The Deity and Devine Of The Christ


 The “Word” existed before the birth of Jesus Christ; but what was the Word? John answers, “The Word was God.” Jesus was “God manifest in the flesh.” Jesus was not the Son incarnate, but the Father manifested by the Spirit, the result being a Son, the first-born of many brethren, (Rom. 8:29) who become sons of God by adoption through Jesus Christ (Gal. 3:26; 4:5.) 

The “Word” is the Spirit used as the medium of the Father’s purpose. This is shown by the angel’s description of the process by which the Word became flesh (Luke 1:35.) The Deity of Christ is not to be considered as consisting always “in an incarnation of the Father.” but the Father manifested by the Spirit. The Deity of Christ is more complete now when there is no incarnation at all than it was in the days of his flesh Luke 13:32. In him dwells all the fullness of the Deity bodily Col 2:9 

In what does this Deity consist? In the spirit physically corporealised. He is the Lord the spirit. God is spirit and he is the same. In what did his Deity consist in the Days of his flesh? In the same spirit resting cherub-like in measureless flowing out of spirit on the body prepared by and for itself of the seed of David according to the flesh for the doing of the will of the Father for the sanctification and redemption of the children Heb. 10:5-10 

But this spirit and the father cannot be separated for they are one as a flame and the light of it are one. the Father dwelling in heaven in light unapproachable and the spirit radiating from him filling heaven and earth are one Father who says Do not I fill heaven and earth.Jer 23:24 

How the Father tabernacling in the body prepared could say “destroy this temple (a symbol of the body) and in 3 days I will rise it up John 2:19 

Surely the lifeless body taken down from the cross was not Deity! Can Deity die? The Deity departed from him in death and returned at the resurrection. The word was God and this existed before the man Christ Jesus and before everything created. Jesus was the personal embodiment of the word and therefore God manifested in the flesh.” We hear not of the Son before Jesus was born in Bethlehem, but of the word we hear.

The “Word” existed before the birth of Jesus Christ; but what was the Word? John answers, “The Word was God.” Jesus was “God manifest in the flesh.” Jesus was not the Son incarnate, but the Father manifested by the Spirit, the result being a Son, the first-born of many brethren, (Rom. 8:29) who become sons of God by adoption through Jesus Christ (Gal. 3:26; 4:5.) 

The “Word” is the Spirit used as the medium of the Father’s purpose. This is shown by the angel’s description of the process by which the Word became flesh (Luke 1:35.) Christ is the work of God in a sense in which man is not, that the glory of the triumph wrought out in him may be to God, and that human nature may have no room for the self-satisfied, self-approving which is so common with man. To see the full force of this idea we must realise the divine side of Christ. In all the discourses of Christ, the Father is brought forward as the great initiator and operator in the case. This is his style of language: “I came down from Heaven not to do mine own will, but the will of Him that sent me” (Jn. 6:38). “I am not come of myself (Jn. 6:28). ‘The words that I speak unto you, I speak not of myself, but the Father that dwelleth in me, He doeth the works” (Jn. 14:10). “I am come in my Father’s name” (Jn. 5:43). “I can of mine own self do nothing” (Jn. 5:30). “He that sent me is with me” (Jn. 8:29). “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father. How sayest thou, then, shew us the Father” (Jn. 14:9). So with the apostles: Paul speaks (Eph. 1:5) of the Father, “having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ το HIMSELF according to the good pleasure of His will. ” Again he says (Rom. 3:23), “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God, being justified FREELY BY HIS GRACE through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” And again, in the 1lth chapter of the same letter, at the 32nd verse: “God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that He might have mercy upon all.” Again, in his second letter to the Corinthians (vv. 18-19), he tells us that God hath reconciled us unto HIMSELF by Jesus Christ; and that God was in Christ, reconciling the world UNTO HIMSELF. And again, in his letter to Titus (3:4): “The kindness and love of GOD our SAVIOUR toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His MERCY, He saved us.” And in chap. 2:11: “For the GRACE OF GOD that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.” It is the grace of God, then — the act of God — that we see in the introduction of Christ upon the scene to open a way for mercy with wisdom and justice. This required that he should appear in the nature of Abraham and David,which was sinful nature.

For who can contemplate the superhuman personage shown in the gospel account without seeing that the Father is manifest in him? When did ever man behave, act, perform, miricals like this man? When spoke the most gifted of men like this? Is he not manifestly revealed the moral and intellectual image of the invisible God? Is he not — last Adam though he be — is he not “the Lord from heaven”? But what are we to say to the plain declaration emanant from the mouth of the Lord himself, that the beholder looking on him, saw the Father, and that the Father within him by the Spirit — (for as he said on the subject of eating his flesh, it is the Spirit that maketh alive: the flesh profiteth nothing) — was the doer and the speaker?The flesh of Christ as a mixture of human with “divine substance.” God was manifest in Jesus, and that Jesus was of our nature, and “touched with the feeling of our infirmities,” as Paul declares, and “tempted in all points like as we are, yet without sin.”