Jesus is God AND Man: A “Mystery”

The Bible is abundantly clear Jesus is BOTH God AND man. And although our human minds cannot fully comprehend this. By FAITH, we accept it.
 
As God says…
 
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” ~Isaiah 55:8-9
 
This is why the mystery of Jesus being both God & man is what God’s Word calls the incarnation….
 
“The MYSTERY of Godliness”…
 
“And WITHOUT CONTROVERSY great is the MYSTERY OF GODLINESS: GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, BELEIVED ON IN THE WORLD, RECEIVED UP INTO GLORY.” ~1 Timothy 3:16
 
Jesus always called Himself the “Son of Man” to make SURE we KNEW He was a fully human MAN, “made and tempted in ALL points as we are”, born of the “Seed of the Woman. Yet the Word of God is also crystal clear, Jesus IS God…
 
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call Him Immanuel” (which means “GOD WITH US”).” ~Matthew 1:23
 
“For in Him (Christ) dwelleth ALL the fullness of the GOD HEAD BODILY.” ~Colossians 2:9
 
“Who IS THE IMAGE of the invisible GOD, the firstborn of every creature.” ~Colossians 1:15-17
 
“In the BEGINNING was the WORD, and the Word was with God, and the WORD WAS GOD. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” ~John 1:1-3
 
“And the WORD WAS MADE 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
 
“Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, BEFORE Abraham was, I AM.” ~John 8:58
 
“I and my Father are ONE.” ~John 10:30
 
“And Thomas answered and said unto him, my LORD and MY GOD.” ~John 20:28
 
“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, Counsellor, The MIGHTY GOD, The EVERLASTING FATHER The Prince of Peace.” ~Isaiah 9:6
 
No matter how we slice it, we just can’t get around the fact that Jesus is BOTH God AND man. In fact, I firmly believe that ANYTIME we put EITHER Jesus humanity OR His divinity at the expense of the other, we’re playing with fire…
 
“Beloved, BELIEVE NOT EVERY SPIRIT but TRY the spirits WHETHER THEY ARE OF GOD: because MANY FALSE PROPHETS are gone out into the world. HEREBY YE KNOW THE SPIRIT OF GOD: Every spirit that CONFESSETH that Jesus Christ IS come in the flesh IS OF GOD: And every spirit that CONFESSETH NOT that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh IS NOT OF GOD: and THIS is that SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are OF THE WORLD: therefore speak they OF THE WORLD and the world HEARETH them. We ARE OF GOD: he that KNOWETH God heareth us; he that is NOT of God heareth NOT us. HEREBY WE KNOW the SPIRIT OF TRUTH, and the SPIRIT OF ERROR.” ~1 John 4:1-6

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