Like a Blazing Fire
By Benny Hinn
Before the Lord Jesus came to earth, He, with God the Father, had only an immaterial form. His earthly body of flesh, blood, and bone was given Him when He was born a babe in Bethlehem. And, like you, He grew to be a man.
If I were to ask, “Of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, which is a real person?”—most people would say the Son. We can identify with Christ because He took the form of a human being. In fact, if you do not believe that Christ lived, died, and rose from the dead, it is impossible for you to be a Christian. It is the foundation that makes possible your salvation.
The Bible makes it clear that Jesus—part of the Godhead—has a soul. At Gethsemane, before the crucifixion, He said to His disciples,
“My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death” (Mark 14:34).
We have a physical description of Christ that shapes our image of Him. We know, for example, that He wore a beard and had long hair. In Old Testament prophecy concerning the suffering of the Messiah, the Lord says, “I gave My back to those who struck Me, And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard” (Isa. 50:6). Christ was also a Nazarite, from a city where the men customarily wore long hair.
Today, Christ in His resurrected body sits at the right hand of God the Father. And what does He look like? John, in Revelation, saw a vision of Him “clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire…His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength” (Rev 1:13-14, 16). On His head was “a golden crown” (Rev 14:14). And on His robe were written the words, “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS” (Rev. 19:16).