Part 6 – What Does God’s New Life Form Look Like?
In Part 4 of this series, we said that mankind was in such a mess, and so damaged, that there was no way to fix him. The only solution, was to let God end this species, completely re-create it, and introduce a new species, totally and completely different.
So what is this new species, and what does it look like, what is its make up?
The Make-Up Of This New Life Form … Jesus
His Father was God, so Jesus had the Life of God, Eternal Life within Him, so He was of the spiritual realm.
“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.'” (Luke 1:35)
His mother was a human, so He had human life within Him, and so He was of the physical realm.
“‘The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” … which means, God with us.” (Matthew 1:23).
He had two life forms within Him, so was native to both realms. His natural habitat was in both realms. He could go through time and space, but He could also live outside of time and space. From eternity past, He lived in the spiritual realm, but for 33 years, He lived in the physical realm.
How Did Jesus Live His Life?
How did Jesus live? He lived primarily by divine life. He lived by the highest life form. His third-class life form (human life) lived in subjection to his first-class life form (divine life). His human life lived in subjection to his divine life, so He was a man who lived by the exact same life that God lives by!
How Was Jesus Different From Adam?
What about His Spirit?
Adam was first and foremost a living soul, next he had a spirit, and lastly he had a body. Adam’s soul was his container for human life, but his spirit was to be the container for divine life. But because he didn’t eat of the tree of life, he was incomplete, and his spirit was missing something.
Jesus was first a spirit, then He had a soul, and He lived in a body. His spirit, his human spirit was alive! It was complete! It was fully functioning. And within Jesus’s spirit, was divine LIFE!
“So it is written: The first man Adam became a living being; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.” (1 Corinthians 15:45).
The fruit of the tree of life was in Jesus. In fact, in His spirit, Jesus is the Tree of Life!
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5).
So Jesus is Life, Eternal Life.
“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. …'” (John 14:6).
Paul talked about Jesus this way:
“When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:4).
And Jesus lived His life, by His divine life.
So Adam’s “before the fall” make-up was soul, spirit, body. That was the biological order God had created in Adam. However, God’s ultimate intention was that Adam would eat from the Tree of Life, and have the Life of God in him, so that he could live by that life. However, because Adam ate from the wrong tree, that order never existed until Jesus Christ.
What About His Soul?
Jesus had a normal soul, because it was under the subjection to His spirit, and a soul can never be normal until it is under the spirit. So His soul operated in complete health … mind, will and emotions were all in subjection to the higher life form.
Fallen man is highly intellectual, but not Jesus … He was very simple. Actually He frustrated intellectual man with His incredible simplicity. The intellectuals tried to trap Jesus with complex, profound questions. Jesus confounded them with talk about animals, water, weather, and flowers.
Man strives for intellectualism … but the other realm is not known for intellectualism and rationalism. In fact, God’s Word never encourages intellectualism and rationalism. Instead, it only encourages revelation.
Today, the intellect is always seen as superior to, and trusted more than either the emotions or the will. Jesus had compassion and patience for the emotional, He tolerated the willful, but He had outright contempt for the intellectuals.
(Note: I am indebted to Gene Edwards for many of the concepts in this series.)
… Next time …. Part 7 – How Did Jesus Live As He Matured – Pt A?