Dream of preaching against false doctrine about Jesus
By Ivan Ho
On 16 Oct 2017, I posted a note on social media as follows:
Jesus is God the Son who took on the form of a man, not a man who became God.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:5-11 KJV
I have read certain preacher teach that “Jesus did miracles as a man empowered by the Holy Spirit, not as God.” If one buys into that false doctrine, all kinds of wrong conclusions would follow.
Jesus Christ is God incarnate. He is God from eternity and never at any time ceased to be God. In order to save mankind, God the Son came into our world in the human flesh.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.
I John 4:1-3 NKJV
It is a false doctrine to suggest that “Jesus laid down His diety while on earth and performed miracles as a human being, not as God, in order to show us that we as humans can also do what Jesus did”. While I believe that we as disciples of Jesus can do what Jesus does, it is wrong to suggest that Jesus somehow set aside His diety and became a mere man on earth. Jesus took on the appearance of men but He never changed or forgo His divinity at any point in time on earth.
Dream on 17 Oct 2017, HK
On the following morning on 17 Oct 2017, I had a dream in which I saw myself preaching a message against the abovementioned heretical teaching.
In my dream I preached a passionate message that goes like this: If Jesus performed miracles as a man and not as God, how could He demand people to worship Him? Many people could do signs and wonders and miracles but we do not worship them. Magicians did miracles but they are not God. Peter and John prayed for the healing of the lame man but they did not demand people to worship them. They gave glory to Jesus who did the miracle! If Jesus did miracles as a man, no one should have worshipped Him. No, Jesus did His works as God not as a man. That’s why He demands our worship!