The God-Approved Man

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2 January, 2023




The argument of the apostles is that the man Jesus has been made higher than angels, higher than Moses and Aaron, higher than any creature in earth or heaven. And this exalted position He attained as a man.

As God He already stood infinitely above all other beings. No argument was needed to prove the transcendence of the Godhead. The apostles were not declaring the preeminence of God, which would have been superfluous, but of a man, which was necessary. Those first Christians believed that Jesus of Nazareth, a man they knew, had been raised to a position of Lordship over the universe.

He was still their friend, still one of them, but had left them for a while to appear in the presence of God on their behalf. And the proof of this was the presence of the Holy Spirit among them.

One cause of our moral weakness today is an inadequate Christology. We think of Christ as God but fail to conceive of Him as a man glorified.

To recapture the power of the Early Church we must believe what they believed. And they believed they had a God-approved man representing them in heaven.


Regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.

— Romans 1:3-4


The Risen Christ has not thrown aside His humanity. He is now the God Man and so intercedes for us. Our intercessor was tempted in every way just as we are, yet without sin (Hebrews 4:15). He fully understand our weakness.


O Lord, You the God Man, are at the Father's right hand praying for me. Thank You!