Today’s thought “He who was also subject to human weakness” (November 30)

In the Messianic Scriptures we learn that the Divine Creator fathered His only begotten beloved son who in the days of his flesh here on earth, was a humble man who knew who is the Most Highest and What His Plan and Will are. God looked down from above unto that man who put his own will away for doing the Will of God. Though it was not always as easy as a good deal of people might think. Jesus having offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto Him that was able to save him from death, having been heard for his godly fear, though he was a son, yet learned obedience by the things which he suffered. He got bullied many times, tortured, impaled and as such offered himself as a lamb for God, his heavenly Father.

Christ did not please himself. Christ Jesus always wanted to do the Will of God. He considered the weaknesses and spiritual needs of others and provided help to those around him. He never did glorify himself so as to be made a high priest, but he was exalted and appointed by the Only One God Who said to Him,

“5 … Thou art my Son, This day have I begotten thee: {Ps 2:7} 6 … Thou art a priest for ever After the order of Melchizedek. {Ps 110:4 } (Heb 5:5-6 ASV)

Although Jesus was a son of man who had to learn everything and when growing up had to listen to his parents, he showed obedience to them and learned the Torah is such a way he became very knowledgeable of what was written in those scrolls. Jesus very well knowing what was written in those scrolls dared to discuss them and in his public life gave many examples and explanations of it. All the time he behaved as a son of God and told others he could not do anything without the power of his heavenly Father, Whose greatness he recognized.

“ Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father doing: for what things soever he doeth, these the Son also doeth in like manner.” (Joh 5:19 ASV)

“ Ye heard how I said to you, I go away, and I come unto you. If ye loved me, ye would have rejoiced, because I go unto the Father: for the Father is greater than I.” (Joh 14:28 ASV)

From the New Testament we learn that Jesus has never been disobedient to the Father. He learned active, special obedience through what he underwent and suffered, not going harshly against negative reactions against him. Having been made perfect, uniquely equipped and prepared as Saviour and retaining his integrity amid opposition, he became the source of eternal salvation [an eternal inheritance] to all those who obey him, being designated by God as High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek.

“7 Who in the days of his flesh, having offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him {1 } from death, and having been heard for his godly fear, {1) Or out of }8 though he was a Son, yet learned obedience by the things which he suffered; 9 and having been made perfect, he became unto all them that obey him the {1 } author of eternal salvation; {1) Gr cause }10  named of God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.” (Heb 5:7-10 ASV)

This given son of God who has no day by day need, like those high priests of ancient times, to offer sacrifices daily, gave himself as a sacrificial offer, as a lamb for God, not dragged to death but having given himself up willingly to go to his death, accepting it was a task laid unto him by his heavenly Father. As such he offered himself as a sacrificial lamb and a ransom offering, first of all for his own personal sins (if he would have done some) and then for those of the people (their errors or  ignorances; {Sir 23:2 f }), because he met all the requirements and did this once for all when he offered up himself as a willing sacrifice. After having offered the all-sufficient sacrifice of himself for sins for all time, after three days in hell or the grave, he was taken out of the dead by his heavenly Father and taken up into heaven to come to sit down [signifying the completion of atonement for sin] at the right hand of God receiving the position of honour, after having been lower than angels now being made higher than angels.

“ who needeth not daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people: for this he did once for all, when he offered up himself.” (Heb 7:27 ASV)

“ but he, when he had offered one sacrifice for {1 } sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; {1) Or sins, for ever sat down etc } (Heb 10:12 ASV)

Jesus is the best example we can have to mould ourselves in a character worthy to be a child of God, like Jesus showed us to be a child or son of God. The bible is more concerned with describing the character of Jesus, than presenting a historical fact sheet. From the gospels we can learn about his character, his message, and his role as redeemer.

The Gospels​ ​portray a man of great empathy and a listening ear. Pity and compassion moved Jesus to help people who were suffering from illness, blindness, and other afflictions. (Matthew 9:36; 14:14; 20:34) The Gospels portray Jesus as a man who had such charisma that people stayed for three days just to listen to his absorbing words.​ (Matthew 15:32).

Jesus’ perfection did not make him hypercritical or arrogant and overbearing toward the imperfect, sin-laden people among whom he lived and preached. (Matthew 9:10-13; 21:31, 32; Luke 7:36-48; 15:1-32; 18:9-14) Never was it the intention of Jesus to claim it was by his doing that people got healed or even that he could speak. He said he was bringing the Words of God and was working in the name of God. This made some people very cross with him, but Jesus continued to do the work of God here on earth. Never being demanding he also did not add to people’s burdens. Instead, he said:

“ Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Mt 11:28 ASV)

That is one of the nice things we may believe. When accepting Jesus as our saviour, coming to him with the knowledge he is there with God able to speak on our behalf, we can find rest and can trust him to be the best spokesman for us by God. when we are weary and burdened, like he was at times, he shall understand our situation and shall be able to help us. As Jesus was mild-tempered and lowly or humble in heart, we too should learn from him and be gentle and without pride, willing to accept Jesus as our representative by God.

“29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Mt 11:29-30 ASV)

Jesus’ death serves as a ransom, releasing believing mankind from their sinful state and thus opening the way to eternal life for all who exercise faith in him. (Romans 3:23, 24; 1 John 2:2)

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Preceding

Who do you say Jesus is

Jesus begotten Son of God #13 Pre-existence excluding virginal birth of the Only One Transposed

Jesus begotten Son of God #8 Found Divinely Created not Incarnated

The son of man given authority by God

When you believe Jesus is God: who do you think is the mediator? #2 Firstborn from the dead our advocate

Today’s thought “The deceitfulness of sin” (November 30)

Memorizing wonderfully 52 Acts 7:56: the Son of man standing on the right hand of God

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Additional reading

  1. Truth, doubt or blindness
  2. First mention of a solution against death 4 A seed for mankind
  3. First mention of a solution against death 7 Human sacrifice
  4. OT prophesies and the NT fulfillment of them
  5. Messianic prophesies 2 Adversary – Root of the first prophecy
  6. The habitual misreading of John 1 and the ‘Word being God’ #1
  7. The habitual misreading of John 1 and the ‘Word being God’ #2
  8. A Father Who begat a son
  9. Christ begotten through the power of the Holy Spirit
  10. Who was Jesus?
  11. Who Is Jesus? God, or unique Man?
  12. Concerning Christ #1 A god or the God, a son of man and son of God
  13. About a man who changed history of humankind
  14. Matthew 21:10-11 Who Is This? – a Question still posed today #2
  15. Out of the seed of Eve
  16. Jesus Messiah
  17. Foretold Messiah 2 a Voice giving The Word to His servants
  18. A voice cries out: context
  19. Days of Nisan, Pesach, Pasach, Pascha and Easter
  20. Death of Christ on the day of preparation
  21. Impaled until death overtook him
  22. Swedish theologian finds historical proof Jesus did not die on a cross
  23. Foretold Messiah 3 Bruised one to be taken into heaven as a servant and son of God
  24. God’s Face shining on His servant
  25. The faithful God
  26. The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son.
  27. To turn the world into a “vessel” receptive of God
  28. Our life depending on faith
  29. Wishing lanterns and Christmas

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