Son – His Person

The Person of Jesus

Philippe Paquette

The Bible tells us that the Person of Jesus was God the Son, in Eternity.

There are three divine Persons according to the Bible: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Three Persons in One.   “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”  John chapter 1, verse 1. (In this context, the “Word” speaks of the Son).

In space and time, God the Son became a Man.  He was born, and grew and ate and drank and slept, etc… and all this may be spoken of as natural in the sense that it refers to what belongs to man’s condition here as in flesh and blood, yet His humanity was unique on account of who He was.  In Him we see manhood in the power of the Holy Spirit; He was conceived of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the virgin.  This, of course, makes Jesus a unique being.  It is obviously quite outside and above the order of nature in that sense.

He was the “sent One” of God, a divine Person, assuming human conditions.  He is a real Man, body, soul and spirit, God’s Son, in the form of a “servant”, in the Human condition of flesh and blood and yet, in His being, He was both divine and human… a mysterious blend.

Scripture says: “Inasmuch 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…”

In fact, the Bible talks of Jesus in these terms: “the holy thing”, Luke 1: 35, “the holy one of God”, “Him who knew not sin”.

The body in which He was found here was the prepared and holy vessel in which God was manifested in flesh, and in which every feature in Man that was delightful to God also had its full expression.

He never ceases to be Himself. He is Himself always.  Yet coming into manhood, He compresses Himself and speaks as a man, feels as a man, using the words “My spirit”, and “My soul”, and “My body”.  He “emptied Himself, taking a bondman’s form”, Phil. 2: 7.

Jesus is also seen as the Creator of all things:  “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him”: Colossians ch 1 v. 16.

Jesus also died for our sins and rose from the dead.  40 days after his resurrection, he was lifted up into the heavens (in his glorified body, as a man) and today resides with God the Father.    In space and time, the Son became Man, humbled Himself, and became obedient to the death of the cross.  Today, he is highly exalted in the heavens, still as a Man.

Finally, the Bible tells us that He is God’s appointed Ruler and Judge over His creation: “Because he hath appointed a day, in which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead”.  Acts ch. 17 v. 31

In time, Jesus will also be Judge.  “And hath given him authority to execute judgement also, because he is the Son of man”. John ch. 5 v 27

In a nutshell, Jesus is both, man and God and will remain so forever.  In that sense, Jesus has allowed other men and women to be with him in Paradise.  In Jesus, we see perfection, yet, through his perfect humanity, he gives us access to Eternity.