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What Does It Mean When Jesus called Himself “The Son Of Man”?

The title, “The Son of Man, however” is thought to be by some circles a reference to His human nature, however, that is not correct exegesis.
The title does most certainly tie the ribbon between Him and us; however, the real emphasis should be of His deity. Jesus had used Daniel 7:

9 “I kept looking
Until thrones were set up,
And the Ancient of Days took His seat;
His vesture was like white snow
And the hair of His head like pure wool.
His throne was ablaze with flames,
Its wheels were a burning fire.
10 “A river of fire was flowing
And coming out from before Him;
Thousands upon thousands were attending Him,
And myriads upon myriads were standing before Him;
The court sat,
And the books were opened.

13 “I kept looking in the night visions,
And behold, with the clouds of heaven
One like a Son of Man was coming,
And He came up to the Ancient of Days
And was presented before Him.
14 “And to Him was given dominion,
Glory and a kingdom,
That all the peoples, nations and men of every language
Might serve Him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion
Which will not pass away;
And His kingdom is one
Which will not be destroyed.

“The Son of Man” is a prophecy fulfilled in Jesus. A return to His ministry on earth.
The Jews knew this title, and Jesus used it as a declaration of His authority. Read Luke 6:3-5 (NASB)
3 And Jesus answering them said, “Have you not even read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him, 4 how he entered the house of God, and took and ate the consecrated bread which is not lawful for any to eat except the priests alone, and gave it to his companions?” 5 And He was saying to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
Jesus was claiming to be God to the Pharisees! When you read the scripture where Jesus says “Son of Man” He is stating His deity.

God Bless

Brian Mason

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