Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Searching the Scripture

Lesson 11 The Humanity of CHRIST

Part 3

JESUS was moved by the instincts of normal human beings.

1. HE hungered.
Matthew 4:2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.

2. HE thirsted.
John 4:7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.

The fifth cry from the cross - John 19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

3. HE became weary.
John 4:6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.

4. HE slept.
Matthew 8:24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.

5. HE loved.
Mark 10:21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.

John 11:36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!

6. HE had compassion.
Matthew 9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

7. HE was angry and grieved.
Mark 3:4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.

8. HE showed reverential trust.
Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;

9. HE groaned.
John 11:33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.

10. HE wept.
Luke 19:41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;

11. HE prayed.
Matthew 14:23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.

Without a doubt, CHRIST also possessed the sex instinct although it is not referred to in the Scripture. However, if HE did not than Hebrews 4:15 wouldn´t be true.
Hebrews 4:15 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.

JESUS possessed body, soul, and spirit.

1. HE had a body.
John 1:14 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.

Hebrews 2:14 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;

Matthew 26:12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.

JESUS´ body was buried, Luke 23:52-56 This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.
And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.
And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.
And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

2. HE had a soul.
Matthew 26:38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

JESUS´ soul went to Paradise at death.
Luke 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.

3. HE had a spirit. It returned to the Father at HIS death.
Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

JESUS died.
The biological end of life is death. Man is born to die.

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

JESUS had to keep this rule.
JESUS was in the prime of life at the time of the crucifixion.
Luke 23:33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

Hebrews 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

The purpose of CHRIST coming to earth was to die. Death is proof of HIS humanity.
JESUS still possesses a body. Even after HIS resurrection.

Luke 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.

John 20:27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

Acts 7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,

Stephen saw JESUS standing at the right hand of GOD. JESUS was human and HE was like us in every way except for two very important points.

1. HE did not possess a sin nature or original sin.

2. HE was sinless because HE never committed not even one sin.

Let us praise our wonderful LORD and SAVIOUR for HIS love for us and for the sacrifice HE made so that we might have eternal life.

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