All of us are familiar with the word “Christ,” but what is Christ?
God’s words say, “The incarnate God is called Christ, and Christ is the flesh donned by the Spirit of God. This flesh is unlike any man that is of the flesh. This difference is because Christ is not of flesh and blood; He is the incarnation of the Spirit. He has both a normal humanity and a complete divinity. His divinity is not possessed by any man. His normal humanity sustains all His normal activities in the flesh, while His divinity carries out the work of God Himself”“God become flesh is called Christ, and so the Christ that can give people the truth is called God. There is nothing excessive about this…. Christ is not merely the manifestation of God on earth, but also the particular flesh assumed by God as He carries out and completes His work among man. This flesh cannot be supplanted by just any man, but is a flesh that can adequately bear God’s work on earth, and express the disposition of God, and well represent God, and provide man with life.”
From these two passages of God’s words, we can know that Christ is the flesh of God incarnate, that is, the realization of God’s Spirit in a fleshly body with normal humanity. He becomes an ordinary normal person to work and speak in the human world. From the outside, Christ is an ordinary and normal Son of man, but He is different from all created people in essence: Created human beings only have normal humanity, and there is no divine essence; Christ not only has normal humanity, but more importantly He has complete divinity, He has God’s essence, He can express the entire truth, He can express God’s disposition and all that God has and is, and can bestow the truth, the way, and the life upon people. Just as the Lord Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). Christ is the appearance of God on earth.
Two thousand years ago, the Lord Jesus came to the earth to work, ended the Age of Law, began the Age of Grace, expressed the truths required for the work of redemption, taught people to confess their sins, repent, love others as they love themselves, and performed all kinds of miracles, such as healing the sick, casting out demons, making the blind see, making the lame walk, healing lepers, resurrecting the dead, feeding 5,000 people from five loaves of bread and two fishes, calming the wind and sea with a word, and so on. All of this work was a direct expression of His divinity, and also a manifestation of God’s authority and power. These are things that no human being can possess or achieve. It is because Christ expresses His divine work in a fleshly body with normal humanity, and can express the truth anytime and anyplace, supplying, watering, and shepherding man, guiding all of mankind that we can say He is Christ. Which is to say, Christ is incarnate God Himself.
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