Jesus is Man

Each of the follow scriptures speak of Jesus being Man.   The also speak of Jesus being the Father, the flesh of God.  To understand how this can be Jesus being Man and God we could truly never know the full power of God, but these scriptures tell us that he was both.  With that we must have full faith in the scriptures and in God.

Isaiah 7:14

14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

  • {Immanuel} Means God with us.  This is also a sign of the miraculous event that signified God’s intervention to mankind.  The word “Virgin” was used by Isaiah to specify an unmarried young woman or “almah” or even the word “Bethulah”  young widow.   We may also trace this word back to Genius  24:43 “almah” speaks of a woman about to be married.

Isaiah 9:6

6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

  • “Wonderful” describes the kind of Messiah will be and that is a “Counselor”.  “Counselor” points to the Messiah as a king. “done wonderful things” speaks of the old. “Everlasting Father” he will be an everlasting, compassionate provider and protector.  “Prince of Peace” He will rule and bring wholeness and well-being to society.

Luke 1:31

31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

Luke 2:6-7

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.  7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

  • “Swaddling Clothing” was used to describe the straps of cloth that were regular used to wrap a newborn infant. Manger” was known as a feeding trough of the animals.  This is the only indication that Christ was born in a stable.  Perhaps a cave at that time was used at a stable.

Acts 17:31

31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the 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.

Galatians 4:4

4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,

  • The time appointed by God for His children to become adult heirs.  “God sent forth his Son”  “made of a woman” shows that Christ was truly human “under the law” the Jewish Law that is.

Philippians 2:7-8

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.

  • “made himself of no reputation” He did this, not by giving up deity, but by laying aside His glory.  Another view is that He emptied Himself, not of deity itself, but of its prerogatives.  “From of a servant” this emphasizes the full reality of His servant identity.  A servant is always submissive to the will of the father.
  • “fashion as a man” not only was Jesus “like” man, but He also took on the actual outward characteristics of a man.  Also “a servant” must obey.

1 Timothy 2:5

7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.  8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

Hebrews 4:15

15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

“tempted like we as we are” stresses the parallel between Christ’s temptations and ours.  Jesus did not have each temptation we have but experienced every kind of temptation a person can have.  “yet without sin”  the way in which Christ’s temptations were completely different from ours – He never was led into temptation.

Hebrews 7:24-25

24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.  25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

  • “to the uttermost”   Jesus is a perfect high priest forever, He is also able to save for all time.   “ever liveth to make intercession”  His people will never be without a priestly representative.

 

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Cast not away your confidance

God warns us not to give up and never quit in Hebrews 10:35 is one of the best reminders of this.  “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.”  “Cast not away” is Greek for “apoballo” also a compounded word.  “Apo” is translated to “away” and “ballo” is known as to throw away, to discard, or to get rid of.

Mark Chapter 10:47-48 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, [thou] Son of David, have mercy on me. 48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, [Thou] Son of David, have mercy on me.  Bartimaeus was so insistant that Jesus stood still and commanded him to to be called.  Mark 10:49 “And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.”  Mark 10:50 “And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.  Bartimaeus fully removed his garments and gave them to Jesus.  We must hold tight on his precence and not second guess.

  • “Confidance” is also Greek for “paressia” boldness, frank, outspoken, blunt, direct, straight forward, and to the point.

We can never be so bold to throw away God’s Promis to us.

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How to Pray

    Romans 8:26 “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”  The verse speaks of the Holy Spirit and lets us know God wants to help us even if we don’t know what to pray for or how to pray for it.

The word “helpeth” is Greek for “sunantilambtoi”.  If you were to study this word you will find that it is a compound word for note two; but three words total.

  • Sun: means partnership and cooperation

2 Corinthians 6:1 “We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.”  In Romans 8:26 “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”

  • The word “what” is Greek for “ti” also know as the very little thing.

This talks about ignornace on prayer; prayer for the little things or even larger things but you may not miss one or the other.  We are always limitted to our views and this is why we need the Holy Spirit for prayer.  Paul also writes ” But the Spirit itself makes intercession for us.”  The worrd intersesion her may also be used as the word rescue.  In turn when you do not know how to pray be vigalent and be rescued by the Holy Spirit and allow  it to help you pray and let it pray with you.

 

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Remember the days gone by

We must pray with confidence; we must never pray and wait or pray in despair.  In Hebrews 10:32 ” But call to remember once the former days, in which after he were illuminated, ye endorse a great fight of affliction.”. This was written for those so discouraged and tempted to give up.  “Illuminated  is Greek for “photido” which means to light up, to shine, to make visable.  It is also used to remind people to put hardships and doubt on pause.  To be illuminated you feel a presence, such as a light turning on.  When you feel down and out, or not getting answers put things on hold and take the time to pray more and seek aswers or guidance.  You must remind youself to quite your mind so that you may recieve the messege that God has for you.

In Hebrews 10:32 “But call to rememberance the former days, after ye were illuminated.  We are to look at the words  “former days” ; former day is also knownin Greek for “proteron” and points back to the days when people first meet the Lord with joy, hope, and faith.  So in turn when you feel down or discouraged remember the early experiences that the people had with the Lord.  Remember the strength, the trust, the love that they had for our Lord.

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Be steadfast

We need to pray with faith and  have faith before we pray, we also need to have faith while we wait for God’s answers.  James 1:2-4 “We breathers count it all joy when we fall into divers reputation: knowing this that we trying of all your faith worketh patience.  But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire wanting nothing.”

“Patience” is Greek for “hupomeno” this is a compond word.  “hupo”  means under or over something, and “meno”  means to stay or provide, remain in one spot, keep position, resolve, or to even maintain ground.  In turn if in when we pray we must stand your ground on your wants and do not waiver from your wants.  “Patience”   also means endurance, to stay in power or staying power, hang in there power.  In Revelations 1:9 “the patient waiting for Christ.”  Jesus had demonstrated the greatest patients while he endured great suffering on the cross.

We must pray till we hear what God has intended for us to hear, whither or not it is what we want to hear.  We must maintain our ground that we will hear Gods answers and have the patience that we may not recive the answers according to our will but His will.

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Ask God According to his will

There is nothing wrong for asking God to help us.  Hebrews 4:16 “Let us therefore come bodly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in the time of need.”  1 John 14-15. “This is the confidance that we have in him, that if we know that he hears us,  whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the pettions that we desired of him.”

The Greek word for ask is “aiteo”: this means to ask bodly with confidance, fully expecting to recieve what one requested.  In turn God expects us to pray for stuff, but one must also understand that God does not have to give what one is asking for compleatly, or in full, or even at all.  It may not be in His will for you to have what you want.

We are not to demand in prayer but “aiteo” suggest that we insist or demand that specific need to be meet after speaking and praying  to God with respect and honor.  We must also pray expecting to recieve what is firmly requested. “Petition” in verse 15 also means to be specific, exact, precise, detailed.  In turn pray so that H=God has full understanding of your wants and needs so there is no room for error.

James 4:3 “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.” Amiss is “kakas” in Greek it describes of something badvor wrong.  So if we ask something that is not of Gods will we will not recieve an answer.  If we also ask with worry or concern that He would answer it means we are asking without faith.  We must pray without fear, anger, or frustration.

In verse 14 “confidance” in Greek is “perresia” means boldness or assurance.  To pray without a doubt or compleatly sure what you are asking God for.  So again in turn we must ask God for something, and ask per his will and you shall recieve.  Let the Holy Ghost Guide you.

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Perserve in Prayer

Colossians 4:2 Continue in prayer and watch in the same with thanksgiving.

The word continue comes from the Greek word proskartereo.  Pros meaning toward and kartereo meaning to be strong, bear up, fortitude or steadfast.

– This would mean that we are to never give up, we are to lean toward an object, to be strong or solid.  If you want something bad enough and if it is in Gods power to give pray daily on it.  Be strong in prayer, pray with God and trust thatbhe will hear andgive in his time or when when the tine is right.  God knows how much to give, and will never give you more than you can handle.

– We all need to thank God once we recieve our answers.  We should even be thanking God for those answers we do not recieve.  Wither it is answers we seek or anwers He gives.  The answers may not be what we want to hear, but we should always give thanks for the answer.  There is no room for sorrow or disappointment in these answers from God.

– Continue to pray till you see results never give up.  Prayer always brings you closer to God – look for and expect  your answer and give thanks for the answers you seek.

 

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