Rom. 9:5

Tom Harding

“.....Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen–Rom. 9:5.

God sovereignly separated this Jewish nation from all others (Deut. 7:6-8). From this nation God called out sinners like Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and David and gave them faith in Christ. But still a much greater honor and exalted privilege was given to this nation, “of Whom as concerning the flesh Christ came.” The holy humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ came through these people (Psa. 132:11; Rom. 1:3; Heb. 2:14-17). This declares unto us that He really was a true man, born of a woman, made under the law (Gal. 4:4). He was a real man born in time, apart from sin (Rom. 8:3). Not only is the sinless humanity declared in this scripture, but also His real deity, “Who is over all, God blessed for ever.” We must have a Saviour as this (Acts 20:28). One Who is God over all and at the same time, the sinless man in one blessed person, the old writers referred to Christ Jesus as the GodMan. Paul, the apostle called Him, God our Saviour (Titus 1:3; 2:10; 3:4). Our blessed Lord in His incarnation remained what He was, “God over all blessed for ever” and became what He was never before, “flesh” (John 1:1, 14; 1Tim. 3:16).

There are numerous passages of scripture of which His two natures are declared, both His divinity and His humanity; Gen. 3:15, “Seed of Woman” His humanity, “He shall bruise the serpents head,” His divinity. Isaiah 7:14, “a virgin shall conceive and bare a son,” His humanity, “call His name Immanuel” (God with) His divinity. Isaiah 9:6, “a child is born and a son is given” His humanity, “the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” His divinity. Luke 2:11, “unto you is born this day in the city of David, a saviour” His humanity, “which is Christ the Lord,” His divinity. John 1:14, “The Word was made flesh,” His humanity, “we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth,” His divinity. 1 Tim. 3:16, “God was manifested in the flesh,” His humanity, “justified by the Spirit,” His divinity.

Upon this great truth rests the foundation of His whole redemptive work, it is Who He is that gives power, infinite value and life to what He accomplished ( Heb. 9:11-14; 1Peter 1:18-20). “Amen” Amen signifies truth (Rom. 1:25) consent and affirmation of what God has just said. Every believer can heartily say, AMEN (Rev.1:5-6; 5:13-14; 7:9-12).

Tom Harding, Pastor
Zebulon Baptist Church
Pikeville, Ky.


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