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Divine Flesh? Not In The Bible!

Divine Flesh? Not In The Bible!
Kifle Kassa

Dear Brethren,

The revival of the true Doctrine of Jesus Christ taught by the UPCI continues to prevail in Ethiopia. To God be the Glory. Thank you for your burden and many
prayers. God is faithful. This compelling study in the Word of God has been used of God to instruct and prevent many from the “heavenly-flesh” heresy. Please continue to forward it to our UPCI Brethren around the world expediently so all can be warned and armed in the Word. God bless. Rev. Kifle Kassa. Ethiopains4upci@gmail.com

 

“HEAVENLY-FLESH”?… Not in the Bible!!!

Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same … 17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 1 Corinthians 15:39 …but there is one kind of flesh of men…

 

INTRODUCTION

The Apostle’s doctrine emphatically teaches the full deity and the genuine, sinless humanity of Jesus Christ. In contrast, the “Divine-Flesh” or “Heavenly-Flesh” heresy (also known as Monophysitism and Eutychianism in the historical literature has been soundly rejected as un-Biblical since the 4th Century A.D.), teaches that Jesus’ humanity is different than that of ours and that the flesh of Jesus is special or heavenly. But the Word teaches that “…there is one kind of flesh of men…

”1 Corinthians 15:39 and that ‘forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also himself likewise took part of the same … 17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren…Heb. 2:14,17.

“Divine-Flesh” heresy also teaches that Jesus is not a true physical descendent or seed of Abraham, of David and of the virgin Mary but rather that He has no biological connection or kin to humanity other than being carried in the womb of Mary, who supposedly did not contribute of her seed in His conception.

Some even teach that if you do not believe in “Divine-flesh” you are believing in a sin tarnished Jesus and you must be rebaptized after converting to this doctrine in order to be saved.

One of the reasons that those who hold the Divine-Flesh teaching contend that the conception of Jesus could not have involved Mary’s seed is because that Mary along with all humanity is tarnished by Adamic sin. The simple answer to that fear is that the Holy Word and Spirit that overshadowed the seed of the virgin mother in the conception of Jesus sanctified and cleansed the seed of the woman in the same way that the touch of God had always sanctified and healed whatever it touches. And thus, Christ is called by the Word of God “…that holy thing which shall be born of thee…” (Luke 1:35) .

Galatians 4:4 states…when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law…

The following scriptures from Genesis to Revelation establish without a shadow of a doubt that Jesus, as to His humanity is the prophesied Son-of-man-Messiah who is the Son (descendant or seed) of Abraham, of David and of the virgin mother Mary, and that He was manifested in fully-human flesh and blood just as us, with the only exceptions to His human experience being that:

(1) He was conceived of the Holy Ghost (Luke 1:30-35, Matthew 1:20) and
(2) that He is perfectly holy and righteous (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26).

You would find that the following scriptures connect to each other in prophetic fulfillment to establish Jesus’ genuine humanity and prove His biological connection to humanity, to Israel, to the tribe of Judah, to Abraham, to David and to the virgin mother irrefutably. May God bless this study by His presence.

 

CHRIST, THE SEED OF ABRAHAM!

Fulfillment of Genesis 17:7- And I will establish my covenant between me and thee (Abraham) and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

Matthew 1:1- The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham…

Galatians 3:16- Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Hebrews 2:16- For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

 

CHRIST, THE SEED OF DAVID!

Fulfillment of Psalms 132:11 The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.

John 7:42 Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?

Luke 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

Acts 2:29-30 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. 30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

Acts 13:22-23 … I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will. 23 Of this man’s seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus.

Romans 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh.

2 Timothy 2:8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel.

Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

CHRIST, AN ISRAELITE FROM TRIBE OF JUDAH!

Fulfillment of Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

John 7:42 Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem (a city in Judah), where David was?

Genesis 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

Hebrews 7:14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.

Revelation 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Romans 9:4-5 …who are 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; Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

 

CHRIST, THE SEED OF THE WOMAN!

Fulfillment of Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Matthew 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

Luke 1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

Galatians 4:4-5 But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

 

CHRIST, TO SUFFER ALL HUMAN TEMPTATION AND INFIRMITY!

Fulfillment of Isaiah 53:2-5 “…a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief…” 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

Hebrews 5:7-8 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

Hebrews 2:17-18 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

 

CHRIST, MADE FLESH AND BLOOD LIKE UNTO US!

Fulfillment of Psalms 40:6-8 and Hebrews 10:5

Hebrews 10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me…

Romans 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;

Philippians 2:6-8 ..who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Hebrews 2:14-17 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh…

1 Corinthians 15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men…

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us…

1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus…

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh…

 

CONCLUSION

1 Corinthians 15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

 

………………… “DIVINE-FLESH”……Not in the Bible!

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