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The Humanity of Christ

By D. K. Henry

If you really want to believe that Christ was/is God himself there are a number of scriptures that you have to disbelieve.  Many people define Christ as being God, Yahweh himself, the Eternal One who came to earth and walked around as a man.  I would like to discuss some of the conflicts of this position.

 

In one of the earliest statements concerning Christ, God called Christ a prophet and said that he would be a person like Moses.  Deuteronomy 18:18, “I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and I will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I command him.”

 

Isaiah 42:1, “Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him:”

God/Yahweh made several statements defining Christ as being his Son.  Matt. 3:17, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”  Psalms 2:7, “ Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.”  This was a prophetic statement. We do not beget ourselves, we are begotten by parents, both in the flesh and in the spirit.

 

Hebrews 1:5, “I will be to him a Father, and he will be to me a Son.”  Yahshua could not make this statement about Yahweh.”

 

Balaam, under the power of the Holy Spirit said, Numbers 23:19, “God is not a man, that he should lie, neither the son of man, that he should repent.”  Yahshua described himself as the son of man 88 times.  If Yahweh is not the son of man and Yahshua is the son of man, then He and Christ are two separate persons.

 

Since Numbers 23:19 also stated that God was not a man let us look at several scriptures that describe Christ as being a man.

 

John 20:17, “I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and unto my God and your God.”  This is a very defining statement concerning several relationships.  Think about it.  This is a statement that God/Yahweh could not make.

 

Acts 2:22, Peter under the power of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, “Ye men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God.”

 

Comment: Paul never met the human mortal man Christ, the only Christ that Paul ever met was the immortal risen Christ and Paul stated several times that he is a man.  Galations 1:16, “I conferred not with flesh and blood.” 

 

2nd. Cor. 4:4, “Christ who is the image of God.”  There is a natural man and there is a man of the spirit.  Only the man of the spirit is in the image and likeness of Yahweh.  Yahshua became a man of the spirit on resurrection morning.

 

1st. Timothy 2:5, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus.”  This statement is present tense and was written some 30 years after the Cross.

 

1st. Cor. 15:21, “For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.”

 

1st. Cor. 15:23, “But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s.”  Note, here Christ is listed as a man, the first fruits of man. 

 

Romans 5:15, “The gift of Grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.”

 

Acts 13:38, Paul being quoted by Dr. Luke. “Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man (Yahshua) is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins.”

 

Acts 17:31, “Because he (Yahweh) hath appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.” This is still future.

 

Many people try to say that Christ was both man and God so we should remember that God said that he was not a man.

 

If we shut the door on Yahshua’s humanity we shut the door on our entry into life as he is the way.  If he was God then his resurrection from the dead means nothing to me because I am not a God, I am a man.  But if he was a man, then his resurrection from the dead into an all powerful spiritual body is the most important event since Adam because I can follow a man.

 

Christ always spoke of his heavenly Father in the third person, as being another person, the person he prayed to, and he also admitted that there were things that he did not know, that only God knew and decisions he could not make that only Yahweh could make. 

 

Mark 13:32, “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.”

 

Matthew 20:23, “But to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give.”

 

Christ stated that coming to earth was not his idea.

 

John 8:42, “I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I

of myself, but He sent me.”  It was an act of obedience.

 

Many of us who know who we are and where we came from can make this same statement.  See John 1:6, “There was a man sent from God whose name was John.”  John was a man and he was sent from God.

 

God told Jeremiah that he knew him before he was conceived.  Before Jeremiah was conceived there was no Jeremiah in the flesh only his spirit.  Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”  Yahweh was saying that he knew Jeremiah before he sent him to his mother in the flesh.

 

God told Rebecca that he loved Jacob and hated Esau before either of them had been born.  This is another way for God to say that he loved the spirit that he put into Jacob and he hated the spirit that he put into Esau.  He knew them both before they were ever conceived in the flesh.  He had a purpose for Esau and Esau is fulfilling that purpose.   

 

Romans 9:11, “For the children not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth.”

 

Verse 13, “It was said unto her, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.”  Notice the past tense.  He knew them before he sent them down.  We, our spirits, do not start at conception in the flesh, we came from the other side sent by God.

 

Romans 8:29, “For whom he did foreknow he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he (his Son) might be the firstborn of many brethren. 30, Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified; and whom he justified, them he also glorified.”  Many people say whom he did foreknow is only Christ.  This is not so, just read what it says.  He foreknew you and me as well as Christ and glorification is our destiny.

 

Ephesians 1:4,  “According as he hath chosen us in himself before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.”  Our spirits were separated from His Spirit just like Eve was separated from Adam.

 

Revelation 17:8, “Whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world.”

 

Romans 11:12, “God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew.”  We the sons of Adam were all sent and we shall all

return.

 

Most people do not understand just who Adamic man is and where he came from.  We are spirit and we are Elohim spelled with a small “e.”  How many here believe that we are elohim?  Read Psalms 82:6,  “I have said, ye are elohim, and all of you are children of the Most High.”  My King James translates it gods plural, with a small “g” but the word is elohim.

 

Eccl. 12:7, “Then shall the dust (my body) return to the earth as it was: and the spirit (me, my person) shall return to God who gave it.”  I cannot return to some place unless I have been there before.

 

 

Hebrews 2:11, Moffatt, “Sanctifier (Christ) and sanctified (you and me) have all one origin, that is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers.”  This says that you and I and Christ all came from the same place, God/Yahweh.  We came different routes and under different conditions but we came from the same source.  I came under a sentence of death as the seed of Adam while he was the seed of the woman and not under Adam’s curse.

 

We are spirit of Yahweh’s spirit, that is how we are related to him.  We call Him our Father but often do not understand just how He became our Father.  Until you recognize where you came from you will not know who you are.

 

1 Cor. 6:19, “Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own.”  This is what Yahweh breathed into Adam a portion of his own spirit.

 

Your spirit is a force.  It is the force that operates your body.

 

When Adam looked at Eve who came out of his flesh he not only loved her he felt very possessive toward her because she came out of his flesh.  This is the way that Yahweh who is Spirit feels toward your spirit.  You came from his spirit.

 

Elihu the Buzite understood this, he said, Job 34:14-15. “If he (Yahweh) gather unto himself his spirit and his breath; all flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again to dust.”

 

Yahweh is the source of all life.

 

David understood this, Psalms 90, “Yahweh, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth.”  

 

Where was Eve’s dwelling place before she was separated from

Adam?

 

Before Eve was separated from Adam she was a part of Adam doing

what ever Adam was doing.  Before you (your spirit) was separated from Yahweh, who is spirit, you were a part of Yahweh. 

 

The separation of Eve’s flesh from Adam’s flesh is an allegory of what God did to himself.  Yahweh reached into his own spirit and separated a feminine portion and breathed it into Adam.

 

He who is Spirit and is a One, reached into himself and separated a feminine portion of his own spirit and breathed it into Adam and into you.  Now he looks at your spirit just as Adam looked at Eve.

 

He established the covenant of marriage both in the flesh and in the spirit.  In the flesh it is, Matt. 19:5, “And they twain shall be one flesh.”  In the spirit it is, 1 Cor. 6:16, “He that is joined to the Lord is one spirit.”  Oneness is completeness.

 

We are spirit of his spirit and there is marriage in the flesh and marriage in the spirit.  There is birthing in the flesh and there will be birthing into the spirit.

 

Christ conceived to the Holy Spirit in the Jordan River and he was born of the Spirit on resurrection day (see Acts 13:33 and Romans 1:4) and the scripture says that he is the “the beginning of the creation of God.”  “The express image of God’s person and the brightness of his Glory.”  “The first born of many brothers.”  He was the first of the 144,000 sealed.  John 6:27, Christ speaking of himself, “For him hath God the Father sealed.” 

 

That sealing is the bonding of your spirit to the Holy Spirit, it is spiritual conception.  We are all incomplete feminine spirits.  Christ in you the hope of glory.

 

In Isaiah 41 Yahweh is talking to the house of Israel about Yahshua and why he is going to send him.  Verse 28, “For I beheld, and there was no man; even among them, and there was no counsellor, that when I asked of them, could answer a word.”  There were thousands of people there but spiritually all that Yahweh could see were feminine spirits.  There was not a completed spirit man who Yahweh could deal with.

 

This situation was changed when Pilate make that prophetic statement, “Behold the Man.”  Yahshua was the only completed man of the spirit on this earth at that time and he was ready for his spiritual birth.


Because he was a man, when we are born of the Spirit we will be like him.  Because he lives we shall live also.

 

If Yahshua was God then his resurrection from the dead means nothing to me because I am a man and not God.  If he was a man then his resurrection from the dead in a spiritual body was the most important event since Adam.

 

Some thirty years after Yahshua had returned to his Father he made this statement to John in Revelation 22 as one of his last statements, Rev. 22:16, “I Yahshua/Jesus - - - am the root and the offspring of David.”  He used the present tense (am) would he have made that statement if he was Yahweh the eternal One?

 

Blessings,



D.K. Henry

 

 

PS: If you want to believe that The Father and The Son are one and the same person you have to throw away or ignore the allegory of the sacrifice on Mount Moriah with, Abraham, (the father) and Isaac, (the son). 


 

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