, yet He bore our sicknesses and carried our sorrows.

People rejected Him, but He came to set free, to save, to heal and to restore.

Isaiah 53: 10 “Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him”. This is a strange translation. God did not have pleasure in bruising His Son. What an image of God is this? Buber [1] translated the Hebrew text as follows: “Thus He wanted it: His bruised one”. The Father, God, was pleased that His Son went the whole way. It was His Son and He was bruised! He was His bruised One! God did not bruise Him; the enemy has done it! God looked with much respect how the enemy bruised His Son and yet how He pushed through all the way to the end. And God was with Him!

[1]Martin Buber is a German Philosopher, who, together with Franz Rosenzweig, made a new German translation of the Bible, based on the Hebrew Original Scriptures. Part 3, Bücher der Kündung, Isaiah 53: 10.

If the powers of darkness had known what they did, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory! This is what 1 Corinthians 2: 8 says.

The evil one took a hold on Jesus and nailed Him to the cross. They thought to get rid of Him but He shook off all darkness from Him (Colossians 2: 15, alternative translation), because there was no sin clinging to Him. Satan had made a mistake. He thought he could kill Jesus but even then he did not know that he could not kill Him! Jesus had received the command from His Father to lay down His life and to pick it up again (John 10: 18). Yet when Jesus gave His Spirit in His Father’s hands, Satan did not realise that he had NO RIGHT to keep Jesus in Hades. God raised Jesus out of the dead and because of what Satan did, Jesus ripped the keys of death and Hades off of Satan and He freed all those who were captive in Hades and died in hope of the Messiah. Jesus died and paid the price to Satan and everyone who accepts Jesus is set free from the power of sin to take back the position of sons and to rule on this earth, establishing the Kingdom of God.

Philippians 2: 5-11 declares that Jesus did not consider it robbery to be equal to God but made Himself of no reputation, taking upon Himself the form of a bondservant and coming in the likeness of men. Satan wanted to rob and be equal to God but Jesus was of Divine origin. Satan was unrighteous and wanted to take the throne by force. Jesus had glory and authority with the Father. He laid down His glory and became obedient even to the death on the cross. Therefore God has highly exalted Him and given Him a name above every other name.

Jesus’ baptism

At the baptism of Jesus, He says that John must baptize Him in order to fulfill all righteousness.

Righteousness means to do more than you ought to do. Righteousness goes further. It means a restoration of divine order, a right standing, a right way of handling even toward the one who is unrighteous. God’s righteousness arouses the enemy’s anger.

Jesus came to restore righteousness. God was well pleased with His Son and He testified from heaven this is My Son, the beloved, in whom I am well pleased. Father’s testimony again causes movement in the spirit.

After Jesus’ baptism, He is led in the wilderness to be tempted by Satan. Father testified This is My Son and Satan comes if you are a Son… Father knew Jesus, Jesus did not have to prove anything to God but He had to prove to Satan that He was able, as a Son, to withstand the Enemy. And He did it with the Word. Isn’t it amazing that Jesus, the Son, had to prove to Satan that He had the right to enter his territory? He had to first go through the test in a righteous manner, before He could begin His ministry!

Jesus anointed by Holy Spirit

The baptism in the Holy Spirit was the beginning of His public ministry on the earth. Now he began to preach and to demonstrate the Kingdom of God. He brought grace and truth and He revealed the true character of God against the lies and deceptions of the enemy.

Everything, which Jesus did, He did through the gifts of Holy Spirit. He worked under the instructions of Father and did nothing unless He heard it from His Father. The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me because He has anointed Me. See Luke 4: 18. Jesus brought salvation, deliverance, healing and performed many miracles in the power of the Spirit.

Jesus paid the price!

Jesus paid a heavy price with His own life to bring back all those who believe in Him into the original plan of God with man. He made it possible for us to take back our place of authority.

He died and was raised from the dead and appeared during 40 days on the earth exceeding the laws of nature. God exalted Him by seating Him at His right hand and now He has received back His glory and was even more exalted. When John, his best friend, saw Him he fell as dead before His feet! This is what he describes in the beginning of the book of Revelation.

He longed for His glory when He was on the earth and He prayed that He would receive His glory back but not only that, He also prayed that we would be able to experience the same glory (John 17, the High Priestly prayer).

Sons of God must be revealed

The world is waiting for the revealing of the sons of God. Jesus has fulfilled His task. He has done everything He was assigned to do but now it is up to us. We must bring the enemies of Jesus under His feet. We must free the earth from demonic oppression. We must bring the will of God on the earth by proclaiming the positive words of God.

People wait on God, but God has done and given everything. Now it is the task of the church, His body, to do the works that He has done and even greater than these (John 14: 12). The sons must begin to arise, realizing their rights; in Father’s mandate they should go out and demonstrate the glory of God in this world.

God bless,

Irene Maat

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