What was the essence of God saying: "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am

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  1. Donald Ogba profile image74
    Donald Ogbaposted 4 years ago

    What was the essence of God saying: "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased"?

    If Jesus was truly God's Son, and the incidence of his baptism true, what was the essence of the voice from heaven declaring him a Son God is pleased with? Does it mean him getting baptized transformed him from "human" to the "God Son" he was intended to be, now God the Father is pleased with him? I came across a writing that makes it appear Jesus wasn't the character at the center of the incidence described in Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22. But, one of the disciples, who God needed to reassure of his rightful place in the cosmos. If Jesus is God, what's the "pleased" all about?

  2. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 4 years ago

    Love is for everyone, but the Divine always offer something special to those who are willing to be receptive vehicles or vessels to spread it's Light. They work as co-workers with God in the interest of humanity and in elevating and inspiring Mankind.

    Being pleased with Jesus means that he was an obedient and devoted or even better, a surrendered instrument of the Divine Will, the Higher Will. In other words, he acted in perfect harmony, with the Will of the Supreme.

    Unlike us, The Christ understood that he had no power, that of himself he could do nothing. In fact he says this in quite a few places in the Gospels and gave all glory to God.

    We as man do not show this quality. If anything we speak of 'free will' and feel that destiny is in our hands. The Wise say that all is in God's hand; that nothing happens without the Father in Heaven knowing, and that Grace is hidden, even in our so called self-effort.

    The Christ knew this, worked in harmony with God, and consequently achieved not only infinitely more, but the perfect Love and pleasure of the Divine Order of which you speak.

    Finally, Jesus was not God. The Divine Ground, the Perennial Entity which some call God and others by different names, is said to be birthless and deathless. As the Christ, someone who fully embodied Spirit or God, he lived in the Father and the Father lived in him. The Father is the immortal Spirit or Consciousness, and Christ was at one with it and manifested it fully as a surrendered instrument of Its Will. In that sense you can say that he was or is God.

    "We are all sons of God, and must be even as He." Words of the immortal God-man Sri Aurobindo. Only that Christ embodied this Consciousness, and was much higher than the ordinary man. Not different, but greater through his purity, in his capacity to receive his Fathers (God's) Light. Much peace, Bro.

    1. Donald Ogba profile image74
      Donald Ogbaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for this detailed alternative inspiration. It wasn't what I was looking for, but it did something new for me. It's interesting how you refer to him as The Christ and not Christ. It's different from the way I have always looked at him.

    2. manatita44 profile image83
      manatita44posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      If I can help then I am happy. I can feel you are good person. So I say that the entire spiritual life lies in inner experience. Are you used to silent Prayer? Practice everyday in the quiet of the morn and night. This will help significantly. Peace.

 
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