Emanna for 09/16/2017
The Son of God and the Son of Man
Luke 1:32 He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to Him the throne of David His father, (33) And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.
Words of Ministry
The Most High is a divine title. In Hebrew it is Elyon, denoting the Supreme (God). Jesus will be great because He is the Son of the Most High, the Supreme God. Jesus, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a human virgin, will be the Son of the Most High God, and at the same time He will be the Son of a highly ranked man, David the King. His status is both divine and human.
The preceding verse unveils the family of Jesus, and this verse
unveils His kingdom. Jesus will have the house of Jacob--the nation of Israel--as the center of His reign (Acts 1:6), through which He will rule over the entire world as His kingdom (Rev. 11:15). He will rule the world first in the millennium (Rev. 20:4, 6) and then in the new heaven and new earth for eternity (Rev. 22:3, 5).
Because He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, He is the Son of God. Because He was also conceived in the human virgin, He is the Son of Man. According to the human side, He was a descendant of David to inherit the throne of David and to reign over the house of Jacob forever in His everlasting kingdom. Because the Lord Jesus is both the Son of God and the Son of Man, sometimes He indicated to others that He is the Son of God, and at other times, that He is the Son of Man.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life-study of Luke, pp. 28-29. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.