Your question is actually about Jesus being both God and man. (God visiting us in a body.)
God says - we are made in the image and likeness of Him (God)! (Genesis 1:27)
So can God ever appear to us in the image and likeness of Himself? Of course! It is ridiculous to say God cannot do this.
Did God ever visit us before “disguised” as a human? Sure He has! Anyone with a High School knowledge of the Jewish Scriptures will see this.
1. Genesis 12:7-9 – God Himself (יהוה (Yod, Hey, Vav, Hay) ) appeared to Abraham.
2. Genesis 18:1-33–One day, Abraham had some visitors: two angels and God Himself. They looked NORMAL to Abraham though. He invited them to come to his home, and he and Sarah entertained them. The Scriptures specifically says in verse 13 that God Himself was one of the visitors. יהוה (Yod, Hey, Vav, Hay)
3. Genesis 32:22-30–Jacob wrestled with what appeared to be a man, but was actually God (vv. 28-30). Verse 30 specifically says Jacob saw God “face to face”! This is exactly what the text says!
4. Exodus 24:9-11–God (יהוה (Yod, Hey, Vav, Hay) ) appeared to Moses with Aaron and his sons and the seventy elders. Verse 10 specifically says they saw God and what was under His feet! Look it up!
I could go on and on, but there is no doubt that God can appear to us (if and when He wills) in the image and likeness of Himself! After all, we are made in God’s image and likeness – as the Torah clearly states. Yet God is not a man Himself. But we are made in His likeness.
That is who Jesus (Yeshua in Hebrew) is. God visiting us in human form for a season.
The Jewish prophet - Zechariah 12:10 states:
" They (the Jewish people) will look on ME, the one they have **pierced**, and they will mourn for him..." (Zech 12:10).
God Himself is speaking, and He speaks of being the One that gets pierced. Who is this speaking of? When did God get pierced?
Yet the Jewish Messiah Jesus was pierced by soldier's spear! Who was pierced, God or Yeshua (Jesus)? Since Yeshua (Jesus) is deity incarnate (God visiting us) this puzzle is solved.
God has visited us in the person of Yeshua (Jesus). That is why rejecting Him is the same a rejecting God.
Note - Isaiah chapter 9:6 in a very famous Messianic portion talks about the Messiah being called “Immanuel” (Hebrew for God with us).
And if the Messiah is just a mere "man" as my (non-believers in Messiah Yeshua) Jewish friends on YA seem fond of pointing out.... Then how do they explain these verses from Daniel in the Tenach (Jewish Bible)?
***Daniel chapter 7:13-14
13... I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
14... And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
This is a prophecy about the Messiah. Even the ancient Rabbis viewed it as this way.
**He comes with the clouds. (what about gravity?)
**He is in heaven BEFORE he arrives with the clouds. (He is in a heavenly meeting according to verse 13)
**The entire world (Kol Am) will "serve" him.
(Same word "serve" that is used of Daniels friends who "serve" God (see Daniel 3:17)
**He is has a kingdom (sholtan) or dominion, but God alone is supposed to have this (see Daniel 7:27)
**It is an everlasting Kingdom or dominion... but if Messiah is a mere man, then won't he just die in 70 or 80 years? How then can his kingdom be an everlasting one?
Some verses show that the Messiah would also be God visiting us… Other verses show that He cannot simply be a man.
Dr. Michael Brown covers this way more in depth.
Too much to list here on YA.
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