Having Fellowship with the Son of Man, Part I
Excerpts from a 1983 Camp Meeting sermon
Friday evening service 9/2/83
Is Jesus worshipped as deity only, or also as the son of man?
Rev 5:7ff - the elders fell down before the Lamb—the lamb clearly speaks of the humanity of X—it speaks of the sacrifice.
The word ‘Christ’ does not speak of deity; it speaks of humanity (‘Christ’ means anoninted—God is the anointer, not the anointed.)
We are to worship the Son of Man—not the man of Nazareth, but the glorified Son of Man.
|- “thou...hast redeemed us to God by thy blood.”—clearly shows humanity of X.|
- “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain...” Again, clearly speaks of the man Christ Jesus.
X as the Son of Man is still functioning in heaven.
Paul on the Damascus road—who spake to him? Jesus as deity or as glorified Son?
X as the Son of Man is the one who will return—“he will return in like manner” (Acts 1?)
|1 Cor 1:17 - “X sent me” the glorified Son of Man talked to Paul on the Damascus road.|
It is God's will that we have fellowship w/His Son:
Paul was in a strait betwixt staying or departing—he had been in heavenly realms—he knew it was far better to be in that realm.
|? Col 1:9 - fellowship w/his Son.|
It is not enough to have fellowship legally. He wants us to have it exprerientially. It is not enough to legally put on X—God wants it experientially. We need a real spiritual union.—a flow both ways. God wants us to know Him.
This union starts when we are born-again and increases through several steps. BHS, etc.
The love of the Son of Man is not romantic—it shd not be difficult for men to experience—it is a spiritual thing—He died for us and is now glorified.
What about 2 Cor. 5:16—“we no longer know X after the flesh”?
|X is no longer in the flesh, but in a celestial body. But he is still the glorified Son.|