So Where Is The Human Soul & Human Spirit of Christ?
The soul of Christ; The spirit of Christ; Jesus human spirit; Jesus human soul; Did Jesus even have a human soul/spirit? Regardless how we word it or phrase it these are all vitally important issues. We therefore need to explore it, understand it, acknowledge it and address it. Here’s why:
If we say Jesus has a human SOUL and/or SPIRIT as you and I (regardless if his spirit/soul is called his mind or his will, whatever that part of man is that must give account to God) we invalidate Jesus being “totally” God or a God incarnated. For this reason both TRINITARIANS and our own ONENESS church leaders entirely shun this question and do not want to answer it. We know that in order for Jesus to be truly human (See: The Humanity Of Christ, What Is a Genuine human? ) it is essential that he had an accountable human spirit/soul as is true with all men. And because we have record that this mortal man (as you or I) obtained Eternal Life for his obedience to God (wherein lies our faith in Christ), Jesus human spirit/soul, the soul of this man Jesus must reside somewhere (Hebrews 10:12) in heaven at the right hand of God (Acts 7:55-56; Romans 8:34; Ephesians 1:20; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 1:3, Hebrews 8:1, Hebrews 12:2; 1 Peter 3:22). That means that the indwelling of God’s Spirit was not the only spirit inside the human body of Jesus. That is why Jesus said:
(John 14:10) “the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me.”
The apostle Paul clearly distinguishes who the two are in heaven and how they relate to each other; one person is God the other person is Jesus and Jesus is without question called the man, NOT God.
(1 Timothy 2:5) “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus”
The word “between” distinguishes that something exist between God and men, that something was one MAN (named Jesus); Jesus and God are clearly NOT one and the same. Here’s Why
Jesus Was The Anointed
The scriptures declare that Jesus was “The Anointed One” not the “Incarnated One.” The anointing that made Jesus of Nazareth “the Christ” was the anointing of the Holy Spirit he received from God.
(Acts 10:38) “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”
NOTE: “for God was with him” NOT “for he was God”. To call Jesus the Christ (the anointed one) speaks not of what Jesus did so much as what was done to him by God. Jesus made this absolutely clear. He operated not under his own power, but by the empowerment, he had received from the Father by the anointing of the Holy Spirit, which came upon him at his baptism. (See Luke 4:18-21) Jesus said:
(Luke 4:18-21) “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he [God] hath anointed me.”
The fact that Jesus was anointed makes the one who anointed him:
- Superior in position since he makes the appointment and does the choosing; and
- Superior in power because it is he that empowers
As the apostle Paul states, speaking of Christ; Jesus received his anointing from God:
(Hebrews 1:9) “Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.”
(See also Psalm 45:7)