Christ As Son of Man and Son of God

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Hi L____,

Here is the scriptural equation when it comes to angels: You can be a ‘son of God’ and yet not be a ‘son of man.’ That is what the angels are called in Job 1:5-6; 2:1 and 38:7. But a ‘son of man’ is also a ‘son of God’ in the flesh: Adam, the son of God (Luk 3:38). But a ‘son of man’ can also become a spiritual ‘son of God.’ This then makes this individual both a ‘son of man’ and at the same time a ‘son of God.’ This makes the ‘sons of men’ very special in the eyes of God: to which of the angels said He at any time, You are my son this day have I begotten thee? Angels will never be ‘begotten sons of God’ as we will.

The ‘Son of Man’ is a privileged position in the eyes of God. Look at what is said of Christ as He is right now: There is one mediator between God and man, THE MAN, Christ Jesus (1Ti 2:5). While Christ is in heaven, He is still distinguished as “the man, Christ Jesus.” So, the answer to your question is: no, Christ should not be merely the ‘son of God.’ Even the angels and carnal men are called that. He really is also ‘the son of man.’

1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit.
1Co 15:46 Howbeit that [was] not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.

So, you see, Christ is the ‘second Adam son of God.’ I hope that through this little e-mail…

Eph 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
Eph 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
Eph 1:19 And what [is] the exceeding greatness of his power to us- ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Eph 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own right hand in the heavenly [ places],
Eph 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
Eph 1:22 And hath put all [things] under his feet, and gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the church,
Eph 1:23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Those are powerful words. “The church, which is His body” is US. And look at what it says about us: “The fulness of Him that fills all in all.” God Himself will dwell in us, and it will be THROUGH US, IN CHRIST that this ‘all in all’ (1Co 15:28), the goal of the universe, will be accomplished. Being a spiritual ‘son of man’ is where we want to be.

I hope this has answered your question.

Your brother, Mike

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