During the days of His flesh, Jesus did not minister as the Messiah. Rather, He ministered as a prophet of God, in the manner of the long line of Israel’s prophets who had ministered before Him. These included Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah, and Jeremiah. (See Luke 7:16 and 24:19.)
This is an important point because it makes clear that Jesus sought no special privilege as God in the flesh, or even as Messiah of Israel (that is, Israel’s king). Even though some people recognized that He was the Messiah, He always played down this fact. Only when He was resurrected, did He command that His identity as Messiah be made known.
Know, therefore, that Jesus’ life can be imitated. He lived with our limitations that we might know how to live with His limitless power.
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible, and to help others become more familiar with the Bible. For those unfamiliar with the Bible, look to the blog A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom .