reply to post by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
You misunderstand, sort of. The idea that Jesus really was (and is) God, has incredible implications as to the true nature of the human being, don't
get me wrong I understand what you're talking about.
And he totally emptied himself and adopted the role of the humble servant, whereby he who humbles himself is exalted and he who exalts himself will be
Via Jesus, God is rendered both greater than yet equal to, in his love and wisdom.
It is our willingness to humble ourselves in the face of God that lifts us up and gives us spiritual wings to soar in the spacious firmament of love
Again there is no need to reduce Jesus to equal stature of a lowly sinner, but instead every reason to be forgiven and uplifted by him in his great
Love for us.
We grow in him and raise to his level in our humble obedience to his will which is the will to Love as we are loved.
He is the very object of our deepest innermost heart's desire, and is everything we have to look forward to in our humble followership of and
I am growing in my love for him, but still have a long way to go to become ever more like him, unto his full stature.
We don't need to point to ourselves and say in our heart of hearts, I am equal to Jesus, that's not necessary or even appropriate. His leadership is
an arrow of civilized progress on the path of progress towards perfection.
With Jesus, everything is largely upside down to our traditional conceptions of power or hierarchy, whereby the greater even the greatest as the
incorruptible center and source comes to serve the corrupted lower to begin to perfect and raise up what is lowly to ever increasing heights of glory,
which by it's very nature is a mutual
edit on 22-11-2013 by NewAgeMan because: (no reason given)