Originally posted by roigam
Have you considered the possibility that God's powerful active force, His as it is called Holy Spirit was working through Jesus as a human to give him the ability to perform the miracles he did.
The Holy Spirit speaks - "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." (see Rev. 2:7,11,17,29;3:6,13,22)
Unlike a mere force the Holy Spirit can also be grieved - "And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed unto the day of redemption." (Eph. 4:30)
Moses parted the Red Sea by Jehovah God's power. He did not need to be God nor do we say he is God, so why make that claim for Jesus?
My God is the man Jesus Christ.
And the Lord Jesus Christ today has also a "pneumatic" form in which He can abide with me. So the New Testament teaches that the Lord Christ Jesus is the Spirit -
"For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord ..." (2 Cor. 4:5a)
"Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom." (2 Cor. 3:17)
We can receive Jesus Christ into our innermost being because He is the Holy Spirit who gives Himself to us as divine life -
"the last Adam became a life giving Spirit" (1 Cor. 15:45)
Jesus was a man just like Moses!
Moses was a born man. Jesus is the Lord out of and from heaven -
"The first man is out of the earth, earthy; the second man is out of heaven." (1 Cor. 15:47)
(Acts 3:22, 23) In fact, Moses said: ‘Jehovah your God will raise up for you from among your brothers a prophet like me.
In many respect Jesus is like Moses.
This does not mean that He is not the Word was with God and was God. And the Word became flesh (John 1:1,14)
Jesus is LIKE every man in that regard -
"Since therefore the children have shared in blood and flesh, He also Himself in like manner partook of the same, ..." (Hebrews 2:14)
Saying He is like Moses, or Elijah or even someone less spectacular is true because He became like us -
"Hence He should have been made like His brothers in all things that He might become a merciful and faithful High Priest in the things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people." (Hebrews 2:17)
In being without sin though, He was not like us.
In God being a genuine man in Jesus Christ He was like us.
You must listen to whatever he tells you.
I listen to the Bible.
I listen to my experience and the experience of my Christian brothers and sisters. We know that we have met Jesus Christ.
I do not listen to the teaching of the Jehovah's Witnesses because they are being trained to rebel against Jehovah.
23 Indeed, anyone who does not listen to that Prophet will be completely destroyed from among the people.’
Should we not listen to Jesus when he says: (John 14:28) You heard that I said to you, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, for the Father is "greater" than I am.
I do rejoice. The going away there is His going away to the cross. And by going away to the cross He prepared a place for us in the Father's house so that He could come and make an abode with us.
"In My Father's house are many abodes; if it were not so I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you I am coming again and will receive you to Myself, so that where I am you also may be." (John 14:2)
He meant that He was going to the cross to prepare a place for us to get into God and for God to get into us. Then the reality of oneness with the Father we may enjoy also.
I know the Bible better than you do. But more importantly, I have experience of it being expedient that Christ go away. Because in going to the cross He rose and became the life giving Spirit to impart Himself into my heart.
"I will not leave you as orphans; I am coming to you." (John 14:18)
He came to His believers who love Him as the life giving Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 15:45; 2 Cor. 3:17)
not leaving us as orphans.
And in this way He and the Father as the divine "We"
came to make an abode with His lovers.
"Jesus answered and said to him, If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make an abode with him." (John 14:23)
This is why I believe in the Triune God - the Trinity. That is because the Father and the Son as the Holy Spirit come as the Divine "We"
to make an abode with me, just as He taught.
You are missing the Jesus Christ Who can come INTO your heart and live in you. You are missing the Jehovah God who dispenses His Spirit INTO your human spirit.
You are being robbed of this enjoyment by the Jehovah's Witnesses who are bent on teaching you how to REBEL against Jehovah.