Torrey - Christ -3.2- Human Physical Nature

II. HUMAN PHYSICAL NATURE. John 1:14 "And the word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth." Hebrews 2:14 "Forasmuch, then, as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil."

First Proposition: The Eternal Word was made flesh and partook of flesh and blood. Jesus Christ had a true human body. Note. The denial of the reality of Christ's body is the mark of the spirit of anti-Christ. 1 John 4:2-3 — "Hereby know ye the spirit of God: every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God. And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of anti-Christ, whereof ye have heard that it should come and even now already is it in the world." Note. The indwelling divine glory sometimes shone through and transfigured the veil of flesh ( Matthew 17:2). Luke 24:39 — "Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have." John 20:27 — "Then sayeth he to Thomas, reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing."

Second Proposition: Jesus Christ had a true human body after his resurrection. Acts 7:55-56 — "But he, being full of the holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, and said, behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God." Revelation 5:6 — -"And I beheld, and lo! in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent forth into all the earth." Matthew 26:64-"Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven."

Third Proposition: Jesus Christ still has a human body in heaven. He shall come again on the clouds of heaven as "the Son of man.' Note. Our bodies at His coming shall be transformed into the likeness of His own ( Philippians 3:21).