Monday, April 14, 2014

Why Jesus called Himself the Son of Man - Real Humanity!

"Verily, verily, I say to you, he who is believing in me, the works that I do -- that one also shall do, and greater than these he shall do..."  (John 14:12 YLT)

Courtesy of Trey Ratcliff
Twelve men rowing in the night with all their might. As they heaved and struggled against the waves, the stars of the black sky looked down silently at them... but the stars were not the only ones keeping a watchful eye; Jesus stood on a mountain side, on the shore that they had departed from and saw them too. So what did He do next? Well, He's God's Son and can do anything, so He set out to meet them of course, straight across, walking on the water. Ha!

We've all heard the amazing things Jesus did. From changing water to wine and raising the dead, He healed thousands, taught with unchallenged wisdom and delivered the many from darkness. Today, as believers in Jesus we look to Him to do the same things in our lives. So we ask and pray and wait. Very good. But do you know that Jesus said you would do the same things He did and even greater works (John 14:12)?

But you see, Jesus didn't do those things simply as the Son of God, like a man endowed with superhuman powers. At the contrary. He did it all as the Son of Man! Sure, Jesus brazenly said that He was God Himself when He boldly declared  "Before Abraham was, I AM"  (i.e. He is Yahowa; John 8:58). We think Jesus did all that stuff because He is, after all God's Son, but that is just simply wrong. Do you now understand why He very often referred to Himself, rather mysteriously I might add, in the third person as "the Son of Man"? Because He was showing us what kind of people we would become as we believe in Him. He was showing us what humanity was made to look like!

What does this mean for you and I, back here in the real world? Perhaps we are not so helpless as we have thought. Maybe there is more to true Christianity than simply theology and beliefs. How can it be otherwise?! I can not wait to see the church rise up in this very real revelation... that everything Jesus did, we can do too, in Him! 

Welcome to the new dawn! Stay tuned for more to come...

By David Roiel
The Green Leaf Blog - Discover your inheritance!

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