Saturday, June 29, 2013

Just a Man

There is a doctrine within many churches that "Jesus was God in the flesh".  Though Yahshua was the son of the Father and did become flesh, most religions assign some divine powers to Yahshua making him more than a man.  That is not at all what Yahshua and Yahweh Most High set out to do.

Yahshua was to experience life as a man, completely and totally, to understand man's trials and suffering.  Which is more impressive, a high-wire walker with a net or without one?  How can Yahshua live as a man if he knew he had a safety net?  He chose to live without that safety net and be as a man:

Matthew 26:53 
Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
He didn't say he could call on the angels, but that he would pray to the Father.  Just as he prayed to the Father in the case of Lazarus' death:

John 11:41-43 
41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. 42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. 43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
Yahshua didn't have the power to do most of the miracles, but he called on the Father who granted his petition.  Peter also confirmed this in his sermon on that first Pentecost after Yahshua ascended:

Acts 2:22 
Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Yahshua of Nazareth, a man approved of the Father among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which the Father did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 

Peter acknowledged the true source of all the miracles performed.  And all of these miracles were from the prayers of one man.

So we too can experience miracles if we also live as Yahshua, a man, lived and loved the Father as Yahshua loved the Father and call on the Father to grant us our petitions.  We just have to have faith that it can happen.  Yahshua had it.

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