KEY SCRIPTURE: John 7:27 KJV “Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.”

Jesus was fully God and fully man. In His days in the flesh, He revealed Himself as the Son of man, who depended absolutely on the Holy Spirit.  Many in His days knew Him after the flesh and could not enjoy His glory as the Son of God. They could even identify Him by His parents. John 6:42 KJV “And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?” Why did He have to come as a man? There are some very important reasons that made Jesus to come as a man. His state  as a man makes many miss His divinity. We have to appreciate both natures of our Lord Jesus to benefit fully from who He is. Do not allow his humanity to cause you not to acknowledge His divinity.

The following are some of reasons why the Lord came as a man?

1. He became a man, so He could become the lamb of God to

 take away, the sin of the whole world. John 1:29

2. He became a man, so He could satisfactorily meet the divine requirements for the redemption of mankind.1Pe 1:18 KJV” Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;”

3. He became a man, so His defeat of Satan and his cohorts could be man’s victory making us qualified to claim that victory as ours. Heb 2:14 KJV ” “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;”

4. He became a man and put down his reputation as God, so He could demonstrate to men how a man could live victoriously by depending on the Holy Spirit. He was an example for us. (Heb 12:2.)

5. He became a man so He could destroy the power of sin over man through His crucifixion. Rom 8:3 KJV” For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:”

In the Lord’s capacity as a man, He made certain statements that reveals His lack of ability to do certain things. All these revealed He had totally put aside His glory as God (Philip 2:5-6). John 17:5 reads “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was”. The Lord made this request, when he came to the end of His ministry on this earth. For the Father to glorify Him with Himself meant He was one in glory with the father.  He clarified this point, by saying, with the same glory I had with you before the world was. “We must not let His humanity cause any one to treat Him with less reverence, like the Jewish people did. They knew His parents and His childhood days and so were failing to see the bigger picture.



John 1:14 KJV “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.”

Philippians 2:5, -7 KJV Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

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