“The Jewish ancestors are theirs, and the Christ descended from those ancestors. He is the one who rules over all things, who is God, and who is blessed forever. Amen.” Romans 9:5 CEB
How to explain the verse above?
Answer: He came with human flesh- the flesh refers to Christ. The product of a man is only the flesh, the life and the consciousness in the flesh or the spirit and soul came from God. The flesh is merely a temporal shell of “what” we really are. But, the “who” we are is shape together with the flesh from birth to death. As a proof, up to this date, maybe a man can only clone a human flesh but to give it life and consciousness the same as a human where there is free will, no man had and can ever do it. This flesh after resurrection became one with God forever. It became God in a sense that, the flesh or Christ will never deteriorate and will be with God forever. Referring Christ or the flesh as God is after the resurrection, as a proof, the phrase “who is God” is in the present tense, implying that, the Christ or the Flesh that ascended as of this very moment is God. But, He was in human flesh when He was born up to before resurrection because, if the human flesh was God before the resurrection, it follows that it was all an act since God don’t die. Remember, 1 Jhon 4:2-3 said that if anyone does not acknowledge that Christ came in the flesh, that someone can be considered as anti-Christ. The verse is very clear what Christ was when He came but, the verse did not say anything about what He will be when He departed.
But if the Christ now is God, it follows that there is more than one God now in heaven?
Answer: Not necessarily since the name that the Christ carried was His Father’s name.
“Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, you have given me YOUR name; now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be united just as we are. During my time here, I protected them by the power of the name you gave me. I guarded them so that not one was lost, except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold.” John 17:11-12 NLT
Everything that the Christ did while on earth was to the credit of His name which was actually His Father’s name. Christ serves as the Father’s human Image. The image already existed before Matthew but, it was not yet placed or made into a human. Remember that God is invisible, the visible manifestation of the Father’s is His only begotten Son- His exact Image who was sent in the flesh to which, at this time had revealed the name of His Father which He carries.
To anyone, what we see is the Son but to the Son, He sees His Father.
“No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.” John 1:18 NIV
Nonetheless, they are one in a sense that, the Father’s who is THE LIFE that is very vast and cannot be quantified, part but exact essence of THE LIFE is in the Son.
“For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;” Colossians 2:9 NKJV
In the verse above, the term fullness does not necessarily mean quantity because no one can measure the vastness of God who is Spirit for He fills heaven and earth. It refers more on quality, it means, the fullness in quality is in Christ.
In analogy, if I get a pinch of salt water from a vast ocean and examine its properties, the pinch of salt water I have collected from the vast ocean has the same exact properties of that vast ocean. In this sense, the fullness of quality of the vast ocean was in the pinch of salt water I collected.
Without THE LIFE in the Son, the Son or the Image is dead. So, when you call in the name Jesus which is Son’s name, it is for the glorification of Father because Son’s name is also the Father’s name.
“I will do whatever you ask for in my name, so that the Father can be glorified in the Son. When you ask me for anything in my name, I will do it.”John 14:13-14 CEB
If you do address God as Father, at least you know who He is in the name even if you don’t mention verbally.
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