John 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he see the Father do: for whatever He does, the Son also does like manner.

John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which had sent me.

John 14:28. Jesus made the statement that the Father is greater than Him.

Matthew 24:36 “But of that [exact] day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son [in His humanity], but the Father alone.

John 8:28 Then said Jesus unto them, When you have lifted up the Son of man, then shall you know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father had taught me, I speak these things. 29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father have not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

John 7:14 Now about the halfway of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and began to teach.15 And the Jews marveled saying, How know this man letters, having never learned? 16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

John 10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do you stone me?

John 14:10 Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwells in me is doing his works.11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

Acts 2:22 You 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 you yourselves also know: 23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 24 Whom God had raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

Acts 10:36 You know the message which God sent unto the people of Israel, preaching the good news of peace by Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. 38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

John 3:34 For he whom God had sent speak the words of God: for God give not the Spirit by measure unto him.

Nowhere in scripture does it reveal that Jesus Christ performed miracles until after He was baptized by John the Baptist and received the Holy Spirit without measure.

His first miracle was done by the Holy Spirit when He turned water into wine (John 2:11).

In John 11:40–43, we see Jesus speaking to His Father to perform the miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead.

Jesus made this statement Himself: “I Can of Mine Own Self Do Nothing The Father That Dwelt in Me, He is doing the works.” John 5:19

Why couldn’t the Word of God perform any miracles when the Word became Jesus of Nazareth?

According to Philippians 2:5-8, the Holy Spirit is reveling to us in the body of Christ, how the Word of God was in the form of God with all power, equal with God as the Almighty (John 1:1–3).

This is the hard part for a lot of believers to believe. The Word of God was made a man with limitations, just as the first Adam was.

Now let us put on our thinking caps. How was the first Adam made?

According to Genesis 2:7, the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul without sin.

Also, in Philippians 2:5-8, we see that the Word of God became flesh as the second Adam without sin, but with the same limitations as the first Adam.

We now have an important truth to understand about Jesus Christ and the incarnation. When the Word of God stepped out of eternity into time and took on human form, God suddenly took on an existence that was lower than the angels.

As the Word of God, the creator of all things, John 1:1-3 He was the one who created the angels and the whole spiritual realm, but after His birth into humanity, He was restricted to time and space just as the first Adam was. This is why He was called the Son of God; He was not a Son from all eternity as some of us believe.

The Word of God manifests itself in three functions.

The first manifestation, John 1:1–3, He was God, the creator of all things.

The second manifestation is Hebrews 2:5–14. He was the Son of God, made lower than the angels with the same limitations as the first Adam.

And thirdly, after Jesus was crucified, He was resurrected with a Spirit Body that could receive all the Divine Glory of God. Remember,  Jesus said the Father gave Him all His Divine power back in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28:18; Hebrews 1:8; Revelation 1:8; John 20:24–29).

Philippians 2:5–11 explains this concept in detail. In the Greek, the word used for His voluntary self-emptying means that the word of God temporarily sets aside the full benefits of deity to put on humanity.

As the first Adam was formed without sin, so was the second Adam. Jesus Christ was suddenly subjected to things like hunger, thirst, weariness, sorrow, pain, temptation, suffering, and even death. He lived with the full array of human emotions and limitations as the first Adam, who was formed without sin.

This is why Jesus is the captain of our salvation (Hebrews 2:10).

If Jesus was 100% God and man, as some believe, why did He ask His Father to take away the cup of suffering from Him? And he said, “Nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will (Matthew 26:41).

If Jesus was 100% God and man, as some believe, why did He cry out with a loud voice, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me? Matthew 27:46

If Jesus was 100% God and man, as some believe, why did He cry out with a loud voice and say, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit?” and having said this, He breathed His last (Luke 23:46).

My prayer is that the Holy Spirit will give you a true understanding of how the Word of God became just like the first Adam, sweating blood in His agony, and died on the cross just for us! Jesus even went to hell for us not to go there (Psalms 16:10; Acts 2:27; and Revelation 1:8).

To Jesus, my Lord and Savior, be all the Glory, now and forever. Let us say Amen, Thank you, Jesus the Christ, the Almighty God. AMEN…