KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 8:57 KJV “Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?”
When the Lord told His Jewish audience that, Abraham, rejoiced to see His days, they answered Him, that you are not yet fifty years and have you seen Abraham? Once again, these people expressed their gross ignorance about the master Jesus. Many still take Him for something very different and they either do things against Him or they are not able to benefit fully from Him. “The value you place on anything, determines, the virtue that may flow from that thing to you”.
Paul before his conversion had no regards for the master Jesus. He took Him, to be an ordinary man, and so kept persecuting the church, until the Lord met Him, and asked him. ” …..Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” Acts 9:4. After a couple of years Paul now said 2Co 5:16 KJV ” Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.” My question is how do you see Jesus? You may call yourself a child of God, yet you can only relate well with the master if only you sincerely accept Him for who He is.
Jesus originally existed as the eternal word of God John 1:1. He is one with the Father, that makes Him God. He became a man so He could demonstrate to us how men should live victorious in this life, and secondly died for all men to make us qualified to be victorious by receiving the ability to live a victorious life. Our Lord Jesus as a man, emptied Himself of His glory and reputation as God (John 17:5, Philip 2:6,7) so He could fully depend on the Holy Spirit and overcome as a man. He went through His suffering as a man to legally win for us.
I have given the above explanations for His reasons to become a man so you could understand perfectly the lessons and benefits that Jesus as a man brings to us. Have the right perspective of Jesus as a man.
Now from His example you can also live a victorious life on this earth and conquer every situation as He did.
You can also count on the impact of His victory through His suffering and resurrection that has made us fully qualified to be very victorious.
In Colossians 1:21,22 the bible said although we were aliens and enemies in our minds, He has reconciled us and ” In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:” Colossians 1:22.
Can you imagine, you are now Holy, unblameable and unreproveable in God’s sight? What again can defeat you? Dear child of God, Jesus as a man gives us two main things
1. The example to be perfectly victorious in this life
2. The qualification to be very victorious.
May you be ever thankful to God for these and live in that victorious life.
Glory be to God who gave Jesus for me, I have received the ability to be very victorious in this life. I am Holy, unblameable and unreproveable through His death and resurrection. I have Jesus’ example for victory as well. I walk by His word and I conquer always. Thanks be to God.
THOUGHT: AS STUDENTS USE SOLVED PAST QUESTIONS, SO DOES JESUS VICTORY SHOW US THE WAY
Heb 4:15 KJV” For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”
Heb 12:2 KJV “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”