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Sometimes people misunderstand what is being said when someone refers to "the humanity of Jesus." They think you are denying His deity or denying He was the Son of God. But that is not true. Certainly, Jesus is divine and He is the Son of God; yet, for a time, He lived on earth as a man!

Let's look at some Scriptures that help us to understand the humanity of Jesus:
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.
(Phil. 2:5-9)
Jesus stripped Himself of this divine Power and Glory when He came to this earth.
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
(Heb. 2:14-18)
Here we see the humanity of Jesus. He took upon Himself the seed of Abraham, being made like unto His brother. He suffered being tempted so that He would be able to help those who are tempted:
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
(Heb. 4:15)
Here we have positive proof that Jesus suffered temptation. It says He was in all points temped like as we are, yet without sin. Then James gives us positive proof that Jesus was not here on earth as God but as a man:
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.
(James 1:12-13)
These Scriptures give us great insight and positive proof into the humanity of Jesus, for God cannot be tempted with evil. Jesus was tempted in every way like we are, but He was without sin. So, if Jesus had been operating as God here on earth, then it would have been impossible for Him to be tempted.
Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he become the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him.
(Heb. 5:9)
Jesus learned to overcome temptation as a man, even while He was the Son of God.

Jesus Gives More Proof
And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
(John 17:5)
In this prayer from John's Gospel, Jesus asked His Father God to restore Him to the glory He once had before He was born on earth. From these Scriptures it is clear that while here on earth Jesus did not operate in His divine Power and Glory but as a man anointed with the Holy Ghost and power.

Jesus was perfectly legal because He was born here; He came through the legal entry into the earth, being born of a woman. But Satan has no legal authority here; he was not born on this earth. Neither were demons and evil spirits; they are illegal aliens to this planet!

If the devil comes around your house or business causing trouble, if you don't know anything else to do, get out your birth certificate and read it to him. Then ask him for his; he doesn't have one. When he finds out you know he doesn't have any legal authority on earth, he won't stay around long.

Satan has no legal authority on this planet. He pulled a con job on Adam and Eve, and he is still trying the same thing today.

In Ephesians 4:27, Paul says, "Give no place to the devil." Satan has no authority here unless you allow him to use yours. His only hope is in trying to usurp your authority!

James 4:7 says, "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."

Source: Jesus Our Intercessor by Charles Capps.
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

Author Biography

Charles Capps
Web site: Charles Capps Ministries
Charles Capps is a retired farmer, land developer, and Bible teacher who has traveled extensively throughout the United States and several foreign countries sharing the truths of God's Word. He has taught Bible seminars for over 35 years, emphasizing the authority of the believer, faith and the power of words. We celebrated Charles' promotion to heaven at 5:15 pm Sunday, February 23, 2014. Charles Capps was a man of integrity, a man of his word and he got what he said. He called those things that be not as though they were.

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