That the Lord made his Human Divine from the Divine in Himself, may be evident from many passages in the Word, of which those will now be adduced which prove:
- That this was done successfully; which are these: —“Jesus grew and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon Him” (Luke 2:40). — “Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men” (Luke 2:52)
- That the Divine operated by the Human, as the soul by the body. This is evident from these: “The Son can do nothing of Himself but what He seeth the Father do” (John5:19). — “Of Myself I can do nothing, but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. He that sent me is with me: He hath not left me alone” (John 8:28-29; 5:30; 12:49-50; 14:10; 16:32).
- That the Divine and the Human operated with unanimity, appears from these: — “What things soever the Father doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise” (John 5:19). — “As the Father raised up the dead and quickeneth them, even so the Son quickeneth whom He will” (John 5:21). —“As the Father hath life in Himself, so hath He given to the Son also to have life in Himself” (John 5:26; 17:7).
- That the Divine is united to the Human, and the Human to the Divine, is evident from these: — “If you have known me, ye have known my Father also, . . .and have seen Him.” He said to Philip, desiring to see the Father, “Have I been so long with you, and hast thou not known Me, Philip? He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father . . .Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? . . .Believe Me, that I am in the Father , and the Father in Me” (John 14:6-11). –“If I do not the works of My Father, believe Me not: but if I do, believe the works; that ye may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father” (John 10:37-38). —“That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee” (John 17:21; 14:20; 10:29-30; 16:15; 17:10; 17:2; Matthew 28:18).
From The Human Made Divine, Pages 131-132