Acts 7:56 And he said, Behold, I see the heavens opened up and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.
Some Christians today may not believe properly in the humanity of the Lord Jesus. Many years ago, a certain person told me that he did not believe that the Lord Jesus, as the One in the heavens, still possesses the human nature. This person thought that after His resurrection the Lord put off His humanity. To such a person we need to preach the humanity of Jesus. Stephen's experience in Acts 7:56 proves that even in His ascension the Lord Jesus is still a man. When Stephen saw the ascended Lord, he saw Him as a man. The Lord's word to the high priest in Matthew 26 is further proof that He still has His humanity: "Henceforth you shall see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of power and coming on the clouds of heaven" (Matt. 26:64). The high priest was inquiring if the Lord Jesus was the Son of God (v. 63). In His answer the Lord acknowledged that He is the Son of God, but He went on to say that in His ascension and at His coming back on the clouds He will be the Son of Man. Therefore, the Lord was a man not only on earth before His crucifixion, but also in the heavens at the right hand of God after His resurrection and ascension. At the time of the Apostle John, some denied that Jesus Christ came in the flesh. Concerning this, John said, "Every spirit which confesses Jesus Christ having come in the flesh is out of God, and every spirit which does not confess Jesus, is not out of God; and this is the spirit of the antichrist" (1 John 4:2-3). (c) 2007 Living Stream Ministry.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Acts, pp. 223-224. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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