Jesus was “the Son of God” referred to prophetically in Psalm 2:7, and during His trial (Sanhedrin). The title He used most throughout His ministry was “Son of Man.” (More than 40 times by yeshua yet The disciples called him “Lord,” “Master” or “Teacher.”)… the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head”). “The Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”). “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath”). “And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory” (Mark 13:26). Jesus derived this from Ezekiel and Daniel. “Son of Man” is the distinctive title applied to the Ezekiel. The Hebrew translation is “ben Adam,” literally, “Son of Adam” or “son of mankind.” Originally, when used to refer to Ezekiel, it meant only “man,” as opposed to God, and reminded Ezekiel of his humble status. By the time of Jesus, it had become an honorific title of the Messiah, passages in Ezekiel were idealized/interpreted messianically. Jesus noted the similarities to His calling: “Son of man, I send you to the people of Israel, to nations of rebels, who have rebelled against Me” (Ezekiel 2:3). “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from My mouth, you shall give them warning from Me” (3:17). significant were a remnant to be spared; the new heart and spirit, the new everlasting covenant, and the promise that the Gentile nations would come to know the Lord, God of Israel. All to be fulfilled by Jesus as Son of Man. Daniel 7:13-14 used the title “Son of Man.” Here- an Aramaic term, “bar enash,” instead of “ben Adam.” The meaning similar, “enash” the word for mankind in general, not an individual. In rabbinical and popular thought, the term had been highly spiritualized, indicating the ideal man, divine in nature. The Book of Enoch, that circulated during the first century, exalted the figure even beyond Daniel’s vision. It is not necessary to assume that Jesus was influenced by Enoch. Jesus knew these things prophesied in Daniel 7 would take place after His suffering on the cross, His resurrection and His return to heaven. He identified himself not only with the Hebrew nation but whole human race.
“Theme in genesis; Noah”
Israel is identified as God’s “firstborn Son” (Exod.4:22–23). In context, Yahweh calls Israel as his firstborn son. What follows in Exodus is competition to see who is God’s true son. In #delivering children of Abraham from #Egypt, God shows who is the true Son of God. Later revelation identifies exodus where God became father of Israel (Deut. 32:18; Psa. 80:15; Jer. 31:9; Hos. 11:1.) this identification explains how Israel is like Adam—Israel is a “corporate Adam.” What began with Adam is carried on in Israel until it comes to Christ. Matthew identifies Jesus as the True Israel (Hosea11:1, Matt2:13–15) “Out of Egypt I have called my son.” By applying isreals title to Jesus, he explains how Jesus is God’s Son. When Jesus is led by the Spirit into the wilderness for 40 days he repeats the events of Israel, signifying the son Jesus is- like Israel. But Jesus will not disobey his Father like Israel did; he will prove himself obedient unto death, thus becoming the firstborn -from- the dead. Jesus lived a sinless life, something incapable of humans. God promised a house (dynasty) for David and a son who would sit on an eternal throne and be the son of God- “I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son” In the immediate history of Israel, Solomon fulfilled this by ruling with wisdom and justice, bringing peace and blessing to the people by leading from #Zion. Solomon turned away from God to serve #idols... later, David’s heirs broke covenant with God and lost their right to sit on the throne. Still, the mold for a Davidic king who was the son of God was set, as the Prophets lamented the fall of David’s house, they promised a son of David whose #righteousness would #restore the “kingdom to Israel.” In the NT, Jesus is the #son of #David, whose #righteousness under the #law proves he is God’s true son, which brings all the #promises of the new covenant to #fruition. Its instructive that the gospel message is based on promises to David (Rom. 1:3; 2 Tim. 2:8). Christ Messiah=delivery from bondage. Yahweh’s identity=in christ=Israel’s identity is redemption in christ=zion. (Yahweh begins in exodus and ends in redemption in christ messiah facilitation Zion).
Paul speaks of Christ receiving the title “Son of God” at his resurrection. Vrs3–4, “concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.” This passage is best understood of Christ’s exaltation in his resurrection. While Jesus is God the Son throughout his human life, his resurrection assigns him the title “Son of God.” (Acts 13:32–33, Hebrews 5:5–6). Jesus has proven to be God’s true son and worthy of an eternal throne. It is after Jesus’s humanity is “perfected” (through Israel’s unity with him) that he receives the title, “Son of God” (Heb. 5:5–6). This was necessary for the Son to learn obedience through #suffering- (Christ rose from the dead and ascended to the Father’s right hand (fulfilliPsa. 110:1), all creation was put under his feet). In his exaltation, Jesus received right to rule over heaven and earth as the son of David, who is the son of God. What Adam, Israel, and David failed to prove their sonship—Jesus has done. His resurrection proves to be his coronation. Paul identifies the core of the gospel message- God in Christ unites all things in heaven and earth(Eph. 1:10), as the eternal Son of God is recognized as the Son of God to whom redemptive history has been pointing. “When the time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons” (Gal. 4:4–5). When the divine Son took on humanity he came to fulfill the role marked out for him by Adam, Israel, and David. The #eternal #Word took on #flesh #dwelt among us (Yahweh holy spirit manifesting through Christ’s earthly mission) John identifies Jesus as “the only Son from the Father” and John 5:18 identifies the Son as “equal” with the Father, which led the Jewish leaders to desire Jesus’s death, they didn’t agree. In the Gospels, we find Jesus is not only the son of God, according to his humanity; he is the Son of God, according to his deity. #Jesus #is God’s Son, the one to whom all Scripture *leads, and the one -who is- God and man.
Anew Light Ministries
CREATING environments through the vehicles of Visual and Expressive ARTS to help plug people into their CREATOR by fostering Spiritual Growth. By combining Therapeutic Art, Christ-Centered CBT techniques, and Integrated Arts in Scriptural Education, I seek to Heal human brokenness and Redeem Fullness through the Transformative Healing Power of The Holy Spirit.