6. The Son of Man and the Humanity of Jesus for God’s Building
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Scripture Reading: Ezek. 1:5, 26; 40:3, 5, 8; 41:16; John 1:51; Phil. 2:5-8
Ezek 1:5        And from the midst of it there came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: They had the likeness of a man.
Ezek 1:26      And above the expanse that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, like the appearance of a sapphire stone; and upon the likeness of the throne was One in appearance like a man, above it.
Ezek 40:3      And He brought me there, and there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of bronze, with a line of flax and a measuring reed in His hand, standing in the gate.
Ezek 40:5      Now there was a wall all around the outside of the house, and in the man's hand a measuring reed six cubits long, each cubit beeing a cubit and a handbreadth. So He measured the thickness of the structure, one reed; and the height, one reed.
Ezek 40:8      He measured also the porch of the gate toward the house, one reed.
Ezek 41:16    The thresholds, the latticed windows, and the galleries of the surrounding side chambers with their three stories, opposite the threshold, were paneled with wood all around, even from the ground to the windows (now the windows were latticed)
John 1:51      And He said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, You shall see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.
Phil 2:5         Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus,
Phil 2:6         Who, existing in the form of God, did not consider being equal with God a treasure to be grasped,
Phil 2:7         But emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming in the likeness of men;
Phil 2:8         And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient even unto death, and that the death of a cross.
 
 
I.     Ezekiel is a book full of humanity—Ezek. 1:5, 26; 40:3, 5, 8; 41:16; 43:2, 6:
Ezek 1:5        And from the midst of it there came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: They had the likeness of a man.
Ezek 1:26      And above the expanse that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, like the appearance of a sapphire stone; and upon the likeness of the throne was One in appearance like a man, above it.
Ezek 40:3      And He brought me there, and there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of bronze, with a line of flax and a measuring reed in His hand, standing in the gate.
Ezek 40:5      Now there was a wall all around the outside of the house, and in the man's hand a measuring reed six cubits long, each cubit beeing a cubit and a handbreadth. So He measured the thickness of the structure, one reed; and the height, one reed.
Ezek 40:8      He measured also the porch of the gate toward the house, one reed.
Ezek 41:16    The thresholds, the latticed windows, and the galleries of the surrounding side chambers with their three stories, opposite the threshold, were paneled with wood all around, even from the ground to the windows (now the windows were latticed)
Ezek 43:2      And the glory of the God of Israel was there, coming from the way of the east, and His voice was like the sound of many waters, and the earth was illuminated with His glory.
Ezek 43:6      And I heard someone speaking to me out of the house, and a man stood beside me.
A.     In the book of Ezekiel the term son of man is used more than ninety times; this indicates how much God desires to have a man.
B.     The number six, used to describe parts of the holy temple, signifies man, who was created on the sixth day—40:5, 8.
Ezek 40:5      Now there was a wall all around the outside of the house, and in the man's hand a measuring reed six cubits long, each cubit beeing a cubit and a handbreadth. So He measured the thickness of the structure, one reed; and the height, one reed.
Ezek 40:8      He measured also the porch of the gate toward the house, one reed.
C.     The One on the throne looks like a man, yet with Him there is the appearance of the glory of Jehovah, indicating that the One sitting on the throne is both God and man—1:26, 28:
Ezek 1:26      And above the expanse that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, like the appearance of a sapphire stone; and upon the likeness of the throne was One in appearance like a man, above it.
Ezek 1:28      Like the appearance of the rainbow that is in the cloud on a day of rain, such was the appearance of the brightness all around. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of Jehovah. And when I saw it, I fell on my face and I heard the voice of someone speaking.
1. This is Jesus Christ, the God-man, the mingling of God and man—Luke 1:35; Matt. 1:18, 20-21.
Luke 1:35     And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore also the holy thing which is born will be called the Son of God.
Matt 1:18      Now the origin of Jesus Christ was in this way: His mother, Mary, after she had been engaged to Joseph, before they came together, was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit.
Matt 1:20      But while he pondered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife, for that which has been begotten in her is of the Holy Spirit.
Matt 1:21      And she will bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins.
2. He was the complete God, and He was incarnated to be a man—John 1:1, 14.
John 1:1        In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14      And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us (and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only Begotten from the Father), full of grace and reality.
3. Having the nature of man, He lived, died, resurrected, and ascended as a man, and now as the One on the throne, He is still the Son of Man—6:62; Acts 7:56.
John 6:62      Then what if you saw the Son of Man ascending to where He was before?
Acts 7:56      And he said, Behold, I see the heavens opened up and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.
4. Since the ascension of the Lord Jesus there has been a man on the throne, and in the millennium and in the new heaven and new earth there will still be a man on the throne—Matt. 19:28; Rev. 22:1, 3.
Matt 19:28    And Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you that you who have followed Me, in the restoration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you also shall sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Rev 22:1       And he showed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb in the middle of its street.
Rev 22:3       And there will no longer be a curse. And the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His slaves will serve Him;
D.     The four living creatures, who are reckoned as one entity, are the corporate expression of the man on the throne, indicating that God’s central thought and arrangement are related to man—Ezek. 1:5, 26; Gen. 1:26; Psa. 8:4-8.
Ezek 1:5        And from the midst of it there came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: They had the likeness of a man.
Ezek 1:26      And above the expanse that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, like the appearance of a sapphire stone; and upon the likeness of the throne was One in appearance like a man, above it.
Gen 1:26       And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of heaven and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.
Psa 8:4          What is mortal man, that You remember him, / And the son of man, that You visit him?
Psa 8:5          You have made him a little lower than angels / And have crowned him with glory and honor.
Psa 8:6          For You have caused him to rule over the works of Your hands; / You have put all things under his feet:
Psa 8:7          All sheep and oxen, / As well as the beasts of the field,
Psa 8:8          The birds of heaven and the fish of the sea, / Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
II.   The Son of Man is for the building of the house of God—John 1:51; Ezek. 1:26; 40:3; 43:2, 6:
John 1:51      And He said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, You shall see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.
Ezek 1:26      And above the expanse that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, like the appearance of a sapphire stone; and upon the likeness of the throne was One in appearance like a man, above it.
Ezek 40:3      And He brought me there, and there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of bronze, with a line of flax and a measuring reed in His hand, standing in the gate.
Ezek 43:2      And the glory of the God of Israel was there, coming from the way of the east, and His voice was like the sound of many waters, and the earth was illuminated with His glory.
Ezek 43:6      And I heard someone speaking to me out of the house, and a man stood beside me.
A.     In His incarnation Christ is the Son of Man—Matt. 16:13:
Matt 16:13    Now when Jesus came into the parts of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, Who do men say that the Son of Man is?
1. On the divine side, the Lord Jesus is the Son of God; on the human side, He is the Son of Man—John 1:18, 51.
John 1:18      No one has ever seen God; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
John 1:51      And He said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, You shall see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.
2. In order to accomplish God’s purpose, it was necessary for Christ to be a man; without man, God’s purpose cannot be carried out on earth.
B.     The Lord Jesus became a God-man, but He also became the man-God, the God in humanity, the God who is the Son of Man—5:27; 8:28.
John 5:27      And He gave Him authority to execute judgment because He is the Son of Man.
John 8:28      Jesus therefore said to them, When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am, and that I do nothing from Myself, but as My Father has taught Me, I speak these things.
C.     The Son of God is for life, and the Son of Man is for building—3:15; 1:51:
John 3:15      That everyone who believes into Him may have eternal life.
John 1:51      And He said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, You shall see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.
1. If He were not the Son of Man, He could not be the essence of the building of God—vv. 14, 51.
John 1:14      And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us (and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only Begotten from the Father), full of grace and reality.
John 1:51      And He said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, You shall see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.
2. For building God’s habitation on earth among man, He is the Son of Man; God’s building needs His humanity—v. 51.
John 1:51      And He said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, You shall see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.
3. After we have received eternal life by believing into the Son of God, we need to realize that this Jesus who is the Son of God is also the Son of Man; His divinity is life to us, but His humanity is for the building of God—3:13-15; 1:51.
John 3:13      And no one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended out of heaven, the Son of Man, who is in heaven.
John 3:14      And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
John 3:15      That everyone who believes into Him may have eternal life.
John 1:51      And He said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, You shall see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.
D.     “You shall see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man”—v. 51:
John 1:51      And He said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, You shall see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.
1. This is the fulfillment of Jacob’s dream in Genesis 28:11-22.
Gen 28:11     And he came to a certain place and spent the night there, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of the place and put it under his head, and he lay down in that place.
Gen 28:12     And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
Gen 28:13     And there was Jehovah, standing above it; and He said, I am Jehovah, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac. The land on which you lie, I will give to you and to your seed.
Gen 28:14     And your seed will be as the dust of the earth, and you will spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south, and in you and in your seed will all the families of the earth be blessed.
Gen 28:15     And, behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go and will cause you to return to this land, for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.
Gen 28:16     And Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, Surely Jehovah is in this place, and I did not know it.
Gen 28:17     And he was afraid and said, How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
Gen 28:18     And Jacob rose up early in the morning and took the stone that he had put under his head, and he set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it.
Gen 28:19     And he called the name of that place Bethel, but the name of the city was Luz previously.
Gen 28:20     And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go and will give me bread to eat and garments to put on,
Gen 28:21     So that I return to my father's house in peace, then Jehovah will be my God,
Gen 28:22     And this stone, which I have set up as a pillar, will be God's house; and of all that You give me I will surely give one tenth to You.
2. Christ as the Son of Man, with His humanity, is the ladder set up on the earth and leading to heaven, keeping heaven open to earth and joining earth to heaven for the house of God, Bethel.
3. Wherever Christ is in His humanity, there is the gate of heaven and there is Bethel, the building of God’s house with transformed persons—vv. 17-18; John 1:42, 51.
Gen 28:17     And he was afraid and said, How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
Gen 28:18     And Jacob rose up early in the morning and took the stone that he had put under his head, and he set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it.
John 1:42      He led him to Jesus. Looking at him, Jesus said, You are Simon, the son of John; you shall be called Cephas (which is interpreted, Peter).
John 1:51      And He said to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, You shall see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.
III.  For God’s building we need the humanity of Jesus—Ezek. 1:5, 26; 41:16; 2 Cor. 4:10-11; Phil. 2:5-8; Rom. 1:4; 8:29; Matt. 16:18; Eph. 2:5-6, 21-22:
Ezek 1:5        And from the midst of it there came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: They had the likeness of a man.
Ezek 1:26      And above the expanse that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, like the appearance of a sapphire stone; and upon the likeness of the throne was One in appearance like a man, above it.
Ezek 41:16    The thresholds, the latticed windows, and the galleries of the surrounding side chambers with their three stories, opposite the threshold, were paneled with wood all around, even from the ground to the windows (now the windows were latticed)
2 Cor 4:10     Always bearing about in the body the putting to death of Jesus that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
2 Cor 4:11     For we who are alive are always being delivered unto death for Jesus' sake that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
Phil 2:5         Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus,
Phil 2:6         Who, existing in the form of God, did not consider being equal with God a treasure to be grasped,
Phil 2:7         But emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming in the likeness of men;
Phil 2:8         And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient even unto death, and that the death of a cross.
Rom 1:4        Who was designated the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness out of the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord;
Rom 8:29      Because those whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the Firstborn among many brothers;
Matt 16:18    And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Eph 2:5         Even when we were dead in offenses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)
Eph 2:6         And raised us up together with Him and seated us together with Him in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus,
Eph 2:21       In whom all the building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord;
Eph 2:22       In whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in spirit.
A.     The humanity of Jesus is His human life in resurrection—Phil. 2:7-8; John 11:25:
Phil 2:7         But emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming in the likeness of men;
Phil 2:8         And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient even unto death, and that the death of a cross.
John 11:25    Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes into Me, even if he should die, shall live;
1. The main vision of Jesus in the Gospels is that He lived a life that was human but in resurrection.
2. Jesus lived in His humanity, but He did not live a life of His humanity; rather, His living was a humanity in resurrection—John 5:19, 30.
John 5:19      Then Jesus answered and said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, The Son can do nothing from Himself except what He sees the Father doing, for whatever that One does, these things the Son also does in like manner.
John 5:30      I can do nothing from Myself; as I hear, I judge, and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will but the will of Him who sent Me.
B.     The wood in the holy building of God revealed in Ezekiel signifies the uplifted, divinely enriched humanity of Jesus—41:16.
Ezek 41:16    The thresholds, the latticed windows, and the galleries of the surrounding side chambers with their three stories, opposite the threshold, were paneled with wood all around, even from the ground to the windows (now the windows were latticed)
C.     For God’s building we need to be human not by our natural humanity but by the humanity of Jesus—Phil. 2:5-8:
Phil 2:5         Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus,
Phil 2:6         Who, existing in the form of God, did not consider being equal with God a treasure to be grasped,
Phil 2:7         But emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming in the likeness of men;
Phil 2:8         And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient even unto death, and that the death of a cross.
1. We were created as man, but we were corrupted, poisoned, and damaged by the fall; therefore, we need the Lord’s redemption—Titus 2:14; Eph. 1:7:
Titus 2:14      Who gave Himself for us that He might redeem us from all lawlessness and purify to Himself a particular people as His unique possession, zealous of good works.
Eph 1:7         In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of offenses, according to the riches of His grace,
a. Through Christ’s redemption we are brought back to the proper humanity—an uplifted, resurrected humanity—1 Pet. 1:18; Col. 1:14:
1 Pet 1:18      Knowing that it was not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, that you were redeemed from your vain manner of life handed down from your fathers,
Col 1:14        In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins;
1) What Christ terminated on the cross was our old man, our fallen humanity, yet the God-created humanity remained to be resurrected—Rom. 6:6; Gen. 1:26; Col. 2:13; Eph. 2:5-6.
Rom 6:6        Knowing this, that our old man has been crucified with Him in order that the body of sin might be annulled, that we should no longer serve sin as slaves;
Gen 1:26       And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of heaven and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.
Col 2:13        And you, though dead in your offenses and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our offenses;
Eph 2:5         Even when we were dead in offenses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)
Eph 2:6         And raised us up together with Him and seated us together with Him in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus,
2) In Christ’s resurrection God regenerated our redeemed, God-created humanity, and the divine element uplifted the regenerated humanity—1 Pet. 1:3; John 20:17.
1 Pet 1:3        Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has regenerated us unto a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
John 20:17    Jesus said to her, Do not touch Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brothers and say to them, I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.
3) After being regenerated to be a new man, we still have our humanity, but it is a resurrected, regenerated humanity—Eph. 4:24.
Eph 4:24       And put on the new man, which was created according to God in righteousness and holiness of the reality.
b. The humanity that we now have for God’s building is the uplifted, resurrected humanity of Jesus—Rom. 1:4; 8:29; Eph. 2:5-6, 21-22.
Rom 1:4        Who was designated the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness out of the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord;
Rom 8:29      Because those whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the Firstborn among many brothers;
Eph 2:5         Even when we were dead in offenses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)
Eph 2:6         And raised us up together with Him and seated us together with Him in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus,
Eph 2:21       In whom all the building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord;
Eph 2:22       In whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in spirit.
2. The more spiritual we become, the more human we will be; the more we have Christ as our life, the more we will have the humanity of Jesus—Col. 3:4; Phil. 2:5-8.
Col 3:4          When Christ our life is manifested, then you also will be manifested with Him in glory.
Eph 2:5         Even when we were dead in offenses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)
Eph 2:6         And raised us up together with Him and seated us together with Him in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus,
Eph 2:7         That He might display in the ages to come the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
Eph 2:8         For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of yourselves; it is the gift of God;
D.     For God’s building we need to be the most human of people, those who are “Jesusly” human—2 Cor. 4:10-11:
2 Cor 4:10     Always bearing about in the body the putting to death of Jesus that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
2 Cor 4:11     For we who are alive are always being delivered unto death for Jesus' sake that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
1. We need to have the highest human life, a life lived out according to the eternal life given to us by God—1 Tim. 6:12.
1 Tim 6:12    Fight the good fight of the faith; lay hold on the eternal life, to which you were called and have confessed the good confession before many witnesses.
2. In the forty days between His resurrection and ascension, the Lord Jesus trained His disciples to live a divinely human life—Acts 1:3:
Acts 1:3        To whom also He presented Himself alive after His suffering by many irrefutable proofs, appearing to them through a period of forty days and speaking the things concerning the kingdom of God.
a. He trained them to know that He had become them, that He had entered into them, and that He had brought them into Him.
b. This kind of training was to help the disciples realize that they were mingled with the Triune God, that they were no longer merely human but divinely human, even “Jesusly” human.
c. They were no longer merely men but God-men, divine men, with the Triune God as their intrinsic essence to become their divine being—Eph. 3:14-17.
Eph 3:14       For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father,
Eph 3:15       Of whom every family in the heavens and on earth is named,
Eph 3:16       That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit into the inner man,
Eph 3:17       That Christ may make His home in your hearts through faith, that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
d. They could now live a life in which they were one with the processed and consummated Triune God—2 Cor. 13:14; 1 Cor. 6:17; 15:45b.
2 Cor 13:14   The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
1 Cor 6:17     But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit.
1 Cor 15:45b …the last Adam became a life-giving Spirit.
E.      In order to have the humanity of Jesus for God’s building, we need to experience the Spirit of Jesus—Acts 16:7:
Acts 16:7      And when they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, yet the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them.
1. The Spirit of Jesus is a particular expression concerning the Spirit of God and refers to the Spirit of the incarnated Savior who, as Jesus in His humanity, passed through human living and death on the cross.
2. In the Spirit of Jesus there is not only the divine element of God but also the human element of Jesus and the elements of His human living and His suffering of death as well—Phil. 2:5-8.
Phil 2:5         Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus,
Phil 2:6         Who, existing in the form of God, did not consider being equal with God a treasure to be grasped,
Phil 2:7         But emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming in the likeness of men;
Phil 2:8         And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient even unto death, and that the death of a cross.
3. The uplifted, resurrected human nature of Jesus is in the Spirit of Jesus—Rom. 1:4; Acts 16:7.
Rom 1:4        Who was designated the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness out of the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord;
Acts 16:7      And when they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, yet the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them.
4. The virtues of lowliness, meekness, and long-suffering, which are required for keeping the oneness of the Spirit, are included in the Spirit of Jesus—Eph. 4:2.
Eph 4:2         With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, bearing one another in love,
5. In resurrection Christ, who was the only begotten Son of God in His divinity, was born of God in His humanity to be the firstborn Son of God—Acts 13:33; Rom. 8:29; 1:4:
Acts 13:33    That God has fully fulfilled this promise to us their children in raising up Jesus, as it is also written in the second Psalm, "You are My Son; today I have begotten You."
Rom 8:29      Because those whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the Firstborn among many brothers;
Rom 1:4        Who was designated the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness out of the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord;
a. His humanity was “sonized,” made divine; this “sonizing” in resurrection sanctified, uplifted, and transformed Christ’s humanity, which He put on in incarnation—v. 4.
Rom 1:4        Who was designated the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness out of the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord;
b. Now such an uplifted humanity is in the Spirit of Jesus and can become our experience so that we may become “Jesusly” human, having the humanity of Jesus for God’s building—Phil. 2:5-8; Matt. 16:18; Eph. 2:21-22; 4:16.
Phil 2:5         Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus,
Phil 2:6         Who, existing in the form of God, did not consider being equal with God a treasure to be grasped,
Phil 2:7         But emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming in the likeness of men;
Phil 2:8         And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient even unto death, and that the death of a cross.
Matt 16:18    And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Eph 2:21       In whom all the building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord;
Eph 2:22       In whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in spirit.
Eph 4:16       Out from whom all the Body, being joined together and being knit together through every joint of the rich supply and through the operation in the measure of each one part, causes the growth of the Body unto the building up of itself in love.
 
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