Jesus is both God and man.
In the previous blog, Jesus Ministry, I shared Jesus’ primary ministry which attests to his divine. This blog continues with sharing Jesus Ministry; albeit his relatable humanism.
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Throughout the Bible, we’re informed that Jesus’s divinity was questioned by his own tribe. However for those of us who believe, we believe that Jesus was both God and man. How can He be both Deity and man? No way! But, oh yes, way.
As human beings, we acknowledge that we are a spirit with a soul living in a shell called our body, right? Also known as tripartite (three-part) being. This is the sane pattern with King Jesus.
Anyways, today’s blog is not about a theological lecture. 🙂 I’m continuing to lay and draw some foundational parallels to Jesus’s humanity and us. Here goes:
Jesus was rejected, despised, and a man of sorrow (Luke 9:22, 17:25, Mark 8:31, 1 Samuel 8:7, Isaiah 53:3)
Jesus was tempted (Mark 1:13, Luke 20:23, John 8:6, Hebrews 2:18)
Jesus was persecuted (John 5:16) • He was oppressed and afflicted (Isaiah 53:7)
Jesus suffered (Luke 17:25, Acts 17:3, 2 Cor 1:5, 2Timothy 3:12)
Jesus was betrayed (Mark 3:19, John 18:5, Matthew 26:25)
Jesus was lied upon (Luke 6:16,
Jesus cried (Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:37, Luke 23:46, John 12:44,...)
The essence of blogging this is threefold:
1. to remind Christians, yet again, that “the servant is not greater than his Lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; (John 15:20) “and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” (2 Timothy 3:12)
2. to inform non-Christians of the reason(s) why Christians seem to be going through sometimes much more than others, and finally,
3. that our light affliction is temporary (2 Corinthians 4:17-18).
As it is written, “if we suffer with him, we shall also reign with him (2 Timothy 2:12).
“Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.”
What are your thoughts as a Christian or non-Christian. Please share below.
Thanks for reading.