Lowly Liberator

Jesus is God with us liberating us from all the powers that oppress us. He comes among us as the sinless one becoming sin to set us free from the power of death. For in his death he brings about the death of death.  He comes among us handing himself over to the curse of God, but only to do away with it as he suffers the curse himself. He acts as Lord over sin, death and curse even as he subjects himself to these powers. He is the lowly liberator who set us free by becoming one of us in every way

All that is great gain for us, but did the Father’s Son lose his full divinity by becoming human under sin, death and the curse for us?  Does he change into something he wasn’t before?  No! the mystery and miracle is that the divinity of Christ remains unaltered and unalterable. He humbled Himself, but did not do so by ceasing to be who he is. He did not give up being God in becoming a lowly suffering  human. Rather, it is in his humiliation that he is true to himself as God.  For within the Triune Communion, the Son was chosen to be with us and for us as one of us.  In becoming the lowly and suffering human, he does not cease to be God. He does not come into conflict with himself.  He actually becomes the one he always wanted to be as the Father’s dearly loved chosen one.

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