Many are claiming that Jesus has the same flesh of the dust like human beings. The question then is, what does the bible say about this? From where has the assertion that Jesus must have a flesh akin to ours to be our salvation come from? Is it biblical or human speculation? It is written in our bible that we must answer any question that comes in human mind only from the bible itself, which is the word of the most high God.
Proverbs 22:20-21 “Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, that I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?“
Therefore, let’s have a closer look at what the bible says about the body of Christ instead of relying on human imaginations or speculations.
John -24 “And he said unto them, ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.”
What did Jesus mean by this? Are we fully from beneath? I want to emphasise here that we humans are from the earth (beneath) in our body or outward man because Adam was made from the dust of the ground while we are from God (above) in our spirit or inward man because God breathed the breath of life into the nostrils of Adam to make him a living soul (Gen. 2:7. Ecc. 12:7). So, Jesus was drawing a comparison between the flesh of Adam and his flesh. There was no confusion as to the source of the spirit of Adam and that the divine aspect of Jesus can only be the God who is Spirit if he was accepted as the son of God. The controversy was then over the flesh aspect (body) of Jesus and it remains to be the biggest controversy today too. That is why Jesus was repeatedly speaking about him coming from heaven. John 3:31, John 6:25-71
1 Con 15:47 “The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.” 1 Cor, 15:35-58
This shows that the body of Christ is from heaven contrary to what many believe. It is then different from our body of the dust of the ground and lives forever. This part of the scripture shows a clear distinction between heavenly body and earthly body, spiritual body and natural body, incorruptible body and corruptible body, the blood and flesh that can inherit the kingdom of God and the one that can’t. That is why the bible is telling us the urgency of putting off the natural sinful body of Adam with all its deeds and putting on the glorious heavenly body of Christ through baptism in Jesus name. Galatians 3:27, C 2:11-12, 3:9-10, 1 Peter 1:23-25
John 6:33 “For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.”
John 6:35 “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” John 6:48
John 6:50 “This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.“
John 6:51 “I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
We can clearly understand from the above verses that the flesh of Jesus Christ is from heaven. This is a clear indication that bible does not leave us any room for a carnal human interpretation but believe that “the word was made flesh” as per John 1:14. That is why we must eat his flesh and drink his blood in order to have the hope of resurrection in to eternal life. By doing so, Jesus dwells in us and we also dwell in him. John 6:53-58
Matthew 26:26-28 “And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”
Apostle Paul had also repeated the same to the church of Corinthians who took part of the Lord’s Supper unworthily. He was urging them to examine themselves before eating the flesh and drinking the blood of Jesus. Otherwise, they would be eating & drinking damnation unto themselves for not discerning the body of the Lord. Why, then, do we need to discern the body of the Lord if it is the same as ours? How could it cause some to be weak (caught by the spirit of weakness), some sickly, and many sleep (death)? 1 Corinthians 11:23-32
“For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.” 1 Corinthians: 29
Matthew 12:46-50 shows that Jesus denied any biological connection with Mary her Children. Many had also assumed that they knew his mother & father, sisters, and brothers. However, it was not right. They were stumbled by their assumption. Matthew 13:53-58
Luke 3:23 “And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph which was the son of Hell” You see? It was only a supposition!!! Hebrew 7:3 “Without father, without mother, without descent, having_ neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.” Isaiah 53:8 “…who will declare his generation?…” Isaiah 53:1-12
Acts 8:33 “In his humiliation his judgement was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? For his life is taken from the earth.”
Matthew 22:41-46 Jesus clearly denied in an exceptional way that he was a biological descendant of David. He is rather the root of David and the offspring of David according to the promise. Rev. 22:16, Rom. 9:3-S John 8:56-59 Jesus is not the biological descendant of Abraham too. He claimed he was the “I AM” of Exodus 3:14. Please read Galatians 3 &Romans 4 to understand the promise given to Abraham. Christ was the seed of promise given unto Abraham regarding salvation through faith by grace & unto David regarding the throne.
The blood of Jesus Christ is a sacrifice without spot and is God’s own blood (Heb. 9:11-14, Acts 20:28). How can it be a sacrifice without spot if it is the same as ours? Because the natural body of Adam cannot be free of sins.
Job 14:4 “Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? Not one.” Job 25:4 “How can then man be justified with God? Or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?” It is the testimony of God’s own word that he had no intention to cleanse the body of Adam to make the sacrifice for the sin of the world. If so, why not cleanse all the same way? Why Mary alone?
Corruption cannot redeem (become ransom for) corruption according to the scriptures. Ps. 51:5, 49:7-9, 146:3-5, Jer. 17:5, Rom. 1:22-25
Our Bible says that God would never change (Mai. 3:6) and Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb„ 13:8). Wouldn’t it be contradictory to the scripture if one says that Jesus has put on corruption? Wouldn’t it be adding something new unto himself that was not in his existence before?
The bible is telling us that our vile body would be conformed (changed) unto his glorious body on the day of the 2nd coming of Jesus (Phil. 3:20-21, Rom. 8:29). Why would it be necessary if Jesus has a vile body like ours? Don’t you see a clear difference between a vile body and glorious body?
My conclusion, then, is that Christ is the Son of God not the son of Adam (Matt. 16:13-20). The Son of God means the blood and flesh (body) of God and hence God (John 5:18, 22-24, Acts 20:28, Luke 10:21-24, Matt. 11:25-30, Col. 2:9, 1Timothy 3:16, John 14:6-11 2 Cor. 5:19, Col. 1:19-22).
We must believe then that the body of Christ is “the living word of God” came out of the mouth of the Father (Isaiah 45:23, 55:11) and the word was made flesh and become the only begotten Son of the Father (John 1:14, Fifth. 10:5-7, Ps. 40:6-8). The Apostle Paul is also saying that “the Son of God” by whom. God has spoken unto us in the last days is the word by which he created the worlds and is the Glory and Person of God (Heb. 1:1-3, 11:3, Ps. 33:6, Gen. 1).
Isaiah 61:10 “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.”
This is a clear prophecy about putting on the glorious heavenly body of Christ. It is the substance of salvation. Then put on the garments of salvation and the robe of me righteousness to greatly rejoice in the LORD your God who is JESUS CHRIST.
Isaiah 53:2 “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.”
Jesus has nothing to do with Marry and Joseph biologically if we really understand the prophecy.
How then is these all related with the Passover feast?
The full instruction of celebrating the feast of the “Passover” by the Israelites in the Old Testament is recorded in our bible. They were killing the Lamb of the Passover. It was the shadow of what was going to be done in the New Testament. The Lamb was the shadow of Christ. Exodus 12
When Abraham was asked by God to sacrifice his only son Isaac, he did not kill his son in the end. He was provided by the Lord himself a substitute, which was the shadow of Christ. Gen. 22:1-171
“And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son“. Gen. 22:13
These is by itself is a sufficient evidence that the salvation of the world (souls) is precious that it can be achieved only by God’s own heavenly body. Human flesh cannot be a ransom for the redemption of the world. That is why Isaac was not offered but God prepared a substitute, the one who died for the redemption of Isaac – the perfect sacrifice or ransom.
“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world“. John It: 29
“Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore, let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth“. 1. Corinthians 5:7-8
Therefore, Passover is about the Lord’s Supper – eating the flesh and drinking the blood of our .Lord Jesus Christ.
“The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?” 1 Corinthians 10:16
One may ask how? The answer, however, is by faith. It is impossible to please God without faith. Doing something without faith would even be sin unto us. II b. 11:1, 6, Romans 14:23