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The Angelic Conflict – Part 32 Outline

The Angelic Conflict – Part 32 –

Point 9. – The Importance of the Hypostatic Union –

Hypostatic Union = in the person of Jesus Christ are two natures, undiminished deity and true humanity in one person forever.

Sometimes our Lord would say things from His deity only, JOH 8:58.

Sometimes the Lord would speak from His humanity and not His deity, JOH 19:28.

Sometimes the Lord would speak from both natures, JOH 6:62.

Jesus Christ had to become perfect humanity to be our Savior, our high priest, the mediator between God and man, and to fulfill the Davidic covenant [David’s son would rule forever].

1PE 2:24 and He Himself bore our sins in His body [humanity] on the cross,

Jesus Christ had to become true humanity to be the mediator between God and man, JOB 9:2,32-33; 1TI 2:5-6.

JOB 9:1-2 Then Job answered, “In truth I know that this is so, But how can a man be in the right before God?”

JOB 9:32-33 “For He is not a man as I am that I may answer Him, That we may go to court together. There is no umpire between us who may lay his hand upon us both.”

1TI 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

Jesus Christ became true humanity to be our high priest after the pattern of Melchizedek, HEB 7:4-5,14,28;HEB 10:5,10-14.

Jesus Christ had to become true humanity to be a king and rule forever. He had to be the son of David to fulfill the Davidic covenant to Israel, 2SA 7:8-16; PSA 89:20-37.

The Hypostatic Union is documented in many passages, JOH 1:1-14; ROM 1:2-5; ROM 9:5; 1TI 3:16; HEB 2:14; PHI 2:5-11; 1JO 1:1-3.

ROM 1:3 concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh,

HEB 2:14 Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil;

Satan did everything in his power to try to destroy the humanity of Christ through temptation, attempted assassination, and to keep Him from reaching the cross.

1JO 3:8 “The person who keeps on doing the sin [unbelief – JOH 16:9] is from the devil because the devil has sinned from the beginning;

and for this purpose, the son of God has been revealed that he might destroy the works of the devil.”

Three unique temptations from Satan to our Lord Jesus Christ during the hypostatic union.

The first one is the temptation to rely on self rather than the ministry of Holy Spirit, MAT 4:1-4, LUK 4:1-4.

“Jesus” [Iesous = Joshua or Savior] is always used for the humanity of Christ, it is not used for His deity!

“was led up” = aor-pass-ind – ago = the humanity of Christ received the action of the verb as a part of evidence testing; He was led by the Holy Spirit.

Spiritual maturity prepares you to take anything in life!

Satan is given a tremendous amount of leeway, even taking away health and prosperity, causing misunderstanding and loss of friends, almost any kind of disaster!

God will not put on us more than what we can bear, 1CO 10:13!

Through residence, function, and momentum in the PPOG under the same power system we have, our Lord’s humanity advanced through the various stages of spiritual adulthood!

JOH 1:14 “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and doctrine.”

MAT 3:16 “And after being baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and He saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon Him,”

MAT 3:17 “and behold, a voice out of the heavens, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.”

“tempted” = peirazo = to make proof of, test, scrutinize, examine, try to test one’s faith, virtue, or character by enticement to sin or to act independently of God.

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