Jesus was supreme over matter, weather patterns, the human body, ethics and morality …
Have you thought of Jesus as the smartest man to ever walk the planet? Can this mean anything for our lives?
dallas willard, the divine conspiracy
At the literally mundane level Jesus knew how to transform the molecular structure of water to make it wine, that knowledge also allowed him to take a few pieces of bread and some little fish and feed thousands of people. He could create matter from the energy that he knew how to access from the heavens right where he was.
He knew how to transform the tissues of the human body from sickness to health and from death of life. He knew how to suspend gravity, interrupt weather patterns, eliminate unfruitful trees without saw or ax he only needed a word. Surely he must be amused at what Nobel prizes are awarded for today.
In the ethical domain he had an understanding of life that has influenced world thought more than any other. Death was not something imposed on him by others, he explained to his followers in a moment of crisis that he could at any time call on 72,000 angels to do whatever he wanted…he plainly said nobody takes my life, I lay it down by choice…
All these things show Jesus cognitive and practical mastery of every phase of reality: physical, moral and spiritual…Saying Jesus is Lord can mean little in practice for anyone who has to hesitate in saying Jesus is smart…he is not just nice, he is brilliant, he is the smartest man who has ever lived.
He is now supervising the entire course of human history while simultaneously preparing the rest of the universe for our future role in it. He always has the best information on everything and certainly on the things that matter most in the human life.
-- Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy
“The idea of having faith in Jesus has come to be totally isolated from being his apprentice and learning how to do what he said.”
― Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God
Have you thought of Jesus as the smartest man to ever walk the planet? Can we grow in the mind of Christ? (See 1 Corinthians 2:16)