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Did Jesus have all of God's power when He was on earth as a man?



    
    

Clarify Share Report Asked December 24 2014 Mini Rose Blagdon

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Stringio Bruce Morgan
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross!
 
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
Phil 2:5-11 NIV

Jesus put aside His own Godly power when he came into the world, and relied on the indwelling of the Holy Spirit from his baptism, and his faith in God his Father (Luke 3:22-23) until his Resurrection.

December 28 2014 0 responses Remove Vote Share Report


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Mini Al Mari Private practice as a cardiovascular & thoracic surgeon
"With respect, I must say Jesus did not choose to exercise all the powers of God while on Earth. Rather, though in nature God, He emptied Himself and took the form of a servant in the likeness of man (Phil 2:7). As a newborn, he could not use all the powers of God the Father.

After baptism, the Holy Spirit of God imbued him "full of Spirit" (Luke 4:1). It was in this power that Jesus performed His miracles, always submitting to the Father. (Matt 12:15-28, Matt 26:52-54). At crucifixion, Jesus was "forsaken" by the Father and rightly so. He died but He was made alive in Spirit (I Pet 1:8). Otherwise, He would not have died as a man for reconciliation of mankind to the Father.

But, after resurrection, Jesus said in Matt. 28:18, "...All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth."

It appears that Jesus willingly emptied himself of all his pre-incarnate powers and limited the powers He chose to use as incarnate Jesus, in submission to the Father, so that all power and authority was given to Him by the Father after resurrection as the "Son of God" (I Cor 15:15-28).

December 30 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Stringio Vincent Mercado Supporter Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.

Jesus IS God. So Yes, he had all HIS power when he was on earth as a man.

December 26 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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