God created man in his own image and that image is in his spirit. Every person has a body, soul and spirit. God is a Spirit and that means man’s true identity is in his spirit. In Hebrews 1:5 the Bible says, “For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son” (KJV). God never said this to any of the Angels, but he has said it to his Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Son of God. However, he is not just the son of God; he is also a high priest. Jesus is truly the Son of God as well as a High Priest. This mean he can speak to God on our behalf and then bring us into communion with him. He has made a way for us to have a relationship with God. Without Jesus there is not reconciliation.
Now that Jesus has paid the price for our sins, the way has been made for us to come into God’s presence boldly. Jesus is the one who stands in the gap between God and man. He removes that wall of partition that separates man from God. This is the way he has provided the gift of eternal life. We may say that the gift is free when it is not really free. Jesus Christ had to pay for it by shedding his blood so that our sins can be forgiven. It is only Jesus who is qualified to give this gift of eternal life because of what he did to reconcile us all back to God. As the son of God he had to pay the price and as a high priest he let his blood speak a better word to God on our behalf. He will always speak for us to God for eternity.
The time Jesus began his ministry Satan tempted him in regard to him being the Son of God. Most likely Satan wanted him to doubt who he was. Jesus overcame temptation because he knew who he was. He knew he was the Son of God and as a Son of God he used the power of God in a responsible way. If he had not known who he was and what his responsibilities were, he would not have overcome Satan’s temptation.
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