As the creator of all things that are in heaven and on earth, the Christ lived in perfect harmony with the Father who made all things through Christ, Colossians 1:15-17. Who is the image of the invisible God, the first born of every creature: 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: and he is before all things and by him all things consist, KJV. This person the Christ did not have to come to earth to suffer at the hands of barbaric men. But for his love of the Father he obeyed and became a human being. To do this he had to put aside his deity and become a vessel of clay, knowing full well how violent and inhumane the people of that generation were.
If I were to imagine Jesus by the standards of this world when he was maturing as a child, he would be seen as a very complicated child. After all how many children can claim to be born of a virgin? And, as if that were not enough, how would you like to wake up every day with the knowledge that one day you would be crucified. Even as a child he had the knowledge that one day men would spit on him and beat him without mercy, in order to give people a chance to be forgiven for their sins and be reunited with God the Father. Like all children, playing and having fun probably seemed very interesting to him, had he not been made responsible for such a large task. This would be a herculean task even for a grownup man, imagine what it would feel like, to a five or six year old child.
Even as a child he could see the future and could see all the pain and suffering he would be going through. Every morning he would get up with the thought that one day he would have nails put in his hands and feet, and be lifted up on that old rugged cross. But the most frightening thought had to be that he would also be made to undress in front of his mother and brothers and lie naked before a vast crowd of people. He had always been a very modest child so you could imagine the pain and suffering of knowing this would happen in the future. He also knew the tree that would be used for that cross, and might have passed it on his way to school, but more interesting was that he was the creator of that same tree.
I can see him walking around and seeing other children playing and having fun all the while thinking that one of these same children would one day betray him. And the others would hate him thinking that he was some type of criminal when in fact he died an innocent man. Because he was Gods son he had knowledge of everyone's life, whether they were good or bad, where they came from and what they would be in the future. He could also read their minds and knew what their intentions were. He had all this information about every person on earth but he could not use it because it was not his time yet. If he were to let on to who he really was, people would try and stop him from going to the cross, as Peter would do later on when he had started his ministry,
Here he was living with Joseph and Mary in a modest carpenter's house when as the Christ he had made all the god and silver and knew where all the diamonds could be taken out of the ground. He could have healed the cows or sheep's when they got sick or caught all the fish in the seas and given the money to his parents. I am sure that when he went to school he could have taught the teachers everything about the universe, as he did when he was twelve and started to go to the temple to teach the bible scholars, Luke 2:41. But his task was to be 100% man while still being 100% God. That meant being like all the other children and blending in like all the other people.
As a child he must have been a wonder to look at and to have talked with. Remember he had made every child who he ever met including his mother and father, sisters and brothers. You might wonder why and how the creator became the creature. But bear in mind that if you really wanted to help someone out of their misery you would have to step into their shoes in order to really understand their situation. And this is what Jesus did.
Faith books that will help you grow your faith and do some of the miracles done by the Lord Jesus in the New Testament.
• Ever Increasing Faith, Smith Wigglesworth
• Apostle of Faith, Jamie Buckingham
• I Believe In Miracles, Kathryn Kuhlman
• The Happiest People on Earth, Demos Shakarian
• Shout It from the Mountain Top, Pat Robertson
• Destiny's Daughter, Jamie Buckingham
• They Speak in Other Tongues, John L Sherrill
• The Fourth Dimension, Dr. Paul Yonggi Cho
• I Believe in Visions, Kenneth Hagan
• Gods Generals, Robert Liardon
• The Intercessor- Rees Howells
• Signs and Wonders, Maria Woodworth Etter
• John G Lake, Kenneth Copeland
• Mr. Pentecost, David Du Plessis
• Taking our cities for God, John Dawson
• Is that really you God?, Loren Cunningham
• Hearing the voice of God,
• Azusa Street Now, Frank Bartleman
• The Merismos, Randy Shankle
• There were two trees, Rick Joyner
• The Man Charles Mason, Elsie W Mason
• The Final Quest, Rick Joyner
• The God Smuggler, Brother Andrews
• William J Seymour, Craig Borlase
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