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Jesus is God and is fully God, despite being in human form. God is not limited to being a certain size. He can be fully present in a single point, or fill the Universe. This means He can be fully present in a human body. Thus Jesus is the fullness of the Godhead in a human body.
The human body is so designed that it is meant to be God-indwelt. When God breathed into Adam and he became a living soul, it was God's self-impartation of the divine nature, the image of God. We were always meant to be God-breathed creatures. The New Testament calls us temples of the Holy Spirit. Your human body is designed primarily to be a dwelling place for God. This is what makes sexual immorality so wrong, we cannot take the temple of God and defile it. The body was not made for sexual pleasure as its chief purpose and highest aim - we are not sex objects but sacred sites - temples of the Holy Spirit. (see 1 Corinthians 6)
The human body of Jesus contained the fullness of the deity from the moment of conception. In an extraordinary moment , John the Baptist in the womb, recognized Jesus in the womb and leaped for joy! (Luke 1:44) The presence of God gave Him extraordinary wisdom as a child and caused Jesus to be without sin in any respect. Jesus was a holy God dwelling in a perfect man.
Jesus was the perfection of our ability to be indwelt by God. He was the whole Godhead, dwelling in a perfect temple, in an uninterrupted and complete abiding. John the Baptist recognized this. The Old Testament prophets had an "on again, off again" relationship with the Holy Spirit. The word of the Lord came to them, then went, and then came again another day, and they could put a time and date to these moments when God fully inspired them. This was not so with Jesus. John recognized Jesus as the one on whom the Holy Spirit came - and remained. (John 1:32,33) Jesus was the ideal home of God. The Spirit never had to leave, the Spirit remained, because Jesus was perfectly holy.
Jesus was God in a perfect temple, in a sin-free human body, and full of grace and truth. Jesus could honestly say: John 14:9 ASV Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and dost thou not know me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; how sayest thou, Show us the Father?
The human body cannot just be God-indwelt, it can also be indwelt by demons and in the last days an Anti-Christ will arise who will be Satan in human form, the Devil incarnate. Thus our bodies are battle-grounds. The Devil wants to dwell in them and God wants to dwell in them. In Christ, God had perfect control of a human body. In Christ, God dwelt fully and revealed Himself most clearly.
This presents us with a choice. Do we surrender the members of our body to the indwelling Christ, or the control of the lusts of the flesh and the seduction of demons? Do we make ourselves, our hand, our feet, our voice, instruments of righteousness - or do we become instruments of iniquity? Do you see yourself as a sacred site, a temple, a holy being, a God-breathed humanity? Because you should! God has died to cleanse you, redeem you and indwell you. You are not just common clay. If you are a Christian, then you are a mini-Christ and a God-indwelt human being.
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