[M] Dan Mohler - Jesus laid down His glory



So Jesus’ life is revealing who we’re called to be. Everything in His life on the earth is available to us - everything - or He wouldn’t have said, “Follow me.” “The things I do, you will do if you believe.” You find a limitation for me in that. Don’t say, “Well that was Jesus.” That was Jesus as a man, not God - anointed by God. If He came as God He wouldn’t need [to be] anointed. If He came as God, Holy Spirit wouldn’t have had to come upon Him in River Jordan. If He came as God He wouldn’t have been tempted at all points because you can’t tempt God. He came as a man - anointed by God. How Jesus of Nazareth, the man, was anointed by God with the Holy Spirit and power. Why? Because he emptied himself - laid down His glory - made Himself of no reputation - came in the likeness of sinful flesh. And God breathed on that. Come on. If He came as God you couldn’t follow him. He came as a man empowered by all that God is. But it was without measure. God didn’t hold back… Remember the kings in the Old Testament? How the kings in the Old Testament would get moved in their hearts and they would give somebody like up to half of the kingdom? Sounded like a good gesture… God’s not like that. He says, “Fear not little flock it is the Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” He didn’t give you a piece of the pie. He gave you the pie. - Dan Mohler1


Notes:
1. Dan Mohler at 2010 Kingdom Living School W1S3A  [13:35]