Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"In most solemn truth," answered Jesus, "I tell you that before Abraham came into existence, I am."
who, as regards His human descent, belonged to the posterity of David,
To them the Patriarchs belong, and from them in respect of His human lineage came the Christ, who is exalted above all, God blessed throughout the Ages. Amen.
Although from the beginning He had the nature of God He did not reckon His equality with God a treasure to be tightly grasped.
1 Timothy 3:16
And, beyond controversy, great is the mystery of our religion-- that Christ appeared in human form, and His claims justified by the Spirit, was seen by angels and proclaimed among Gentile nations, was believed on in the world, and received up again into glory.
Since then the children referred to are all alike sharers in perishable human nature, He Himself also, in the same way, took on Him a share of it, in order that through death He might render powerless him who had authority over death, that is, the Devil,
"I Jesus have sent My angel for him solemnly to declare these things to you among the Churches. I am the Root and the offspring of David, the bright Morning Star.