God ... In Human Form
" without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, and the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery which is Christ in you, the hope of glory And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery" - 1 Timothy 3:16, John 1:14, Colossians 1:27, Ephesians 3:9
Let us for a moment think of Jesus "made of the seed of David according to the flesh, declared to be the Son of God" (Rom 1:3,4, Heb 2:14-18). "Son of" implies of the same nature, with the same characteristics, or, "created in the image and likeness of." It is this same law that God set in effect to make cat produce a cat, a dog produce a dog and man to produce man. So what comes forth from God will likewise not be something different from God but will be of the same race or kind, as God. So, we can all agree that Jesus was God in human form. Yet when folks looked at him, they did not see a halo, angel wings nor anything that remotely resembled something spiritual. All they saw was a man or a member of the human race. Yet they were beholding God! As Jesus Himself said in John 14:9, " he that hath seen me hath seen the Father." So what the world was seeing was a human form, capable of physical interaction, but motivated by a divine nature.
Likewise, with us, as we come into the full realization of walking as God, we will not take on a different shape, have a glow around us nor any such thing. Rather, in the natural place of earth, we will always be recognizable as mankind as opposed to animal-kind. But as people deal with us, they will see, not the reactions of one limited nor bound to the physical realm, but one walking in "love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance (Gal 5 :22,23) - God in the earth.
Seeing ourselves as God is not for us to go worshipping each other nor exalting ourselves (Rom 1.22-25). It is not for us to magnify nor glorify the physical form, for that form, as we see it, is but the casing for the real man within and is controlled by the life within. Rather, we esteem each other highly so that we treat each other, Christian or not, with the same respect; we care for each other. There is birthed within us a desire for each other that is not based on need but just of one enjoying the others company. Too often our only contact is when we need something from someone else. Whatever happened to, "Hi, just want you to know I am thinking of you?" Yes, in our spirits we can know that, but we have physical beings so that there can be physical contact too. God created man so there could be a physical manifestation of Himself in the earth. So since, in the spirit, God communicates with Himself, so in the natural, we must also physically speak with each other.
It is by our fruit that the world will see God, neither in how pious we look nor how pure our hearts or spirits are. The world will see God only when the pure spirit within begins to flow forth in our daily lives. What am I saying? We can have the purest hearts, the cleanest thoughts, be perfect within. But this by itself is not fulfilling the will of the Father. The leaf-bearing fig tree was of no use to Jesus. It certainly had life within it. It was recognizable as a fig tree. But it was no use to mankind without the figs. Remember - it's by our fruit - what shines forth from the inside and shows up on the outside, that the world will see God.
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