The Resurrected Human Being Jesus of Nazareth
Jesus had been begotten in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod (Matthew 2:1). But he had died and he had been dead. In order to be brought to life again he needed to be begotten again. And this God the Father did when he raised the man Jesus from the dead:
And though they found no ground for putting Him to death, they asked Pilate that He be executed. When they had carried out all that was written concerning Him, they took Him down from the cross and laid Him in a tomb. But God raised Him from the dead and for many days He appeared to those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, the very ones who are now His witnesses to the people. And we preach to you the good news of the promise made to the fathers, that God has fulfilled this promise to our children in that He raised up Jesus, just as it is also written in the second Psalm, 'You are my son, today I have begotten you.' As for the fact that He raised Him up from the dead, no longer to return to corruption, He has spoken in this way: 'I will give you the Holy and Sure blessings of David.' Therefore He also says in another Psalm, 'You will not allow your Holy One to see corruption.' For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep, and was laid among his fathers and saw corruption but He whom God raised did not see corruption. (Acts 13:28-37).
Here Paul explains clearly that the second Psalm, "Your are my son, today I have begotten you," was fulfilled when God raised Jesus from the dead. In like manner, the Hebrew's writer quotes the second Psalm in reference to Jesus' exalted glory, he having become superior to the angels:
Having made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than them. For to which of the angels did He ever say, "You are my son, today I have begotten you," and again, "I will be a Father to him and he will be a son to me."(Hebrews 1:4-5).
In a similar manner, Paul says:
His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who came to be out of the seed of David according to the flesh, and fixed the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of Holiness, by the resurrection out of the dead.(Romans 1:3-4).
God makes Jesus "Lord," "Messiah" and "Savior."
Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Messiah. Acts 2:36.
When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than them.... But of the Son he says, "Your throne the God to the age of the age," the righteous scepter is the scepter of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness therefore God, thy God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows... But to what angel has he ever said, "Sit at my right hand till I make thy enemies a stool for thy feet"?
has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers subject to him. (1 Peter 3:22).
God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. (Acts 5:31).
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and upon the earth. (Matthew 28:18).
Jesus became a divine human
Created: March 11, 2011.
Last Updated: March 11, 2011.