Hagin:. The Ministry of Jesus Christ

The Ministry o f Jesus Christ

Kenneth Hagin

When you  discuss  the  earthly ministry of  the  Lord Jesus Christ,  most  people  immediately respond,  “Well,  yes,  but  He was the Son of God.” And, of course, He was.But what they fail to realize is that  He as the Son o f  God was  one  thing  and He  as  a  person  ministering  was  another  thing. He did not minister as the Son o f  God—He ministered as  a mere man anointed by the Holy Spirit.
If  people  would  just  stop  and  think  for  a  moment,  they would see this  in the passage of  Scripture  we have just  been studying in Luke 4.He was in His hometown of Nazareth on the sabbath day, went to the synagogue, and was given the scroll of Isaiah to read from.  He read the passage we just  studied:  “The Spirit  o f  the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me. . . .  ” After He had  finished  reading,  Jesus  handed  the  scroll  back  to  the minister, sat down, and began to teach the people.He said,  “THIS DAY is this scripture fulfilled in your ears”  (v. 21).If  Jesus  had  been  ministering  as  the  Son  o f  God,  He wouldn’t  have  needed  to  be  anointed.  Or,  if  He  had  been ministering  as  God manifested  in the  flesh,  would  God have needed to be anointed?  Who is going to anoint God?
In Philippians 2:7,  it says that  Jesus  “made himself  o f  no reputation, and took upon him the form o f  a servant, and was  made in the likeness  o f  men.  ” The King James Version  is a little  unclear  here.  Other  translations  say  He  “laid  aside”  or “stripped Himself” of  “His mighty power  and glory” when He came into this world, even though He was the Son of God.He came as a man.  How did He do it? I don’t  know.  The Bible says He did it, and I believe it!
As I’ve said many times, Jesus was just as much the Son of God when He was 21 years old as He was when He was 30 years old. He was just as much the Son of God when He was 25 as He was when He was 30. He was just as much the Son of God all  those years—25,  26, 27, 28, 29, wasn’t He? Yet in all of those years, He never healed a person or wrought a miracle!
How do we know this? Because the Bible says so. The Bible tells us that Jesus was anointed after He was baptized of John in Jordan,  and the Holy Spirit  came upon Him in a bodily shape like a dove (Luke 3:22). God spoke from heaven and said, “This  is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matt. 3:17).

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