Q. You have mentioned that Jesus is still in human form, represented by the reference to a Lamb “as it had been slain” in Rev. 5. This is an issue that has been bouncing around in my mind for about a year or so now.
I know Jesus did not lose his divinity by being born human. I know He was separated from His Father on the Cross when the global sins were heaped on Him. But He was restored at the Resurrection.
I understand what this means for me, but what are the lasting effects for Jesus based on His decision to become human and sacrifice Himself for mankind? I have the impression that this is more than Jesus coming to earth, dying, and going back to heaven, picking up where He left off.
A. Two things appear to be fairly clear regarding the changes brought about by the Lord’s first coming. One is the fact that He took on human form forever, right down to the scars in his hands feet and side.(Rev. 5:6) And the other is that he gave up a portion of His inheritance so that we could have ours. (Romans 8:17)
When Jesus came out of the tomb, He came out as a man in a resurrection body, and when we see Him in Rev 5, it appears that He’s still in that form. If so then there’s a man seated on the throne of God today. And Philippians 2 5-11 explains that though He became a servant, God has exalted Him to the highest place and given Him a name that is above all names.
Ephesians 1:20 says He’s been seated at the right hand of God, far above all authority. power, and dominion and every title that can be given. So He’s no longer a servant, but King of the Universe. And yet He is still in the form of a man.