By Oscar M. Baker
(I Tim. 3:16). Rotherham’s translation says, “declared just in Spirit”. And spirit is used of the new nature, new man in a believer, and the ordinary person (believer) has two spirits – the old nature and the new nature. But here the Lord was, “declared just in Spirit,” therefore He never had the old Adamic nature, He was free from sin. Men are justified by faith, but Jesus Christ was always just. Let’s take a couple of references. Mt. 3:17, here’s a justification at the baptism of the Lord, in the region of
Now you can begin to see a little bit about our justification. There’s absolutely no way in which a man can to be just before God, and justified, except by putting on the righteousness of Christ!
[T.F.T. tape 1-19-82, “The Mystery of Godliness”.]
"Received up into glory”
(I Tim.3:16). I have a whole bunch of refs. on that, I don’t think we need to go into all of them, and yet you know there are people who don’t believe this. In a certain denomination that I was tangled up with many years ago, they were teaching in one of their educational institutions that the Lord was walking along a path one day with His disciples (after His resurrection) and that He got ahead of them and went over a hill, and when they got to the top of the hill He wasn’t anywhere to be seen. So they just supposed that He’d gone up into heaven. Now that’s modernism for you, and that’s the way they treat the whole Bible, till they’ve made a mess of It.
Now remember in Eph. 1:20-21, that God raised Him from the dead and set Him “far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named”. That is one of them where He was received up into glory. In