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Chapter 15

Christ's Humanity

His Humanity Predicted

And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.  Genesis 3:15

I will declare Your name to My brethren; in the midst of the congregation I will praise You.  
Psalm 22:22

Here am I and the children whom the   LORD has given me! We are for signs and wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, Who dwells in Mount Zion.  Isaiah 8:18


Incarnation

And the Word became 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.  
John 1:14

But when the fullness of the time had come, GOD sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law,  
Galatians 4:4

But made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a servant, and coming in the likeness of men.  Philippians 2:7
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.  - -8

For indeed He does not give aid to angel, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham.  Hebrews 2:16

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life.  
1 John 1:1


Prophecies of His Coming

Indeed the LORD has proclaimed to the end of the world: "Say to the daughter of Zion, `Surely your salvation is coming; behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him.'"  Isaiah 62:11

And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.  Luke 2:25
And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the LORD's Christ.  
- -26


Application

Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also foretold these days.  Acts 3:24
Therefore, having obtained help from  GOD, to this day I stand, witnessing both to small and great, saying no other things than those which the prophets and Moses said would come.  - 26:22

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of GOD.  Romans 1:1
Which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures.  - -2


Christ sent by the Father

"For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me."  John 6:38
Jesus answered them and said, "My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent me."  - 7:16
Then Jesus cried out, as He taught in the temple, saying, "You both know Me, and you know where I am from; and I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know.  - -28
"But I know Him, for I am from Him, and He sent Me."  - -29
Jesus said to them, "If GOD were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from GOD; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me."  - 8:42
"For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me."
- 17:8
"As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world."  - -18


Inferences from the Incarnation

Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil.  Hebrews 2:14
And release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.  - -15

By this you know the Spirit of GOD: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of GOD.  
1 John 4:2


Subject to Human Appetites

Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was hungry.  Matthew 21:18

Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry.  Mark 11:12

Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.  John 4:6


And Human Passion

When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, "Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!"  Matthew 8:10

And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.  Mark 6:6

Rev. West, at this juncture in his work, excluded the Temptation of Christ.  The Temptation of Christ, by satan, is an intricate part of Christ's Human Experience. (See Note11 )


Compared to the Father in Dignity

"You have heard Me say to you, `I am going away and coming back to you.' If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, `I am going to the Father,' for My Father is greater than I."  John 14:28

And you are Christ's, and Christ is       GOD's.  1 Corinthians 3:23
But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is GOD.  
- 11:3
Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to GOD the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.  1 Corinthians 15:24
For "For He has put all things under His feet." But when He says "all things are put under Him," it is evident that He who put all things under Him is expected.  - - 27
Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that GOD may be all in all.  - -28

That the GOD of our LORD Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.  Ephesians 1:17


In Power

So He said to them, "You will indeed drink My cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with; but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father."  Matthew 20:23

"But to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared."  Mark 10:40

"But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here."  John 14:31


In Knowledge

And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. And when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.  Mark 11:13
"But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."  - 13:32


In Goodness

Now behold, one came and said to Him, "Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?  
Matthew 19:16
So He said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is
GOD. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments."  - -17

So Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is GOD."  Luke 18:19


Dependence on the Father

Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.  John 5:19
"For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel."  - -20
"I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me."  
- -30
"I have many things to say and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I heard from Him."  - 8:26
Then Jesus said to them, "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things."  - -28
"For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.  John 12:49
"And I know that His command is everlasting life. Therefore, whatever I speak, just as the Father has told Me, so I speak."  - -50
"Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works." - 14:10
"He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me."  - -24
"All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you."  - 16:15
"Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You."  - 17:7


Receives from the Father

For He whom GOD has sent speaks the words of GOD, for GOD does not give the Spirit by measure.  John 3:34
The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand.  - -35
"For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself."  - 5:26
"No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father."  - 10:18
"No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you."  - 15:15
"I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do."  - 17:4

How GOD anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for GOD was with Him.  Acts 10:38

For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,  
Colossians 1:19

You have put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him.  Hebrews 2:8


Greater then Moses, & Church

"The men of Nineveh will rise in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.  Matthew 12:41
"The queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater than Solomon is here.  - -42

"The queen of the South will rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and indeed a greater than Solomon is here.  
Luke 11:31
"The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here."  - -32

For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.  John 1:17
And He said to them, "You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world."  
- 8:23

For this One has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He who built the house has more honor than the house.  Hebrews 3:3


Why so favored of the Father

"And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him."  John 8:29
"Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again."  - 10:17

For this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be LORD of both the dead and the living.  
Romans 14:9

Therefore GOD also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,  Philippians 2:9

You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore GOD, Your GOD, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions.  
Hebrews 1:9
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, might taste death for everyone.  Hebrews 2:9