“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know.” (Acts 2:22 NKJV).
Jesus was fully God and fully man while He was in the world. However, while in the world, the Lord Jesus chose to operate as a man under the power of the Holy Spirit and not as God. This is why Jesus had to wait to be anointed with the Holy Spirit and power before He began His public ministry (Matt. 3:16, Acts 10:38).
Jesus endured or went through His sufferings, trials, temptations and persecutions in life not as God, but as a man like us. This is the only way He could be qualified to become our High Priest.
The Scripture states: “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.” (Heb. 4:15 NKJV).
“For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.” (Heb. 2:18 NKJV).
It is inconsistent with the Scripture to think that Jesus endured sufferings and overcame temptations while in the world as God and not as a man (Phil. 2:5-8, Heb. 5:8).
While in the world, Jesus didn’t walk in love, in holiness or in obedience to God’s commandments as God, but as a man fully yielded to the Holy Spirit.
Jesus, as a man, allowed Himself to be filled, led, driven, directed, controlled and governed by the Holy Spirit, thereby showing us how to live a victorious life in this world (Mark. 1:12, Luke. 4:1, 14).
The devil would not want you to know, understand or believe that Jesus didn’t live a righteous, victorious, triumphant, and prosperous life in this world as God, but as a man fully yielded to the Holy Spirit.
The devil would have you deceived into thinking or believing that Jesus lived a holy, victorious and successful life while on earth as God, but not as a man like yourself. If you accept this lie of the devil, you will always live, walk or operate below God’s standard and expectation for your life.
God’s standard and expectation for your life is that you should be fully conformed to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ – that you think, speak, live, walk or operate like Jesus did while in this world (Rom. 8:29, Eph. 4:13).
The Scripture clearly reveals that Jesus performed all His miracles, healings and deliverances on earth as a man, but through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Scripture states: “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” (Acts 10:38 NKJV).
It is the same Holy Spirit who is now residing in the born-again spirit of every believer today!
The Scripture presents Jesus of Nazareth as “a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know.” (Acts 2:22 KJV).
This apparently implies that all the miracles, wonders and signs seen in Jesus’ ministry were the working of God through the Man Jesus as a seal or proof that He was indeed sent and approved of God.
The Man Jesus had to allow God to flow and work through Him to perform miracles, healings, deliverances, signs and wonders. Similarly, if you also allow God to flow and work through you, you will get the same results – miracles, healings, deliverances, signs and wonders – that Jesus got.
The Scripture speaks of “the immeasurable greatness of his power in us who believe, according to the working of his great might which he accomplished in Christ when he raised him from the dead and made him sit at his right hand in the heavenly places.” (Eph. 1:19-20 RSV).
The same power of God which raised Christ from the dead now resides in the regenerated spirit of the believers. This power is unlimited and exceedingly great beyond what our little brains or minds can ever conceive or imagine.
Therefore, any believer who is fully yielded to the Holy Spirit can also go about, like Jesus, doing good and healing all the people who are oppressed by the devil, for God is with him as He was with Jesus.
Beloved, although Jesus was fully God while on earth, yet He lived, walked, operated and performed miracles as a Man, fully yielded to the Holy Spirit. Jesus came into the world to show and demonstrate to us how God wants His children to think, speak, live, walk or operate in this world.
The Man Jesus demonstrated to us that it is indeed possible for a man who is born of the Spirit of God, empowered by the Spirit of God, and fully yielded to the Spirit of God to live a holy, righteous, victorious, triumphant and prosperous life in this fallen evil world.
This is why Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.” (John 14:12 NKJV).
Therefore, arise today in the power of the Holy Spirit to live, walk and operate like Jesus did, to do the works that Jesus did and even do greater works, for God is with you as He was with Jesus while He lived physically in this fallen world.
Prayer: My Dear Heavenly Father, I am so thrilled to realize today that You have placed within my regenerated spirit Your unlimited power. Help me Lord to yield myself daily to the Holy Spirit and draw on His power daily to live a holy and victorious life, and to heal the sick, to deliver the oppressed of the devil, and to perform miracles and wonders, in the name of Jesus. Amen.