Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.When Jesus returns to be King of the Earth, he will have a wedding feast with those of the true church, the ones from many tribes and cultures who truly live the way he showed. Those faithful will rule with him. This symbol of Jesus marrying his church is a powerful and important image. Marriage is a partnership and an intimate relationship. This promise and calling gives us an idea of what our true relationship with Jesus and God is and can be, of our true potential, and of the future God desires for us.
||God is not a
man, that he should lie, nor a son of
man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not
act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
is not a son of man.
||How then can
a man be righteous before God? How can one born of woman be pure? If
even the moon is not bright and the stars are not pure in his eyes, how
much less man, who is but a maggot - a son
of man, who is only a worm!
||Here man is
the son of man.
consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the
stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?
You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings [or God] and
crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of
your hands; you put everything under his feet: all flocks and herds,
and the beasts of the field, ...
& his potential
see also Heb 2
us, O God Almighty! Look down from heaven and see! Watch over this vine
[Israel], the root your right hand has planted, the son [Or branch] you
have raised up for yourself. Your vine is cut down, it is burned with
fire; at your rebuke your people perish. Let your hand rest on the man
at your right hand, the son of man
you have raised up for yourself. Then we will not turn away from you;
revive us, and we will call on your name. Restore us, O LORD God
Almighty; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.
has produced many sons who have fallen short.
They pray God anoint one to show the way.
||He said to
me, "Son of man, stand up on
your feet and I will speak to you." As he spoke, the Spirit came into
me and raised me to my feet, and I heard him speaking to me.
called son of man through out the book.
Ezekiel is a righteous man.
||In my vision
at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds
of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his
presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all
peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion
is an everlasting dominion ...
||Jesus (like a
son of man)
God (Ancient of Days)
are separate beings
||As he came
near the place where I was standing, I was terrified and fell
prostrate. "Son of man," he
said to me, ...
a righteous man, is called son of man.
||If you had
known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would
not have condemned the innocent. For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.
the most frequently used title for Jesus (by him) is Son of Man.
||And so I
tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the
blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a
word against the Son of Man
will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will
not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
||Son of Man
are different beings.
... asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?" ... Simon Peter
answered, "You are the Christ [Or Messiah], the Son of the living God."
||The Son of
is God’s anointed son.
||" ... that
you may know that the Son of Man
has authority on earth to
forgive sins ...." He said to the paralytic, "I tell you, get up, take
your mat and go home." He got up, took his mat and walked out in full
view of them all.
Jesus His authority.
||... ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up’ ...
Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light.
we can become sons.
||... I see
heaven open and the Son of Man
standing at the right hand of God.
Stephen: God & Jesus
are separate beings.
the lampstands was someone "like a son
of man," [Dan 7:13] dressed in a robe
reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest.
and there before me was a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was one
"like a son of man" [Dan 7:13] with a crown of gold on his head and a
sharp sickle in his hand. Then another angel came out of the temple and
called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud, "Take your
sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of
the earth is ripe."
Perhaps not, since another angel commands this person.
and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire,
and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
"Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed,
and the fourth looks like a son of
||"If you are
the Son of God," he said,
"throw yourself down. For it is written: ‘He will command his angels
concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you
will not strike your foot against a stone.’" [Psalm 91:11, 12] Jesus
answered him, "It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the
temps Jesus and questions him being the Son of God.
Psalm 91 is addressed to all who make their temple the dwelling of the Most High.
will protect them.
priest said to him, "I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us
if you are the Christ, [Or Messiah]
the Son of God." "Yes, it is
as you say," Jesus replied. "But I say to all of you: In the future you
will see the Son of Man
sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of
is the Christ,
son of God.
centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake
and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, "Surely
he was the Son [Or a son] of God!"
is the same.
this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?" The angel
answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the
Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be
called the Son of God."
is begotten of the Father
by the Holy Spirit.
||the son of
Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.
called the son of God.
||I tell you
the truth, whoever hears my word and believes
him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he
has crossed over from death to life. I tell you the truth, a time is
coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will
live. For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son
to have life in himself. And he has given
him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.
believes in God
has eternal life.
God gives Jesus His authority.
||"We are not
stoning you for any of these," replied the Jews, "but for blasphemy,
because you, a mere man, claim to be God." Jesus answered them, "Is it
not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are gods’ [Psalm 82:6]? If he
called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came - and the Scripture
cannot be broken - what about the one whom the Father set apart as his
very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of
blasphemy because I said, ‘I am God’s
Son’? Do not believe me unless I do what my Father does. But if
I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that
you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the
not call himself God,
yet he called us
(Ps 82 is
addressed to the
assembly of the
rule w/ Christ.)
his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendant of David, and who
through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God [Or was appointed to be the Son of God with
power] by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.
(anointed) by God.
since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens,
Jesus the Son of God, let us
hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest
who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who
has been tempted in every way, just as we are - yet was without sin.
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we
may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
||We can call
upon Jesus, our High Priest, for help in time of need.
||We know that
we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And
we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the
Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he
|1 John 5:10
believeth on the Son of God
hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a
liar; because he believeth not the record
that God gave of his Son.
believes in the Son of God has
this testimony in his heart. Anyone who does not believe God has made
him out to be a liar, because he has not believed the testimony God has
given about his Son.
believing that Jesus was the Messiah (Christ) affects one’s
relationship with God.
||We know that
whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and
that wicked one toucheth him not. And we know that we are of God, and
the whole world lieth in wickedness. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given
us an understanding, that we may know
him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his
Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. Little
children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
||We know that
anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of
God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him. We know that we
are children of God, and that
the whole world is under the control of the evil one. We know also that
the Son of God has come and
has given us understanding, so that we
may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true - even
in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. Dear
children, keep yourselves from idols.
||We know the
Father through the Son,
who is the perfect reflection of the Father.
giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the
daughters of men, and they bare children
to them, the same became
mighty men which were of old,
men of renown.
||The Nephilim were on the earth in those
days—and also afterward—when the sons
of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them.
They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
was a day when the sons of God
came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among
||One day the
angels [Hebrew the sons of God]
came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with
kingdom includes the support of other sons of God.
LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that
darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up now thy loins
like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. Where wast
thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast
understanding. ... Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? ...
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
LORD answered Job out of the storm. He said: "Who is this that darkens
my counsel with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I
will question you, and you shall answer me. "Where were you when I laid
the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. ... On what were
its footings set, ... - while the morning stars sang together and all
the angels [Hebrew the sons of God]
shouted for joy?
||The sons of
God were created before the Earth.
||Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall
be called the children of God.
the peacemakers, for they will be called
sons of God.
||That was the true Light, which
lighteth every man that cometh into the world. ... He came unto his
own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them
gave he power to become the sons of
God, even to them that
believe on his name:
light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. [Or This was the true light that gives light
to every man who comes into the world] ... He came to that which
was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received
him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God -
become sons of God.
||For as many
as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. ... but ye
have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The
Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children
of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with
Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified
together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not
worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For
the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation
of the sons of God.
those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. ... but you
received the Spirit of sonship. [Or adoption] And by him we cry, "Abba,
[Aramaic for Father] Father." The Spirit himself testifies with our
spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are
heirs - heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in
his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider
that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that
will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the
sons of God to be revealed.
||We now are
the children of God.
When we are led by the Spirit of God,
the Holy Spirit,
then we become
sons of God
co-heirs with Jesus.
Israelites; to whom pertaineth
the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the
law, and the service of God,
and the promises;
of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as
sons; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of
the law, the temple worship and the promises.
of Israel, those who follow God’s way, will be adopted as sons.
They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of
the promise are counted for the seed.
words, it is not the natural children who are God’s children, but it is the
children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.
the law was our schoolmaster to
bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But
after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster. For ye
are all the children of God by
faith in Christ Jesus.
And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
|So the law
was put in charge to lead us to Christ [Or charge until Christ came] that we
might be justified by faith. Now that faith has come, we are no longer
under the supervision of the law. You are all sons of God through faith in Christ
If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
justified by faith in that faith in Christ leads us naturally
(via the Holy Spirit) to be obedient to the law.
||It is not to
angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are
speaking. But there is a place where someone has testified:
"What is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?
You made him a little [Or him for a little while] lower than the angels;
you crowned him with glory and honor
and put everything under his feet."
In putting everything under him, God left nothing that is not subject to him. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering. Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers. He says,
"I will declare your name to my brothers;
in the presence of the congregation I will sing your praises."
is our elder brother,
leading us to be sons & daughters of the Most High.
(His bride is the daughter of Zion.)
Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
||The Greek for
||For to which
of the angels did God ever say,
"You are my Son; today I have become your Father"? [Ps 2:7]
"I will be his Father, and he will be my Son"? [2 Sam 7:14; 1 Chron 17:13]
And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says,
"Let all God's angels worship him." [Deut 32:43 DSS]
Hebrew in Ps 2:7
is yalad - beget.
The intertwining of the
Messiah with the Davidic
kingship implies he is
a fellow created soul.
The Greek for
the Son he says,
Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever,
and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
by anointing you with the oil of joy. [Ps 45:6-7]
two gods here:
God the Father
& God the Son.
This does not support
the trinity view of
2 persons but 1 God.
|Knowing that there
are other sons of God who must also be gods, it seems quite appropriate
to call the anointed son of God the "king above all gods" (Ps 95:3) and
the "God of gods" (Dt 10:17; Jos 22:22;
136:2; Da 2:47, 11:36).
||But now we
see Jesus, who was made a
little lower than the angels,
now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death,
so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
is elattoo which means
to "decrease, make lower".
Can the Creator make
Himself less than He Is?
|Heb 2:11-12||Both the one
who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same
family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers. He says,
"I will declare your name to my brothers;
in the presence of the congregation I will sing your praises." [Ps 22:22]
|To say we
are of the same
family as Jesus and that he
is our brother only makes
sense if he is a fellow
reason he had to be made like his brothers
in every way, in order that he
might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service of God and
that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.
and suffering death,
became a more merciful
high priest. This shows
growth and development.
This only makes sense if
Jesus is a fellow created
being and does not make
sense if he is the same
as the Father.
God foreknew he also predestined to be confromed to the likeness of his
that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
|The Greek for
||And the Word
was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory
as of the only begotten of the
Father,) full of grace and truth.
became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory,
the glory of the One and Only, [Or the
Only Begotten] who
came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
||No man hath
seen God at any time; the only
begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath
||No one has
ever seen God, but God the One and Only, [Or the Only
Begotten] [Some manuscripts but the only (or only
begotten) Son] who is at the Father’s side,
has made him known.
||For God so
loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
||For God so
loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, [Or his only
begotten Son] that whoever believes in him shall not
perish but have eternal life.
believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is
condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands
condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one
and only Son. [Or God’s only begotten Son]
|1 John 4:9
||In this was
manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world,
that we might live through him.
||This is how
God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son [Or his only
begotten Son] into the world that we might live through
|Title for Jesus
|Son of Man
|Son of God
|Only Son of
Begotten Son of God
©2005, 2007 Collins Hamblen
First Posted: 2/9/05
Last Updated: 11/27/07