Of course not, but then Yeshua` has a GREAT rapport with His Father. Notice that all He had to do was ASK HIS FATHER for those messengers ("aggeloi"), and His FATHER would have given Him those 72,000 messengers! He wasn't going to "command" them at all! But, you're right; only GOD could command those messengers, Yeshua`s FATHER!
The problem with your statement, "He was in a physical human Body," is that He was not IN a physical human Body! He IS a physical human Body! That's the whole point of what a "soul" is! A "soul" - a "nefesh" in Hebrew - a "psuchee" in Greek - is an "AIR-BREATHER!" When a person has "breathed his last," he or she CEASES to be an "air-breather"; he or she CEASES to be a "soul!" That person is just a body without the "breath" - without the "spirit" - awaiting the RESURRECTION! That's why the Resurrection is so important! That's why we are encouraged to anticipate the Resurrection, not "going to Heaven!" That's why David's words were so important and quoted by Peter!
Mich'-tam of David. (An Engraving/Poem for David) 1 Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;
3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.
4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
5 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.
6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope (confident assurance).
10 For thou wilt not leave my soul (nefesh) in hell (Sh'owl = Hadees = the Unseen, the grave); neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption (decay).
11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. KJV
Notice it's not "the body of thine Holy One to see corruption," but just "thine Holy One to see corruption!" Here's Peter's usage:
22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ (the Messiah) to sit on his (David's) throne;
31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ (the Messiah), that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord (Master) and Christ (Messiah, the Heir-Apparent to David's throne).
Have you ever thought that Yeshua` left and sent the Ruwach haQodesh (the Holy Spirit) because He Himself could not be in more than one place at a time? I believe in the Three Persons in unity; however, ONE of those Persons, the Word, is now FLESH! Yeshua` is the Word, but being now a "flesh and bones" body (Luke 24:39), even a resurrected, SUPERhuman body, He is physically limited to a space and time within His Creation. He went away to "prepare a place for us," the New Jerusalem. When the Father says, "It's time," He'll return and begin to reign from David's throne.
Hi "Word Sword." You wrote;
God created man in His image and likeness and as such God gave man absolute free moral agency, (free will), to choose as man personally wanted. God had to know what man would chose. Regardless of what people think, believe, or have been taught, God does not know what a free moral agent will do until he does it. God wants all men to be saved (1 Tim. 2:4), and so, If God knew beforehand what men would chose, who would choose to be saved and who would chose not to be save, He could have prevented them from being born and so not have Jesus go through what He did to save sinners, for there would not be sinners born.
There must have been an inherent virtue in the tree of life for the purpose of preserving life indefinitely. If man was created to live forever, should he not sin, then he lost eternal life in the fall. It is Christ who brings it back to him 2 Tim. 1:10, "But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:"
The tree of life would have caused even sinful man to live forever "physically;" hence the action of verse 22-24;
Gen. 3:22, And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23, Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24, So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
In verse 24, we read that God "drove out the man." This shows that Adam was loath to leave the garden and had to be driven out!
We read in Gen. 3:7, And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
"And the eyes of them both were opened" They got a different sight from what was expected.
"and they knew that they were naked" They knew they were naked before mentally, but they now knew by experience. They lost God - consciousness and they gained self - consciousness. They lost the power to do good, and gained the power to do evil. Thus, instead of becoming like God, they became unlike Him, in that He has the power to only good. It is morraly impossible for God to sin. Adam lost that glourious sinlessness and innocent looking countenance comparable to that of Elohim.
God knows evil only as He has seen it in rebels. God could not know sin experimentally, for their is no higher law of being than God.
God sees, discovers, finds out, gets to know certain things in human affairs (Gen.6:5-6; 11:5; 18:21; 22:12; 29:31; Ex. 3:4; Dt. 32:19: 2 Kings 14:26; 2 Chr. 12:7; Isa. 59:15-16; Jonah 3:10)
In Gen. 2: 19-20 we read, V. 19, "And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
V. 20, And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
Mans knowledge, given of God who made him in His own image and likeness, must have been very extensive, and his language fully developed, for God made no change in Adams work naming the entire creation of cattle, fowls of the air and ever beast of the field. No man would be able to do this today even after an entire lifetime of study.
Micah 5:1 Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.
Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
Micah 5:3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.
Micah 5:4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.
Micah 5:5 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
Micah 5:6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.
Micah 5:7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men.
Micah 5:8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.
Micah 5:9 Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off.
Micah 5:10 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots:
Micah 5:11 And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds:
Micah 5:12 And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers:
Micah 5:13 Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands.
Micah 5:14 And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy cities.
Micah 5:15 And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.