Friday, May 17, 2013

Why does Jesus refer to Himself as the Son of Man? Ever wonder?

His Cross is the door by which every member of the human race can enter into the life of God; by His resurrection He has the right to give eternal life to anyone, and by His ascension our Lord entered heaven, keeping the door open for humanity.
From My Utmost for His Highest - Oswald Chambers

When Christ entered this earthly realm it was a true miracle, not just the virgin birth but God becoming man, that was the awesome miracle. Never before had God appeared in such a way, and we along with the apostles declare Him to be the Son of God, meaning God in human form. Our relative position to Christ is that we are sons of men and He is the Son of God. As the Son of God, we are reconciled with God through Him.

But he most often referred to Himself as the Son of Man. When Jesus ascended and returned to heaven another awesome miracle happened, never before had a man of flesh appeared before the Father. Jesus relative position to the Father was Son of Man. As the Son of Man, God is reconciled with man through Him.

It is a simple formula:

Son of God - God is reconciled to man on earth.
Son of Man - man is reconciled to God in heaven.

Jesus saw his role and purpose on earth as Son of Man, we see Him as Son of God.

zoe perissos


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